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Library Assistant, BiblioTemps (Harvard University) (Boston)

Title:                  Library Assistant                     

Location:          Harvard University, Baker Library

                           Boston, MA

Start date:        As soon as possible

End date:          90 days from start date

Schedule:         35 hours per week, Monday – Friday 

Pay Rate:          $17.50 per hour

CORI:                REQUIRED


This full-time, temporary position requires excellent customer service skills for proactively welcoming and engaging with patrons to identify and address their needs. Primary duties include working collaboratively as a team member to open/close the library, provide circulation and ready-reference assistance, communicate and apply library policies, support library and collection security measures, and help maintain an orderly, safe, and quiet space for researchers. Responsibilities also include providing directional and technology assistance, checking book returns, shelving, assisting with scanning, data entry, routine clerical duties as needed, and supervising student assistants.  Work is performed in an office setting.  Dress is business or business casual. 

Timing: Available immediately

Hours:  35-hour work schedule has start times that will vary between 8:30am and 11am and end times that vary between 4:30pm and 7pm.


·      Performs primary circulation and customer service assistance; checks book return; provides basic directional and general access assistance; performs start-of-day library opening tasks.

·      Assists with scanning, data entry, filing, and routine clerical duties as needed.

·      Performs other duties as assigned.

·      Position requires standing for long periods of time, pushing book trucks, and lifting bins up to 30 lbs.



·      Excellent customer service and communication skills are required. 

·      Library experience strongly preferred. 

·      Attention to detail necessary.

·      Previous experience with an ILS preferred, but not required.

·      Familiarity with MS office applications in a windows environment.

Safety Measures:

Proof of COVID-19 vaccination required.

Full/Part Time





$17.50  / hour

Closing Date

Closing Date September 30, 2022

How to Apply

BiblioTemps® is an employment service of the Massachusetts Library System that provides experienced library workers for temporary placements in public, academic, and special libraries throughout Massachusetts.

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2022-09-23 |  Quick link to this job