Curator, Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature – University of Florida – Gainesville, FL

The University of Florida’s, George A. Smathers Libraries seek a collaborative, curious and knowledgeable colleague to lead the Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature. The Curator of the Baldwin Library of Historical Children’s Literature is a year-round (12 month), tenure-track library faculty position, which will lead a preeminent collection known for its exceptional breadth and depth in Anglo-American holdings. The Baldwin Library supports emerging scholarship by actively diversifying its holdings and applying a critical lens to collections and activities. Major endowments support the Baldwin Library and its activities, enabling the Curator to establish new directions for this renowned collection. Exciting recent directions have included interactive technologies such as movables and games; women in science; African-American children’s literature and materials on race; and collaborative acquisition and instruction.

The search will remain open until February 8, 2021, and review of applications will begin on January 18, 2021. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.

The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.

Address inquiries to Tina Litchfield, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: tlitchfield@uflib.ufl.edu.

About John Pell

John Pell is an assistant professor and librarian at Hunter College in New York City.