The New York Public Library (NYPL) has been an essential provider of free books, information and education for all New Yorkers for more than 100 years. NYPL’s neighborhood libraries in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island are being transformed into true centers of educational innovation and service, and vital community hubs that provide far more than free books and materials.
The Port Richmond Library, an original Carnegie library dating to 1905, serves a diverse and historic community. We align ourselves with the mission of the NYPL - to inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge, and strengthen our communities - by providing quality collections, programming, internet access and public service to all of our Library users, and by reaching new community members.
The Library Information Assistant will work with all age groups to support patrons in their search for information, leisure reading, and the use of computers and digital devices. She or he will assist with the creation of, and will facilitate, Library programs and activities; and will conduct independent and team outreach in our community. As
a team member at a location with a large Hispanic immigrant population, he or she may participate in the development and maintenance of outreach, programming and collections for Spanish speaking community members. She or he may also assist with maintaining other aspects of the Library’s collections as needed.
Under the general supervision of the Library Manager, the Library Information Assistant: