CUNY Dominican Studies Institute
Jhensen Ortiz is a graduate of the MSLIS/MA dual-degree program in Library and Information Science, and History from Queens College, CUNY. During his graduate study, he was a member of the Society of American Archivist student chapter. He was an intern in the Smithsonian’s National Museum of American History summer internship program from 2012-2013. In 2021, he was awarded the Rare Book School-Andrew W. Mellon Fellowship for Diversity, Inclusion & Cultural Heritage.
As Librarian for the CUNY Dominican Studies Institute, Mr. Ortiz manages collection development and donations, related to the Dominican Republic and its diaspora, while also providing reference and instruction assistance. He co-teaches the Library Educational Workshops with Chief Librarian Prof. Sarah Aponte using unique primary and secondary resources on Dominican studies. His current academic and research interests are centered on collection development, history of the Dominican community in the U.S., audiovisual media, 20th century visual and material culture, 20th Century Dominican popular music, and digital library collections.
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