Appointment of College Librarian

19th September 2016


The President and Fellows are delighted to announce the appointment of Daryl Green as the new College Librarian from 1 October 2016.  They look forward to working with him as he builds on the legacy of Dr Christine Ferdinand at an exciting time following the completion of the £10 million refurbishment and extension of the Longwall Library in the summer.

Daryl Green says “I am delighted to be taking up the post of College Librarian, and am eager to carry forward Dr Ferdinand’s excellent work. The Library and Archive collections are deep and rich with still much to explore, and the newly reopened Longwall Library shows the commitment that Magdalen has to providing a library and research collection befitting its students and fellowship. I look forward to building the library collections, fostering a library space that is conducive to study and research, and raising the profile of the College’s unique early printed books, manuscripts, and archives.”

Daryl Green joins Magdalen from the University of St Andrews, where he held the post of Rare Books Librarian. He has a BA in English from Kent State University, an MA in Medieval Studies from the University of York, and an MSc in Library and Information Studies from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; he has previously worked at the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Illinois, and at York Minster Library. Aside from managing and cataloguing the historic collections at St Andrews, and overseeing a large-scale retrospective cataloguing project, he has also presented and written on fifteenth and sixteenth-century Scottish and English manuscript and book history, ownership, and circulation.