H-HistBibl is an international network of librarians, archivists, curators, and scholars interested in the practice and study of bibliographic and library services to support the study and teaching of history.

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H-Net Job Guide Weekly Report For H-HistBibl: 5 February - 12 February

The following jobs were posted to the H-Net Job Guide from 5 February 2018 to 12 February 2018.  These job postings are included here based on the categories selected by the list editors for H-HistBibl.  See the H-Net Job Guide website at http://www.h-net.org/jobs/ for more information.  To contact the Job Guide, write to jobguide@mail.h-net.msu.edu, or call +1-517-432-5134 between 9 am and 5 pm US Eastern time.


Anti-Slavery Manuscripts, Boston Public Library

The Boston Public Library wants help transcribing its anti-slavery manuscripts.

From the About page:

The Boston Public Library's Anti-Slavery collection—one of the largest and most important collections of abolitionist material in the United States—contains roughly 40,000 pieces of correspondence, broadsides, newspapers, pamphlets, books, and memorabilia from the 1830s through the 1870s.

First Things First: Conducting an Environmental Scan

As a digital humanities librarian, E. Leigh Bonds (The Ohio State University) undertook an institutional environmental scan as the basis for assessment, identifying gaps, and developing recommendations. In this post, Bonds details her approach and framework, which prompted conversations and coordination across campus.