Harvard University Library Sr Specialist in Cambridge, Massachusetts
43070BRAuto req ID:43070BRLocation:USA - MA - Boston Business Title:Associate Director of Collection and Knowledge ManagementSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade:058Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:Master's in Library Science required. 4 or more years of professional library experience, preferably in an academic setting. Additional Qualifications:Experience managing electronic resources, including acquisitions, collection development and management, and vendor relations. Experience and understanding with library collections and biomedical information resources, as well as knowledge of health science libraries and their evolving roles in medical education, biomedical research, clinical practice and scholarly communication. Knowledge of the complex, ever-changing electronic publishing environment and scholarly communications issues; experience negotiating licenses for electronic content; experience with electronic resource management systems; experience with analyzing usage statistics (e.g. COUNTER compliant usage statistics). Ability to plan, initiate, and implement effective programs, projects and services. Experience in vendor and publisher relations and in conducting license and product negotiations. Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to solve problems and manage complex workflows. Excellent oral and written communication skills, including public presentations. Excellent interpersonal and team collaboration skills; and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, rapidly changing and ambiguous environment. Must be able to work with faculty, staff and students in a culturally diverse environment • Experience in digitization projects. Public services experience and training, preferably in a health sciences library setting. An enthusiastic commitment to ascertaining and delivering services that best support Harvard Medical School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Heath, Harvard Dental School and its curriculum. This requires a keen focus on the needs and desires of faculty, staff, and students, and the ability to establish goals, priorities, and operations that best meet these needs.Department:Countway Library of MedicinePre-Employment Screening:Credit, Criminal, Education, IdentityJob Function:Library Duties & Responsibilities:The Associate Director of Collection and Knowledge Management provides leadership and vision in developing and sustaining collection development activities at the Countway Medical Library. Specific areas of responsibilities include resource selection, license and product negotiation, vendor relations, acquisitions, bibliographic control, collection analysis and assessment, and collections budget development and management. The position will be knowledgeable about innovations and changes in the profession, as well as in the scholarly publishing industry. The position will serve as a member of the Medical Library’s senior management team, and report to the Director of the Medical Library.The Associate Director of Collection and Knowledge Management will act as liaison to the central Collections, Acquisitions, and Cataloging Departments, and keeps current with changing system-wide policies and procedures in which the Medical Library is increasingly integrated. Collaborates with staff throughout the Harvard University Library system on best approaches to resource expenditures and coordinated collection development and management. * Outreach and public services responsibilities * Works collaboratively with faculty, staff, and researchers to identify resources and collections for research, teaching and clinical care. * Evaluates and implements new practices, services and tools to increase the efficiency of collection management processes and workflows. * Compile and analyze collection usage data from a variety of sources to support data-driven collection development decisions and comply with university library and national library association statistical reporting requirements. *Expected to be professionally active and to represent the Library and University in the academic, scholarly and professional community. *Lead the transition from a mostly print collection to an increasingly electronic collection, addressing all the attendant budgetary and archival issues. *Stay abreast of trends and changes in all aspects of academic publishing. Inform and instruct colleagues and faculty about these changes and their implications for libraries. Ensure that collection policies accord well with changes in the production and dissemination of information. *Create and manage materials budgets in consultation with faculty and appropriate library staff. *Build a balanced collection. Oversee the creation and constant revision of collection-development methods, including notification plans. Ensure that all new publications relevant to the curriculum are monitored, and that decisions not to order specific titles are intentional. *Negotiate and maintain licenses for electronic databases. School/Unit:Harvard Medical School 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 or any other characteristic protected by law.