Dione Surdez Oliver

MMLIS in Torrance, California

Dione Surdez Oliver

MMLIS in Torrance, California

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Dione Oliver is the Curator of the private Jeffrey B. Soref Collection in West Los Angeles, California. She conserves, protects, researches, archives and curates Jeff Soref’s collection, which is rooted in queer political activism and philanthropy spanning from the late 1960s to present day. With an experiential background in legal, music, film, fitness, outreach, writing, education, and librarianship, Dione brings a diverse and transferable skill set, and an expanding experience in academic libraries, special collections, rare books, archives, and special projects. Dione holds a Master of Management in Library and Information Science from USC’s Marshall School of Business.

"My partner and I have one beautiful daughter and two entertaining beagles. I love to experience life. I am a curator, a writer, a partner, a mother, a daughter, a friend, an ally, an advocate, an animal lover, an artist, a traveler, a foodie, a coffee snob, a gardener, a baker, a vinyl collector, and so much more. What I am not is complacent. I am passionate about this life experience. I strive to make a difference, leave a legacy and set a higher standard."

  • Education
    • University of Southern California Dornsife
    • USC Marshall School of Business