The individual in this position will assist the Associate Director of Scholarly Communication at the Countway Library in a variety of digital initiatives and open science activities that support scholarly communication at Harvard Medical School, Harvard School of Public Health, and collaborative projects with colleagues throughout the Harvard Library system.
The Digital Scholarship Librarian will provide research support, outreach, and instruction to students, faculty, and staff in wide-ranging efforts that use digital technologies to advance scholarship through not only traditional publication workflows, but also via participation in digital repositories (DASH and PubMedCentral), open data initiatives, online courseware, research assessment and scholarly impact tools.
The incumbent will lead a key service point within the Digital Scholarship & Scholarly Communications Unit at the Countway Library by providing support and education for the specific tools that ensure digital scholarship is curated, described, indexed, and accessible. This also includes providing outreach and education to students faculty and staff at the Harvard Longwood Campus in bibliographic management tools, manuscript submissions into digital repositories, calculating/interpreting bibliometrics, and project management through online collaboration workspaces.
Furthermore, the Digital Scholarship Librarian will assist Harvard researchers and grants administrators with reporting (and troubleshooting) scholarly impact within NIH progress reports (RPPR and MyNCBI Bibliography), SciENcv, and ORCID. Assisting Harvard scholars with managing researcher/author profiles, assessing academic impact, and the licensing (and technical) nuances of sharing scholarship throughout the scholarly communication research cycle will be central to this role.
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3 - 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation, and complementary health services.
Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
The Harvard Medical School is not able to provide visa sponsorship for this position.
Salary Grade: 057
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent accredited advanced degree in a related discipline, such as History (preferably in the history of medicine or science). Minimum of three years of relevant experience required, preferably in digital technologies and institutional repositories within academic libraries.
Understanding of scholarly communication trends, open access, and some inherent challenges of sharing digital scholarship online.
Knowledge of public access policies and data management requirements for federal grants and publishers.
Natural ability to work in a highly collaborative, culturally diverse environment.
Comfortable in an unguided exploration of new technologies, and able to think creatively to meet current and future library challenges.
Familiarity with statistical software and/or programming languages that can assist users to visualize data and/or transform datasets.
Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
Strong organizational skills and project management skills
Instruction and research experience within an academic library
Work experience with institutional repositories
Familiarity with copyright and accessibility related to digital scholarship and/or digital publishing projects
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 49195BR
About Harvard University Medical School
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.