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  • Wells Book Arts Summer Institute

    What will you make this summer? Explore the lakeside studios of the Wells College Book Arts Center at this year’s Summer Institute. Study with experienced instructors from around the country in close-knit, intensive workshops for bookbinding, letterpress, risograph printing, papermaking, marbling, book making, woodcut, and wood engraving. Summer 2024 workshops take place June 9–15 and June 16–22 in Aurora-on-Cayuga, New York. Discover more online at wellsbookartscenter.org or https://bit.ly/bookarts2024. […]

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  • 2024–26 Wells College Art Archivist Fellowship

    The Book Art Center and Louis Jefferson Long Library at Wells College in Aurora, N.Y., welcomes applications for the 2024–26 Fellowship in Art Archiving. The Art Archivist Fellowship is intended for a recent graduate from a library, museum, or related program who wishes to pursue collections-based work, and is made possible through the Windgate Foundation. More information and application instructions are available here. Applications will be accepted through March 31 for an anticipated July start date. […]

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  • Cluster of four Curators — Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscript Library, Yale University

    The Beinecke Rare Books and Manuscript Library at Yale University invites applications for a cluster of four curators to build, interpret, and steward the library’s extraordinary collections in one or more of the following areas of focus: 1) Indigenous history and culture; 2) European history and culture, pre-1800; 3) Caribbean and/or Black Atlantic World; 3) Medieval studies; 4) U.S. history and culture, especially pre-1900; 5) Ethnicity, race, and migration; 6) Gender and sexuality; 7) History of science; 8) Environmental studies; 9) Visual culture; and 10) Material history. To learn more about this job opening and to apply, please click here. […]

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  • Rare Books Librarian (Assistant Librarian) — J. Willard Marriott Library, University of Utah

    The Division of Special Collections at the University of Utah’s J. Willard Marriott Library seeks a vital contributor to its research, teaching, and collections development missions in the role of Rare Books Librarian. This key position will help guide the strategic direction of Special Collections by acting as the primary caretaker of one of the major rare books collections in Utah and the Intermountain West. An active and visible presence on campus, the Librarian will establish collaboration and teaching opportunities in a wide range of subjects and uses of collection items. Reporting to the Associate Dean of Special Collections, the Rare Books Librarian will participate in setting divisional priorities and developing practices and policies together with the Special Collections leadership team. […]

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  • Library Company of Philadelphia Exhibition: Leaves of Green

    Please join the Library Company of Philadelphia for a special exhibition honoring Jim Green’s 38 years of service as Librarian Emeritus at the Library Company. The free exhibition, “Leaves of Green,” begins 8 November and is open to the public Mondays through Fridays. It will highlight some of Jim’s favorite acquisitions made during his time as Curator and Librarian (1983– 2021), as well as his exhibitions, scholarship, and the lasting relationships he formed with collectors and shareholders at the Library Company. As an RBS faculty member, Jim has taught “The History of the Book in Antebellum America,” “Key Moments in the History of the Book in the Antebellum United States,” and “The History of the Book in America, […]

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  • Three-Part Lectures Series: “Cambridge Bookbinding, 1450-1775”

    RBS faculty member David Pearson will give three lectures as part of the 2023 Sandars Lectures at Cambridge University next month. Pearson most recently taught the RBS summer course Provenance: Tracing Owners & Collections. He is currently a Senior Fellow at the University of London’s Institute of English Studies. The Sandars Lectures, which are free and open to the public, will be held in person (at Cambridge University’s Robinson College), live-streamed, and recorded. […]

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  • Library Director — The Society of the Cincinnati

    The Society of the Cincinnati is seeking a Library Director to join their team in Washington, D.C. Qualifications for the Library Director position include appreciation for the mission of the Society and for early American history; currently serving as a practicing librarian, with a master’s degree in library and information science, or related field, with relevant experience in special collections management; and professional presentation skills and excellent approachability/social skills. […]

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  • The American Trust for the British Library Virtual Event: “Selling Falsehoods: Forgeries in Collecting & Scholarship”

    The American Trust for the British Library invites you to the fifth annual David N. Redden Conversation, “Selling Falsehoods: Forgeries in Collecting & Scholarship,” a free virtual program and dialogue. This Zoom event, which is open to the public, will be held on Thursday 26 October at 5:30 p.m. ET. Speakers will include RBS faculty member Nick Wilding and longtime RBS supporter Kenneth W. Rendell, among others. Advanced registration is required here. […]

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  • Moore College of Art & Design Virtual Event: “Artists Books at Fifty: Tony White in Conversation with Dianne Vanderlip”

    On Thursday, 12 October at 7:00 p.m. ET, Connelly Library, the Department of Fine Arts, and the Galleries at Moore College of Art & Design will sponsor a free virtual event, “Artists Books at Fifty: Tony White in Conversation with Dianne Vanderlip.” In 1973, Vanderlip curated an exhibition titled Artists Books at Moore College of Art and Design, marking the first use of this pivotal phrase in the contemporary context. […]

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  • Assistant Director, Special Collections Research Center — Syracuse University Libraries

