Senior Library Clerk - Part-Time - The New School

Posted on October 06, 2019


The University Libraries at The New School seeks a part time Senior Library Clerk to open and/or close Fall and Spring semesters Friday-Sunday; other times as needed. Reporting to the Assistant Director for Weekend and Delivery Services, this is a union clerical position.


Responsibilities in cooperation with Access and User Services staff:

• Answer and direct patron generated questions through a variety of mediums. This includes live interactions, phone, email, LibAnswers and chat services at all library locations

• Assist patron navigation with library reserves, online resources and the onsite physical collection

• Assist and direct patrons with library technology, including but not limited to scanning, printing, bookable conference rooms, and the library laptop lending service

• Proactively supervise and train student workforce

• Perform all circulation operations

• Perform all stack maintenance operations including off site processing, shelving and shifting

• Opening and closing library locations as necessary

• Understand, apply and work with staff to document library policy

• Work with patrons and staff to efficiently process patrons disputes and fines

• Work with the Archives and Special Collections staff to make Special Collections material available at the University Center Library

• Assist with library collaboration room booking schedules

• Use, troubleshoot and create tickets for AUS library software

• Follow AUS staff meetings and policy changes

• Perform library duties at all New School Libraries

• Report to locations as needed

• Perform other duties as assigned


Minimum Qualifications:

• High degree of computer literacy, including the use of automated library systems.

• Excellent interpersonal skills, written and oral communication skills

• Ability to discern problems and initiate appropriate actions toward resolutions Preferred Qualifications:

• Public or academic library work experience

• Coursework in Library and Information Science

• Supervisory experience


New York City


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