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8 June 2023 - 8 June 2023

9:00AM - 4:00PM

Palace Green Library, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3RN

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Interested in becoming an Archivist or Rare Books Curator? The Archives and Special Collections team at Palace Green Library will be running an Experience Day for Durham University students (undergraduate or postgraduate students) who are interested in potentially pursuing a career as Archivists or Rare Books Librarians. 

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Conservation at Palace Green Library

When: Thursday 8 June between 9am-4pm

Where: Palace Green Library, Palace Green, Durham, DH1 3RN 

What: A series of information talks and practical exercises on the work undertaken by the Archives and Special Collections team at Palace Green Library, including:

  • handling rare books and archives
  • collections management and care
  • digitisation
  • career options, training and qualifications

How do I apply?

Please write a maximum of 150 words on ‘Why I am interested in pursuing a career in archives or rare books’ and send it via email to by 11:59pm on Friday 26 May 2023.

To offer the best experience on the day, there are only 10 places available for this session. Successful applicants will be chosen on the basis of their application statements. We will inform you whether you have been successful on Thursday 1 June, and provide more information about the timetable for the day. 

We will be running one session per term so there will be other opportunities for anyone who misses out on this occasion.