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Librarian/Archivist for Digital Projects, Harvard Law School Library, Cambridge, MA

The Harvard Law School Library ("HLSL") seeks a skilled, innovative, and collaborative professional to join the team as its Librarian/Archivist for Digital Projects. Reporting to the Manager of the Digital Lab, this position will work cooperatively between the Harvard Law School Library Digital Lab and Historical & Special Collections (HSC) teams. The split of responsibilities is expected to be 70% Digital Lab and 30% HSC-related activities. However, these activities are in many instances cross-departmental.

The Librarian/Archivist for Digital Projects is the first point of contact for all digital projects involving HLS Library materials. The person in this role leads, coordinates, participates in, and collaborates on initiatives and activities designed to build digital collections that facilitate access to and discovery of the library's holdings. This position will help conceive and implement an evolving strategy designed to expand the library's digital presence of content and services, primarily from Harvard Library platforms.

The Digital Lab advances the Library's goal to make its collections broadly accessible. In planning and managing digitization projects, the core team of three collaborate with HLSL curators, patrons, publishers, and affiliated service providers to select materials and produce digital objects that are open, persistent, and, above all, useful. Projects are characterized by open standards, and workflow processes that balance quality and efficiency.

HSC is a small and energetic team of five engaged with all aspects of special collections work. The Library's collection of historic legal materials is one of the largest in the world, and includes rare books, early manuscripts, visual and audiovisual materials, and modern manuscripts pertaining to the history of law, legal study, and HLS. To support the Law School's mission, HSC collects, catalogs, preserves, and provides access to its collections for the Harvard community and researchers around the world.

Qualifications: M.L.S. or other library and information science degree from an ALA-accredited academic program required by the time of appointment. Minimum of one year of experience in any combination of processing archival or published materials, digitization, or use of technology to manage, preserve, discover, and deliver digital collections.

Duties and Responsibilities, as well as Additional Qualifications are presented in the posting at the Harvard Careers web site, with requisition number 49268BR

TO APPLY:   View details of the position description at Harvard Careers and click "Apply to job" link. Please do not send application materials or inquiries to the hiring manager.

Salary: (Grade 056), min.  $60,208, with outstanding benefits package.

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