Library Futures Research Manager

Title: Library Futures Research Manager
Position Type: Full Time
Salary: $70,000-$90,000 (max). Plus full NYU Comprehensive Benefit Plan.
Hours/week: 35-40 for two years with possibility of renewal
Location: Remote, with supervision in Boston and New York

Library Futures, a project of the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy dedicated to tackling cutting edge legal, policy, and advocacy issues around libraries and access to knowledge seeks to hire a Research Manager to help us build a responsive, research-driven, and thoughtful library organization to tackle cutting-edge issues in libraries and access to information. Together with our small team and broad community you will be responsible for producing meaningful research on the future of libraries in the digital space.

Do you love research, project management, and writing? Are you a data and policy wonk with a passion for libraries? Reporting to the Director, this position will imagine, scope, provide input on, and manage our research and data outputs. This role will also be responsible for directly managing our part-time clinical students at the NYU Engelberg Center.

We’re looking for a self-motivated and highly collaborative person. Flexibility, kindness, creativity, a positive attitude, and focus on the big picture – with an attention to detail – are key to success in this role. 

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and expressly invite all qualified applicants, particularly people of color.

In order to apply, please fill out this form and email your resume to info@libraryfutures.net with the subject line: ""[NAME] Research Manager Resume" – no text in the body is necessary. Applications will be closed on March 1. We expect interviews and followups to take place throughout the month of March.

Library Futures Student Fellows

Position Type: Student Research Fellow
Stipend: $15/hour, 5 hours/week
Hours/week: 5
Location: Remote, with supervision in New York City

Library Futures, a project of the Engelberg Center on Innovation Law & Policy dedicated to tackling cutting edge legal, policy, and advocacy issues around libraries and access to knowledge, is looking for paid student researchers for the Summer and Fall 2023 semester.

Student Researchers will work with Library Futures and the Engelberg community, including our Directors, Research Manager, and Fellows to draft policy documents on a variety of topics facing public institutions, libraries, museums, and archives. The work will involve doing research on digital policy topics and crafting digestible, thoughtful guidelines and informational, educational tools for information professionals to better understand technology policy and issues facing public institutions. Through this work, student researchers will learn how to clearly articulate policy for a broad, non-expert audience and connect with information professionals and/or institutional general counsel at universities, libraries, and archives. Students will also become more fluent in issues of copyright, antitrust, mergers, filtering, digital ownership, censorship, contracts, and other issues. Due to the nature of the work, student researchers could also produce creative work in the form of videos, infographics, or podcasts that clearly explain policy issues related to digital libraries, archives, and museums.

Student Fellows can expect to work approximately 5 hours per week for the summer and fall semester.

Interested students should send a resume and brief paragraph explaining their interest to engelberg.center@nyu.edu with the subject line "Student Fellowship, Library Futures".