January 22, 2022

UK: “Wanted: Royal Librarian to Look After the Queen’s 125,000 Titles”

From The Telegraph:

It is seeking “an exceptional scholar and bibliophile” to run the Royal Library at Windsor Castle for £53,000 [$78,900/USD] per year. The library contains one of the world’s finest collections of Old Master Drawings, including the largest group of drawings by Leonardo da Vinci.

It also has a unique collection comprising over 4,500 military maps and documents, spanning the four centuries from Agincourt to Waterloo.

From the Job Listing (via British Monarchy)


A strong scholarly background with in depth knowledge of history (particularly British), bibliography and a record of publishing, lecturing and academic research.

You will work closely with other Royal Collection Trust curators in exploring links between all areas of the Royal Collection and creating collaborative exhibitions at the Queen’s Galleries (London and Edinburgh) and in other display spaces, including curating exhibitions and displays for State Visits, themed receptions as well as other special groups.

You will also have the opportunity to work with the Royal Archives in researching, interpreting and making available material dealing with the history of the monarchy in its role in the national life.

Read the Complete Job Listing

About Gary Price

Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.