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ENNIFER L. (DIBBERN) YADAV, MLS
2131 Raven Tower Ct. • Apt. 405 • Herndon, VA 20170 jendibbern@gmail.com • 720.921.5641

LIBRARY/ARCHIVE EXPERIENCE
12/12-04/13

PHOTO RESEARCH & PERMISSIONS LIBRARIAN
Stephen H. Hart Library and Research Center, History Colorado • Denver, CO

• Provide access to photographic collections through personalized photo research, reproduction services and through onsite and virtual reference. • Ensure institutional compliance with applicable copyright law and manage Rights and Reproduction permissions. • Draft and implement revisions to policies and procedures to ensure proper photo access, processing and use.

SERIALS MANAGER
History Colorado • Denver, CO

12/11-04/13

• Maintain the largest collection of Colorado newspapers in the nation through acquisition, storage and preservation practices including collation, microfilming and planning for digitization. • Revised organization of serials/newspaper collections for better efficiency and sustainability. • Streamlined collection management practices according to museum registration best practices in coordination with collections management staff. • Carry out vendor negotiations and maintain courteous communication with publishers, libraries and internal staff. • Work with library staff to perfect serials collection accessibility. • Conducted on-going, extensive post-move inventories of microfilm, serials, and newspaper collections.

INTERIM LIBRARY ASSISTANT
Stephen H. Hart Library and Research Center, History Colorado • Denver, CO

07/12-11/12

• Provide assistance to library employees during a major staff transition. • Welcome patrons to the library and help them feel comfortable in the new environment through excellent customer service, registration assistance and orientation. • Conduct ready reference over the phone and provide backup reference/patron assistance.

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS MOVE ASSISTANT (SUPERVISOR)
History Colorado • Denver, CO

10/11-05/12

• Supervised move of various archival collections, including photographs, books, maps, serials, and microfilm, from storage warehouse into new museum’s 2-D storage space. • Surveyed incoming collections for re-housing and preservation needs. • Assisted Associate Curator of Manuscripts with management of five Contract Collections Move Assistants.

MANUSCRIPT PROCESSOR
History Colorado: The Colorado Historical Society • Denver, CO

11/10- 10/11

• Responsible for surveying and processing the Keota Manuscript Collection by determining processing levels, establishing hierarchies and determining proper preservation solutions. • Archival duties also included arranging and describing original documents (correspondence, legal and financial papers, books, photographs, maps, journals, etc.); re-housing in archival folders and boxes; and the creation of a finding aid.

EXHIBITION AND COLLECTION SERVICES ARCHIVAL INTERN
Denver Art Museum • Denver, CO

11/09-08/10

• Independently processed a collection of electronic records, consolidated files from four computers and compiled data into records in a database created using a server. • File appraisal and research to determine need of retention, preservation and proper storage. • Migration of files from CD's into properly stored electronic records. • Processed and re-housed a box of rolled architectural elevations for better accessibility and preservation.

SHELF2LIFE IMAGING TECHNICIAN
Bibliographic Center for Research • Aurora, CO

09/09-12/09

• Assisted with rare book preservation and preventative care through proper handling and digitization. • Photographed and digitized pre-1923, U.S. published books for universities and online databases. • Participated in collection development including assignment of ISBN’s, creation of metadata through the use of XML and MARC, and assessment of books for damage and preservation need.

2131 Raven Tower Ct. • Apt. 405 • Herndon, VA 20170 jendibbern@gmail.com • 720.921.5641

RECORDS MANAGEMENT INTERN
National Archives & Records Administration • Denver, CO

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06/09-08/09

• Assisted in civil court case file reappraisal project. • Input court data into computer using Access. • Sort through and code court case files according to content and importance and prepare case files for re-housing according to newly assigned retention schedules.

MUSEUM EXPERIENCE
DENVER ART MUSEUM • Denver, CO (multiple positions held)

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS ASSISTANT

05/10-09/11

• Assisted in reintegrating and cataloging a number of Native American objects back into collections storage from display during gallery renovation. • Use of data loggers to monitor and maintain proper environmental conditions in collections storage facilities, as well as assisting with monthly IPM trap management. • Oversaw the collections intern and provide guidance in collections management and care.

