Head, Scholarly Communications and Collections Strategy
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.
HEAD, SCHOLARLY COMMUNICATIONS AND COLLECTIONS STRATEGY, MIT Libraries, to lead services and staff in transforming models of scholarly publishing in ways that increase the impact and reach of research and scholarship and that promote open, equitable, and sustainable publishing and access models. The MIT Libraries are on an exciting journey of transformation, prioritizing a digital-first, open scholarship agenda that accelerates the progress of science, promotes equity and inclusion across disciplines, and reduces the marginalization of scholars and scholarship from disadvantaged communities.
REQUIRED: MLS or other relevant advanced degree; seven years’ progressively responsible experience in relevant areas, e.g., scholarly communications, collection management, budget management, or collection analysis; supervisory experience and ability to foster a collaborative, user-centered, interdepartmental approach to problem solving and decision making; commitment to building and advancing diversity and inclusion in staffing/collections/services and understanding of open scholarship as an equity and social justice imperative; success with collaboration and strategic partnering; experience advocating with vendors and publishers in advancing new scholarly publishing business models or library acquisition models; excellent interpersonal skills; experience working with technical teams to codevelop shared strategy and roadmaps for developing and building out technical platforms; experience defining, scoping, and managing projects, either as a formal project manager or informal project leader; and ability to remain flexible, tolerate ambiguity, set priorities, and resolve competing demands in an atmosphere of fast-paced change. PREFERRED: five years’ supervisory experience; experience engaging with faculty in decision-making around collections development and management; experience negotiating for library acquisitions and/or with library licensing; formal project management training and/or experience; and experience identifying and implementing new technologies to advance collections management and stewardship. Job #19169-11