David Bjoerling Jensen

50-51 41st Street, Sunnyside, Queens, NY  11104 | jensen-david@live.com | http://david-jensen.net


 Palmer School of Library and Information Science, Long Island University

New York, NY

Master of Science in Library and Information Science, 2011

Certificate in Rare Books and Special Collections

San Francisco State University

San Francisco, CA

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, magna cum laude, 2003


Morgan Library & Museum—Department of Printed Books and Bindings

Cataloging Volunteer, June 2012-present

  • Perform complex copy and original cataloging of special collections printed materials relating to the Booker Prize Collection utilizing OCLC Connexion and Voyager
  • Research and/or verify Library of Congress authority data for use in records
  • Generate barcode labels for accession numbers using MS Access

Mina Rees Library—Graduate Center, City University of New York

Interlibrary Loan Assistant, May 2010-present

  • Perform all borrowing and lending procedures using ILLiad8 software
  • Search CUNY catalog and e-journal databases for article requests, verify copyright compliance, and process accordingly
  • Search stacks for hardcopy materials, digitize print articles, and process accordingly
  • Utilize ALEPH circulation module for book and audiovisual loans
  • Process renewals requests using WorldCat Resource Sharing
  • Proficiency with OCLC, ILLiad8, Odyssey, Aerial, ALEPH, CUNY+, UPS WorldShip, e-journal databases

American Museum of Natural History—Special Collections/Archives

Intern, Summer/Fall 2011

  • Assisted with CLIR “Hidden Collections” project to create EAD-encoded finding aids and MARC records uploaded to the library’s catalog and OCLC WorldCat
  • Assisted with IMLS “Risk Assessment” program to identify preservation concerns
  • Performed high-level descriptive cataloging of the Photographic Slides Collections using DACS
  • Surveyed, appraised, and cataloged the Invertebrate Zoology department’s archive
  • Digitized ornithology plates from rare books using Bookeye 4 scanner and Opus ‘Lite’ file tracking software
  • Enhanced proficiency with MS Excel, Access, and Omeka image cataloging software
  • Contribute regularly to the AMNH “Stories From the Archive” blog

Zabar Art Library—Hunter College, City University of New York

Intern, Fall 2010

  • Digitized print images with flatbed scanner and 35mm analog slides with slide scanner, and refined images using Adobe Photoshop
  • Created original metadata for the images using EmbARK cataloging software
  • Searched for digital surrogates on ARTstor and deaccessioned 35mm slides accordingly
  • Searched for and uploaded authoritative biographical data on artists into image database
  • Assisted with the evaluation of a donation of rare art books
  • Provided reference instruction at main welcome desk
  • Developed and presented an instructional workshop on RefWorks citation software
  • Assisted with collection development
  • Contributed blog entries regularly on the library’s homepage
  • Proficiency with ARTstor, JSTOR, Oxford Art Online, and ULAN standard vocabulary, VRA Core descriptive standards, etc.

High Country Fine Finishes—Denver, CO                                                                         Owner/Operator, 2004-2009

  • Developed, directed all operations of a high-end architectural coatings company
  • Provided in-depth consultation to clients to determine detailed project needs, timelines, and budget
  • Supervised employees on company-specific procedure and quality standards
  • Provided customer service follow-up with clients to ensure project satisfaction

J Paul Leonard Library—San Francisco State University

Periodicals/Microforms, 2002-2003

  • Provided reference information regarding periodicals/serials holdings
  • Delivered instruction on searching OPAC and e-journal databases
  • Instructed patrons on the use and operation of microfiche and microfilm readers
  • Re-shelved and organized department holdings


  • Software:  Microsoft Office Suite, ILLiad8, Odyssey, Ariel, ALEPH, RefWorks, EmbARK, Omeka, Adobe Photoshop, UPS WorldShip, OPUS ‘Lite’, WordPress
  • Standard/Descriptive Vocabularies:  LCSH, AACR2, MARC21, DACS, RBMS, VRA Core, Getty ULAN
  • Spanish reading/speaking competency


  • $5,000 Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) grant recipient for digitization initiative at Zabar Art Library, Fall 2010
  • $2,000 Joseph N. Whitten scholarship recipient presented by Beta Phi Mu (International Library and Information Science Honor Society), Fall 2010
  • Graduate Scholars Award, Palmer School, consecutive semesters, 2009-2011
  • Awarded certificate for Rare Books and Special Collections Concentration at Palmer School


-Professional Memberships- 

  • Association of College and Research Libraries, New York Chapter (ACRL/NY)
  • Art Libraries Society of North America, New York Chapter (ARLIS/NY)
  • Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York (A.R.T./NY)

-Research Interests-

  • Archival preservation of historic and cultural heritage materials
  • Bibliography of early printed books and ephemera
  • Natural History
  • Anthropological study of indigenous cultures
  • Modern Art