CONSERVATION INTERN
• Assist in overseeing conservation volunteers. • Prepare objects for movement to new storage, including cleaning and backing paintings. • Re-package and re-house a collection of Ethnographic objects. • Processing of artworks including condition reports, cleaning and Argus updates.

11/06-05/07

HISTORY COLORADO: THE COLORADO HISTORICAL SOCIETY • Denver, CO (multiple positions held) MUSEUM CATALOGING ASSISTANT 10/10-10/11
• Conduct object research for provenance and value, and complete cataloging data entry in an Argus database of both 2-D and 3-D objects from the newly acquired Keota Collection. • Assist in creation of new Integrated Pest Management plan as well as monthly maintenance of traps and upkeep of database.

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS MOVE ASSISTANT (DECORATIVE FINE ART)

11/09-06/10 • Assisted in move of manuscript collection and see that proper order is kept in new collection space, checking for preservation and re-housing needs. • Assisted in packaging and move of the decorative fine art collection, including elaborate mount making and designing proper storage solutions in boxes and in crates. • Managed collections volunteers and interns. • Inventoried collections, verified the accuracy of data provided in database, checked for problem records and compiled information in preparation for a problem-solving project.

SUPPLEMENTAL PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE
SPECIALTY TEAM MEMBER
Whole Foods Market • Denver, CO
• Provide exceptional customer service by caring for individual needs and exceeding expectations. • Teaching and promoting a conscious respect for community and environment. • Continuous multitasking and problem solving in a self-motivated, team based atmosphere as a barista and cheese-monger. • Awarded Outstanding Team Member 2 times and Outstanding Customer Service 3 times.

12/07-01/12

EDUCATION

2131 Raven Tower Ct. • Apt. 405 • Herndon, VA 20170 jendibbern@gmail.com • 720.921.5641

PhD candidate Library and Information Science
2011-2012
DOMINICAN UNIVERSITY • RIVER FOREST, IL (Withdrawal, seeking program more aligned with research interests.)

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MLS Master of Library and Information Science and Archive Studies Certificate
EMPORIA STATE UNIVERSITY • DENVER, CO

Completed 2010 2007 Completed 2004

MA Museum Studies BA Art History with a Minor in Anthropology
COLORADO STATE UNIVERSITY • FORT COLLINS, CO

AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL UNIVERSITY • CANBERRA, ACT, AUSTRALIA (One semester, withdrawal due to cancellation of desired program, Cultural Heritage Management, no credits acquired.)

TRAINING & CERTIFICATIONS
TRAINING AskColorado On-line Reference CERTIFICATE Grant Writing
GRANT WRITING USA • DENVER, CO – Two-day workshop

2011

ASKCOLORADO • DENVER, CO • Trained in online reference to users through a dialog of reference interviews, research and excellent customer service. 2010

CERTIFICATE Commercial Art
ARAPAHOE VOCATIONAL SCHOOL • ENGLEWOOD, CO

1997-1999

PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT, PRESENTATIONS & TOURS
The Identification and Preservation of Photography Collections, Workshop, Colorado/Wyoming
Association of Museums, 11 July 2011

Basics of Managing Electronic Records, Webinar, Society of American Archivists, 01 March 2011 Care and Handling of Scrapbooks, Webinar, Northeast Document Conservation Center, 23 February 2011
Dibbern, Jennifer. “Mini-Talking-To: The Dangers of Dust Bunnies”, Untitled #33 (Pledge), Denver Art Museum, Denver, CO. 28 January 2011; also with Melissa Bechhoefer. History Colorado, Denver, CO, Library Programming, 8 August 2012. Dibbern, Jennifer with Caroline Blackburn and Sarah Gilmor. “Connecting Communities to Collections: An Indepth Look at the Role of Archives and Libraries in Museums”, CWAM/SRMA Joint Annual Meeting, Golden, CO, 26 April 2013.

TECHNICAL SKILLS
Macintosh and PC • Microsoft Word, Outlook, PowerPoint, Excel, Access. • Adobe CS5, Elements, Lightroom, Connect. • MUSEUM DATABASES: Argus, PastPerfect. • Web 2.0 tools, social media, RSS. • Various online databases (EBSCO, LexisNexis, ProQuest, Dialog, WilsonWeb, JSTOR, ARTstor, WorldCat). • HTML, XML, XSLT • MARC, DACS, RDA, Dublin Core, AACR2, MARC.