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Physics & Mathematics Librarian for the Cabot Science Library & Birkhoff Mathematical Library, Harvard Library, (Cambridge, MA)

Join Harvard Library as part of a dynamic team working to enhance integrated liaison work with the Department of Physics and the Department of Mathematics as the Physics & Mathematics Librarian for the Cabot Science Library & Birkhoff Mathematical Library (Physics-Math Librarian) and be an active member of the Science Libraries Council.

The Library seeks an energetic, flexible, and innovative physics and mathematics subject liaison to support the faculty, students, and staff of the Department of Physics and the Department of Mathematics, home of the Birkhoff Mathematical Library. Working collaboratively as part of Harvard Library’s Science and Engineering Services team, the Physics-Math Librarian will advance visionary improvements to user services and outreach to the departments and share them with the library community through active participation and presentation in professional organizations and meetings.

The Physics-Math Librarian provides specialized and individualized reference and research consultation for undergraduate and graduate students, and works proactively with faculty to improve STEM instruction and research efforts. With the Sciences and Engineering Services team, shares in responsibility for providing innovative services such as instructional design and delivery, scholarly communication, collection development & collection management (both print & e-content), and management of intellectual property and copyright. 

Reporting to the Associate Director of Research, Instruction and Collection Resources, the Physics-Math Librarian will hold office hours in the Cabot Science Library, manage physical collections in the Birkhoff Mathematical Library, consult, and present workshops onsite and in library spaces, and build a network of strong relationships throughout the two departments, ultimately leading to opportunities and services yet to be envisioned. The Physics-Math Librarian will also manage a small, physical book collection (non-circulating) in the Department of Physics (“Physics Reading Room”). The librarian supports services and collections for all branches of physics as well as theoretical mathematics.   

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