Collections Processing Assistant, Sortation, Logistics, BookOps
The New York Public Library - Manhattan, NY

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Essential Functions/Responsibilities

Under the general supervision of the BookOps Manager of Automated Sortation, the Collections Processing Assistant:
  • Is responsible for the sortation and delivery of library materials.
  • Sorts, receives, processes, and distributes materials and equipment throughout the library system.
  • Works with manual and automated systems to sort all library materials, supplies and inter-branch mail accurately.
  • Ensures that all bins/materials are properly placed within their designated routes.
  • Utilizes elevators, material lifts, and pallet jacks to move materials to their proper locations.
  • When necessary, works at the loading dock to receive, process, stage, and remove library materials.
  • When assigned, delivers domestic, interoffice, and international mail and makes deliveries to post offices and satellite library locations.
  • When necessary, operates and maintains the postage mailing machines. Accepts incoming materials from USPS, UPS, and other vendors.
  • Responsible for ensuring all materials are received in good condition, properly addressed, and accurately logged into the tracking system.
  • Performs distribution tasks at alternate library locations throughout the system as required.
  • When necessary, works with other BookOps units to prepare and process print and non-print library materials for research and circulation collections.
  • Performs other related duties are required.

Key Competencies:

Key Competencies
  • Successfully demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Good interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills required
  • Experience with lifting and properly handling heavy materials
  • Demonstrated flexibility, reliability, punctuality and attention to detail


  • High school graduation or high school equivalency certification.
  • Experience in distributing, sorting, or supply management preferred.
  • Ability to operate an electronic/manual pallet jack, postal system machines, and/or material tracking systems preferred
  • Entry level knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel

Work Environment:

Work Environment
  • Warehouse environment

Physical Duties:

Physical Duties
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs
  • Must pass a physical

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