Vacancies Fagel Collection (Dublin)
Trinity College Library holds the finest surviving Dutch private library of the eighteenth century, known as the Fagel Collection. The Library, with the support of Dutch Culture/the Foreign Ministry of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, and in partnership with the Koninklijke Bibliotheek, the National Library of the Netherlands, has launched a new ‘Unlocking the Fagel Collection’ project to increase the discoverability of the collection, and to enhance its research potential.
The Fagel collection is one of the jewels in the Library of Trinity College Dublin’s collections. This collection was built up over five generations of the Fagel family, many of whom held high public office in the Netherlands. It is enormously rich in French, Dutch and English works. One of the most important private libraries in early modern Europe, the holdings in history, politics and law are particularly substantial, but virtually every other area of human endeavour is included such as philosophy, theology, geography and travels, natural history, the visual arts and much more.
Vacancy 1: Fagel Collection Project Manager
This role, at Assistant Librarian I scale, will involve Project Management oversight of the project – which includes seven work packages, including the conservation, cataloguing, research and outreach elements – as well as some bibliographic record creation for unique items. We require candidates with proven experience in staff and project management, analytics and reporting, as well as in-depth knowledge of bibliographic record creation, including analysis of provenance and material characteristics. Click here to view the entire job description.
Vacancy 2: Senior Bibliographer
This role, at Assistant Librarian II scale, will involve senior level cataloguing of items within the scope of the project – specifically, but not solely, creating records for unique and rare items not found in the Short Title Catalogue of the Netherlands (STCN) or other bibliographic databases (e.g. OCLC WorldCat). We are looking for candidates with proven experience in comprehensive bibliographic record creation, including analysis of provenance and material characteristics, and with a track-record of delivering to project targets. Click here to view the entire job description.
Visit the Trinity College website for more information on how to apply (key word search ‘Fagel’).