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Curator of Medieval and Renaissance Collections

The Columbia University Rare Book and Manuscript Library (RBML) seeks an accomplished and creative professional to serve as its Curator of Medieval & Renaissance Collections. The Curator will be primarily responsible for developing, managing and actively promoting the use of RBML Medieval & Renaissance collections through programmatic outreach, reference work, awareness, public programs and instructional activities. The Curator will also oversee and advocate for RBML’s ancient writing surfaces (papyrus, ostraca, cuneiform and epigraphy).

Reporting to the Director, Rare Book & Manuscript Library, the Curator of Medieval & Renaissance Collections will develop RBML holdings in Medieval and Renaissance in all formats (e.g., print and manuscript) through purchase and donation. The Curator will also steward relevant collections that are in place, prioritizing their organization, description, conservation, digitization, and security. The Curator will help to create relevant guides, directories, and finding aids to the collections while contributing content and metadata to initiatives like the Digital Scriptorium and Material Evidence in Incunabula (MEI). The Curator will provide proactive outreach and instruction for Columbia University faculty and students as well as for faculty and students in the greater NYC area and beyond. One of eight full-time curators in RBML, the Curator of Medieval & Renaissance Collections will contribute to unit wide decision-making about acquisitions, exhibitions, public programs, and other forms of outreach, and contribute to the general RBML public services program. He or she will liaison with relevant Library bibliographers and other special collections staff and with colleagues in the field.

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