Part-Time Circulation Assistant
Job posted to this site on August 24th at 8:19am
The Library is seeking a Part-Time Circulation Assistant. The position reports to the Assistant Head Librarian.
The successful candidate will have:
Excellent communication skills, computer proficiency, a commitment to providing superior service and the ability to handle multiple tasks in a busy environment.
A Bachelor’s degree is required. Prior library experience, particularly using an Innovative Interfaces integrated library system is preferred.
Checking out and renewing Library materials using an automated Circulation system
Placing holds on materials for members
Collecting fines and fees
Responding to patron requests at the Circulation Desk and over the phone
Assisting patrons’ search for materials in the Library’s catalogue and databases
Preparing and sending overdue and reserve notices
Advising potential members and registering new ones
Directing the routine tasks of Circulation Pages
Processing daily newspapers
Performing page duties, as needed, including shelving and retrieving Library materials
Performing other duties as required
Lifting: Occasional to frequent lifting up to 30 lbs.
Vision: Normal. Requires long periods of work at computers.
Environmental: Indoor environment: Working closely with others and also independently. Occasional exposure to dust and mold.
This is a part-time position that may include evening and weekend hours and up to a maximum of 28 hours per week. The New York Society Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Potential candidates should email a cover letter, resume, and the names of two (2) references with contact information to Meg Donabedian, Assistant Head Librarian at email@example.com with “PT Circulation Assistant” in the subject line to be considered. Visit our website at www.nysoclib.org for more information.
ABOUT THE LIBRARY: The New York Society Library is a historic membership library founded in 1754. The Library today is open to all for reading, reference, and selected events, with circulation and other services by subscription. The beautiful landmarked building dates from 1917 and includes reading rooms, spaces for study, book stacks, and the Assunta, Ignazio, Ada and Romano Peluso Exhibition Gallery. The Library has approximately 300,000 volumes and hosts a variety of special events, reading groups, and workshops, as well as the New York City Book Awards.
How to Apply
Submit specified application materials to firstname.lastname@example.org.