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Yuki Hibben

Assistant Head and Curator of Books and Art, Special Collections and Archives

Assistant Professor
Research and Learning, Special Collections and Archives

(804) 828-8837
James Branch Cabell Library


  • M.S.L.S. Library and Information Science, Catholic University of America, 2006
  • M.F.A. Sculpture, Tyler School of Art, Temple University, 1992
  • B.A. Fine Arts, College of William and Mary, 1988
  • Certification, Academy of Certified Archivists, 2012
  • Modern Archives Institute, National Archives and Records Administration, 2011

Previous professional experience

  • Interim Head of Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, 2010-2011
  • Collection Librarian for the Arts, VCU Libraries, 2005-2010
  • Archival Assistant, Special Collections and Archives, James Branch Cabell Library, 2001-2005
  • Archives Assistant, Special Collections and Archives, College of William and Mary, 2001
  • Marketing Manager, Goodwin College of Evening and Professional Studies, Drexel University, 2000-2001

Teaching experience

  • Book Arts, GDES 491, Department of Graphic Design, School of the Arts, VCU
  • The Portrait as Community, PHTO 491, Department of Photography and Film, VCU
  • The Photobook, PHTO 491, Department of Photography and Film, VCU
  • Visual Communications 203, Department of Photography and Film, VCU
  • Design Fundamentals 103 and 104, Art Foundations Department, VCU
  • Conceptualization and Presentation 109, Art Foundations Department, VCU
  • Three-Dimensional Design, Temple University

Selected presentations

  • Hibben, Y. (2013). Crafting hybrid library/studio courses to enhance the arts curriculum. Presented at ARLIS/NA Annual Conference.
  • Hibben, Y. (2013). Opening the page: The evolution of artists' books. Presented in conjunction with the exhibition "The Art of the Book," University of Mary Washington Galleries.
  • Hibben, Y. (2012). The portrait as community: Primary sources for creative outcomes. Presented within the session "Embedded: Special Collections & Archives in the Academic Curriculum" at MARAC Fall Meeting.
  • Hibben, Y. with Finzer, N. (2011). Images unleashed: Expanding beyond traditional disciplines. Presented at ARLIS/NA Annual Conference.
  • Dyer, M.A. & Hibben, Y. (2011). Collaboration in developing a book art genre index. Poster presentation at ARLIS/NA Annual Conference.
  • Hibben, Y. (2010). Thesis committees: Integrating instruction and research into studio culture. Presented at ARLIS/NA Annual Conference.
  • Hibben, Y. & Keogh, K. (2008). A place for us: Art students in the centralized academic library. Poster presentation at ARLIS/NA Annual Conference.

Selected publications

  • Hibben, Y. & Dyer, M.A. (2012). Developing a book art genre headings index. Art Documentation, 31(1). 

Selected university service

  • Faculty Senate

Selected VCU Libraries service

  • Web Redesign Task Force
  • Diversity Committee, Chair, 2011-2013
  • Visual Resources Center Closure Task Force, Chair, 2010

Professional organizations

  • Academy of Certified Archivists
  • American Library Association
  • Art Libraries Society of North America
  • Art Libraries Society/DC-MD-VA Chapter
    • 2014 Conference Planning Committee
  • Asian Pacific American Librarians Organization
  • Mid-Atlantic Regional Archives Conference
  • Society of American Archivists

Collection management subject areas

  • Special collections and archives

Research interests

  • Library partnerships and community engagement; collection development; the arts in special collections and archives

VCU Libraries

James Branch Cabell Library Monroe Park Campus
901 Park Ave., Box 842033
Richmond, VA 23284-2033
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-1111
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Tompkins-McCaw Library MCV Campus
509 N. 12th St., Box 980582
Richmond, VA 23298-0582
Toll-free: (844) 352-7399
(804) 828-0636

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