Job Details

ITS Acquisitions Temporary Library Assistant, Harvard University / Harvard Library

Duties and Responsibilities

Reporting to the manager of User Services & Direct Access Processing in the Acquisitions Section of Harvard Library’s Information and Technical Services, this person will help Harvard Library make new titles available.  Focus will be on new titles received in the DAP workflows, which are from the English-language vendor, YBP as well as from our Italian vendor, Casalini.  Job duties include unpacking books, paying invoices, receiving and copy cataloging new titles, and routing titles to their shelving destination.  There may also be some packing of titles getting housed in offsite storage.  All work will be based at 625 Mass Ave.

Please note: this position is located in an office environment in Central Square, one t-stop from Harvard Square. 

This is a 90 day temporary position, working 35-40 hours per week. 

EEO Statement

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


Basic Qualifications

Attention to detail and solid keyboarding skills are essential.  Work must be performed M-F, between 7am-7pm.

Additional Qualifications

Familiarity with processing high volumes of material is a plus. Prior experience with Aleph, copy cataloging, or invoice payment is helpful.  Familiarity with at least one foreign language is useful.

Full/Part Time

Full Time




Closing Date

How to Apply

To apply: send cover letter and resume to Jaime McAllister-Grande, 


2018-01-31 |  Quick link to this job