Jim Galbraith joins the library team as the new Head of Collection Development. Jim also serves as the subject librarian for the Departments of Art and Art History. He received his bachelor’s degree in History and an MA in Library Science from the University at Buffalo; he also has a master’s degree in History from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign with concentrations in early modern European and colonial American history.
Before coming to Binghamton, Jim was Chief Librarian of the Rakow Library of the Corning Museum of Glass, the world’s foremost library on the art, history and science of glass. Prior to that, he was associate university librarian for collections and acting university librarian at DePaul University. Jim has worked in collections for most of his career and has been collection development librarian at Columbia University, Wake Forest and UC Irvine.
Jim’s research interests include library collection assessment and library history.
He is also interested in eBooks, video games and graphic novels. Jim is originally from Elmira, N.Y. and currently resides in the West Elmira neighborhood he grew up in, having returned there after 25 years. He enjoys biking, bridge, driving and working on cars, and dabbling in photography. He also loves hockey and looks forward to seeing many Binghamton Devils games!