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Library Page - Todt Hill-Westerleigh Library

Company name
The New York Public Library

Staten Island, NY, United States

Employment Type


Posted on
Sep 15,2019

Valid Through
Dec 29,2019

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Do you love books and love helping people? The New York Public Library has been an essential provider of free books, information, ideas and education for all New Yorkers for more than 100 years.  As a Library Page at The New York Public Library you will do that and much more. A Page position is meant to give you knowledge about what it means to work within a library system. You will have access to a wealth of knowledge and experience which will allow you to decide if the library is where you want to begin your career. We are looking for candidates that demonstrate a strong work ethic, are reliable and possess excellent written and verbal communications skills. You will be expected to be an ambassador for the library, so a friendly demeanor goes a long way. 
The library page position is scheduled for 14 hours per week, including evenings and Saturdays.  Schedules are variable based on library needs and may be subject to change.
Principal Responsibilities
Under the direction of a Page supervisor, the Library Page:

Projects a positive and courteous attitude to the public by providing exceptional customer service
Shelves and arranges books, CDs, and other library materials in order alphabetically and numerically
Answers in-person inquiries, helps patrons locate needed materials and refers patrons to the appropriate place or person for assistance

Assists patrons with basic computer, internet and audio/visual equipment usage

Locates and prepares library materials requested by patrons
Assists staff with checking materials for damage and removing them from the shelves
Helps set up public spaces for events and programs
Performs other related tasks as needed

Required Education & Experience

Current enrollment in a degree program at an accredited school
Proper employment certificate for minors under 18 as required by NYS law

Minimum Qualifications

Ability to accurately and efficiently sort and arrange items in alphanumeric order
Strong organizational skills and ability to follow detailed instruction in a fast-paced environment
Excellent customer service skills and the ability to work with a diverse patronage
Superb interpersonal and communication skills
Strong problem-solving skills
Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team
Demonstrated reliability and professionalism
Basic computer and basic technology skills such as Microsoft Office Suite and Google Applications

Preferred Qualifications

Ability to troubleshoot basic computer and printer issues preferred
Experience with eReaders and library technologies preferred
Ability to speak foreign languages preferred

All team members are expected and encouraged to embody the NYPL Core Values:

Be Helpful to patrons and colleagues
Be Resourceful in solving problems
Be Curious in all aspects of your work

Work Environment

Public service library

Physical Duties

Moderate lifting required (up to 25 lbs)
Pushing book trucks

Starting Salary
Hours14 hours per week
Union / Non UnionNon Union

Company info

The New York Public Library
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