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Acquisitions Assistant for Records Management/Archives, Countway Library at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

The Center for the History of Medicine (https://www.countway.harvard.edu/center-history-medicine), Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine, is currently seeking applications for one (1) Acquisitions Assistant for Records Management/Archives position (14 hours per week) to provide survey, acquisitions, and accessioning support for acquiring and managing records generated by Harvard Medical School, the Harvard School of Dental Medicine, and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health.  Under the supervision of the Longwood Medical Area Records Manager/Archivist, the Acquisitions Assistant for Records Management/Archives will: help survey, pack, and transport University records for transfer to the Center; generate preliminary descriptions for accessioning and accessing record series, such as box and folder lists and MARC records; assist with Harvard Depository client requests (box retrieval, refile requests); and other tasks as assigned.


Requirements:

Completion of one or more classes in an ALA-accredited academic program and/or M.A. program with an archival concentration. Flexibility, versatility, and tolerance for change are essential, as is the ability to both work independently and collaborate in team environments. LHTs are required to periodically move and lift heavy cartons up to 40 pounds and spend significant time at a keyboard.  Employees must also be tolerant of library-related allergens.

 

Compensation: $15.00/hour.

 

Appointment is for six months from the date of hire with the possibility of renewal for up to eighteen months.

 

Interested parties should submit, via email, a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to Emily R. Novak Gustainis, Deputy Director, at emily_gustainis@hms.harvard.edu. The deadline for applications is Friday, July 19, 2019.

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