The Frances Loeb Library is part of the dynamic and energizing environment of the Graduate School of Design. The GSD offers an exciting setting for interaction and the exchange of ideas through the combination of disciplines—architecture, landscape architecture, and urban planning and design—together with the research of our studio-based as well as MDes and Doctoral programs. We are seeking an energetic and forward thinking individual work as part of a team to support the research, teaching, and learning at the GSD.
Reporting to the Librarian/Assistant Dean for Information Resources, this position oversees collection development for the Frances Loeb Library at the Harvard Graduate School of Design, including circulating collections, special collections and materials collections. Oversees and provides leadership for the collection development work of other Loeb Library librarians. Works with GSD faculty on development of programmatic collections for general collections. Is specifically responsible for the collection development for one of our programmatic areas, as well as Rare Books and archival collections. Proactively initiates and maintains contact with donors to obtain collections. Works with the Dean, faculty and the Archivist to develop a strategy for further development of the archival collections; working with faculty, seeks out archival collections for the GSD. Works with other librarians to determine appropriate content for digitization or licensing. Provides research services for access to all collections, as part of a team. Also works closely with other Harvard Library Affinity Groups to provide content and access to content. Acts as a liaison with Technical and Information Services and Access Services of the Harvard Library to ensure acquisitions, cataloging, and collection management functions match service needs. Implements and evaluates collection development policies. In the context of the Harvard Library, prepares management reports and analysis of data about collections. Manages the collection development budget and directly supervises one staff member. Represents the collection to local, regional, national and international constituencies.
MLS required; 5 years of professional-level experience in collection development of special collections/archives or an architectural collection in an academic setting required; demonstrated knowledge of one or more of the subject areas of architecture, landscape architecture, or urban planning; knowledge of archival processing; knowledge of broader collections issues in libraries (i.e. journal pricing issues, vendor relations, open access); strong analytical, organizational, and project management skills required; demonstrated ability to work with a variety of constituents; demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative and/or team environment; excellent interpersonal and communication skills; flexibility and creative problem solving skills required. Language expertise in European or Asian languages preferred. Supervisory experience preferred. Familiarity with working in a design environment preferred.
Apply on-line at http://employment.harvard.edu/, please reference Req. #27252BR.