Under the direction of the Manager for Digital Content and Projects, the Library Analyst will advise and assist the Harvard community in creating, managing, providing access to, and preserving digital assets.
The primary responsibilities of this role are to: 1) assist in building new services and tools for digital stewardship at Harvard, and 2) work with members of the Harvard community and their collaborators to achieve goals for online collections and exhibitions. The position requires managing and/or participating in multiple projects concurrently. The incumbent works with people at all levels throughout the University including in library, museum, academic, and technology departments.
The Library Analyst will:
Collaborate in building new services and tools for stewardship of digital assets at Harvard, especially focused on online collections and exhibitions
Take a lead role in coordinating and providing support to the Harvard community -- faculty and students, as well as library, museum and archives staff at all levels -- for project planning and implementation
Analyze project requirements and goals
Liaise and troubleshoot with Library Technology Services regarding the use of Harvard Library technology
Evaluate and recommend new software and other tools to meet the community's needs
Consult with members of the Harvard community on the use of Harvard Library technology and tools
Connect the community to expertise and services, wherever they are provided
Develop and provide training and instruction to the community
Promote best practices for all stewardship lifecycle stages of digital assets from creation through access
Design model and custom work flows to meet project and programmatic goals
Develop online content and in-person presentations to promote and demonstrate services
Create service documentation and reports
At the Harvard Library, our work is enriched by our diverse campus community. Our unique and wide-ranging abilities, experiences, and perspectives are integral to achieving Harvard University's mission of excellence in research, teaching, and learning for our patrons, our collections, and our workplace. We believe that an inclusive environment that cultivates and promotes understanding, respect, and collaboration across our diverse workforce enables our success.
We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and abilities to apply to be a part of our community of over 700 staff members. 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 champion our diverse society.
A global leader, the Harvard Library is a pre-eminent research library that acquires, disseminates, and preserves knowledge. Harvard's Library holdings range from traditional print collections to rapidly expanding inventories of digital resources. It is the work of the Harvard Library to provide the University's faculty, students, and researchers—now and in the future—with comprehensive access over time to all of these materials.
Learn more about our contributions to the academic enterprise by visiting us at http://lib.harvard.edu/about-us and about the Harvard University community at http://hr.harvard.edu/why-harvard .
The Harvard Library is a proud member of the ACRL Diversity Alliance.
Salary Grade: 056
Union: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary