28 Jan 2017

Full-Time Job Library Information Assistant

New York Public Library (Job Poster) – New York, New York, United States

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Job Description

• Job ID: 2017-9552
• Job Location: Manhattan, New York
• Job Type: Full-Time Regular
• Department: RI, Roosevelt Island

Principal Responsibilities:

• Under the general supervision of the Library Manager, a Library Information Assistant:
• Provides circulation/reference service and instruction to library patrons of all ages using print, media and computer resources
• Answers questions from the public in person, over the telephone and electronically
• Performs community outreach to promote and increase public participation and use of library services
• Assists in planning and delivering library programs for children, teens and/or adults
• Instructs patrons on the use of the Internet, computer applications and other Library services
• Assists with fines & fees management, collection development/weeding, reserves and opening/closing procedures
• Ensures patrons follow library policies and procedures
• May take responsibility for the facility, staff and operations in the absence of the Library Manager
• Performs other related duties as required
Key Competencies:

• Customer/ public service skills
• Communication and interpersonal skills
• Teamwork
• Organizational skills

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree required, preferably with a strong, well-rounded liberal arts background
• Successfully demonstrated public service experience with the ability to work well with a diverse patronage
• Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
• Successfully demonstrated ability to work as part of a team
• Strong organization and planning skills, including the ability to perform multiple projects or tasks simultaneously
• Strong computer and other related technology skills, including MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint
• Demonstrated knowledge of computer services including on-line searching, social media and Library databases preferred
• Experience creating, conducting and/or participating in community training, programming and outreach preferred
• Demonstrated knowledge of library resources preferred
• Experience working Adults preferred
Work Environment:
Public service library

Physical Duties:

• Lifting (up to 15 lbs.)
• Sitting and standing for periods of time
• Pushing and pulling book trucks
• Stretching and bending

Starting Salary:

USD $35,123.00/Yr.
Minimum Salary (with 2 years of NYPL service):

USD $40,392.00/Yr.


• 35 hours per week to be scheduled during branch hours
• Evenings and weekends as required
• Schedule subject to change

This position will be scheduled for 35 hours per week during regular library hours.

Union / Non Union:
Local 1930


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• Job Title: Library Information Assistant
• Job Type: Full-Time Job
• Employer: New York Public Library
• website: www.nypl.org
• Location: New York, New York, United States

Job Categories: Library. Job Types: Full-Time. Job Tags: assistant, library, media, and NYPL. Location: New York.


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