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New HLS Library Project Manager Position for Innovative Projects with the Berkman Center for Internet & Society

November 20, 2013

The HLS Library is moving toward a dynamic and collaborative relationship with the Berkman Center for Internet & Society with the announcement of two new project manager positions. 

The newly posted Library Technology (LT) Project Manager will be responsible for design, implementation, and management of special and ongoing projects across the HLS Library.

The recently posted Academic Technology (AT) Project Manager will be based in the Teaching, Learning and Curriculum team at the HLS library and coordinate and promote new technologies and digital solutions for legal classrooms. 

Both project managers will take part in Berkman Center Geek Hours, learn the latest project management practices and tools, participate in brainstorming sessions and give feedback for Berkman developers working to create a new generation of academic digital tools.

“With the library collaborating on projects with the Berkman Center, we have opportunities for breakthrough innovation we might not be able to reach separately. The Library Technology Project Manager will work with Berkman developers and project managers to move from ideas to execution and back again in a virtuous feedback loop,” said Professor Jonathan Zittrain.

The new LT project manager will be responsible for three major projects currently in development. The first, Perma.cc, a pilot project developed by the Harvard Library Innovation Lab, is a web archive solution designed to combat the problem of “link rot,” by creating permanent links for legal and scholarly citations.  The new position will also guide activities on the Free the Law project, which aims to digitize and make available the library’s collection of public source federal and state case law. Finally, the LT project manager will collaborate with the HLS academic technology team and Berkman staff to further develop H2O, a suite of open source, online classroom tools that allows professors to freely develop, remix, and share elements of online textbooks, casebooks, and modules under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial, Share Alike License.

We are casting a wide net for these positions.  You can learn more details about the Library Technology (LT) Project Manager posting here and the Academic Technology (AT) Project Manager here.

About the HLS Library & the Library Innovation Lab: The library is housed in the neoclassical Langdell Hall, the largest building on campus, and is the largest academic law library in the world. The mission of the library is to support the research and curricular needs of its faculty and students by providing a superb collection of legal materials and by offering the highest possible level of service. The library explores and develops new and innovative technologies for the discovery and delivery of information to the world.  The Harvard Library Innovation Lab is a group within the HLS Library that implements in software ideas about how libraries can be ever more valuable.

About the Berkman Center: The Berkman Center for Internet & Society at Harvard University is a research program founded to explore cyberspace, share in its study, and help pioneer its development. Founded in 1997, through a generous gift from Jack N. and Lillian R. Berkman, the Center is home to an ever-growing community of faculty, fellows, staff, and affiliates working on projects that span the broad range of intersections between cyberspace, technology, and society. More information can be found at http://cyber.law.harvard.edu.

Last updated November 25, 2013