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Education, Training, Library
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5 - 10 years
Education level:
Bachelor's Degree

Research Data & Collections Librarian, Knowledge and Library Services

With a team of librarians, researchers, educators, statisticians, journalists, information management professionals, product designers, and archivists, Knowledge and Library Services (KLS) offers unparalleled resources and services to the HBS community. The Research Data Program was created to help Harvard Business School faculty evaluate, acquire, use, manage and archive data for their research.


This position manages the Research Data Program and is a key member of the Baker Library Collections team, ensuring that Harvard Business School and Harvard University have access to premier library collections and information resources. 


The Research Data and Collections Librarian works closely with a cross-departmental team, providing collaborative coordination to meet the goals of both the Baker Research Data Program and Baker Library collections. Understanding the research landscape, the role of campus partnerships, and the capabilities and limits of library support will be essential to the success of the role. This position reports to the Senior Director of Baker Research Services and also supports the Manager of Business Information Resources. 


About the Research Data Program:
About Baker Library Collections and Archives:


In leading the newly developed Research Data Program, this position is responsible for:


  • Partnering with the Baker Research Services team to identify and      acquire licensed and publicly available datasets critical to supporting      research at HBS.
  • Negotiating favorable terms, conditions, and pricing for content      licenses and tracking special data sets and other research materials on      behalf of HBS faculty and doctoral students
  • Ensuring legal, compliance, and re-use issues around HBS-licensed      datasets are appropriately addressed
  • Recruiting and coordinating faculty data deposits into HBS      Dataverse, our repository for faculty and doctoral student research data
  • Collaborating with the HBS archival program in meeting University      requirements for research records and data retention and ensuring      long-term preservation and access of essential data
  • Building relationships across Harvard University, particularly with      the Harvard University Research Data Program and Library Collection      Development community


As a member of the Baker Library Collections team, this position supports the Manager, Business Information Resources in:


  • Playing a leading role the ongoing  assessment and analysis of      the Baker Library’s collecting strategy vis-à-vis  current faculty      research interests, HBS initiatives and priorities, changing curriculum      needs, and broader trends in scholarship 
  • Developing creative and innovative methods to measure, analyze and      report the impact of collections and content on HBS teaching and learning
  • Ensuring licensed and purchased content is discoverable and      accessible through the Baker Library web site, HOLLIS + and the Harvard      Library.
  • Providing input for the development of the annual Baker Library      collection budget, reviews budget forecasts, tracks expenditures.


Basic Qualifications


●    BA/BS + 5yrs of experience
●    Experience in collection development including contract negotiations and management. 


Additional Qualifications


  • Demonstrated ability to exercise maturity and good judgment in      dealing with priority customers and vendors.
  • Advanced degree in information management, library science, or      business or related field or equivalent experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise maturity and good judgment 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


Additional Information


  • Our expectations are that employees of HBS adhere to and represent      our Community Values.
  • Respect for the rights, differences, and dignity of others
  • Honesty and integrity in dealing with all members of the community
  • Accountability for personal behavior


Cover Letter is required


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