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a picture of me Joshua Parker's Twitter Joshua Parker's LinkedIn profile Joshua Parker's Mendeley Profile Thank you for visiting my website. I am a committed information professional with a strong background in library work, including significant experience managing people and projects. I am currently the Head of Access Services for Humanities & Social Sciences Libraries at the Harvard Library.

Please have a look around. On this site you can find my résumé, examples of coursework, and a range of other materials, including publications and presentations.

Professional Interests

My professional interests include public and access services, digital scholarship, social science librarianship, and scholarly communication. I am interested in expanding access to information for the academic community and the public at large, as well as in exploring emerging strategies for delivering information and services to users.

My background includes graduate study in the social sciences at the University of Chicago, work as a community organizer, and experience managing a job training program. I am also a graduate of the Library & Information Science program at Simmons College. Working in an academic library affords me the opportunity to combine my experience as a manager with my academic and professional interests while at the same time supporting the research and teaching mission of a world-class university.

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