Charles Warren Bibliographer for American History, Harvard University

SUMMARY:The primary responsibility of the Charles Warren Bibliographer for American History is to develop the Harvard Librarya��s flagship collection of materials relating to American history.


* Serves as the primary selector for library materials in the subjects of American history, literature, government, and culture (including popular culture);
* Provides specialized reference services to students and faculty in American fields;
* Monitors the acquisition budget and makes allocation recommendations;
* Evaluates Americana acquisitions and collections for preservation and storage decisions;
* Develops written policy for the Americana collections;
* Serves as a liaison to other units in the Harvard Library and interacts with faculty and students to develop collections which support research and teaching;
* Is involved in national initiatives related to bibliographic resources in American studies.
* Participates on the Administrative Committee of the Charles Warren Center for Studies in American History.


* MLS, or the equivalent combination of relevant education and experience.
* An advanced degree in American history or American studies.
* Demonstrated ability in collection development in a research library.
* In depth knowledge of North American publishing and book trade.
* Broad familiarity with trends, programs, and developments in scholarly communication and bibliographic resources.
* Experience with MS Office (Word, Excel, Access) and Aleph system.


a�?Doctoral degree or equivalent degree preferred.

a�?Excellent communication skills, strong interpersonal skills, and the ability to work as part of team.

a�?Flexibility and versatility required to contribute effectively to an evolving work environment.

a�?Involvement in professional and scholarly organizations expected.

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