The Folger Shakespeare Library (Folger) invites applications for the Nadia Sophie Seiler Rare Materials Residency. The Nadia Sophie Seiler Rare Materials Residency (“Seiler Residency” for short) is a nine-month term-limited position for new library professionals made possible by the Nadia Sophie Seiler Memorial Fund and hosted at the Folger. This Residency runs from October 2017 to July 2018.
The 2017/18 Seiler Resident will work hands-on with rare printed materials, manuscripts, and objects from the early modern period while being actively trained and mentored by Folger librarians. The focus of the residency will be on rare materials cataloging, but the Seiler Resident will also have the opportunity to work directly with curators, public services, and other professionals in order to gain a thorough and practical understanding of rare materials librarianship. The Seiler Resident will be an integral part of the Folger staff, participating in cataloging department meetings, joining the Saturday Reading Room rotation (working at the Reading Room service desk on a Saturday approximately once every five or six weeks), attending talks, attending the 2018 RBMS conference, and contributing to the collegial environment on a professional level in order to gain genuine career-oriented experience. The Resident will also be expected to give a public talk on a topic relevant to their work during their residency towards the end of their time at the Folger.
Additional information about the residency and potential projects is available on Folgerpedia.