This position brings together collections, assessment, and consortia perspectives in library work. It provides an opportunity to engage with high level strategic perspectives, to do transformative work in the library, to learn how to be a catalyst for change as well as develop practical collections, data, assessment and visualization skills. The resident will work closely with collection development staff, assessment and program management staff, and administrators.
This residency also offers the opportunity to participate with the ACRL Diversity Alliance and Harvard's Administrative Fellowship Program, which strives to attract talented early career librarians, and in particular, members of historically underrepresented groups, to provide meaningful professional working experience and cultivate the professional goals and interests of the resident. In the first year, through the Administrative Fellows Program, currently in its 30th year of operation, residents get the opportunity to work in an academic environment complemented by a career development program.
This is a two-year residency beginning September, 2019.
Working closely with the collection development staff, assessment and program management staff, and administrators, the resident will:
Examine collections across Harvard libraries
Explore collections across strategic partnerships including Ivy Plus, the Research Collections and Preservation Consortium (ReCAP), MIT and Hathi
Provide analysis on the use of resources from Borrow Direct, Harvard Direct and ReCAP
Where possible, provide analysis on the users of the resources
Provide analysis on the content provided to users and library partners
Analyze and summarize partner profiles (collections, staffing, expenditures, format etc.)
Assessment related to internal and external collaborations
Use a variety of tools, including databases, spreadsheets and reporting applications to gather data and prepare reports as directed by the supervisor.
Some lifting, kneeling and sitting
Some exposure to dirt and dust
Diversity & Inclusion at the Harvard Library
Across the Harvard Library, our work is enriched by our diverse campus community. Our unique and wide-ranging abilities, experiences, and perspectives are integral to achieving Harvard University's mission of excellence in research, teaching, and learning for our patrons, our collections, and our workplace. We believe that an inclusive environment that cultivates and promotes understanding, respect, and collaboration across our diverse workforce enables our success.
We invite individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and abilities to be a part of our community of over 700 staff members. Our work with faculty, students and researchers to explore answers to intellectual questions, enduring and new, and to seek solutions to the world's most consequential problems, requires that we not only reflect, but also champion our diverse society.
Harvard Library inspires collaboration, reflection, experimentation, and discovery connecting users to related disciplines and to University-wide teaching resources. The Library engages users through curated discovery, digital collections, reimagined physical space, and specialized research support. Today, Harvard Library's holdings range from traditional print collections to rapidly expanding access to digital resources. Harvard Library provides the University's faculty, students, and researchers—now and in the future—with exceptional experiences and comprehensive access to these materials.
The Harvard Library is a proud member of the Association of College & Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance.
Salary Grade: 056
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Master's degree in library/information science
Minimum of two years of related work experience.
Experience with data analysis
Demonstrated ability to learn new tools and technologies (such as Alma Analytics, Gold Rush, Airtable, Tableau)
Strong Excel skills
Demonstrated analytical and critical thinking skills
Demonstrated excellence in the following skills: verbal and written communication, interpersonal, and planning/organization
Ability to work collaboratively and productively with colleagues and stakeholder
Experience creating visualizations of assessment data, preferably using Tableau
Experience working with consortia or cooperative groups
Experience working in library technical services is a plus
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: 49748BR
About Harvard University Library
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.