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Public Services Assistant, Baker Library, HBS, Harvard University (Boston)

Available immediately, this is a 14 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 graduate students.

Excellent opportunity to contribute toward the daily public services operations and generally support a special collections department. Staffs the Reading Room for two hours per week, serving as the public face of Baker Library Special Collections, assisting users, answering questions, and ensuring the safety and security of collections. Provides reference services for remote researchers by answering basic questions as assigned by Public Services staff and conducting research in holdings. Locates, retrieves and re-shelves collection materials from secure stacks. Processes collection duplication requests. Supports public services team projects. Performs routine clerical tasks and other duties as assigned.

May assist with stacks management projects, including barcoding, shelf reads, and inventories on a limited basis.


Library experience and/or customer service experience. Excellent communication and organizational skills. Strong attention to detail. Ability to multi-task and to complete work in a timely manner. Sensitivity to proper care and handling of special collections materials.

Full/Part Time






Closing Date


How to Apply

To apply, please contact Heather Oswald at and submit a resume and cover letter. Please, no phone calls.


2019-08-22 |  Quick link to this job