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Library Assistant II

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J. Paul Getty Trust

Los Angeles, CA

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Job Summary
Library Assistant II, General Collections Circulation, Getty Research Institute
The Getty Research Institute seeks a limited-term, full-time Library Assistant II located at the GRI\u2019s Library Annex in Valencia, California 91355 through the end of June 2019.  Will divide time between the Library Annex and the Getty Center\u2019s Research Institute Library until early 2018 and then will be full-time at the Library Annex.  The Library Assistant will work both independently and within a team environment, focusing on the ongoing tasks associated with the circulation of materials in a library setting, including pulling, sorting, and reshelving books, charging and discharging materials and editing online records using the Alma library system.  May perform physical processing of material such as marking, housing, repair, and evaluate the condition of materials. 
Major Job Responsibilities

May assist and resolve moderately complex problems for staff and library users
May process interlibrary loan lending and borrowing requests online
May assist in processing, caring for, and reformatting collections
Use various library software applications to execute moderately complex transactions
Participate in special projects as assigned
Maintain the general collections stacks
Assist with the ongoing tasks associated with the circulation of materials including pulling, sorting, and reshelving books and serials
Check materials in and out using the Alma library system


Bachelor\u2019s degree in art history or related discipline
2-3 years experience in library setting
Reading knowledge in at least one foreign language preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Strong written and verbal communication skills
Strong organizational skills
Exceptional attention to detail
Experience with industry standard software suites as appropriate to assigned duties
Experience with library circulation systems, bibliographic databases, and library specific software application preferred
Ability to handle rare and unique materials with care
Experience handling fragile or brittle materials preferred
Physical activity for extended periods at various times throughout the day including lifting library materials weighing up to 40 pounds and pushing heavy book carts
Ability to climb industrial ladders required in order to page and shelve from the collections
Good manual dexterity required


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J. Paul Getty Trust
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Company Profile
The J. Paul Getty Trust is a cultural and philanthropic institution dedicated to critical thinking in the presentation, conservation, and interpretation of the world's artistic legacy. Through the collective and individual work of its constituent Programs—Getty Conservation Institute, Getty Foundation, J. Paul Getty Museum, and Getty Research Institute—it pursues its mission in Los Angeles and throughout the world, serving both the general interested public and a wide range of professional communities with the conviction that a greater and more profound sensitivity to and knowledge of the visual arts and their many histories are crucial to the promotion of a vital and civil society.

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