Library Assistant - Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine/Pharmacy

Posted on May 21, 2019


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


• 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

• Extensive Use of Computers

• Extensive time sitting and standing

• Able to lift up to 5 lbs.

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

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




Harlem, NY

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Company Information

Sheldon L. Sirota Memorial Library Touro College of Ostepathic Medicine/College of Pharmacy Suite 315 230 West 125th Street New York, NY 10027 P: 646-981-4529 [email protected]

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