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Rare Book Specialist (John Evan Bedford Library of Furniture History)

Are you a professional rare book cataloguer? Do you have an interest in the social history of furniture and interior design? Would you like the opportunity to work with a significant historical collection of books on furniture history and the antiques trade?

Special Collections at the University of Leeds is responsible for hundreds of thousands of rare books, manuscripts, archives and artworks. We have recently acquired a significant collection of books, manuscripts, archival material and artefacts belonging to the antique dealer John Bedford. You will be part of the project team working to make the collection accessible to researchers.

As Rare Book Specialist (John Evan Bedford Library of Furniture History) you will be responsible for creating catalogue records for the rare books in the collection and noting important copy-specific information. You will also ensure engagement with the collection by developing research networks and disseminating the work of the project team.

You will have experience of MARC21, RDA and AACR2, and an understanding of classification principles. You will also need strong organisational and interpersonal skills and the ability to organise and deliver public engagement events.

To explore the post further or for any queries you may have, please contact: 

Rhiannon Lawrence-Francis, Collections & Engagement Manager (Rare Books & Maps)

Tel: +44 (0)113 343 9456, Email:  

Location:  Leeds - Main Campus
Faculty/Service:  Professional Services
School/Institute:  Library
Category:  Administrative and Clerical Support
Grade:  Grade 6
Salary:  £27,511 to £32,817 p.a. pro rata
Post Type:  Part Time
Contract Type:  Fixed Term (fixed term for 24 months)
Release Date:  Monday 03 February 2020
Closing Date:  Sunday 16 February 2020
Interview Date:  Wednesday 26 February 2020
Reference:  CSLIB1228
Downloads:  Candidate Brief  

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