Schomburg Center: Library Pre-Professional
The New York Public Library - Manhattan, NY

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External Overview:
The BNY Mellon Pre-Professional Development Program at the Schomburg Center

ABOUT THE PROGRAM

The BNY Mellon Pre-Professional Development Program at the Schomburg Center, scheduled to launch in January 2013, will offer paid part-time positions across six unique areas.

The Program aims to help college students cultivate transferrable skills and to provide them with professional experience rooted in a cultural institution. These opportunities are offered in each of three terms per year: spring, summer, and fall. The duration of each position is one term, renewable up to one time. Candidates will receive on-the-job training as well as mentorship opportunities. Each term, candidates will take part in an orientation. In addition, workshops with leaders from the New York Public Library and from the greater New York City community will be held twice per term. Participating students are eligible for college credit, but the conferral of credit is not a Program requirement.

LIBRARY PRE-PROFESSIONAL

The Schomburg Center is looking for a highly organized, motivated college student to work part-time as a paid Library Pre-Professional. Through one-on-one meetings with a mentor/supervisor, you will have opportunities to discuss career goals and receive professional guidance.

This position is available from January 2013 through May 2013, with the option to renew through August 2013.

Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Associate Chief Librarian, the Library Pre-Professional is responsible for a variety of tasks within the General Research and Reference Division, including:
Shelving and arranging library materials, including books, maps, and microfilms
Assisting with processing new materials
Doing photocopying and messenger work
Carrying out online catalog searches
Fulfilling other related duties as required

Qualifications:
Current enrollment in an approved undergraduate degree program at an accredited educational institution
Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team
Demonstrated ability to perform tasks requiring attention to detail
Interest in library work

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