    Reporting to the Director of the Special Collections Research Center (SCRC), the SCRC Assistant Director plays an important leadership role in the establishment and implementation of frameworks for responsible stewardship and description of an estimated $250–$500 million worth of Syracuse University’s unique and rare collections held within Special Collections, the Belfer Audio Archive, and University Archives. The Assistant Director supervises librarians, staff, and student workers. This position fosters a flexible, collaborative work environment within the Center and with other units within the Libraries and on campus. The Assistant Director demonstrates a commitment to justice, equity, diversity, inclusion, and reparative archives initiatives that grow and develop the SCRC staff, […]

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  • Head of Special Collections — Wesleyan University

    Wesleyan University is seeking a new Head of Special Collections. Wesleyan’s Special Collections is made up of over 45,000 volumes of rare books ranging from medieval manuscript codices and early printed books to 21st-century fine press books. It also maintains a strong collection of over 1,000 artists’ books with one highlight being those on social justice and related issues. It is part of the newly formed Unique Collections department that includes the University Archives, Archaeology & Anthropology Collections, Center for East Asian Studies Art & Archival Collections, and the World Music Archives. Reporting to the Dietrich Family Associate University Librarian for Unique Collections, […]

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  • Special Collections Office Coordinator — Princeton University Library

    Princeton University Library Special Collections is seeking an enthusiastic, organized individual with strong collaboration and customer service skills to take on the newly established full-time role of Office Coordinator. Reporting to the Assistant University Librarian for Special Collections Public Services, the Office Coordinator will be a welcoming presence at our front desk and provide day-to-day management of the public spaces in SC Firestone Library as well as office support to several areas of Special Collections. The person in this position will coordinate departmental events in SC Firestone and will be responsible for administering the library research grant program. […]

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  • Curator of Maps and Graphics — Clements Library, University of Michigan in Ann Arbor

    The William L. Clements Library at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor is looking for a full-time Curator of Maps and Graphics. Reporting to the Director of the Clements Library, this position will be responsible for collection development, conservation, and access for maps and graphic arts materials in the Clements collections. Required qualifications include: 1) an M.A. in Art History, American Studies, Media Studies, History, Geography, Literature, or related areas, or an M.L.I.S. from an ALA-accredited library school with 4-plus years of experience working with graphic & map materials; and 2) knowledge of or experience with current practices and standards related to the identification, […]

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  • American Antiquarian Society Lecture: “Caterina Jarboro, the 1898 Wilmington Riot, and the Challenges of the Archive”

    The American Antiquarian Society (AAS) invites you to attend a free, hybrid event, “Caterina Jarboro, the 1898 Wilmington Riot, and the Challenges of the Archive,” which will take place both online and in person at AAS’s Antiquarian Hall, on Wednesday 19 July at 7:00 p.m. ET. Admission is free, but registration is required for both virtual and in-person attendance. For more information and to register, click here. […]

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  • Virginia Museum of History & Culture Event: “British Virginia—A Digital Humanities Project”

    The Virginia Museum of History & Culture (VMHC) invites you to attend a free, in-person event, “British Virginia—A Digital Humanities Project,” which will take place at the VMHC on Tuesday 25 April at 4:00 p.m. ET. Admission is free, but registration is required. For more information and to register, click here […]

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  • Printer of the Press — Colorado College

    Colorado College is hiring a new full-time Printer of the Press, who will manage/run the letterpress printshop, work with students and faculty in book arts, produce books for the Press imprint, and teach some courses in letterpress printmaking. Required qualifications include an M.A. in Fine Art or a B.A. in Art with substantial corollary work in Fine Art; and two years of related experience as a letterpress printer, book/graphic designer, small press publisher, and/or teacher of books arts. For more information and to apply, please click here. […]

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  • The Dark Archives Scholarship Fund: Call for Applications, Starting 27 March 2023

    In partnership with its donors, the Guild of Book Workers is pleased to announce an upcoming funding opportunity, The Dark Archives Scholarship Fund. The scholarship is designed to help expand funding opportunities in the area of Book Arts education. The funds, of up to $800, may be used by any individual identifying as BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, and People of Color) towards taking or teaching a book arts class. Applications will be accepted beginning 27 March 2023 on this webpage. […]

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  • Two New Job Opening — Wells College

    Wells College is hiring two new positions: Director for the Book Arts Center and Victor Hammer Fellow. Review of applications for both positions will begin on 1 March 2023. […]

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  • Digital Preservation Outreach & Education Network: Professional Development Funding

    The Digital Preservation Outreach and Education Network (DPOE-N) is seeking applications from individuals and institutions to support professional development in the area of digital preservation. DPOE-N is interested in hearing from both individuals and  institutions who are looking to enhance their digital preservation capacities, those who may have digital preservation challenges stemming from the COVID-19 outbreak, as well as emerging professionals with an interest in digital preservation, and any information worker laid off or furloughed during the Covid- 19 pandemic.

    Interested individuals may apply, for example, to use funds to participate in L-130v. Digital Sustainability for Cultural Collections, […]

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  • Librarian/Archivist – Portland Art Museum

    The Portland Art Museum in Portland, Oregon, invites applications for the position of Librarian/Archivist. The Librarian/Archivist is responsible for the maintenance, supervision, and preservation of the Portland Art Museum’s Library and archival holdings.  Click here to view the full job description. Applications are due 20 January 2023. […]

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