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Public Services Assistant, Special Collections, Harvard Business School / Baker Library

The Public Services Assistant, Special Collections is an excellent opportunity to assist with and learn more about the daily public services operations and general support of a special collections department. Locates, retrieves and re-shelves collection materials from secure stacks. Processes collection duplication requests. Supports public services team projects. Performs routine clerical duties and other duties as assigned.

May occasionally staff the reading room reference desk for short periods of time. May assist with collection-based projects, including basic re-housing and inventorying projects and basic collection cataloging work, on a limited basis.

Available immediately, this is a 15 hour per week, year-round position. Hours must be completed between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Preference will be given to undergraduate and graduate students who can work on Mondays and Thursdays.

Baker Library Special Collections collects rare and unique materials that focus on the evolution of business and industry. The collections span eight centuries beginning in the late 1300s to the present day and include corporate archives, manuscripts, account ledgers, rare books, broadsides, photographs, films, electronic records, and company annual reports. The extensive holdings of the Harvard Business School Archives include the records of the School from its founding in 1908 to the present day. These rich and varied collections support research in a remarkably diverse range of fields such as business, economic, social and cultural history as well as the history of science and technology. 

Baker Library Special Collections provides access to these materials in the de Gaspé Beaubien Reading Room in Baker Library | Bloomberg Center.


Basic Qualifications:
 Library and/or Customer Service experience.

Additional Qualifications:
Excellent communication and organizational skills
Strong attention to detail
Ability to multi-task and to complete tasks in a timely manner
Sensitivity to proper care and handling of special collections materials

Full/Part Time

Part Time




$15 per hour

Closing Date

How to Apply

Send letter of interest and resume to:

Melissa Murphy
Baker Library Special Collections
Baker Library | Bloomberg Center
Harvard Business School
Soldiers Field
Boston, MA 02163

No phone calls please


2018-01-11 |  Quick link to this job