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Resume for: Heather Garrett

Date posted: January 17, 2012


An Archivist or Librarian position.


  • San Jose State University –  MLIS in Library & Information Science, focus in archives                                 Aug 2010 - Dec 2011
                Society of American Archivists Student Chapter – Vice Chair: August 2010 – August 2011
  • Boston University - M.A. in History                                                                                                               September 2009 – May 2010
                20th century Germany, Thesis: “Sonderbauten”: A Memory of Prostitution in the Holocaust
  • University of Southern California - M.A. in Education                                                                                      June 2006 – June 2007
                USC Scholarly Achievement Scholarship – High Academic Performance, May 2007
  • University of California, Los Angeles – B.A. in English and History, with Honors                         September 2002 – June 2006
                Pi Beta Phi Achievement Scholarship – Outstanding Service, May 2005

Professional Experience 


Chinatown YMCA                                                                                                                             Project Manager, San Francisco, CA
October 2011 – Present
  • Survey the community oral history project, assess the collection’s current status, and compose proposal plan.
  • Design and oversee graduate internship project in order to further develop the collection and gain intellectual control.
  • Create an index and database using archival standards to make histories accessible.
Federal Reserve Bank of San Francisco, Archiving Department                                                               Intern, San Francisco, CA
June 2011 – August 2011
  • Transcribed interviews; composed and edited text for the website and oral history program.
  • Worked with different departments including archives, library, and records management in organizing and maintaining documents. 
  • Collaborated with others to further develop oral history program and start the process of creating a database. 
Exploratorium Museum, Media Archiving Department                                                                       Researcher, San Francisco, CA
March 2011 – June 2011
  • Composed and processed data required to catalog material; ensured that materials were in compliance with museum’s archival policy.
  • Created historical data in order to prepare various exhibits and events for the online database. 
Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center                                                                                           Research Assistant, Boston, MA
January 2010 – May 2010
  • Completed research, data collection, and entry for existing and new collection material including photographs, pamphlets, posters, and manuscripts.
  • Conducted background research for exhibits using academic databases and archival material.
The Wende Museum and Archive of the Cold War                                                                               Research Intern, Culver City, CA
June 2008 – August 2008
  • Assisted with the cataloging, organizing, and processing of new materials regarding Germany and the Cold War.
  • Conducted research on the effects of the Cold War in Prague and the Czech Republic.
  • Contributed to the further development of the museum’s website including creating and maintaining a blog geared towards adolescents and young adults.
Tri Star Tax Services and LPL Financial Services                                           Compliance & Operations Associate, Los Angeles CA     
June 2007 – July 2008
  • Completed comprehensive client portfolio research for financial advisor and client quarterly reviews.
  • Organized and implemented FINRA compliance strategy for over 2,000 existing clients in a branch with over $100 million AUM (assets under management).
  • Developed a new filing system and procedure that increased database management, client marketing, resource managing, and asset gathering strategy.
Saturday Night Magazine                                                                                                                                  Editor/Writer, Los Angeles, CA
December 2003 – September 2005        
  • Assigned, wrote, and edited articles for each issue.
  • Supervised, mentored, and edited work of writers; worked with advertising representatives weekly.

Teaching Experience


Sunny Canadian International School                                                                         Third Grade Teacher, Prague, Czech Republic        
August 2008 – June 2009
  • Taught using third grade standards and academic requirements; utilized an increased level of differentiation given the dual language nature of the school and wide range of student ability.
  • Interacted with faculty and parents, conducting multiple conferences and informational meetings.

Skills and Abilities


Microsoft Office, DB/Textworks, Final Cut Pro, Photoshop, InDesign, Filemaker Pro, MARC, EAD
Knowledge of written and spoken German and Spanish


American Library Association, Special Libraries Association, Society of California Archivists


Baking, blogging, creative writing, knitting, photography, scrapbooking, sewing, Vinyassa yoga

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