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Position at Harvard

From: Dorothea Burns <thea_burns>
Date: Monday, September 15, 2003
Printing and Graphic Arts Project Assistant
Department of Printing and Graphic Arts, Houghton Library
Harvard University
Normal Workweek: M-F 9-5
Temporary Part-time Position Posting
$13.50-15-00/hour

Duties and Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Curator of
Printing and Graphic Arts, organizes, re-houses and catalogs the
department's collections of paper, principally the Loring collection
of decorated papers. May also engage in simple flat-paper
conservation work, e.g., surface cleaning; records other
conservation needs. Surveys the books in the Loring collection,
checking them against HOLLIS, Harvard's online library catalog;
identifies candidates for cataloging, suggests decorated paper
terminology for upgrading catalog records.

Requirements/Qualifications: B.A. degree and some library
experience. Familiarity with cataloging standards and controlled
vocabularies. Experience using automated systems (word processing,
spreadsheets, relational databases) in a library or office
environment. Ability to work independently, with accurate attention
to detail. Ability to lift heavy boxes (40 pounds). Desirable:
knowledge of decorated papers and paper history, experience handling
fine papers, experience with archival processing, reading knowledge
of European languages.

Schedule/Hours: 10-15 hours per week; schedule is flexible within
the M-F 9-5 work week. A temporary position.

Additional Information/Comments: Houghton Library is the principal
rare book and manuscript repository at Harvard University. The
Department of Printing and Graphic Arts includes several collections
of historic and decorated papers, of which the largest is the
collection of marbled, paste and other decorated papers formed by
Rosamond B. Loring.

Send applications to:

    Aaron Weinberger
    Harvard College Library
    Human Resources
    Cambridge MA 02138
    aweinber [at] fas__harvard__edu

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