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Associate Head of Digital Collections Discovery, Harvard, MA


  • Lead and participate in library-wide project teams related to the discovery of and access to digital collections.
  • Lead user engagement and outreach projects related to digital collections and online exhibits.
  • Provide guidance on collections projects with partner institutions included, but not limited to metadata sharing/aggregation, mass digitization, and collections sharing.
  • Manage the Library Analyst for Stewardship of Digital Assets and Library Analyst for Collections Discovery.
  • Establish and implement best practices for collections discovery and use across the research lifecycle.
  • Collaborate with the copyright officer to provide leadership on copyright and the application of standardized rights statements, as they apply to digital collections discovery.
  • Design model and custom workflows to meet project and programmatic goals in partnership with key stakeholders across Harvard Library.
  • Develop online content and in-person presentations to promote and demonstrate services.
  • Create service documentation and project reports.
  • Contributes to the overall goals of the department as appropriate.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree required.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in planning and managing projects involving collections access and discovery, including the ability to maintain priorities across multiple projects.
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience managing direct reports and peer teams.
  • Excellent presentation & communication skills.

Additional Qualifications and Skills

  • Masters Degree in Library Science and/or Information Science or Archival training preferred.
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, inclusion, belonging and antiracism.
  • Demonstrated success in communicating with members of the academic community.
  • Proven knowledge of management and familiarity with issues related to access and discovery of collection.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of metadata standards and file formats.
  • Knowledge of best practices for usability of collections.
  • Knowledge of accessibility standards and requirements.
  • Experience with collections management software and user interfaces.
  • Knowledge of Harvard Library technical infrastructure for collections discovery.
  • Demonstrated skills in being highly collaborative and user focused.
  • Willingness to continue to develop professionally through training, participation in conferences, and other activities.

How to Apply:

To view the complete position description and to apply, see here.