• Library Page - Preservation Collections Care

    Location US-NY-Manhattan
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    PCC Preservation Technical Services
  • Overview

    The Library Page in Preservation Collections Care plays an integral part in the production and delivery of protective enclosures, the minor treatment to general collection materials, and the preparation/stabilization of new materials, supporting the availability of stable materials for the public.

    Principal Responsibilities

    Under the direction of the Acting Head,  Library Pages work a maximum of 19 hours per week between the hours of 9:00am and 4:30pm, weekdays, in Long Island City. Library Pages are responsible for a variety of tasks within the Preservation Collections Care lab:

    • Prepares and assembles machine-produced protective enclosures (boxes, etc.), including measuring collection materials, determining appropriate bibliographic information, and completing online request form.
    • Retrieves and sorts enclosures and collection materials and checks them in/out in the Library catalog. Also makes deliveries to staff or prepares for shipment.
    • Performs shelf preparation projects, including paper mending, tipping in pages or errata slips, creating pockets for accompanying materials, opening uncut pages, or creating protective covers using the Colibri book covering system. May perform book repair or cleaning projects.
    • Assists in tracking of collection materials and supplies, and participates in Unit and Division recordkeeping activities.
    • Assists in maintaining the organization, appearance, and cleanliness of the lab.
    • Performs other related duties and special projects as required.

    NYPL Core Values

    • Helpful
    • Resourceful
    • Curious

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Current enrollment in an approved degree program at an accredited educational institution. 
    • Good communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to maintain and foster cooperative and courteous working relationships.
    • Demonstrated  manual dexterity and hand treatment skills.
    • Strong organizational skills, and strong attention to detail, with speed and accuracy in carrying out duties.
    • Demonstrated ability to work with a team and on independent projects.
    • Demonstrated flexibility and reliability.

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Strong computer skills, including working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, the Internet and email programs. Database and programming experience helpful for special projects.

    Work Environment

    Office/laboratory setting

    Physical Duties

    This position requires frequent lifting and carrying of library collection materials; pushing and pulling of book carts; and frequent stooping and reaching.


    19 hours per week

    Union / Non Union

    Non Union


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