- Post Date:August 30, 2019
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Information and Technical Services (ITS) actively supports theteaching and research mission of the Harvard Library by managingmonograph, serial and e-resource acquisitions, metadata creation,and metadata management for the Harvard Library.
As a member of the Acquisitions Section under the supervision ofthe Head of Acquisitions, and as a member of the ITS managementteam, the incumbent facilitates timely access to Harvard Librarycollections by managing the one of four units within theAcquisitions Section, a unit that performs a variety ofacquisitions and copy cataloging duties for monographs in multiplelanguages and formats. While working closely with Library Directorsand Collection Development Colleagues, the incumbent also workscollaboratively with other ITS managers to develop department-widestrategic and operational plans, policies, and best practices fortechnical services in the Harvard Library. In addition, the managerprovides the leadership and supervision necessary for successfulchange management and staff retraining.
Priorities will be set to maximize contributions to the overallgoals of the Information and Technical Services Department of theHarvard Library. Staff may be called upon to apply their skillsand/or receive additional training in order to contribute to workin other ITS units or teams as occasional, short-term needs occur.
This position is located in the Central Square area of Cambridge,MA.
Duties and Responsibilities
Management and Supervision
Diversity & Inclusion at the HarvardLibrary
Across the Harvard Library, our work is enriched by our diversecampus community. Our unique and wide-ranging abilities,experiences, and perspectives are integral to achieving HarvardUniversity’s mission of excellence in research, teaching, andlearning for our patrons, our collections, and our workplace. Webelieve that an inclusive environment that cultivates and promotesunderstanding, respect, and collaboration across our diverseworkforce enables our success.
We invite individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences andabilities to be a part of our community of over 700 staff members.Our work with faculty, students and researchers to explore answersto intellectual questions, enduring and new, and to seek solutionsto the world’s most consequential problems, requires that we notonly reflect, but also champion our diverse society.
Harvard Library inspires collaboration, reflection,experimentation, and discovery connecting users to relateddisciplines and to University-wide teaching resources. The Libraryengages users through curated discovery, digital collections,reimagined physical space, and specialized research support. Today,Harvard Library’s holdings range from traditional print collectionsto rapidly expanding access to digital resources. Harvard Libraryprovides the University’s faculty, students, and researchers-nowand in the future-with exceptional experiences and comprehensiveaccess to these materials.
The Harvard Library is a proud member of the Association of College& Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance.
Although the position will remain posted until filled.Applications will be considered beginning, September 27,2019.
Duties and Responsibilities continued:
Operations and Service Delivery
Strategic Planning and Leadership
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