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End Processing Assistant, Harvard College Library - Houghton Library, Cambridge, MA

End Processing Assistant, Harvard College Library - Houghton Library (Cambridge)

Please note: This is a 90-day temporary appointment.

This position reports to the Technical Services Librarian.

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

The describe the objective, relevant skills and experience requirements a candidate must have to be considered for the position.  Candidates that do not meet these criteria will not be forwarded to the hiring manager.

  • 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:

These describe any additional attributes, either objective or subjective, that are desirable but not mandatory.

  • Able to perform repetitive work accurately with attention to details. 
  • Experience with working in an ILS, preferably Alma
  • Good hand-eye skills for handling 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


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.

Full/Part Time: Full Time

Education: BA/BS

Salary: Commensurate with experience

How to Apply

In order to apply, please send resume and cover letter to:


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