UCLA AISC Staff: Joy Holland

Judy DeTar Joy Holland
Campbell Hall 3214
Ph. (310) 206-7510
eMail: jholland@aisc.ucla.edu

Biographical Information

Joy Holland has been the Librarian at the UCLA American Indian Studies Center Library since 2019. She previously served her own community as Executive Director of Kona Historical Society, a multi-site, 10-acre, Smithsonian affiliated museum and archive in Hawaiʻi. She served on a variety of boards, panels, and councils in the State, including Hawaiʻi Council for the Humanities, Hawaiʻi State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, Association of Hawaiʻi Archivists, and others. Joy has a Masters in Library and Information Science from University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, where she also worked in Special Research Collections. Her training and outreach work focused on archives, community information centers, and indigenous librarianship. She has lecture experience in museology, library instruction, and languages, as well as community teaching on topics focused on public history. Joy’s current programming and research interests include community museums and archives, and community authority in collection environments, among other interests. She currently serves on several boards and committees, including as an Advisory Board Chair at LACMA related to a significant collection on Hawai’i and the Pacific, and as a project Advisory Board Member at the Autry Museum pertaining to ethical protocols and repatriation in repositories.