Library Information Assistant (part time)- Mulberry Street Library
The New York Public Library - Manhattan, NY

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This position will be scheduled for 17.5 hours per week during regular branch hours


Under the general supervision of the Library Manager, a Library Information Assistant:
  • Provides circulation/reference service and instruction to library patrons of all ages using print, media and computer resources
  • Answers questions from the public in person, over the telephone and electronically
  • Performs community outreach to promote and increase public participation and use of library services
  • Assists in planning and delivering library programs for children, teens and/or adults
  • Instructs patrons on the use of the Internet, computer applications and other Library services

  • Assists with fines & fees management, collection development/weeding, reserves and opening/closing procedures
  • Ensures patrons follow library policies and procedures
  • May take responsibility for the facility, staff and operations in the absence of the Library Manager
  • Performs other related duties as required

  • Bachelor’s degree required, preferably with a strong, well-rounded liberal arts background

  • Successfully demonstrated public service experience with the ability to work well with a diverse patronage
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills

  • Successfully demonstrated ability to work as part of a team
  • Strong organization and planning skills, including the ability to perform multiple projects or tasks simultaneously
  • Strong computer and other related technology skills, including MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint

  • Demonstrated knowledge of computer services including on-line searching, social media and Library databases preferred

  • Experience creating, conducting and/or participating in community training, programming and outreach preferred

  • Demonstrated knowledge of library resources preferred
  • Experience working with children and teens preferred

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