Librarian for Collaborative Programs

at Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics (view profile)
Location Cambridge, MA
Date Posted October 16, 2018
Category Other
Job Type Full-time
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The incumbent collaborates with the members of the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics community and external partners to define, implement, and continuously support: services, programs, and collections that enhance research, teaching, learning, and access to resources at Wolbach Library. The community served by the Wolbach Library includes Smithsonian staff, Harvard faculty and staff, students, post-docs, the international astronomy community, and the public.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Responsible for preparation, coordination, execution and assessment of collaborative projects, programs, and events
  • Develops collaborative project objectives, involving all relevant stakeholders and ensuring technical feasibility; reports and escalates to management as needed.
  • Ensures that projects are delivered on-time, within scope
  • Creates, maintains, and shares comprehensive project documentation with library staff
  • Maintains current knowledge of emerging trends in learning science, research methodologies, and research services
  • Conducts outreach and collaborates with current library stakeholders (e.g. NASA/SAO ADS), as well as stakeholders who are infrequent users or nonusers of the library and its services
  • Strives to provide equitable delivery of library services through the development of programs, practices, and behaviors which allow the library to actively support all members of the library’s community
  • Contributes to Wolbach’s monthly reports as required
  • Participates in daily circulation desk staffing
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