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Tom Hubbard FCLIP (born 1950) was the first librarian of the Scottish Poetry Library and is the author, editor or co-editor of over thirty academic and literary works. [1]



Tom Hubbard was born in Kirkcaldy. [2]

After obtaining first class honours (MA, PhD) from Aberdeen University and a Diploma in Librarianship from Strathclyde University, Hubbard worked at the Scottish Poetry Library (1984–92) and as a visiting lecturer at the universities of Grenoble, Connecticut, Budapest (Faculty of Sciences of the Eötvös Loránd University), and North Carolina (at Asheville). [2]

From 2000 to 2004, he was editor of BOSLIT (Bibliography of Scottish Literature in Translation), a research project of Edinburgh University, based at the National Library of Scotland. [2] He is also an honorary research fellow in the Department of Scottish Literature, University of Glasgow (2004–2007), an honorary fellow in the School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures, University of Edinburgh (2005–2008), and Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals (FCLIP) (elected 2006). [1]

In 2006, Hubbard was visiting professor in Scottish Literature and Culture at the University of Budapest (ELTE). [1] Thereafter, he edited the Online Bibliography of Irish Literary Criticism (BILC) at the National University of Ireland, Maynooth (2006–2010) and in December 2009 he was appointed the Lynn Wood Neag Distinguished Visiting professor of British Literature, University of Connecticut for the Spring Semester of 2011. [1] In 2011/12 Hubbard was Professeur invité at Stendhal University, Grenoble, and a Writer-in-residence at the Château Lavigny in Vaud, Switzerland. [3]

Hubbard is on the editorial board of the journal Scottish Affairs , and an honorary visiting fellow at the University of Edinburgh Institute of Governance, where he is working on a "Scotland and Europe" project with Dr Eberhard Bort.[ citation needed ]


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