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End Processing Assistant, Harvard University/Harvard College Library, Cambridge, MA

End Processing Assistant, Harvard University / Harvard College Library (90 day temp role)

The Archival Assistant reports to the Houghton Library Head of the Manuscript Section. As part of a team, the position works to provide container and location information for Houghton's 40,000 linear feet of archival materials.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepares booktabs, spine labels, and ownership labels; selects and affixes donor bookplates, all according to Houghton security and preservation policies
  • Performs measurement and construction of protective CMI cases for Houghton printed materials
  • Responsible for the transfer of rare and other materials to the Harvard Depository (HD): modifies holdings/item records; packs and labels materials for transfer and storage; moves heavily-loaded cases to the mailroom.


Basic Qualifications

  • BA and prior library experience required, preferably in an academic library
  • Familiarity working with library materials
  • Competence with Microsoft Office suite and Windows operating system
  • Position requires regular lifting and moving of materials from bookcases and storage areas including materials weighing up to 40 pounds and pushing heavily loaded book trucks
  • The employee must have a high tolerance to library-related allergens

Additional Requirements:

  • Able to perform repetitive work accurately with attention to details.
  • Experience with working in an ILS, preferably Alma
  • Good hand-eye skills for handing fragile and rare paper-based materials
  • Able to work productively with minimal supervision; to schedule and prioritize work to meet stated deadlines; and to work collegially and communicatively with others

Full/Part Time

Full Time




$16.00 per hour

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