Senior Collections Processing Associate, Processing, BookOps
The New York Public Library - Manhattan, NY

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Under the general supervision of the BookOps Manager of Processing, the Senior Collections Processing Associate:
  • Assists with the management of the BookOps Processing Unit in matters relating to personnel, budget, production and metrics.
  • Supervises, monitors, and maintains performance standards related to the labeling and preparation of new materials for BookOps member libraries’ collections, and as necessary, the coordination of commercial binding activity.
  • In collaboration with other office supervisors ensures the efficient output of all processed materials.
  • Coordinates with NYPL Research Preservation’s Collections Care Unit, repairs, insertion of pockets and tip-ins, and construction of protective polypropylene book jackets.
  • Documents policies and procedures within the BookOps Processing Unit and contributes to keeping policies current.
  • Responsible for special projects and supervising additional tasks as required.
  • Is responsible for preparing print and non-print library materials for circulation.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Key Competencies:
  • Successfully demonstrated ability to maintain a high degree of accuracy in handling detailed work processes.
  • Successfully demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment, as well as the ability to work well independently in an organized manner.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated flexibility, reliability, punctuality and attention to detail.

  • Bachelor’s degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience including successfully demonstrated experience with library materials processing.
  • Relevant experience in responsible clerical and technical work in a library processing environment.
  • Demonstrated experience implementing new procedures preferred.
  • Experience with Millennium ILS.
  • Experience with online searching, email applications, Microsoft Access, Word and Excel.

Work Environment:
  • Office environment

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

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