Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.
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COLLECTIONS STRATEGIST, MIT Libraries-Scholarly Communications and Collections Strategy (SCCS), to develop and implement holistic approaches to collection development and management that advance MIT’s aim of creating a more open and equitable scholarly communication system and ensuring and stewarding appropriate access to MIT Libraries’ collections. Will lead and coordinate collection activities in the arts, architecture, humanities, and social sciences; provide leadership related to managing the Libraries’ essential print core collections and to the digitization of its collections; collaborate on managing processes/workflows for content selection; perform financial analysis; and use data and analysis to understand, document, and improve collection development, management, and workflows.
Full description available at https://libraries.mit.edu/about/organization/jobs/.
REQUIRED: MLS/MLIS from ALA-accredited institution or equivalent advanced degree in a related field; at least three years’ experience in an academic/research/special library overall, including two years’ collection development experience; interest in expanding diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility in collection building and/or scholarly communication; understanding of shared print repositories and managing physical library collections and of the literature and information sources used in at least one of the following disciplines--art, architecture, humanities, or social sciences; interest in experimenting with and implementing new services/work methods and developing new mental models to help approach challenges in collections; excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills; collaborative approach to problem-solving and working across organizational boundaries; and strong analytical skills and ability to create and utilize data-driven collection analysis. PREFERRED: degree in art, architecture, humanities, and/or social sciences; experience with shared print repositories and management of physical library collections; project management experience with the digitization of library collections; and experience working with vendors of scholarly research products. Job #20028-8