Duties & Responsibilities
Information and Technical Services actively supports the teaching and research mission of the Harvard Library by managing monograph, serials and e-resource acquisitions, metadata creation, and metadata management for the Harvard Library.
This position is part of the Serials Acquisitions and Management group, a unit handling ordering, receiving, claiming, invoice processing, and onsite print serials management tasks for several libraries within the Harvard Library system. All members of this group are expected to participate fully in collaborative efforts toward building efficient workflows and problem solving.
Under the supervision of the Manager of Serials Acquisitions and Management, the incumbent provides timely access to Harvard Library collections by handling receipt, payment, claiming, physical processing, and onsite print serials management tasks for several libraries within the Harvard Library system.
Priorities will be set to maximize contributions to the overall goals of the Information and Technical Services Department of the Harvard Library. Due to the varied nature and volume of the work in ITS, all ITS staff may be called upon to contribute to work in any unit or team of the ITS department, as organizational needs warrant.
Duties and Responsibilities
College degree preferred
Library experience, particularly experience in acquisitions or working with serial publications, preferred
Must have excellent organizational, written communication and analytical skills
Competency in keyboarding
Must be able to perform repetitive work accurately with fine attention to details
Experience working Aleph, desirable
Work experience in a production-oriented and technology-enhanced environment preferred
Must have excellent oral and interpersonal communication skills
Must have excellent English language communication skills; familiarity with Western European languages desirable
Ability to work productively and cooperatively in a team environment, with flexibility and versatility in an evolving work situation required
Keyboarding for at least 6 hours a day may be required
Employee must be able handle books and other library material, including moving and shifting these materials between workstations, shelves, book trucks and boxes
This is an office environment.
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