Librarian of the Institute of Historical Research

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Matthew S.
BA, MA, DPhil
United Kingdom

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Insitute of Historical Research, University of London
United Kingdom
Library, museum and information services
Large business (250+ employees)

About the job

What I do

I run the library of the Institute of Historical Research, an important national resource for the study of history. The role involves leading a small team of librarians, and contributing to the academic life of the IHR

Skills I use and how I developed them

Understanding the needs of historical researchers, developing strategies, managing a team, fundraising, technical library and archive skills, social media, events organising

What I like most

The range of responsibilities and the connection to cutting-edge historical work

What I like least

too early to tell

Finding and applying for the job

How I looked for work

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How I found out about the job

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