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Diversity Residency - Reference Librarian, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Law School Library in partnership with the Harvard Library is seeking a Reference Librarian for their two-year Diversity Residency. This residency offers the opportunity to participate with the ACRL Diversity Alliance and Harvard's Administrative Fellowship Program, which strives to attract talented early career librarians, and in particular, members of historically underrepresented groups, to promote leadership opportunities and careers in higher education.  This residency will also provide a meaningful professional working experience to cultivate the professional goals and interests of the resident.  Additionally, in the first year, through the Administrative Fellows Program, currently in its 29th year of operation, offers residents the opportunity to work in an academic environment complemented by a career development program.

 

SUMMARY

Under the general direction of the Manager for Research Services, the resident works as a team member providing reference and research services in law and law-related disciplines, via print and electronic formats, to faculty and students of Harvard Law School, and to a broader research community.

The resident will participate in the day to day collection development activities of the Law Library with an emphasis on aligning the resident's interests and skills to collection development opportunities or projects in that area. The resident will work closely with selectors to participate in evaluating and selecting resources for acquisition. Other project-based work will entail weeding, collection assessment, and e-resources management. The fellow will report on an as need project basis to the Associate Director of Collections or his designee.

In addition, over the course of two years, the resident will have the opportunity to work on projects in other departments of the library which may include: the library as publisher with our Library Innovation Lab (LIL), working with manuscript collections in our Historical & Special Collections department, exploring new ways to manage digitization and working with our administrative team on special projects will provide a breadth of experience. The library will support the development and completion of a substantial project related to the shared interests of the resident and the library.

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