Harvard University Library Assistant VII in Cambridge, Massachusetts

45486BRAuto req ID:45486BRJob Code:403076 Library Assistant VII Location:USA - MA - Cambridge Business Title:Research Services AssistantSub-Unit:------------ Salary Grade:054Time Status:Full-time Union:55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers Basic Qualifications:3 years of library or related work experience requiredAdditional Qualifications:post-baccalaureate study in the field of religion or in another discipline of the humanities with a strong interest in the field of religionmaster’s degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited schoolreading knowledge of at least one language other than English that is important for the study of religionAdditional Information:IMPORTANT NOTE: Your cover letter and resume should be combined into a SINGLE DOCUMENT and uploaded where the on-line application tells you to \"Upload my resume/CV from my computer.\" Please note that cover letters are required for every position at Harvard Divinity School.We regret that the Harvard Divinity School does not provide Visa sponsorship.Drawing on its historical strength in Christian studies and its significant resources in global religious studies, Harvard Divinity School educates scholars, teachers, ministers, and other professionals for leadership and service both nationally and internationally. To help in building a world in which people can live and work together across religious and cultural divides, we strive to be a primary resource in religious and theological studies for the academy, for religious communities, and in the public sphere.Department:Andover-Harvard Theological LibraryPre-Employment Screening:Education, IdentityJob Function:Library Duties & Responsibilities:Andover-Harvard Theological Library seeks a forward-thinking, service-oriented, and user-focused person, who can balance and prioritize multiple demands, to provide reference and research assistance to faculty, students, staff, and other library users. This is an entry-level job with the potential to develop into a professional position. Candidates from underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply.Under the direction of a research librarian, the Research Services Assistant will assist researchers seeking information in a wide variety of digital and analog resources. Specific duties will include:acquiring and maintaining detailed knowledge of information resources for the study of religionsupporting research librarians by providing basic services to all levels of user, interpreting, negotiating, and resolving questions and problems according to established guidelinesassisting researchers in accessing resources available locally and beyond Harvardconsulting with users on research problems with guidance from research librarians, recommending appropriate tools and strategies, and, as appropriate, referring questions to research librarians for in-depth assistanceparticipating in outreach and instructional activities, such as orientation for new studentsassisting (according to experience and interest) with content creation and management of the library’s social media accounts, website, research guides, and other forms of education and outreach and with the collection and analysis of user experience dataperforming other related responsibilities as assignedSchool/Unit:Harvard Divinity School EEO Statement:We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, gender identity, sexual orientation, pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions, or any other characteristic protected by law.