Public Services Student Assistant, Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America, Harvard University, Cambridge MA

Public Services Student Assistant
Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America.
Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study

Hours needed: Monday - Friday: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm; Three month full-time position, June-August 2013.

Library: The Schlesinger Library draws thousands of researchers each year to study the history of women in America. The collection consists of manuscript collections of individuals, families, and organizations, with particular strengths in women's rights, suffrage, feminism, health and sexuality, social reform, and education. Some collections of note are the papers of Betty Friedan, Charlotte Perkins Gilman, June Jordan, Julia Child, Pauli Murray, and Judy Chicago, and the records of the National Organization for Women. In addition, the library's book and periodical collections cover the full range of research on women as well as writings by women. The library has a particularly strong collection of cookbooks dating from the late 18th century to the present.

Location: In Radcliffe Yard, 2 blocks from Harvard Square. The yard is between Brattle and Garden Streets in Cambridge, close to the Graduate School of Education, the Divinity School, and Harvard Yard.

Description: Under the supervision of the Public Services Department, student assistants work in the Reading Room; retrieve and reshelve books, periodicals, and manuscript and audiovisual materials; photocopy materials for researchers; and other light processing projects that may arise. In addition, this person may work at the Registration Desk on the first floor.

Experience: Required: Ability to interact well with students, faculty, researchers, and staff. Attention to detail. Some word processing experience. Ability to lift boxes weighing up to 40 pounds.

Preferred: Interest in women's studies. Prior library experience a plus.

Salary: $12.50/hour

To apply: Submit cover letter and resume; Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Contact: Amanda Strauss, Public Services Department
Phone: 617-384-9329

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