SYLVIE DAKOTA HUHN

Artist and Librarian

EDUCATION

Master of Library Science and Information Management

Concentration in Archive Studies                                                                                 2016

Emporia State University, School of Library and Information Management, Distance Learning Program – Portland, OR

Bachelor of Art (with Honors)   

Concentration in Painting                                                                                              2012

Humboldt State University – Arcata, CA

 

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Cataloging Librarian

Concordia University – 2811 NE Holman St, Portland, OR 97211

May 2017 – present

Provides cataloging of library, institutional repository, law library and archival materials.  Performs traditional and electronic reference for students. Serves as liaison for special collections and community outreach. Maintains the library’s archives and special collections.

Reference Librarian & Public Services Lead

Mt. Hood Community College – 26000 SE Stark St, Gresham, OR 97030

May 2016 – present

Responsible for facilitating the operations of the Public Services desk and the daily check-in, processing and filing of the circulating and reserve collections. Provides reference and customer service support for patrons. Performs instruction and research for students at the library reference desk.  Collaborates with student workers while providing supervision.

Archives Student Assistant

City of Portland Archives and Record Center –  1800 SW 6th Ave, Portland, OR 97201

Oct 2014 – July 2016

Primary duties involved supporting the Research Room and archivists by greeting patrons at the door and providing registration forms and retrieving records or microfilm from the stacks based on location and accession number. Reference copies and Low Res Scans were made of materials per request. Simultaneous activities consisted of processing the city’s archival collections: rehousing, labeling, organizing based on chronology and original order, and transcription of records.

Student Assistant, Historical Collections & Archives

Oregon Health & Science University Library – 3181 S.W. Sam Jackson Park Rd.Portland, OR 97239

Nov 2014 – May 2016

Reported to the University Archivist and provided support for reference activities and collection administration. Surveyed, indexed and processed a wide variety of materials including books, photographs and manuscript materials. Combined multiple indices of a collection with hundreds of accessions and produced a single, searchable index in Excel for HC&A’s Medical Museum. Created a finding aid for an expansive collection of photographs. Performs basic preservation tasks on incoming collections and as part of processing. Curated and installed an exhibit at the OHSU Library using artifacts and scanned prints from HC&A’s collections.

Library Student Assistant III

UO Portland Library and Learning Commons – 70 NW Couch St, Portland, OR, 97209

Sept 2014 – May 2016

Responsibilities included checking in and out library items to patrons, processing Summit items, updating and creating item records in library software, retrieving items from stacks, receiving and sending item shipments, arranging themed displays, updating the staff blog, answering questions and referring grievances to head librarian.

SKILLS

  • Customer Service
  • Organization
  • Reference
  • Research
  • Indexing
  • Cataloging
  • Microsoft Office
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Alma and Primo
  • OCLC Connexion
  • HP Records Manager
  • Archivist’s Toolkit
  • Design and Illustration

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE/ASSOCIATIONS

  • Portland Emerging Archivists (PEA) – member
  • Northwest Archivists, Inc – member
    • Recipient of the NWA At Large Student Scholarship – March 2016
    • Poster session participant at the 2016 Northwest Archivists Conference in Seattle, WA
  • Special Libraries Association/ ORSLA – member
    • Gretchen Leslie Memorial Scholarship Fund awardee

ABROAD STUDIES

  • London, UK: Spring 2016 – Emporia State University, School of Library and Information Management, Course LI860XI
    • Studied libraries, archives, special collections and multicultural services for 10 intensive days
  • Paris, France: Spring 2008 – American Institute For Foreign Study, Santa Rosa Junior College
    • Semester abroad for three months (February through May). General education courses in art history, fine art drawing, modern European history and government.

 

 

PAINTING/INSTALLATION

Solo Exhibitions:

2018 (Forthcoming)

Featured Artist, Backstory Books, Portland, OR

2017

Featured Artist, Tiny’s Coffee, Portland, OR

2014  

Featured Artist, Community Market, Sebastopol, CA

Featured Artist, Gaia’s Garden, Santa Rosa, CA

2012  

  – Remove Completely: paintings of the awkward and ephemeral by Sylvie Dakota Huhn,

Karshner Lounge Gallery, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA

Group Exhibitions:

2017

The Nervous System: Rachel Mulder & Sylvie Dakota Huhn, Bare Bones Cafe, Portland, OR

The Mnemonic Whale, Working Library, Portland, OR

2016

Funeral for Old Portland, AFRU Gallery, Portland, OR

2014  

Mix It Up, Occidental Center for the Arts Gallery, Occidental, CA

2013   

Sweet and Seedy, Big Umbrella Studios, San Francisco, CA

Earth, Wind and Fire, Occidental Center for the Arts Gallery, Occidental, CA

November Group Art Show, Lifvendahl Fine Art Gallery, Guerneville, CA

 2012

2012  Annual Juried Student Exhibition (Arthur Gonzalez, Juror), Reese Bullen Gallery, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA

Senior Art Show, Karshner Lounge Gallery, Humboldt State University

Honor’s Collective, Foyer Gallery, Humboldt State University

Dragon Summer: alumni artists emerging from Humboldt State University, First   Street Gallery, Eureka, CA

  2011 

2011 Annual Juried Student Exhibition (Jon Rajkovich, Juror), Reese Bullen Gallery, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA

E2 8th Annual Invitational, Empire Squared Gallery, Eureka, CA

Hog Wild!, Karshner Lounge Gallery, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA

   2010

Empire Squared 8th Annual Card Show, Humboldt Carpet Showroom, Eureka, CA

Art3 Fundraiser, Reese Bullen Gallery, Humboldt State University, Arcata, CA

Professional Experience:

 2013 – 14  

– Artist’s Studio Assistant for Jenny Honnert Abell, Santa Rosa, CA

Awards:

  2012      

– HSU Art Department’s 205 Painting Award

– Painting Award – Senior Art Show

2011  

– Animal-themed Painting Award – Hog Wild! Show

– Martin Wong Scholarship for Painting

Bibliography:

Humboldt State University. Art Department Brochure. Arcata: Humboldt State University, 2011. (Image of artwork published).

“Arts! Arcata.” North Coast Journal 9 Feb. 2012: p. 23.

Sylvie Dakota Huhn: “Remove Completely” Dir. Eva Rismanforoush. Documentary. Humboldt State University Production, 2012. DVD.

“Arts! Alive.” North Coast Journal 5 Jul. 2012: p. 27

“Sylvie Dakota Huhn.” First Street Gallery Artist Profile. First Street Gallery, 2012. Web. <http://www.humboldt.edu/first/exhibitions/2012/dragon/huhn.html&gt;.