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Harvard University Librarian for Undergraduate Support in Cambridge, Massachusetts

54264BRAuto req ID:54264BRJob Code:386056 Library Professional Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Librarian for Undergraduate SupportSub-Unit:------------ Appointment End Date:13-Sep-2023Salary Grade ( :056Time Status:Full-time Union:00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary Basic Qualifications:

  • Minimum basic qualifications include a master’s degree in library/information science, Masters in higher education, Masters in Instructional Technology or Masters in Learning Design

  • Up to three years of professional work experience

Additional Qualifications and Skills:

  • Some professional experience in an educational or similar environment (e.g., university,

  • K-12, corporate training)

  • Familiarity with debates around information literacy in the professional field (i.e. ACRL Framework)

  • Experience managing events and programs for undergraduate students

  • Strong verbal, listening, writing and interpersonal skills.

  • Strong program management skills with attention to detail

  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively, connecting with peers to build momentum for new initiatives

Additional Information:About the Harvard Library and our Commitment to Antiracism

Harvard University aims to be the world’s recognized leader in sustainable inclusive excellence by fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. Working in close collaboration with offices across the university, the Harvard Library is becoming one of the campus leaders in advancing equity, diversity, inclusion, belonging and antiracism. We believe that an inclusive environment that cultivates and promotes understanding, respect, and collaboration across our diverse workforce enables our success. As well, we believe that 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 advance our diverse society.

Harvard Library’s core values are the foundation upon which our antiracism agenda is being developed. Our values emphasize that we lead with curiosity, seek collaboration, champion access, aim for the extraordinary, and cultivate and celebrate diversity in our collections and our community to construct a more inclusive and just world. Our focus on antiracism is a commitment to live our values. It is about building not only a better organization, but a better research library – an exemplary antiracist research library. We aspire to be global leaders in expanding world knowledge and intellectual exploration, and that starts on our campus, where we are a center for knowledge supporting our faculty and students in pursuing antiracism through their research, teaching and learning.

Our commitment to antiracism is a commitment to addressing other forms of discrimination as well, such as those based on gender, sexuality, religion or ability. Our antiracism work will continue a strong record of diversity initiatives, ranging from targeted collection development and the design of inclusive spaces to a learning journey for staff and a focus on employee recruitment and retention. We are deeply committed to increasing diversity in the profession, through activities such as our longstanding membership in the Association of College and Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance.

Harvard Library is the world’s largest academic library. Established in 1638, we are the oldest library system in the United States. We invite individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and abilities to be a part of our community of over 700 staff members across 28 libraries. Our collections number over six million digitized items, 20 million volumes, 400 million manuscripts, one million maps, and tens of millions of digital images, and our rare and special collections are amongst the most remarkable in the world. We collect collaboratively with peer institutions and facilitate international open access, multiplying our users’ access to materials and advancing equitable models of scholarly communication.

Learn more about our contributions to the academic enterprise by visiting us at and about the Harvard University community at Department:Harvard College Library - Services for Academic ProgramsPre-Employment Screening:Criminal, Education, IdentityJob Function:Library Job-Specific Responsibilities:

Reporting to the Head of Liaison and Orientation Services, the LUS is responsible for coordinating the First-Year Librarian (FYL) program, which connects first-year students to library services and resources through direct communication and personalized outreach.

This includes:

  • Working with Harvard Library Communications to create a monthly newsletter for all first-year students, composing monthly templates for direct messages through a dedicated team of First-Year Librarians

  • Hosts orientation events, and offers workshops around topics of specific concern to first-year students

  • Collaborates with other librarians in the Services for Academic Programs (SAP) department on information literacy programming for Freshman Seminars, Expository Writing, and the General Education curriculum.

School/Unit:Harvard College Library 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, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.Physical Requirements:Ability to list up to 50 lbs.Working Conditions:Possible hybrid environment (remote and onsite) Job Summary:

Although the position will remain posted until filled, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by end of day on June 25, 2021.

In partnership with Harvard’s ​Administrative Fellowship Program ​and the ​ACRL Diversity Alliance​ , the Harvard Library Diversity Residency Program​ ​attracts talented librarians, and in particular, members of historically underrepresented groups, to provide meaningful professional working experience and to cultivate the professional goals and interests of the resident. Additionally, through a combination of events sponsored by the Harvard Library, the Administrative Fellowship Program and the ACRL Diversity Alliance, Residents have the opportunity to work in an academic environment complemented by career development experiences. ​This is a two-year residency.

The Librarian for Undergraduate Support (LUS) plays a key role in providing information and research services for students in Harvard College, in close collaboration with a network of undergraduate service departments and library colleagues. The Services for Academic Programs (SAP) department, consists of approximately 24 staff members and provides several services for the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS), including a liaison librarian program, instruction and integrated course support, reference and research consultations, and orientations for students, faculty, and scholars.