Collections and Data Management Librarian

Cambridge, MA
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Created: October 6, 2014


Baker Library, Harvard Business School

Put your in-depth knowledge of the business/social sciences information industry and your strong quantitative, analytical, communication, and problem solving skills to work in a vibrant organization that is building an exemplar 21st century academic library to support research, teaching, and learning at a world renowned business school.

Knowledge and Library Services at Harvard Business School (HBS) is seeking a versatile, results and service oriented individual who thrives in a changing learning environment to become a key member of the Baker Library collections and data management teams.

The successful candidate will be responsible for:
  • Implementing and providing day-to-day management of the new Research Data Management Program for HBS.
  • Acquiring and tracking special data sets and other research materials for individual HBS faculty and doctoral students.
  • Consulting with customers and colleagues on intellectual property issues.
  • Implementing the collection development policy, including vendor negotiations and licensing.
  • Preparing budget requests and forecasts and liaise with Harvard Library acquisitions as needed
  • Advanced degree in information management, library science, or business
  • 4+ years’ experience in collection development including contract negotiations and management
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise maturity and good judgement in dealing with priority customers and vendors
  • Fundamental understanding of intellectual property issues
  • In-depth understanding of scholarly communications and the information industry, preferably in the field of contemporary business and/or social sciences
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong quantitative, analytical, and critical thinking/problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to influence without authority
Our expectations are that employees of HBS adhere to and represent our Community Values. They are:

Respect for the rights, differences, and dignity of others
Honesty and integrity in dealing with all members of the community
Accountability for personal behavior

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