Thursday, November 17, 2011

Job: Curator, Baldwin Library

The University of Florida Libraries is currently recruiting for the Curator of the Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature. This position is responsible for the overall management and collection development of the Baldwin Library. A detailed description of the duties and qualifications for this position can be found at

The Baldwin Library of Historical Children's Literature contains more than 100,000 volumes published in Great Britain and the United States from the mid-1600s through 2007. Its holdings of more than 800 early American imprints is the second largest such collection in the United States. The product of Ruth Baldwin's 40-year collection development efforts, this vast assemblage of literature printed primarily for children offers an equally vast territory of topics for the researcher to explore: education and upbringing, family and gender roles, civic values, racial, religious, and moral attitudes, literary style and format, and the arts of illustration and book design.

Any assistance you can offer in spreading the word about this important position would be much appreciated.

Bonnie J. Smith
Assistant Program Director for Human Resources

University of Florida

George A. Smathers Libraries

(352) 273-2603

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