Harvard University - Job details
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"Harvard Library seeks a dynamic, imaginative, and collaborative leader to guide and evolve Harvard Library’s management of electronic resources. Applying their solid record of leadership and vision across Harvard’s vast online collections, the Electronic Resources Strategist and Head, Electronic Resources (Head) will guide the development of a unified strategy, best practices, and workflows for managing fee-based and open access electronic resources that encompasses all library components of the online content ecosystem: collection development, technical services, and scholarly communication.
The Head will have a strong understanding of, and familiarity with, the operational components of managing electronic collections that s/he will apply to their primary work of partnering with colleagues in envisioning and implementing strategic and innovative electronic resources management. Leadership and Advocacy: In close collaboration with collection development and scholarly resources leadership at Harvard, and with Harvard Library’s strategic partners in Ivy Plus Libraries and beyond, the Head creates and recommends best practices for successful license and access negotiation strategy, resource purchasing models, resource sharing, resource analysis and assessment, long-term preservation, usage data analysis, and implements sustainable workflows and staffing models that support these activities. S/he advocates for adapting how such content may be used to support users’ evolving research and scholarship needs. Teamwork: A member of the Information and Technical Services (ITS) Senior Leadership Team, the Head works across domains to leverage the synergies between collection development, scholarly communication, and electronic resources. Operations: This leader will guide a team of 9 staff in support of electronic resources management for the Harvard Library. S/he applies knowledge of current issues and trends in e-resource licensing, copyright, content, acquisitions, and the publishing industry to their co-development of strategic directions for electronic resources management. Success attributes include strong strategic focus, active participation in the ITS Senior Leadership Team, proven project management skills, a visible commitment to staff development in an environment that promotes creativity, innovation and continuous improvement, inclusiveness and diversity, robust and effective communication with constituents and stakeholders, and accountability for results. DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- In consultation with the Director of Collections Strategies, set the strategic direction for electronic resources management, applying knowledge of current issues and trends in electronic resource licensing, copyright, open access, acquisition, and the publishing industry.
Provide direct leadership, guidance, and administrative oversight for the Electronic Resources Unit; oversee hiring, supervision, as well as training and professional development of Electronic Resources staff; establish performance expectations and guidelines for staff.
Foster a creative and innovative approach to the implementation of strategic change in an environment that strives for continuous improvement and encourages a flexible work force to innovate and test ideas inside and outside of their standard roles.
- Model the unit’s 'Can Do' approach to work in an environment that promotes accountability, high performance, staff engagement, and diversity through a sense of purpose and spirit of cooperation."