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Library Information Assistant - 115th - Harry Belafonte

Company name
The New York Public Library

Manhattan, NY

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The New York Public Library (NYPL) has been an essential provider of free books, information, ideas, and education for all New Yorkers for more than 100 years. NYPL\u2019s neighborhood libraries in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island\u2014many of which date to Andrew Carnegie\u2019s visionary philanthropy at the turn of the 20th century\u2014are being transformed into true centers of educational innovation and service, and vital community hubs that provide far more than just free books and materials.  
This position will be scheduled for 35 hours per week during regular branch hours.

Principal Responsibilities
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

NYPL Core Values


Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor\u2019s 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

Preferred Qualifications

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
Spanish speaking preferred

Work Environment

Public Library Setting

Physical Duties

Lifting up to 15 lbs.
Sitting and standing for periods of time
Daily use of a computer

Starting SalaryUSD $35,123.00/Yr.
Minimum Salary (with 2 years of NYPL service)USD $40,392.00/Yr.
Hours35 hours per week to be scheduled during branch hours Evenings and weekends as required Schedule subject to change
Union / Non UnionLocal 1930

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