Senior Research and Data Librarian

at Harvard University (view profile)
Location 677 Huntington Avenue, MA
Date Posted February 9, 2021
Category Non-Profit
Job Type Full-time
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Minimum Compensation in Local Currency $ 77,400
Maximum Compensation in Local Currency $ 132,400
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Harvard UniversitySenior Research and Data Librarian
Harvard Kennedy School

Job Summary

Reporting to the Library Director, the Senior Research and Data Librarian will evaluate, support, and make recommendations on Library and Knowledge Services (LKS) services, particularly those focused on data services. This position supports research services and collaborates on collection development. The role will work closely with the Library Director on projects, particularly on assessment of research and research data management services. We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive community of staff, faculty, and students, and we seek candidates who share our value and commitment.

Job Code
386058 Library Manager

Job-Specific Responsibilities

  • Serves as a resource to faculty, staff, and students on issues of data curation, data management, and research dissemination and preservation, assuming an active role in learning about emerging trends and practices at Harvard and the wider scholarly community.
  • Working closely with the Library Director, establish strategic plan for a research data management (RDM) program at HKS, inclusive of data onboarding/offboarding training and data management plan consultation with researchers. RDM will focus on supporting the lifecycle of data from acquisition and/or creation of data through the dissemination and preservation, inclusive of curation, management, and analysis.
  • Evaluate and support LKS research communications and dissemination services and initiatives; progressing and assessing established initiatives and establishing recommendations on new services and resources through close collaboration with research communication staff across HKS, including within LKS and the Office of Communications and Public Affairs.
  • Deliver high quality, user-centered library and research services
  • Evaluates data and research resources with Manager of Collections & Library Services, rationalizing collection development strategy and budget to consider and support various models of data acquisition
  • Leads with the Manager of Collections & Library Services multifaceted internal communication efforts to promote awareness and discovery of library-managed resources and services
  • Works closely with the Director and Manager of Collections & Library Services on professional development of LKS staff to meet the evolving needs of the community we serve.

Basic Qualifications

Master's Degree in Library and Information Science or equivalent degree and a minimum 3 years of professional experience in leading or establishing a research data management program, an analytics program, or data services in a research organization.

Job Function

Sub Unit

USA - MA - Cambridge

Library and Knowledge services

Time Status

00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary

Salary Grade

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Education, Identity

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.

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