Library Assistant - Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine/College of Pharmacy

Posted on January 15, 2019


Provides assistance in the areas of Public Service, Interlibrary Loan, Purchasing, Acquisitions, Technical Services, Stack Maintenance and General Administration.


Responsibilities include but not limited to the following:

• Public Service: Opens the library Monday-Friday, Circulates and checks in library materials, helps library users with simple computer problems, provides basic assistance on how to access library resources, answers phone, responds to questions and/or refers callers to appropriate individual

• Interlibrary Loan: Checks all library loan requests to make sure the library does not have the item and enters requests into DOCLINE, responds to all DOCLINE requests from other libraries, keeps interlibrary loan statistics

• Purchasing, Acquisitions & Technical Services: files all purchase requisitions, checks in individual issues of print journals, runs claiming reports for missing issues, notes receipt of all print books and helps make shelf-ready, checks online access to all individual journal subscriptions after renewal

• Stack Maintenance: shelves or supervises the shelving of all print materials, make sure stacks are orderly, weeds outmoded serials as per library policy, Reads shelves at specified intervals

• General Administrative: checks online access to all databases on daily basis, updates library usage statistics, including on site use, trains work-study students, maintains supply inventory, checks library holdings for various titles as directed by librarians for collection development, prepares statistical reports as requested, copies and collates instructional materials for orientation packages or library instruction sessions


Bachelor’s Degree required

• Previous experience in teaching or academic medical library preferred

• At least 5 years of experience in an educational setting with intensive student contact preferred

• Health related administration experience preferred


• Strong analytical skills.

• Ability to pay close attention to detail.

• Ability to interact well with students, faculty and staff.

• Strong customer service orientation.

Computer Skills:

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook

• Knowledge and proficiency in library specific software, such a Millennium and DOCLINE.




Harlem Campus


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Company Information

Touro College and University System is committed to providing all persons equal opportunity in education and employment, and to ensuring a safe and non-discriminatory educational and work environment in compliance with Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA”), the New York State Education Law, and other applicable laws. It is the policy of the College to prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment and in the administration of College programs, services, activities, and admissions on the basis of race, religion, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

Contact Information

Rhonda L. Altonen, Director [email protected]