Harvard University Library Professional in Cambridge, Massachusetts

46859BRAuto req ID:46859BRJob Code:386056 Library Professional Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Knowledge Services LibrarianSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade:056Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:

  • MLIS or other relevant degree

  • Minimum of 2 years working in a library or knowledge services

  • Experience with Microsoft Office, Adobe Acrobat, and Adobe Photoshop (or other editing software)

Additional Qualifications:

  • Familiarity managing metadata and content to support access and discovery

  • Familiarity with data reporting and analysis, particularly reporting out of MS Access

  • Excellent and engaging communications skills

  • Strong customer service orientation and business acumen

  • Expertise in searching bibliographic and library research databases

  • Team player who is also comfortable working independently

  • Capacity for continuous learning and innovation

  • Comfort working with ambiguity and proven ability to flourish in a changing environment

  • Strong attention to detail and internal drive for accuracy and excellence

  • Proven ability to lead, manage multiple priorities, organize workflow and monitor active tasks

  • Experience working with data structures

  • Familiarity with SQL or SPARQL

  • Experience with web authoring tools preferred, particularly SharePoint and Drupal

Additional Information:Physical demands and work environment:

  • Ability to pull materials on and off shelves

  • Ability to lift 20 lbs.

  • Ability to work at a computer for extended periods of time

Harvard University requires pre-employment reference and background checks.

Harvard University is committed to supporting a healthy and sustainable learning and working environment.Department:Library & Knowledge ServicesPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentityJob Function:Library Duties & Responsibilities:This Knowledge Services Librarian position is in Library & Knowledge Services (LKS) reporting to the Associate Director, Library and Knowledge Services. The Knowledge Services Librarian manages several projects and systems in support of the LKS digital initiatives strategy, including but not limited to identifying and implementing new business processes around the digital content lifecycle; managing digital course materials for Degree Programs and Executive Education and making recommendations on integrating with the Harvard community as practices and technology change; supporting the full lifecycle of LKS digital collections projects (such as ArchiveIt, DASH, DRS); supporting digital content initiatives (such as implementation of a RIM, data and usage analysis of the HKS website and taxonomy); training and supporting the HKS community in the front and/or the back-end of the various systems managed by LKS through the Knowledge Services team.

  • Leads on Knowledge Services strategy in alignment with LKS digital initatives strategy to support the operation content strategy for HKS, working closely with the Associate Director, Library and Knowledge Services and other stakeholders; Has an understanding of the research and digital landscape, the role of library partnerships and the capabilities and limits of library support to ensure operational content is structured effectively for use across the HKS public website, KNet, and other relevant systems; including reporting on and informing the use of the HKS Taxonomy and other structured vocabulary.

  • Manages multiple projects, working closely with the Associate Directorand Digital Collections Coordinator to make HKS Library digital collections accessible and discoverable through the best available technologies.

  • Consults with faculty, graduate students, staff, providing complex customer service to support them online services, reviewing future technology needs

  • Sets strategy for the digital content initiatives, including management of vendor relationships and implementation of a RIM at HKS and analysis and reporting on digital content strategies related to LKS digital content; Builds expertise in Drupal and SharePoint implementations at HKS to support Library and HKS content initiatives.

  • Manages the monitoring, and processing of course materials requests through the Online Course Materials (OCM) system; Ensures citation accuracy and full-text availability to publish online through Canvas or in print; Verifies quality of scanned materials and makes any necessary adjustments; Works with the HKS student disability coordinator to provide course materials to students with disabilities quickly and efficiently; Coordinates and manages the entire copyright invoicing process, inclusive of vetting and approval of copyright invoices from publishers;

  • Makes business process recommendations as well as monitor emerging trends at Harvard Library and the larger academic research library community to better the HKS online course materials experience.

  • Recommends evolving digital tools and platforms to LKS to support the creation of impactful, effective, and sustainable digital scholarship.

  • Creates data analytics to report on LKS digital collections and content systems, as well as ad hoc request by the Associate Director, to support decision making.

  • Collaborates across LKS and other Harvard Library and HKS groups to manage projects in a timely manner.

  • Contributes to the improvement of library services and programs.

School/Unit:Harvard Kennedy School EEO Statement: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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.