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									                                             FLORA A. RODRIGUEZ
                                               30 Bogardus Place # 5E
                                                New York, NY 10040
                                      H: (212) 544-2677 E: zzorra@hotmail.com

        Summary: My qualifications for Archivist are:
                  3 years experience in processing archives,
                  4 years reference experience at two institutions
                  Masters in Library Science with an Archival Certificate
                  Course work and practice in Records Management

                                    EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCE

Archivist, New York Junior League, New York (May 2007 - Present)
▫ Supervise the installation of the archives into its new home within the headquarters
▫ Appraise and process both existing and in-coming collections
▫ Research and provide reference services
▫ Initiated the installation of the Archivists’ Toolkit as the data management system

Project Archivist, Hadassah, New York (September 2008 - December 2008)
▫ Processed the Scrapbooks and Photo Albums collections
▫ Appraised and recommend items for de-accessioning
▫ Performed minor preservation work

Assistant Archivist, Pentagram, New York (September 2006 – June 2007)
▫ Appraised and processed photographic slide collection of design firm’s body of work during the 1980-90’s
▫ Researched and located photographs and other work product upon request

Administrative Assistant, Middle East Institute, Columbia University, New York (March 2003 - March 2004)
▫ Planned and organized all details to insure successful conferences and meetings including travel arrangements
▫ Prepared and tracked financial paperwork for purchasing, reimbursements and other payments
▫ Provided updated content for website
▫ Trained and supervised work study personnel and assisted Program Assistant with institute events

Photo Coordinator, Natural History Magazine, American Museum of Natural History, NY (Oct. 2000-Aug.
▫ Researched and ordered photos for articles
▫ Organized all photos received in art department and maintained inventory control
▫ Negotiated rates with photographers and photo agencies and processed payments
Data Entry Specialist, Anthropology Dept., American Museum of Natural History, NY (June 1999-Oct. 2000)
▫ Maintained currency in records in the SQL and Access databases
▫ Researched projects, such as collection documentation research and general office duties
Library Assistant, Photographic Collection and Archives, Special Collections, American Museum of Natural
History, NY (April 1998-June 1999)
▫ Researched and processed photo orders, prepared permission forms, usage payments and monthly reports
▫ Cataloged and processed prints, negatives and slide collections
▫ Directed staff and patrons in the use of Special Collections and museum copyright usage

Legal Assistant, ASARCO Incorporated, New York (1996-1998)
▫ Drafted correspondence and memoranda
▫ Organized travel and hotel plans and maintained budget
▫ Coordinated meetings and conference calls
Visitor Services, The Museum of Modern Art, New York, (1996)
▫ Responded to visitor inquiries regarding the permanent collection and the Picasso and Portraiture Exhibition
▫ Actively solicited visitors for membership and membership renewals

Office of the Registrar Department Intern, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York (1995-1996)
▫ Assisted with the organization, receipt and identification of special exhibitions objects (i.e. Fabergé in America)
▫ Prepared receipts, packing reports, crate lists, object lists and budget spreadsheets for special exhibitions
▫ Assisted Registrar in scheduling pick up and delivery of art objects
▫ Revised examination loans inventory hard files and computer record-keeping procedures


The Hospital of Special Surgery, Library, Photography Collection, Paid Internship, Spring - Fall 2006
▫ Processed and re-housed the hospital’s 1980 and 90’s public relations photograph collection

Brooklyn Historical Society, Archives, Paid Internship, Fall 2005
▫ Processed Personal Papers, created finding aids, re-housed slide photographs, created inventories for various collections

The New York Public Library, Humanities and Social Science Library, Photography Collection, Sum - Fall 2005
▫ Organized and re-housed the library’s large holdings of the Farm Security Administration’s photograph collection


PRATT INSTITUTE, MANHATTAN CAMPUS, New York - School of Information and Library Science
Masters of Library Science degree, August 2006
Specializing in Archives and Special Collections and cataloguing.

Bachelor of Arts, Cum Laude, December 1993 Major: Art History/Literature

                                        CONTINUING EDUCATION

ART, Accessing Oral Histories Workshop, November 19, 2009
SAA, Electronic Records Summer Camp, 1 week July 27 - 31, 2009
SAA, EAD 2 day Workshop, March 1 - 2, 2007
Mellon Contemporary Photography: Digital Prints II, February 27 - February 29, 2007
SEI for Visual Resources and Image Management, June 24 - 30, 2007

BARUCH COLLEGE, New York – Continuing Education Program
Certificate in Paralegal Studies, May 1989 Subjects: Legal Research, Business and Contracts, Patent, Trademark and
Copyrights, Trust and Estates, and Family Law.


▫ Bilingual (English and Spanish), knowledge of French
▫ Mac, MS Office Suite, Photoshop Elements, QuickBooks, Archivists’ Toolkit, Omeka, DACS standard
▫ Filemaker Pro, Endeavor Voyager, experience with SQL based and proprietary data base programs

                                    PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS
The Society of American Archivists, Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York (I serve as the
Mentoring Program Coordinator), and the Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference

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