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Library Professional

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Basic Qualifications

* MLS from an ALA accredited graduate program required.


* Minimum of 5 years of professional library experience required.


* Knowledge of at least one Western European language besides English.


* Experience in the effective use of research tools (scholarly resources, citation management tools, etc.).


* Experience with on-line integrated library catalogs, basic desktop and Internet applications, including MS Office.


* Academic background in the Humanities and the Social Sciences.



Additional Information

Duties and Responsibilities continued:

Serves as Liaison to the Department of Anthropology, the Peabody Museum, and Dumbarton Oaks, and as Co- Liaison to the Department of Human Evolutionary Biology and the Committee on Degrees in Studies of Women, Gender, and Sexuality:

* In support of Tozzer Library, creates outreach programs, library learning initiatives, and documentation, including floor maps, library guides, website content, and other online learning tools.


* Collaborates closely with archivists, curators, bibliographers and other library and museum colleagues, including the Peabody Museum, in delivering research support and in teaching programs.



Prepares and manages Tozzer Library budget.

Oversees collections in all formats and locations.

* Selects materials in traditional and emerging formats, and monitors approval plans.


* Promotes cooperative initiatives for collaborative collection development across Harvard and with other institutional partners.


* Assesses current and future collections needs to support evolving pedagogy and changes in research priorities.


* Engages with digital and remote resources: availability, discovery, and access.


* Manages Special Collections (extensive collection of research and primary source materials housed separately in an environmentally safe and secure room).


* Works with Harvard conservators and preservation staff to determine priorities for treatment of print and multi-media materials, photographs, and digital/reformatting projects.


* Prepares materials for exhibition, within Harvard and outside Harvard.



Participates in departmental, college, and University programs, as part of collection development and RTL activities.

Serves as liaison on building matters with the Department of Anthropology, the Peabody Museum, and HCL Operations.

Work Environment

* Work takes place in a library environment.


* Frequent interruptions can be expected; noise level moderate.


* Normal work week: Monday –Friday, 9am to 5pm or 8:30am to 4:30pm



Diversity Statement

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 **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***.'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 ****and about the **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. community at ****
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