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Public Services Assistant, Baker Library, Harvard Business School, Boston MA

Public Services Assistant

Baker Library Historical Collections

15 hours per week

Available September, 2013

Salary $12.00/hour


Specific Duties:

Excellent opportunity to assist with and learn more about the daily public services operations and general support of a special collections department. Locates, retrieves and re-shelves collection materials from secure stacks.  Performs photocopying, data entry, filing, and routine clerical and collection support duties. Performs other duties as assigned. May occasionally assist with basic collection re-housing and inventorying and other special, short term, collection based projects. May occasionally staff the reading room reference desk for short periods of time.


Available immediately, this is a 15 hour per week, year round position. Hours must be completed between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. Preference will be given to candidates who can work Thursdays, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.



Customer service and/or library experience strongly preferred. Excellent communication and organizational skills are required. Attention to detail necessary. Sensitivity to proper care and handling of special collections materials required.



Baker Library Historical Collections holds one of the preeminent collections of historical materials on business and economic history and philosophy in the world. Major collections are the Business Manuscripts Collection, which includes approximately 1,400 collections dating from the fifteenth century to the current day; the Kress Collection of Business and Economics, rare books, broadsides and pamphlets from the fifteenth century to 1850; and the extensive holdings of the Harvard Business School Archives.


Baker Library Historical Collections provides access to these materials in the de Gaspé Beaubien Reading Room in Baker Library | Bloomberg Center.


Send letter of interest and resume to:

Katherine Fox

Baker Library Historical Collections

Baker Library | Bloomberg Center

Harvard Business School

Soldiers Field

Boston, MA 02163

[email protected]



Please no phone calls.