Margot Nishimura appointed 1st Deputy Director, JCB

Margot Nishimura (Director, Academic Planning and Assessment and Lecturer, HAVC) will leave RISD Academic Affairs at the end of June to become the first Deputy Director and Librarian of the John Carter Brown Library (JCB) at Brown University. As chief adjutant to Director Ted Widmer, Margot will oversee academic programming, supervise the JCB Fellowship program, and manage the publications program for the library.

The JCB, an independent affiliate of Brown University, was founded in 1846. The Library’s collection is focused on primary historical sources pertaining to the Americas, both North and South, before ca. 1825. The Library offers fellowships, sponsors lectures and conferences, regularly mounts exhibitions for the public, and publishes catalogs, bibliographies, and other works that interpret its holdings to facilitate and encourage use of the collection. Click here for the JCB website.

Margot’s academic training is in the history of illuminated manuscripts will serve her especially well as she develops programs to bring more RISD and Brown undergraduates into the Library via class visits and seminars not only about the history of the early Americas but also more generally about the history of the book, book arts, archives, and maps and map making. Please join Academic Affairs in wishing Margot every success in her new position!

Division of Liberal Arts, Faculty, John Carter Brown Library, Margot Nishimura

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