Career Chats - Librarian and Director, Library & Museum
Airing on 10/8!
Chat will be pre-recorded and posted here on Thursday (10/8).
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Thursday, October 8
What does it take to work for America’s oldest learned society? Hear from staff at the American Philosophical Society (APS) as we learn just that! This series brings you real conversations with APS staff on their careers and how they came to work at the Society.
Learn about archivists, conservators, and more as we explore the many careers and people of the APS. All Career Chats will be pre-recorded and uploaded on Thursday mornings. We’d love to hear if you have any questions about these careers! Submit those here.
About this week’s Staff Member/Career
Patrick Spero is the Librarian and Director of the American Philosophical Society Library & Museum in Philadelphia. As a scholar of early American history, Dr. Spero specializes in the era of the American Revolution. He has published over a dozen essays and reviews on the topic. He is the author of Frontier Rebels: The Fight for Independence in the American West, 1765-1776 (Norton, 2018) and Frontier Country: The Politics of War in Early Pennsylvania (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016) and the edited anthology The American Revolution Reborn: New Perspectives for the Twenty-First Century (University of Pennsylvania Press, 2016). Prior to his appointment at the American Philosophical Society, Dr. Spero taught at Williams College where he served on the faculty of the History and Leadership Studies Department and received recognition for his integration of new technology in the classroom.
Dr. Spero has also held the position of Historian at the David Library of the Revolution and served on their Board of Trustees. He currently serves on the board of the Abraham Lincoln Foundation and the Consortium for the History of Science, Technology, and Medicine, the Council of the McNeil Center for Early American Studies at the University of Pennsylvania, the Cabinet of George Washington’s Presidential Library at Mount Vernon, and on the Academic Advisory Board of Benjamin Franklin’s House in London.