2018-2019 Rare Materials Residency

Approximate date of posting June 6, 2018

Position: Nadia Sophie Seiler Rare Materials Residency

Eligibility for new library professionals ;must have received a master’s degree within the 18 months prior to application from a program accredited by the American Library Association. Familiarity with key people and events from early modern British or European culture is required. Our ideal candidate will have a background (or coursework) in the field of manuscripts, rare books, visual materials or descriptive bibliography, and bibliographic knowledge of at least one European language other than English. Ability to carefully handle fragile materials is necessary. Working knowledge of Voyager and OCLC Connexion desired. Experience cataloging for a research library environment a plus

Location: Washington, DC

Company/Organization  Folger Shakespeare Library (Folger)

Schedule/Hours  full time, 35 hours per week

Time Frame 9 month, term-limited position October 2018 to July 2019

Compensation: salary and benefits

Source: https://archivesgig.wordpress.com/2018/06/07/washington-dc-nadia-sophie-seiler-rare-materials-residency-folger-shakespeare-library/

Description:. The 2018/19 Seiler Resident will work hands-on with rare printed materials, manuscripts, and objects from the early modern period while being actively trained and mentored by Folger librarians. The focus of the residency will be on rare materials cataloging, but the Seiler Resident will also have the opportunity to work directly with curators, public services, and other professionals in order to gain a thorough and practical understanding of rare materials librarianship. The Seiler Resident will be an integral part of the Folger staff, participating in cataloging department meetings, joining the Saturday Reading Room rotation (working at the Reading Room service desk on a Saturday approximately once every five or six weeks), attending talks, attending the 2019 RBMS conference, and contributing to the collegial environment on a professional level in order to gain genuine career-oriented experience. The Resident will also be expected to give a public talk on a topic relevant to their work during their residency towards the end of their time at the Folger.

Website https://folgerpedia.folger.edu/Nadia_Sophie_Seiler_Rare_Materials_Residency

To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter https://www.folger.edu/employment-opportunities?_ga=2.203171925.554543862.1528511602-1195093135.1528511602

Deadline: July 15, 2018


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