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Job Announcement-Harvard University

Reposted from PADG. Due to length we have heavily edited the announcement. Follow the link for the complete job description.

Head of Preservation and Digital Imaging Services

Harvard University Library
Req 23519BR
For the complete text of this job description please visit http://employment.harvard.edu/jobdescriptions/Head_of_Preservation.pdf

The Harvard Library seeks a creative and forward-thinking professional to serve on the Library’s senior leadership team in the new position of Head of Preservation and Digital Imaging Services, with responsibility for developing a seamless continuum for the long-term preservation of traditional collections and digital content across Harvard University’s 21st century library system.

Reporting to the Associate Director for Library Services, this role develops, leads, and administers programs and services that meet and anticipate the preservation and conservation needs of the Harvard Library’s circulating, digital and special collections.

Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required with an ALA-accredited master’s degree (e.g. MS in preservation management or conservation and/or MSLS with a focus on digital libraries) or a minimum of ten years’ experience, with eight years directly related and progressively responsible experience leading professional preservation, conservation and digital imaging programs.

Experience managing a complex budget and with emphasis on financial planning and analysis.

Additional Qualifications

Track record in leading high-performing teams and in spear-heading transformational change .

Ability to identify strategic priorities and to lead, preferably with experience from within a large academic research library.

Working knowledge of academic institutions and ability to respond to faculty expectations, academic calendars, and varied planning cycles

Ability to monitor multiple projects that serve a range of clients.

Strong written, verbal, and interpersonal skills, with the ability to effectively influence, persuade and promote the organization’s work internally and externally.

Track record in developing successful grant proposals, current-use and endowment fundraising, and stewardship .

Qualified candidates may apply online at, http://www.employment.harvard.edu/. Please refer to req 23519BR.

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