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, the Head of Special Collections will lead in developing collaborative, sustainable approaches to managing a complex portfolio of Special Collections services, projects, and programs. Additionally, they will work to strengthen the department’s focus on diversity, equity, inclusion, and antiracism in collections practices. For full consideration, please apply by 13 October 2023, when the first review of applications will begin. Click here for the full posting and application process.