Roslyn Hashiguchi

Roslyn Hashiguchi - 2012

The Hayes Presidential Library & Museums welcomed Roslyn Hashiguchi this summer. Roslyn is the librarian at Norwalk High School, where she supervises and manages the Library Media Center and Library Computer Lab. She instructs students in research and information literacy. Interested in digital preservation, she sought to better understand how digital initiatives are used outside the classroom. Roslyn completed a 130-hour Kent State University practicum at the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums.

Roslyn made a significant contribution to the Manuscripts Division by adding previously scanned images and metadata to the online searchable database that makes images and information about them available through OhioLINK’s Digital Resource Commons. The community, Images from the News Messengers, allows Internet researchers to access, search, and learn about images that are part of the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums huge collection of black and white prints that appeared in the Fremont News Messenger during the 1970s, 80s, and 90s.

Roslyn also digitized and uploaded to the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums website the titles and publishers of more than 300 un-cataloged 19th and early 20th century pamphlets and advertising bulletins. The materials have been part of the Hayes Presidential Library & Museums Rice Collection for many years. Roslyn also assisted in the long-term project of providing online access to speeches and proclamations given by President Rutherford B. Hayes.