• Library Information Assistant - 115th - Harry Belafonte

    Location US-NY-Manhattan
    Job ID
    # of Openings Remaining
    Full-Time Regular
    HU 115th Street Library
  • Overview

    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’s neighborhood libraries in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island—many of which date to Andrew Carnegie’s visionary philanthropy at the turn of the 20th century—are 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

    • 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

    • 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 Salary

    USD $35,123.00/Yr.


    35 hours per week to be scheduled during branch hours
    Evenings and weekends as required
    Schedule subject to change

    Union / Non Union

    Local 1930


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