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Sabbatical Report 2005-2006


Last update: Oct 14, 2006


Pulelehua RuthMarie Quirk MLS, MEd

Manager of Operations Sinclair Library

University of Hawaii at Manoa

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Endeavors Qualificaitons
Professional Activities
Service Activities
Support Materials

B.        Service Activities
Service Activities: Workshops and Conferences
To increase my knowledge of libraries and education, and to contribute to the profession, I actively participate in professional organizations from the local to the international level. I have gained recognition as a speaker, a leader, and an officeholder in these organizations, representing local groups and interests to wider communities, and bringing back information and skills to our home community.

Service Activities: Professional Activities - Professional International Committee
Endeavor Enhancement Committee for Media Scheduling 2003–2007

Service Activities: Professional Activities - University of Hawaii System Committees

  • Access Services UH System Standards Committee 2000–2002
  • Circulation Steering Committee 2000–present
  • Information Literacy Committee 2003–2004
  • Inter-library Loan Steering Committee 2002–present
  • Strategic Planning 2002–2004
  • UH Library Council Task Force Circulation & Intersystem Loan Policy & Procedures 2001–2002
  • WebVoyage Steering Committee 2000–present

Service Activities: Professional Activities - UH Manoa Committees

  • Manoa Distant Education Committee (Faculty Senate representative) 2004–2005
  • Manoa Strategic Planning-Technical Advisory Committee 2001–2003
  • Tenure and Promotion Review Committee 2003, 2001 Chair, 1999


Service Activities: Professional Activities - Library Committees

I have been invited and elected to serve on a wide variety of library committees, indicating the respect of my peers, my competence in specialized areas, and my professional maturity.

  • ADA working committee 2003–2004
  • Aloha United Way Co-coordinator 1999
  • Copyright working committee 2003–2005
  • Department Head Group 1995-1998,1999
  • Document Delivery Working Group 2003, 2006–Present
  • E-Reserves Task Force 2002–2005
  • Indexing task Force 2000–2001
  • Library Personnel Committee 1996, 1999, 2001 Screening committee for the Associate University Librarian for Information Technology position for the UHM Libraries Various Selection Committees for Managerial and Professional Library Staff
  • Management Structure Team 2003
  • Processing Operations and Automation 1986–1991
  • Public Services Head 1995–1998, 2001–2002, 2005–Present
  • ROLS Steering Committee January 1998–2003
  • Space Committee 1995-1998, 1999–2001
  • Web Advisory Group 2003–2005
  • Web Architecture Team 2002–2003
  • Web Software Team 2004
  • Web Weavers 1994–1998


Service Activities: - Professional Affiliations

  • ALA Video Round Table 1998-2002
  • American Library Association, Member 1982-1984, 1994-2005
  • American Society for Information Science (ASIS), Member 1982-1988, 1996-1999
  • Association of College and Research Libraries 1996-2003
  • Beta Phi Mu International Honor Society Secretary, 1984-1986, Editor Directory 1985-1987, Member 1982-Present
  • Hawaii Library Association, Member 1982-Present
  • Hawaii State Telecommunications and Information Projects, 1988-1996
  • Hawaii Voyager User’ s Group 2001-Present, President 2004-2006
  • Library and Information Technology Association, Member 1982-1986, 1994-2001
  • National Education Association 1982-Present
  • School of Library and Information Science, Alumni Executive Board—Continuing Education Chairperson, 1982-1984; President-elect1986-1987; President1987-1988; Member 1982-Present
  • Special Libraries Association 1989-2002


