Professional Position Listing - Librarian

Mary Sears msears at OEB.HARVARD.EDU
Mon Jan 4 16:34:47 CST 1999


Dear Colleagues,
      Eva Jonas, the Librarian of the Ernst Mayr Library of the Museum of
Comparative Zoology, will retire in Spring 1999.  Therefore, I am posting
this employment notice to your attention.
      Please send applications or questions to Susan Lee, as listed below,
not to me.
Mary Sears
Head of Public Services, Ernst Mayr Library
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PROFESSIONAL VACANCY

LIBRARIAN OF THE ERNST MAYR LIBRARY
MUSEUM OF COMPARATIVE ZOOLOGY
HARVARD UNIVERSITY

The Ernst Mayr Library, with an outstanding research collection, both
retrospective and current, serves as a unique resource to the Harvard
biological sciences community, as well as to scholars world wide.  This
scientific collection of over 280,000 volumes specializes in systematic,
general and comparative zoology, paleontology, evolutionary biology,
biological oceanography, and stratigraphy, ecology and animal behavior.
One of the major specialized scientific libraries within the Faculty of
Arts and Sciences, the Ernst Mayr Library includes a special collections
department, has a staff of 9 FTE plus students and an annual budget of
approximately $ 873,000.

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The Librarian is responsible for the direction, review
and advancement of the library and has primary responsibility for a range
of collection development decisions including selection, preservation,
security and access.  The Librarian is expected to work creatively and
cooperatively to enhance library programs and services in response to
changing research needs.  The Librarian will have primary responsibility
for fostering a collaborative process and for working cooperatively toward
the accomplishment of shared long term service goals  (within the Library,
with the Harvard College Library and among the science libraries of the
Faculty of Arts and Sciences);  Administers the library's budget, manages
human resources, identifies and utilizes opportunities for new
technologies. Provides supportive leadership emphasizing team development
based on flexibility and collegiality.

QUALIFICATIONS:  Demonstrated ability to provide strong leadership, vision
and strategic direction in complex organizations; demonstrated
understanding of the library and information resources that support
research and scholarship in the subject areas served by the Mayr Library;
successful research library management experience in an academic setting
including fiscal, human resource and program administration.  Ability to
work in a highly collaborative environment and to contribute to cooperative
initiatives within and beyond the library; evidence of strong commitment to
responsive library service; an ability to manage in a consultative yet
decisive style.  Advanced degree in zoology or related discipline; Masters
in Library Science or equivalent combination of education and experience; a
record of professional achievement.  Knowledge of several languages desirable.

AVAILABLE:  The review of applications will begin immediately and continue
until the position is filled.

COMPENSATION:  Harvard University offers a competitive program of benefits.
 Appointment salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Interested parties are invited to submit a letter addressing position
qualifications, resume, and the names, addresses, telephone and fax numbers
of three references to:

Susan Lee
Associate Librarian for Planning and Administration
Harvard College Library
Harvard University
Widener Library, Room 193
Cambridge, MA 02138

HARVARD UNIVERSITY UPHOLDS A COMMITMENT TO AFFIRMATIVE ACTION AND
EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY

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