Call for Expressions of Interest in Promoting Pedagogy

The SHARP Executive Council seeks expressions of interest to join the EC in the role of Member-at-Large with a focus on Pedagogy. This role was left vacant by the election of Sarah Werner to the role of Director of Electronic Resources and the EC does not wish to leave the position vacant until the 2022 elections. A selection panel consisting of three EC representatives and two Board members will make the appointment.

The member-at-large position is a full voting member of the EC, participating in all aspects of SHARP’s organisation and planning. The focus of the member-at-large is determined by the EC’s sense of areas to develop, and the EC has determined that the position should continue to focus on pedagogy for this two-year term. Responsibilities of the role include sourcing contributions to a bi-annual section of SHARP News called “SHARP in the Classroom,” as well as encouraging recognition of the importance of teaching book history in all aspects of SHARP’s work. The position, like all EC roles, is a volunteer role and involves 4–5 meetings per year and participation in the EC’s activities between meetings to further developments within the Society. Sarah Werner is happy to consult with anyone interested in applying (email: sarah@earlyprintedbooks).

The selection panel would welcome a statement of 300–500 words on why the applicant wishes to apply and what talents and experience the applicant brings to the role. All expressions of interest should be sent to the president, Shef Rogers (, by 15 October 2021; the position will be filled as soon as practicable thereafter.