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Our Mission

The mission of the Human Resource Services team is to support Harvard Library's diverse community of talented individuals committed to advancing scholarship and teaching through the creation, application, preservation and dissemination of knowledge.

Our Priorities

Our priorities are to:

  • Deliver responsive and effective Human Resource services that add value to the Harvard Library experience
  • Design and implement Human Resource programs to support the evolving needs of employees, managers and the organization
  • Develop and maintain effective partnerships that advance the Harvard Library's strategic initiatives and objectives.

What We Do

Our commitment to delivering excellent service includes customer focused processes, tools and resources to support HL’s distributed workforce.  Our services include:

  • Recruitment and selection
  • On-boarding and orientation
  • Employee and labor relations
  • Policy interpretation and application
  • Compensation and position classification
  • Leave administration
  • HR data processing and reporting
  • Organization and team development
  • Professional development
  • Referral to additional University resources

Who We Are

Feel free to contact us for assistance:

Sherrie Whang, Director of Human Resource Services
Sherrie is responsible for identifying HR priorities, coordinating the delivery of HR Services, and developing HR programs aligned with the mission and strategic initiatives of the Harvard Library and that support the evolving needs of managers and employees.

Jennifer Goldstein, Senior Human Resources Consultant
As the Senior HR Consultant for HL HR Services, Jennifer works with managers and staff on issues pertaining to performance management, employee and labor relations, policy interpretation, compensation, and leaves of absence administration.

Valerie Sacchetti, Human Resources Coordinator
Valerie is responsible for the on-boarding and orientation of new employees; supporting the hiring process for students, temporary and less-than-half-time employees; employment verification; PeopleSoft transactions; and information management for the HL HR Services department.

Our Location

The Harvard Library Office of Human Resource Services (phone: 617-496-4283, fax: 617-496-0224) is located at 8 Story St., Third Floor, Suite 03-04, Cambridge, MA 02138. 

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Phone: 617-496-4283

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Harvard Library

Human Resource Services

8 Story St., Third Floor, Suite 03-04,

Cambridge, MA 02138




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