The Harvard Library Innovation Lab is looking for a highly creative and motivated developer to dream up and develop innovative projects that chart the future of libraries.


We are a tightly knit team of six and are passionate about solving problems, having fun, and improving lives through libraries. Join us!

This is definitely a dream job for somebody out there.

The best way to get a feel for what we do is by looking at our projects.

A sample of our work

Awesome Box is current project in the Lab

StackLife, our soon-to-launch Library Browser


Library Test Kitchen is a course we run in the Fall, in it we launched LABRARY, a Pop-Up Library Experiment

What you’ll do

  • Work on a range of software projects, from large to small, that can bring immediate benefit or prototype the future.

  • Make stuff with modern web technologies. Some will be larger LiL projects, others are your own.

  • Work alone with a good bit of freedom, which means a great deal of initiative is required.

  • Work collaboratively on long-term and short-term projects.

  • Rely on your good design sense and user-centricity.

Two possible misnomers

  • While we are part of the Harvard Law School Library, which is awesome, our mission and work applies to the entire Harvard Library and academic and public library worlds.

  • Our vision of the library is a flexible and ever-changing one.

We are open to a wide range of skills, from a front-end “wow the user in the browser” nerd, to a back-end “organize the world” geek. If you build cool things and can show us products that you’ve shipped, we want to talk to you.

Chat with us at lil @ or apply directly to job ID 28133BR at