Monday, January 7, 2013

The Yale Law Library Rare Book Fellowship

[Via H-Law we have the following announcement of the 2013/14 Yale Law Library Rare Book Fellowship.]

Credit: Yale Law Library
The Lillian Goldman Law Library at Yale Law School is pleased to announce a Rare Book Fellowship to train the next generation of rare book librarians. We encourage applications from recent graduates and from those who are about to finish a degree in Library Science.

The Rare Book Fellow will be trained in all aspects of special collections librarianship, following a curriculum designed by the Rare Book Librarian, which includes a general orientation, experience in collection development, preservation, reference and cataloging. The Rare Book Fellow will work for nine months at a stipend of $4500 per month, plus health insurance through membership in the Yale Health Plan. The Fellow will also be given generous support for professional development.

The Rare Book Fellowship is a competitive fellowship. Preference will be given to candidates with skills in the foreign languages most heavily represented in Yale Law Library special collections (Latin, Italian, German, French, Spanish, Dutch), and to candidates with demonstrated interest in law, legal history, or special collections librarianship. Applications consisting of a cover letter summarizing the applicant's qualifications and describing how this position will contribute to long-term career goals, CV or resume, and names and contact information of three (3) professional references should be sent electronically to Teresa Miguel-Stearns (, Associate Law Librarian, no later than March 1, 2013.  There is no application form.  Please be sure to include "Rare Book Fellowship" in the e-mail subject and cover letter.  Offer is contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

More information about the Fellowship can be found on the Fellowship's website.