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Temporary Access Services Assistant, Harvard University Library (Cambridge)

Access Services including circulation, resource sharing, information services and collections.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Circulation: opens and/or closes the library; performs tasks associated with Alma circulation system (loans/returns, creates holds, etc.); communicates and enforces library policies; assists patrons with HOLLIS catalog; locates material on shelf, processes requests; physically assists patrons in finding material.

Resource Sharing: assists with interlibrary loan activities including Scan & Deliver and Borrow Direct workflows.

Information Services: provides basis information services, instructs patrons in use of equipment (such as scanner, microfilm reader); refers complex reference questions to specialized research staff. Assists users with disabilities in accessing materials.

Collections: day-to-day shelving including monographs, serials, loose-leaf and microforms; stacks pick up, measuring, shifting and transfers to remote storage; assists with end processing.

Schedule Summer: Monday-Friday 10am - 6pm. May include 8am - 4pm to support business needs.

Schedule September: Sunday -Thursday 9am - 5pm.

EEO Statement:

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions or any other characteristic protected by law.


Basic Qualifications

•         High school diploma or equivalent education or experienced required.

•         Previous library or customer service-related experience

Full/Part Time





$17.00  / hour

Closing Date

How to Apply

To apply please send your resume and cover letter to


2022-07-28 |  Quick link to this job