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

The Baker Library Special Collections Public Services Assistant role is an excellent opportunity to assist with and to 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 and 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.


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.


Library experience and/or customer service experience. 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

Please submit resume and cover letter to Melissa Murphy at at Baker Library Special Collections, Knowledge and Library Services, Harvard Business School, Boston, MA 02163.  No phone calls please.


2018-02-22 |  Quick link to this job