Programmer & Born Digital Processor, Radcliffe Institute
Duties & Responsibilities
The Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America invites
applications for the position of Programmer and Born Digital Processor. The
Programmer and Born Digital Processor will combine library science
understanding with extensive knowledge and advanced skills in library/archival
technologies and computer programming.
The Programmer and Born Digital Processor has responsibility for developing
technical strategies and workflows for arranging, describing, and delivering
born digital records. Acts as liaison to library teams, providing technical
instruction, and arranges and describes born-digital and AV collections. Uses
open source code to create or maintain online delivery platforms for such
material. Works efficiently and with follow-through, in a fast-paced,
scholarly, research-library environment.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Provides leadership and technical expertise in the development of processes
for the description and arrangement of born digital/electronic records.
Ability to develop policies and procedures in collaboration with manuscript
Provides programming for any number of library projects.
Serves as resource for library staff for the arrangement and description of
born digital records.
Processes electronic records that comprise a born-digital backlog.
Participates in the on-going maintenance of the Library's digital resources,
including AV, archived Web content, and tasks related to delivering
collections in an online environment
Collaborates with appropriate Schlesinger Library staff and with other Harvard
Library staff in managing digital library materials within the relevant
Library-wide discovery, preservation, storage, and delivery systems.
Collaborates with librarians, archivists, and staff to increase access to born
May chair and participate on committees such as social media, exhibit, etc.
MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited college or university with a concentration in
Four years xperience with technology-focused project management and a strong
interest in emerging technologies for the arrangement and description of
Experience with computer programmer (PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby) in a library
Experience working with Drupal, Omeka, or open-source content-management
including enhancing user interface themes, developing modules,
customizing Drupal/Omeka configurations, and identifying hosting and
Experience with server management and maintenance.
Solid organizational skills with the ability to complete projects on
Strong decision-making skills with the ability to creatively solve problems.
Ability to work well in teams and to be collegial.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Attention to detail.
Additional Information About the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study
The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University is dedicated
to creating and sharing transformative ideas across the arts, humanities,
sciences, and social sciences. The commitment to excellence and inquiry that
characterized Radcliffe College is maintained in the innovative and wide-
ranging work at the Radcliffe Institute, where advanced study is furthered
through the Fellowship Program, Academic Ventures, and the Schlesinger
We are proud to be an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and are
committed to achieving our goals through the efforts of a highly skilled,
diverse workforce. With outstanding benefits, competitive pay, extensive
learning opportunities, and a stimulating and attractive work environment, the
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