Service Activities: - Publications/Presentations 2000-Present

  • Quirk, Ruth Marie. “Case Study of Student workers in University of Hawaii Libraries” E-Learn Honolulu 2006
  • Quirk, Ruth Marie. “Creating online tutorials for Training using Camtasia Studio” Hawaii Voyager Users group meeting Honolulu 2004
  • Quirk, Ruth Marie. “Creating online Tutorials for Training” Hawaii Library Association Conference, Lanai 2003
  • Quirk, Ruth Marie. “Creating online tutorials that are used in training library workers and to provide library instruction” EdMedia Lugano Switzerland 2004
  • Quirk, Ruth Marie. “EndUser Overview” Hawaii Voyager Users Group Honolulu 2004, 2005, and 2006
  • Quirk, Ruth Marie. “Google to the Max College of Education” Webinar, and to specific courses 2004, 2005, and 2006 Honolulu
  • Quirk, Ruth Marie. “Harnessing the Power of Web-Based Tools for Skills Training” HVUG Conference Honolulu, Oahu 2004
  • Quirk, Ruth Marie. “Harnessing the Power of Web-Based Tools for Skills Training” HLA Conference Kahuku, Oahu 2004
  • Quirk, Ruth Marie. “Joyful Indexing” Honolulu 2000
  • Quirk, Ruth Marie. “Media Rooms and Equipment Let’s Schedule a Panel discussion”. EndUser conference Chicago 2004
  • Quirk, Ruth Marie. “Media Scheduling” Hawaii Voyager Users group meeting Honolulu 2004
  • Quirk, Ruth Marie. “Online Tutorials to Train and Review Circulation Tasks” EndUser Conference Chicago 2003
  • Quirk, Ruth Marie. “Student workers training using Camtasia” EndUser 2005, Chicago.
  • Quirk, Ruth Marie. “Training, Re-Training of Review of Circulation Tasks for Student workers” EndUser conference Chicago 2004
  • Quirk, Ruth Marie. Library Forum “Accessibility and the Library” Honolulu 2004
  • Quirk, Ruth Marie. Special Libraries Association Hawaiian-Pacific Chapter “What is Sinclair Library” Honolulu 2003
Service Activities: - Publications/Presentations Selection from Pre-2000
  • Quirk, Ruth Marie. “Creating an Information Industry in Hawaii: The State Government’s Pro-active Approach and Its Potential for Success.” International Telecommunications Society Conference. Venice, Italy 1990.
  • Quirk, Ruth Marie. “Directory of Sacred Dance in Hawaii.” 1999. This directory was a product from my sabbatical.
  • Quirk, Ruth Marie. “Guide to Videotape Productions.” Distributed at American Society for Information Science Annual Meeting 1981. This paper resulted from my role as technical director of a videotape production for University of Hawaii at Manoa entitled “What an Online Literature Search Can Do for YOU.”
  • Quirk, Ruth Marie. “Role of an ASIS Chapter in a Professional Library School Program.” Proceedings of the American Society for Information Science Mid-year Meeting. Durango, Colorado 1982.
  • Quirk, Ruth Marie. “Sacred Dance in Hawaii: A Widespread Phenomenon.” International Sacred Dance Guild Journal. Delaware, 1998.
  • Quirk, Ruth Marie. “The Selection Process.” Published in the Proceedings of the Intergraded Online Library System Conference. Columbus, Ohio 1983.
  • Quirk, Ruth Marie. “UHDOC – A System to Simplify the Documentation Process.” American Society for Information Science. Collected Papers, Mid-year. Lexington, Kentucky 1983.
  • Quirk, Ruth Marie. “Using PEACESAT to access the library database at University of Hawaii at Manoa.” Presented at the Pacific Telecommunications Conference 1989. This paper resulted from my role as technical liaison for training on a trip to Western Samoa, American Samoa, and Tonga installing PEACESAT stations with microcomputers to allow for the use of the PEACESAT links to send and receive data.
  • Quirk, Ruth Marie. Sinclair Library Web Site. 1995–present.


