The Harvard Library Office for Scholarly Communication (OSC) team seeks a highly motivated, exceptionally organized, and technically savvy individual to provide outstanding research and coordination activities associated with OSC as a Project Coordinator. Reporting to the Program Manager for the OSC, this position is a key member of a high functioning team with primary responsibility for managing and implementing aspects of projects from design through development and delivery.
The Harvard Library Office for Scholarly Communication was formed in 2008 with a charge to the Library from the Harvard Provost to spearhead campus-wide initiatives to open, share, and preserve scholarship. The OSC benefits from the oversight of a University-wide faculty advisory committee that provides advice on specific programs and policies.
With support from OSC, open-access policies are now in place in all of the Harvard schools. These policies were adopted by faculty and grant an automatic license to Harvard for future scholarly articles written by Harvard faculty members.
The OSC also runs supporting programs such as Harvard's Copyright Advisory Program, including the Copyright First Responders. The OSC is also facilitator of the HOPE Fund, a program designed reimburse processing fees for articles published in fee-based open-access journals. The OSC also maintains Digital Access to Scholarship at Harvard (DASH), the University wide, open-access, repository used to house articles that fall under the faculty open access policies. Visitors to DASH can locate, read, and use up-to-the-minute scholarship from Harvard. DASH is crawled by very wide range of academic and mainstream search engines, making its contents discoverable without the need to visit DASH.
Manage OSC projects as assigned including keeping projects on task and managing timelines; update documents and other items as needed throughout project lifecycle, including databases, text documents, and spreadsheets; report on projects as needed, orally and in writing
Write and edit policy-related documentation on open access, copyright, and related topics, for distribution to external partners and internal constituents
Monitor the evolution of DASH and make recommendations to the Repository Manager for updates to workflow, policy, and design
Collaborate with Copyright Advisor on the Copyright First Responders Program, Fair Use Week, and related Library copyright initiatives
Process submissions for deposit in DASH
Help manage the HOPE Fund
Support the team with maintaining an active OSC social media presence
Provide support by answering questions regarding Open Access policy or advising faculty, students, or staff members about copyright, licensing, and author rights
Work with the Director and Repository Manager to set and achieve priorities for the Distributed DASH Deposits (D3) program
Represent OSC in the Electronic Thesis and Dissertations program (ETDs@Harvard) and undertake ETD-related tasks as assigned
Serve as a liaison to other selected projects and initiatives, within Harvard and beyond.
Assist with OSC program events including planning, booking space, and other logistics.
Provide backup support needed; including answering phones or greeting visitors
Helping the Office achieve its high-level priorities without forgetting its lower-level priorities
Physical Demands: May lift up to 25 lbs.
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M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited academic program
Demonstrated knowledge of the Open Access (OA) movement, including mission, vision, goals, licensing, and how OA works at the university level
Minimum one year project management experience
Strong analytic and communication skills required
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite of programs (Word, Excel, and Outlook), and Google suite of programs (Google Docs, Google Spreadsheets, and Google Calendar) required
Work experience in a library setting preferred; knowledge of internet and digital library issues is essential
Ability to organize and prioritize in order to juggle multiple commitments, competing deadlines, and shifting priorities
Ability to focus on details, follow through on commitments, and take initiative
Ability to think ahead and plan appropriately to manage complex schedules
Ability to work independently, work effectively with a team, and pitch-in as needed when the office faces unexpected spikes in work or unexpected staff changes
Ability to manage risk sensibly and make sound judgment calls as needed
Willingness to learn new material and try new tasks
Web editing skills and programming knowledge (markdown HTML,CSS, github, Flask, Bootstrap)
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
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