Tomm, Jillian

Associated member

Jillian Tomm is a librarian, currently acting as an advisor (2020- ) in the development team of the Centro de Estudos da História da Leitura in Lisbon, Portugal, a new centre created around the library of writer Alberto Manguel.

She is interested in the intersections between libraries and intellectual history, a theme that guided her doctoral study of the Raymond Klibansky Collection of McGill University, which blended humanities approaches with technical aspects of library studies.

First a postdoc and then assistant director at McGill University’s Rare Books and Special Collections (2012-2015), she was subsequently an advisor at the Biblioteca Nacional, Argentina (2016-2017). Since 2015 she has also been a member of the publication and research project directed by Philippe Despoix at the Université de Montréal, The Warburg Library Network: An International Collaborative Project in Digital Humanities, a project that brings together the Université de Montréal, McGill University, the Warburg Institute, London, and the Deutsches Literaturarchiv, Marbach.