Approximate date of posting May 30, 2018
Position: Administrative Fellow (Graduate School of Design)
- Eligibility Master’s degree in library/information science
- Up to three years of professional work experience
- Additional Master/Doctoral degree or related coursework in design a plus
Experience working with multiple data formats
·Experience with Python, database querying, XML, CSV
·Familiarity with standards like OAIS for workflow/digital lifecycle management
- Participants must be eligible to work in the United States (visa sponsorship cannot be offered)
Location: Cambridge, Massachusetts
Company/Organization Harvard University Graduate School of Design- Frances Loeb Library
Time Frame This is a two-year Diversity Fellowship. This term position ends two years from date of hire.
Compensation: Minimum $58, 855.00
Description:. Harvard University’s Administrative Fellowship Program is one of the cornerstones of our diversity and inclusion efforts. We seek to attract talented professionals, and in particular members of historically underrepresented groups, to promote leadership opportunities and careers in higher education. The University encourages applications from individuals from diverse backgrounds and others who may contribute to the diversity of Harvard’s leadership. o this end, the Administrative Fellowship Program offers a twelve-month talent management experience complemented by a professional development program
As a digital-first library, the skills required to manage digital content of all forms go beyond archives and special collections. This fellowship experience would move digital archiving skills into libraries that have special collections and general collections needs for these kinds of skills. This position would set up workflows focused on content in the arts and design fields that are not necessarily required in many of the archives and special collections across Harvard. The skills gained at the Graduate School of Design will be utilized in the broader Harvard Library community. This will broaden overall skill sets in digital library work, adding to our infrastructure to support a digital first library
Manages born digital content for the Frances Loeb Library using systems available at the Frances Loeb Library and in the Harvard Library
·Collaborates with FLL staff to manage its own born digital content
·Collaborates with Harvard Library staff on generalizing workflows, policies, and standards for born digital content
·Creates technical workflows for ingest of digital content from external systems. Workflows will cover the lifecycle of born digital content from creation to acquisition through process to access and preservation
·Performs content and metadata migration among systems. Types of content expected: TIFF, JPEG, PDF, CAD, 3D models and simulations, digital video.
·Incumbent should expect to work with the following applications: ArchivesSpace, Shared Shelf, Collection Space; as well as the Digital Repository Service.
·Collaborates with colleagues in the Harvard Library who work in Imaging Services and Digital Preservation.
·As part of a team of librarians, provides outreach and research support. Conducts orientation sessions and tours with other Loeb library staff; provides research support and access to all collections, with a focus on born- digital content, and the creation of digital content in various formats
·Collaborates with fellow library colleagues at the Frances Loeb Library as well as at other Harvard Libraries in designing, scheduling, and conducting instruction sessions.
·Participates in library-wide and campus-wide working groups and committees
How to Apply: On your cover letter, please write a Statement of Purpose/Interest that briefly describes your professional and academic interests as related to employment with Harvard University, and more broadly, the field of Higher Education and how participation in the Administrative Fellowship Program can help advance these interests. Be sure to explain:
- Why you are seeking a Fellowship
2. What you hope to gain from the experience
3. How you might contribute to the hiring department
Deadline: Recruitment and Selection Timeline:
June 25, 2018 – Application deadline
July 9 – August 10, 2018 – Rolling interviews of internal candidates/check-in with supervisors
August 17, 2018 – Selection decisions for FY19 Resident Fellows announced
September 2018 –Program Orientation