Lucille Munoz, BA (Strasbourg), MA (Lyon); HLF Project Associate (Rare Books Cataloguer).
I hold a two-year fixed post as the Project Associate (Rare Books Cataloguer) for the Old Library's Heritage Lottery Funded cataloguing and outreach project entitled: ‘Renaissance Queens’: Discovering Cambridge’s unique Tudor past in the Old Library of Queens’ College Cambridge’. My main responsibility is to begin the process of cataloguing the Library’s sixteenth-century books online. In addition to recording authors and titles I am describing and indexing unique copy-specific features such as bindings, inscriptions, annotations and other provenance information.
As part of the Renaissance Queens' project I also promote the Old Library and its collections to Queens’ College members and to the wider community via our project website (www.queensoldlibrary.org/), exhibitions as well as schools outreach and other public events. Through the project, we seek to bring to light a uniquely Cambridge perspective on the cosmopolitan world of Renaissance learning and Tudor politics.
For my master’s degree in book history and librarianship, I wrote a dissertation on the literature of Jonathan Swift and the copies of his works held by Lyon public library. My second dissertation focused on the eighteenth-century Dutch writer, Justus Van Effen. As a rare books cataloguer, I am particularly interested in provenance and more generally in copy-specific information that makes a library’s copy unique.