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Job: Curator of North American Collections, British Library
October 26, 2015
The British Library holds one of the largest and most important collections from North America in the world, from the colonial period to the present day. As a core member of the Americas and Australasian team, you will help to build these collections through acquisition and donation and seek to make this intellectual heritage accessible to everyone, for research, inspiration and enjoyment.
You will help to manage the post-1850 American collections and approval plans for contemporary acquisitions from the USA and Canada, and will assist those using the collections across all periods.
You will work closely with the Eccles Centre for American Studies, and encourage use of their USA and Canadian collections on site and online.
You will have experience of relevant work in a research library or similar institution and, ideally, a library and post-graduate qualification in discipline relevant for the role, such as American Studies, Literature, History or Politics.
You will bring to the role a demonstrable ability to engage with a range of groups, including the general public and an academic audience, and an understanding of current research trends in American and Canadian Studies.
Closing date 26 October 2015.
Interviews will take place week commencing 9 November 2015.