Although the position will remain posted until filled,
applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by end of day on May 5,
In partnership with Harvard's Administrative Fellowship Program and
the ACRL Diversity Alliance, the Harvard Library Diversity
Residency Program attracts talented librarians, and in particular,
members of historically underrepresented groups, to provide
meaningful professional working experience and to cultivate the
professional goals and interests of the resident. Additionally,
through a combination of events sponsored by the Harvard Library,
the Administrative Fellowship Program, and the ACRL Diversity
Alliance, Residents have the opportunity to work in an academic
environment complemented by career development experiences.
This is a two-year residency position.
The Assessment Librarian supports data management, analysis, and
reporting needs across the Harvard Library and the delivery of
timely, appropriate, and high-quality data to members of the
Harvard Library community. This role also supports the development
of an assessment community and a culture of assessment. Reporting
to the Director of Planning and Assessment, this position also
contributes to work in the Office of the Chief of Staff.
- Supports data collection for annual reporting and operational
statistics for the Harvard Library; including gathering, reviewing,
and evaluating, and synthesizing data submitted by library
departments and Harvard University's professional school libraries.
Compiles, cleans, and maintains datasets for analysis and
- Collects, analyzes, builds visualizations and dashboards, and
reports for quantitative and qualitative data gathered from various
sources such as library systems, vendor statistics, observations,
surveys, web analytics, interviews, and focus groups etc.
- Supports improvements to the libraries' program for gathering,
archiving and analyzing statistics on library usage, collections
and services and impact.
- Uses a variety of tools, including databases, spreadsheets,
presentation, data visualization, and reporting applications to
gather data and prepare reports.
- Manages the joining of disparate data sets; manages data
quality, integrity, and clean up. Constructs and analyzes
- Supports communication and publishing of findings, datasets,
and reports to library staff in support of decision-making;
prepares reports data and findings for dissemination to external
audiences as appropriate.
- Develops and builds a Harvard Library community of staff
engaged in assessment work and furthers a culture of
- Contributes to other work in the Office of the Chief of
Additional Qualifications and Skills
- MLS or MIS from a program accredited by the American Library
Association and/or a related master's degree such as data science
or data analytics.
- Demonstrated experience with assessment and/or data
- Advanced Excel skills.
- The fellowship is for early career professionals with a minimum
of one year of professional work experience (Includes volunteer
work and internships).
- Demonstrated committment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion,
Belonging, and Antiracism.
- Strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
- Demonstrates strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
- Demonstrates initiative and ability to work collaboratively as
a team member and independently.
- Ability to work with large, complex data sets and managing data
quality both for statistical analysis and ongoing data management
- Basic understanding of statistical software such as SAS, STATA,
SPSS or R preferred.
- Basic understanding of Tableau or similar data visualization
- Basic understanding of Python or SQL preferred.
- Ability to communicate effectively; demonstrates adaptability
- Ability to prioritize effectively to coordinate multiple
projects simultaneously and meet project deadlines.
- Brings a growth mindset and curiosity to learning.
Most duties performed on a computer.
- The position will be based on our campus in Cambridge, MA.,
however there is the opportunity for a flexible or hybrid work
model compliant with Harvard University remote work policies.
We invite you to visit https://hr.harvard.edu/totalrewards
target="_blank">Harvard's Total Rewards website to learn more
about our outstanding benefits package, which may include:
Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and
- Paid Time Off: 3-4 weeks of accrued vacation time per
year (3 weeks for support staff and 4 weeks for
administrative/professional staff), 12 accrued sick days per year,
12.5 holidays plus a Winter Recess in December/January, 3 personal
days per year (prorated based on date of hire), and up to 12 weeks
of paid leave for new parents who are primary care givers.
- Health and Welfare: Comprehensive medical, dental, and
vision benefits, disability and life insurance programs, along with
voluntary benefits. Most coverage begins as of your start
- Work/Life and Wellness: Child and elder/adult care
resources including on campus childcare centers, Employee
Assistance Program, and wellness programs related to stress
management, nutrition, meditation, and more.
- Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with
contributions from 5% to 15% of eligible compensation, based on age
and earnings with full vesting after 3 years of service.
- Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive program
including $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and reduced
tuition through other participating Harvard graduate schools.
- Tuition Reimbursement: Program that provides 75% to 90%
reimbursement up to $5,250 per calendar year for eligible courses
taken at other accredited institutions.
- Professional Development: Programs and classes at little
or no cost, including through the Harvard Center for Workplace
Development and LinkedIn Learning.
- Commuting and Transportation: Various commuter options
handled through the Parking Office, including discounted parking,
half-priced public transportation passes and pre-tax transit
passes, biking benefits, and more.
- Harvard Facilities Access, Discounts and Perks: Access
to Harvard athletic and fitness facilities, libraries, campus
events, credit union, and more, as well as discounts to various
types of services (legal, financial, etc.) and cultural and leisure
activities throughout metro-Boston.
Across the Harvard Library, our work is enriched by our diverse
campus community. Our unique and wide-ranging abilities,
experiences, and perspectives are integral to achieving Harvard
University's mission of excellence in research, teaching, and
learning for our patrons, our collections, and our workplace. We
believe that an inclusive environment that cultivates and promotes
understanding, respect, and collaboration across our diverse
workforce enables our success.
We invite individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and
abilities to be a part of our community of over 700 staff members.
Our work with faculty, students and researchers to explore answers
to intellectual questions, enduring and new, and to seek solutions
to the world's most consequential problems, requires that we not
only reflect, but also champion our diverse society.
Harvard Library inspires collaboration, reflection,
experimentation, and discovery connecting users to related
disciplines and to University-wide teaching resources. The Library
engages users through curated discovery, digital collections,
reimagined physical space, and specialized research support. Today,
Harvard Library's holdings range from traditional print collections
to rapidly expanding access to digital resources. Harvard Library
provides the University's faculty, students, and researchers-now
and in the future-with exceptional experiences and comprehensive
access to these materials.
Learn more about our contributions to the academic enterprise by
visiting us at http://library.harvard.edu
and about the Harvard University community at http://hr.harvard.edu/why-harvard
The Harvard Library is a proud member of the Association of College
& Research Libraries (ACRL) Diversity Alliance.
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Commitment to Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, and
Harvard University views equity, diversity, inclusion, and
belonging as the pathway to achieving inclusive excellence and
fostering a campus culture where everyone can thrive. We strive to
create a community that draws upon the widest possible pool of
talent to unify excellence and diversity while fully embracing
individuals from varied backgrounds, cultures, races, identities,
life experiences, perspectives, beliefs, and values.
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, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and
pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected