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Student jobs at the MIT Libraries: Clerical & Collections Jobs

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Clerical & Collections work

Student workers in Acquisitions, Archives, and Resource Sharing assist with ordering, receiving and stamping materials, processing orders, editing records, evaluating reports, general clerical work or other special projects.

Your work may include:

  • Filing, photocopying, and shredding.
  • Database work with ordering and/or receiving materials.
  • Managing spreadsheets.
  • Assisting in projects related to digital library collections.
  • Unpacking boxes and sorting materials.
  • Retrieval and shipping.

Attention to detail is essential in all positions.

Distinctive Collections

About Distinctive Collections (DDC) (DDC, 14N-118)

The MIT Libraries Department: Distinctive Collections houses one of the premier collections on the history of science and technology in the United States. The Student Assistant would work under the direction of an experienced archives staff on archival and manuscript collections to improve access to those collections.

Not currently hiring.

Not currently hiring

Database Maintenance

About Database Maintenance

  • We're responsible for improving the integrity of data in the library catalog
  • We're located in NE36-6101

What you'll be doing:

  • Editing records identified by reports
  • Evaluating reports to identify items meriting further attention
  • Attention to detail is essential

Available hours: 3-10 hrs/wk, Mon-Fri 9am-5pm, flexible

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Not currently hiring

Interlibrary Borrowing & Lending

About Interlibrary Borrowing & Lending (ILB & ILL)

  • We're MIT Libraries' Resource Sharing unit, which supports ILLiad/ILB and Borrow Direct
  • We obtain materials not owned by MIT to assist MIT users in their research and school work (ILB)
  • We provide MIT materials to non-MIT institutions: books, articles, MIT publications, and more (ILL)
  • We're located in 14-0551 (basement of Building 14)

What you'll be doing:

  • Packing and handling outgoing boxes of loan materials (books)
  • Processing incoming and outgoing loan materials
  • Additional tasks as needed

What we're looking for:

  • Good communication skills, punctuality, and attention to details
  • You must commit to working the entire semester
  • Previous library experience is a plus

Starting wage: $13.75/hr

Available hours: Not currently hiring

Not currently hiring

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Georgina's special box

Georgina's special box

Student workers in Acquisitions, Archives, and Interlibrary Borrowing & Lending assist with ordering, receiving and stamping materials, processing orders, editing records, evaluating reports, general clerical work or other special projects.

Your work may include:

  • Filing, photocopying, and shredding.
  • Database work with ordering and/or receiving materials.
  • Managing spreadsheets.
  • Assisting in projects related to digital library collections.
  • Unpacking boxes and sorting materials.
  • Retrieval and shipping.

Attention to detail is essential in all positions.