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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.