• Library Information Assistant

    Location US-NY-Staten Island
    Job ID
    # of Openings Remaining
    Full-Time Regular
    PR, Port Richmond Branch
  • Overview

    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.


    Principal Responsibilities

    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:

    • Provides circulation/reference service and instruction to library patrons of all ages using print and digital resources
    • 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
    • Assists with collection development/weeding, reserves, opening/closing procedures and fines & fees collection
    • Performs duties for the benefit of each library patron in an environment of ethnic and linguistic diversity
    • Participate in updating and maintaining the content of the Library’s Facebook page, and other social media as needed
    • Work collaboratively with branch team members and colleagues across the organization in order to serve the Library’s mission
    • Performs related duties as required

    NYPL Core Values

    • Helpful
    • Resourceful
    • Curious

    Minimum Qualifications

    • 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

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Ability to communicate effectively in spoken and written Spanish, as well as in English (bilingual)
    • Basic understanding of emerging library technologies and urban public library issues
    • Preferably currently attending library school or a strong interest in this career path

    Starting Salary

    USD $35,123.00/Yr.

    Minimum Salary (with 2 years of NYPL service)

    USD $40,392.00/Yr.

    Union / Non Union

    Local 1930


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