Natalie Mitchell is the new Library Manager of the Harry Sutherland Philatelic Library in Toronto, effective Nov. 1, 2023.
“We are excited to welcome Natalie to our organization. As we seek to enhance our library’s services and reach, Natalie, as Library Manager, will be important to its future and a key advocate,” said Ingo Nessel, president of the Vincent Graves Greene Philatelic Research Foundation.
According to a press release from the foundation, Mitchell earned her Bachelor’s and Master of Arts in history degrees at the University of Akron. She has also earned a Master of Information degree at the University of Toronto with a concentration in Archives and Records Management and collaborative specialization in book history and print culture. Mitchell brings experience with managing the acquisition and maintenance of collections from rare books and manuscripts to archives and in completing large-scale digitization projects with the requisite metadata generation in both corporate and academic environments.
The Harry Sutherland Philatelic Library is home to the foremost British North America philatelic reference collection in the world, including a significant collection of early Canadian philatelic journals in OCR searchable format, a comprehensive collection of Canadian
auction catalogues and research collections from important Canadian philatelists. In addition to its British North America focus, the library maintains reference material applicable to philately in general and selected worldwide publications.
The Harry Sutherland Philatelic Library is a contributing member of the Global Philatelic Library, combining the catalogues of 27 online philatelic research libraries.