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Technical Services Assistant, Harvard Library, Cambridge, MA

Technical Services Assistant - Position Description

Harvard Library Information and Technical Services is seeking an individual to provide temporary assistance receiving, paying, and copy cataloging materials in a variety of Western European, African and Indic languages. This is a less than half-time position, working under 17.5 hours per week until May 25th, 2018.


Duties and Responsibilities: Joh duties include searching titles at point of receipt, verifying bibliographic information, copy cataloging books and processing invoice payments through the Aleph acquisitions module. Additional support tasks include unpacking shipments of books and sorting and organizing materials for bibliographer review.

Qualifications: Attention to detail, demonstrated aptitude with technology, knowledge of Windows applications and solid keyboarding skills arc essential.

Prior library acquisitions experience is strongly desired.

Familiarity with at least one Western European language is desirable.

Knowledge and transactional experience with the Aleph acquisitions module preferred.

Work must be performed between 8am-5pm, M-F.


Additional Requirements: Familiarity-with Indic languages or African languages, such as Amharic, is desirable.


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.


To apply: Send your cover letter and resume to

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