A dynamic organization devoted to library services for the East Asian studies communities in North America since 1958.

The Harvard-Yenching Library: Librarian

Position Summary: Harvard University seeks a collaborative, future-oriented leader for the position of Librarian of the Harvard-Yenching Library. Harvard-Yenching Library is the preeminent academic research library focusing on East Asia in the western world and the third-largest repository in the Harvard Library system. The Librarian of the Harvard-Yenching Library will nurture a new appreciation for and a reimagining of the Library’s unparalleled special collections and lead an expansion of its digital collections and expertise in digital scholarship.
Reporting to the Assistant University Librarian for Content Strategies and Associate Librarian of the Faculty of Arts and Sciences, the Librarian of the Harvard-Yenching Library provides leadership and oversight for the Library’s staff, budget, operations, and programs that support a diverse array of collection development, research support, teaching and learning, digital scholarship, and community and international engagement activities centered on the library’s expertise in Asian and East Asian studies. The Librarian actively seeks out and builds cooperative approaches in the development of services.

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Closing date for applications: Although the position will remain posted until filled, applicants are strongly encouraged to apply by end of the day on November 15, 2021.