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Biography: James Galbraith

James Galbraith
James Galbraith
Chief Librarian

James Galbraith joined the Museum in 2013. He oversees all aspects of the Rakow Library, including the archives, digital and print collections, public services, digital initiatives, library acquisitions, exhibitions, and the Museum’s office of rights and reproductions. Galbraith’s background is in library management. He has held collection development positions in academic libraries since 1999, including the University of California–Irvine, Wake Forest University and Columbia University. His professional affiliations include the American Library Association and the Association of College and Research Libraries. Galbraith holds a master’s of library science degree from University at Buffalo, The State University of New York. He received a master’s degree in history from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a bachelor’s degree from State University of New York at Buffalo. Galbraith came to the Museum from DePaul University in Chicago, IL, where he served as the associate director for collections and scholarly resources.


Blog Posts by this Author

Walking into The Rakow Research Library, a visitor may immediately be struck by the beauty of the space: the beautiful glass staircase that leads up to the reading room, the exhibition featured in the Rakow Library Atrium.  At the same time, visitors may also wonder: “where are the collections?”... more
Jim Galbraith, chief librarian of The Juliette K. and Leonard S. Rakow Research Library of The Corning Museum of Glass, started in his position at the Museum in March. I recently caught up with him to hear how he’s settling back in to his hometown and what he has in store for the Library. Jim... more
James Galbraith James Galbraith has been appointed as the new chief librarian of The Juliette K. and Leonard S. Rakow Research Library of The Corning Museum of Glass, the world’s foremost library on the art and history of glass and glassmaking. Galbraith comes to the Museum from DePaul University... more