Librarian for the Social Sciences

Posted to IASSIST on: 2005-03-30

Employer: Harvard College Library

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Responsible for leadership, management, strategic planning, collection development, and outreach for Social Sciences Program (SSP) of Harvard College Library (HCL), in providing information resources for social sciences throughout College and University. The SSP includes Government Documents/Microforms, Harvard Map Collection, Environmental Information Center, Numeric Data Services, and Littauer Library (economics and political science). SSP collections/services emphasize effective reference/instruction programs, data resources and their use w/statistical software & GIS (geographic information systems), and access to unique primary sources (e.g., government documents, maps, archives and labor archives). Fosters collaborative relationships among SSP units, among other Harvard libraries, w/Harvard-MIT Data Center, and w/academic programs across University. Provides high level, continually evolving services for social sciences. Ensures extensive outreach to and consultation w/faculty & students in social sciences to maintain good communications on curricular issues/related library programs. Recruits/mentors/supervises/evaluates staff. Makes strategic use of budget/staff to achieve objectives. Serves as member of HCL Senior Management Council and chairs Harvard-wide Social Sciences Libraries Council.

MLS & graduate subject degree, pref in social sciences; strong prof bckgrnd in library services/collections serving social sciences; deep understanding of use of data/academic research process; demonstrated record of leadership/effective management of budgets; exc written/oral communication/interpersonal & proven supervisory skills; ability to develop strong collaborative working relationships. High tolerance for ambiguity/ability to work effectively w/changing circumstances; must be able to maintain clear vision of overall mission while dealing w/multiple challenges/opportunities in dynamic environ; Strong org skills; able to set, plan for, achieve goals.

Archived on: 2005-12-31