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Friday, June 23, 2006

Position: Library Director

The Phillips Library of the Peabody Essex Museum (PEM) seeks an inspiring, imaginative, and accomplished Library Director. Reporting to the COO of the Museum, the Library
Director will lead one of New England's top research libraries, improving scholarly access, building visibility and reputation, strengthening collections and operations,
and most importantly, integrating the library fully into one of North America's largest and most distinctive art museums. The Director will have a unique opportunity to transform a highly respected research library into an innovative and active intellectual hub supporting the overall mission and global scope of PEM.

The Phillips Library has a national reputation as a major resource for the art and culture of New England and early America, Native America, Asia, Oceania, and Africa. Its holdings include more than 400,000 printed volumes with numerous rare books, over 5,000 linear feet of manuscripts, over one million photographs, and tens of thousands of broadsides, ephemera, pamphlets, periodicals, logbooks, account books, and diaries.

PS. This was posted on the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners site, there is no listing on the PEM website.

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