The Harvard University Library is seeking a visionary leader in the field 
of digital library technology for the new position of Digital Library 
Architect. The Digital Library Architect will provide leadership in the 
architecture and design of large-scale, innovative library systems for one 
of the greatest research libraries in the world.

The library system at Harvard provides a wide range of services to 
students, faculty and researchers at Harvard as well as throughout the 
world. With a collection of more than 15.8 million volumes, a vast 
collection of primary-source materials, a digital preservation repository 
containing more than 7 million objects, and licensed access to more than 
8,000 electronic resources, the Harvard University Library is the largest 
university library in the world. The Harvard University Library is 
committed to maintaining its excellence in the digital era. Over the past 
10 years, Harvard has developed a technical infrastructure that 
incorporates digital content into library collections and services. 
Critical goals in the coming years include the evolution of a coherent and 
usable resource discovery and delivery environment as well as the long-term 
preservation of digital scholarly content.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Digital Library Architect will play a key role in the design of digital 
library infrastructure, systems and services. This is an opportunity for 
someone with energy and vision to help guide one of the major digital 
library programs in the country, and to work with a knowledgeable, 
creative, and collegial team. The Digital Library Architect will be 
expected to
    * help articulate digital library issues within and outside the 
    * monitor, interpret and guide the integration of developments in 
Internet technologies;
    * participate actively in the architecture and design of systems and 
services to support the storage and preservation of digital collections as 
well as resource discovery and access across all library collections -- 
both digital and print;
    * provide advice and consultation to units across the University; and
    * contribute to national developments in the field.
Education and Job Requirements

    * Masters degree in computer science, information management, science, 
or a related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
    * 8+ years of relevant professional experience
    * Demonstrated ability to thrive in a complex, collaborative environment
    * Deep knowledge of and interest in emerging trends in Internet 
technology and standards in digital libraries
    * Excellent interpersonal skills as demonstrated by the ability to 
interact with others in a consistently positive manner, exercising 
discretion and tact
    * Excellent oral communication skills that demonstrate the ability to 
effectively convey and explain information and tactfully deal with diverse 
people, situations and ideas
    * Excellent written communication skills that demonstrate the ability 
to draft clear and concise specifications, documentation and reports
    * Strong analytical skills as demonstrated by the ability to draw 
conclusions in a logical, systematic way
    * Strong project management skills, including the ability to plan 
assignments and monitor performance for collaborative projects that cut 
across organizational boundaries
    * Sophisticated understanding of how information is organized, 
accessed, and used to support the academic and research missions of the 
Location: Cambridge, MA; Full Time: 9am-5pm; Grade 59

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