Duties & Responsibilities
Information and Technical Services actively supports the teaching and research mission of the Harvard Library by managing monograph, serial and e-resource acquisitions, metadata creation, and metadata management for the Harvard Library.
As a member of the Acquisitions section and under the supervision of the Manager for Monograph Acquisitions and Copy Cataloging 3, the incumbent helps various Acquisitions units by providing timely access to Harvard Library collections by performing a variety of acquisitions and copy cataloging duties for monographs and serials in multiple languages and formats.
Priorities will be set to maximize contributions to the overall goals of the Information and Technical Services Department of the Harvard Library. Staff may be called upon to apply their skills and/or receive additional training in order to contribute to work in other ITS units or teams as occasional, short-term needs occur.
Duties and Responsibilities
College degree preferred.
Library experience, particularly experience in acquisitions or with serial publications, strongly preferred.
Experience working with integrated library systems, particularly Aleph or Alma, desirable.
Familiarity with at least one foreign language desirable.
Work experience in a production-oriented and technology-enhanced environment preferred.
Excellent oral and interpersonal communication skills.
Ability to perform repetitive work accurately with fine attention to detail.
Ability to work productively and cooperatively in a team environment, with flexibility and versatility in an evolving work situation.
Must have excellent organizational written communication and analytical skills.
Keyboarding for at least 6 hours a day may be required.
Employee must be able to handle books and other library material, including moving and shifting these materials between workstations, shelves, book trucks and boxes.
This is an office environment.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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