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Public Services Assistant, Houghton Library - Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

Houghton Library seeks a Public Services Assistant to support researchers in the Houghton Library Reading Room. This is an excellent opportunity for someone to gain reference experience in a premier rare book and manuscript library. This two-year position is designed to provide additional support to Houghton during a period of transition driven by a major renovation that will close the library for a year, August 2019- August 2020.
 
Reporting to the Associate Librarian for Public Services, while working closely with Public Services Division team members, the individual in this position will provide support in planning and coordinating the relocation of the Houghton Reading Room to an interim location and the reopening of the Reading Room in the renovated Houghton Library. The position will assist Public Services staff in the movement of collections, documenting public services workflows and policies, providing reference and public services to on-site and remote library patrons, and monitoring the operations of the reading room.
 
This position will work 9:00 am - 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, with possible occasional evening and weekend shifts.

*This is a two year term appointment. The end date will be based on the start date.

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