13 October 2022
LPLS Seeks Honorary Librarian
The Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society (LPLS) is looking to recruit an Honorary Librarian. Applications are welcome from members of LPLS, or individuals with an interest in joining the Society. Experience of working within an academic library would be an advantage.
The collection of books and materials owned by the Society are currently housed in Special Collections in the Brotherton Library, University of Leeds, and in offices in the Leeds Museum in Cookridge Street. Currently access to our collections is by special arrangement only. The medium-term plan for the Society’s collections would be to house them in a venue with public access. Reporting to The Chair of the Society, the Honorary Librarian would play a crucial role in realising this ambition and widening access to this important collection.
The post would involve:
- Cataloguing materials
- Ordering books, journal and other resources
- Arranging access to materials, at the request of members
- Identifying and promoting key items/collections of interest to organisations and individuals through the Society’s website
Whilst there is no salary attached to the post, relevant expenses incurred in connection with the role would be reimbursed, subject to receipts or itemised bills including: travel, costs of phone calls, printing, stationery and postage.
If you would like to be considered for this exciting post please send an email to the LPLS Hon. Secretary Michael Meadowcroft by clicking here.
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