Harvard University Library Professional in Cambridge, Massachusetts

45875BRAuto req ID:45875BRJob Code:386056 Library Professional Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Administrative Fellow (Graduate School of Design)Sub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade:056Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library/information science

  • Up to three years of professional work experience

Additional Qualifications:· Additional Master/Doctoral degree or related coursework in design a plus

· Experience working with multiple data formats

· Experience with Python, database querying, XML, CSV

· Familiarity with standards like OAIS for workflow/digital lifecycle management Additional Information:


On your cover letter, please write a Statement of Purpose/Interest that briefly describes your professional and academic interests as related to employment with Harvard University, and more broadly, the field of Higher Education and how participation in the Administrative Fellowship Program can help advance these interests. Be sure to explain:

  1. Why you are seeking a Fellowship

  2. What you hope to gain from the experience

  3. How you might contribute to the hiring department

At 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 encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and abilities to apply 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.

A global leader, the Harvard Library is a pre-eminent research library that acquires, disseminates, and preserves knowledge. Harvard's Library holdings range from traditional print collections to rapidly expanding inventories of digital resources. It is the work of the Harvard Library to provide the University's faculty, students, and researchers—now and in the future—with comprehensive access over time to all of these materials.

Learn more about our contributions to the academic enterprise by visiting us at http://lib.harvard.edu/about-us and about the Harvard University community athttp://hr.harvard.edu/why-harvard.

The Harvard Library is a proud member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance.

Department:Graduate School of Design- Frances Loeb LibraryPre-Employment Screening:Criminal, Education, IdentitySchedule:

Job Function:Library Duties & Responsibilities:OVERVIEW OF ADMINISTRATIVE FELLOWS PROGRAM

Harvard University's Administrative Fellowship Program is one of the cornerstones of our diversity and inclusion efforts. We seek to attract talented professionals, and in particular members of historically underrepresented groups, to promote leadership opportunities and careers in higher education. The University encourages applications from individuals from diverse backgrounds and others who may contribute to the diversity of Harvard’s leadership. To this end, the Administrative Fellowship Program offers a twelve-month talent management experience complemented by a professional development program. Please visit the program's website [https://hr.harvard.edu/administrative-fellows-program] for more details.


As a digital-first library, the skills required to manage digital content of all forms go beyond archives and special collections. This fellowship experience would move digital archiving skills into libraries that have special collections and general collections needs for these kinds of skills. This position would set up workflows focused on content in the arts and design fields that are not necessarily required in many of the archives and special collections across Harvard. The skills gained at the Graduate School of Design will be utilized in the broader Harvard Library community. This will broaden overall skill sets in digital library work, adding to our infrastructure to support a digital first library. This is a two-year Diversity Fellowship. This term position ends two years from date of hire.

· Manages born digital content for the Frances Loeb Library using systems available at the Frances Loeb Library and in the Harvard Library

· Collaborates with FLL staff to manage its own born digital content

· Collaborates with Harvard Library staff on generalizing workflows, policies, and standards for born digital content

· Creates technical workflows for ingest of digital content from external systems. Workflows will cover the lifecycle of born digital content from creation to acquisition through process to access and preservation

· Performs content and metadata migration among systems. Types of content expected: TIFF, JPEG, PDF, CAD, 3D models and simulations, digital video.

· Incumbent should expect to work with the following applications: ArchivesSpace, Shared Shelf, Collection Space; as well as the Digital Repository Service.

· Collaborates with colleagues in the Harvard Library who work in Imaging Services and Digital Preservation.

· As part of a team of librarians, provides outreach and research support. Conducts orientation sessions and tours with other Loeb library staff; provides research support and access to all collections, with a focus on born- digital content, and the creation of digital content in various formats

· Collaborates with fellow library colleagues at the Frances Loeb Library as well as at other Harvard Libraries in designing, scheduling, and conducting instruction sessions.

· Participates in library-wide and campus-wide working groups and committees School/Unit:Harvard Library 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.