ST BRIDE FOUNDATION
We are seeking an Assistant Librarian or Archivist with a passion for the printed word to work alongside the Foundation Librarian to help shape the future of our library and collections.
The internationally known St. Bride Library at London’s historic St Bride Foundation on Fleet Street houses a fine specialist collection of books on printing, design, and related ephemera. In addition to more than 60,000 catalogued books and pamphlets, we hold a large range of international and historical periodicals. There are over 10,000 catalogued type specimens, 200 special collections and many physical objects of printing and type-founding, including presses, punches, matrices and type-casting equipment. The library receives enquiries and visits from scholars and students around the world but currently there is low recognition of the Foundation in the UK as the organisation is just emerging from a period of austerity during which there was very limited access. We now want to begin to open up the collections to a larger audience.
The post-holder will provide a welcoming and efficient service to the public, academics, students, graphic and type designers who use the library. You will contribute to ensuring the library’s collection is being maintained to the highest standards and developed in line with the Foundation’s charitable objectives.