Service Activities: - Instruction

  • Camtasia training offered to East-West Center and UH Library personnel so they could create various public tutorials, such as how to search for electronic journals. 2001–2006
  • Communications Intercultural Training UHM 1998, 2000
  • Guest Lecture on Internet-based Research Methods for Educational Technology course ETEC 601 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
  • School of Library and Information Science Internship Supervisor LIS 690 1990, 1991, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004
  • School of Library and Information Science Project
  • School of Library and Information Science Project Supervisor LIS 670 2002, 2003
  • Supervision of High School Volunteers working on training tutorials 2003
  • Supervision of McKinley High School Volunteers working on Website development 2004


Service Activities: - Working Papers Pre-2000

  • “A Plan for Library Systems Networking at Manoa.” 1987
  • “A Recommendation for Microcomputer Implementation in a University Library.” 1985
  • “Inter-Institutional Networking.” 1992
  • “Libraries and Computer Security: A Proposal for an In-house Policy.” 1986
  • “Recommendations for a circulation CD-ROM collection.” 1995
  • “Specifications for External Services Program.” 1993–1994
  • “Specifications for Gift and Exchange Module.” 1992
  • “Specifications for Interlibrary Loan Module.” 1993
  • “Specifications for Materials Booking Module.” 1993–1994
  • “State of Library Networking.” 1989
  • “Telework Using E-mail.” 1989
  • “Transborder Data Flow in the ASIA/Pacific Region: Cultural Diversity and Information Transfer.” Basis of a panel session at the American Society for Information Science 47th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, 1984.

Service Activities: - Meetings/Conferences/Workshops Attended 2000-Present

  • Access 2000 Fundamentals Training Honolulu 2003
  • Association for Advancement of Computing in Education Conference Honolulu 2003
  • Association of Research Libraries Web Cast on Usability 2004
  • Association of Research Libraries Management Skills workshop 2002
  • Best Practices in E-Learning Online Conference 2003:
  • Defining Our Destiny UHM 2002
  • Departmental Leadership Workshop UHM 2001
  • Distance Education Conference Honolulu 2005
  • E-Learn Conference 2003, 2004, 2006 Honolulu
  • EdMedia Lugano Switzerland 2004
  • EdMedia Honolulu, Hawaii 2003
  • EndUser Chicago, Illinois 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006
  • Freedom of Information Seminar 2002
  • Hawaii Voyager User’s Group Meeting Honolulu, Hawaii 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006 (2005 President and Conference Coordinator)
  • Hawai’i Library Association 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002, 2001, 2000 Various Hawaiian Islands
  • ImageServer Training Honolulu 2002
  • Information Literacy Workshop Honolulu 2003
  • LILO Workshop Windward CC 2004
  • Managing Change in the Workplace Honolulu 2002
  • National Center on Disability and Access to Education workshops 2005
  • New Media International Consortium Conference Honolulu, 2005
  • Pacific Arts Festival New Caledonia 2000, Palau 2004
  • Pan Pacific Distance Learning Association Conference Honolulu 2004, 2006
  • Serving Your Customers a workshop for non-profit organizations Honolulu 2004
  • Special Libraries Association – Hawaiian-Pacific Chapter Speed Networking Event 2005
  • Talent 101, Talent 102 WebCT Summer Institute 2005
  • Technology, Colleges and Community Worldwide Online Conference 2002, 2003. 2004, 2005, 2006
  • UH System-Wide Strategic Planning Conference 2001
  • Welcome Week Volunteer 2006

Service Activities: Community Memberships

    • Angel Network Charities Volunteer 1992–2005
    • ARTS 2002–2005
    • Calvary by the Sea Artist in Residence 1998–Ongoing, Council of Deacons Treasurer 2002–2005
    • Hawaii Council on the Arts 1998–2001
    • Hawaii Dance Council 1997–2000
    • Hawaii International Film Festival Member1999-2002
    • Sacred Dance Guild Member 1995–Present; President, Hawaii Chapter 1998–2001; Record Secretary 1999–2002; President 2002–2004; Chapter representative to the international association 2004–present