|Published||October 4, 2023|
|Location||Cambridge, MA, Massachusetts|
|Cover Letter Requirements||Required|
|Education Requirements||MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited college or university|
|Minimum Compensation in Local Currency||$66,200|
|Maximum Compensation in Local Currency||$108,200|
|Hourly or Salary?||Salary|
|Pay Grade||56: https://hr.harvard.edu/salary-ranges#ranges|
The incumbent in this position will manage a large digitization program to reformat bibliographic and manuscript materials, serve as a repository liaison to internal Harvard units (example, Digital Preservation and Imaging Services) and act as a point of contact to external contractors. They will collaborate and work with an inclusive team in Digital Collections and Services and other Schlesinger units. They will also participate in working groups at Schlesinger, Radcliffe, and the Harvard Library to improve programs and services in a fast-paced, scholarly, research-library environment.Position Description :
- Manages small and large digital collections projects to ensure they are completed properly and in a timely manner.
- Manages digitization of manuscript and print materials including preparation, delivery, quality control and assessment.
- Collaborates with librarians, archivists, and staff to improve access to digital collections.
- Explores and implements emerging trends and best practices in digital collection creation and management. Maintains the Library’s digital resources by imaging, storing, reviewing, and delivery of the collections in an online environment including web archives. This work uses relevant Harvard Library-wide discovery, preservation, storage, and delivery systems.
- Assists and consults with Schlesinger Library staff on digitization and other technical library problems and projects. Collects and organizes statistics about Schlesinger’s digital programs and services, assists in annual report writing, and maintaining local databases.
- Participates in the formulation, writing, and implementation of grants.
- Collaborates with members of the department and archivists at the library to manage the lifecycle of born-digital records: for instance, may participate in web archiving.
- May chair and participate on committees at Schlesinger and at Harvard and builds community with other digital collections librarians and archivists.
- Performs other duties as assigned such as participating on exhibition committees and working at the reference desk weekly.
- May supervise the work of student employees and other contingent workers.
- Carries out supervisory responsibilities according to the Institute’s/University’s management policies, procedures, and any applicable laws.
- Supervisory responsibilities may include a combination of hiring and training, planning, assigning, and managing work through completion.
- MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited college or university.
- 1-2 years’ experience post-MLS experience with digital projects
- Demonstrated experience with technology-focused project management; organizational skills with attention to detail, completing projects on budget/deadline, problem-solving, communication and collaboration skills.
Additional Qualifications and Skills
· Experience in an archives or special collections setting.
· Experience with book and paper digital reformatting operations.
· Experience using metadata in bibliographic, archival, and digital records.
· Knowledge of Filemaker, ArchivesSpace and/or Aeon.
· Knowledge of Windows and Unix server management and maintenance.
· Interest in digital humanities, American and women’s history, and the history of civil rights and social justice