Library Page - Science Industry and Business Library Access Services

US-NY-Manhattan
Job ID
2017-9908
# of Openings Remaining
3
Type
Hourly
Department
SBLACC, SIBL Access Services

Overview

Do you love books and love helping people? The New York Public Library has been an essential provider of free books, information, ideas and education for all New Yorkers for more that 100 years.  As a Library Page at The New York Public Library you will do that and much more.  A Page position is meant to give you knowledge about what it means to work within a library system. You will have access to a wealth of knowledge and experience which will allow you to decide if the library is where you want to begin your career. We are looking for candidates that demonstrate a strong work ethic, are reliable and possess excellent written and verbal communications skills. You will be expected to be an ambassador for the library, so a friendly demeanor goes a long way. 

 

 

Principal Responsibilities

Under the direction of a Page supervisor, Library Pages are responsible for a variety of tasks within the library, including:

  • Retrieving and shelving print and non-print materials.
  • Shelf reading and helping maintain the organization and general appearance of the library.
  • Preparing and processing new material for circulation.
  • Providing basic assistance to patrons on the use of computers and other technology or software.
  • Preparing the library for opening and/or closing by performing such assignments as rearranging/ straightening chairs and tables, picking up materials for shelving, and replenishing depleted supplies. (e.g. pencils, pads, printer and photocopy paper)
  • Photocopying and messenger work.
  • Assisting with library programs and outreach initiatives.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • You must be currently enrolled as a student in an approved degree program at an accredited educational institution.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and Saturday as required.
  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a public service environment.

Starting Salary

USD $11.00/Hr.

Minimum Salary (with 2 years of NYPL service)

USD $11.00/Hr.

Hours

19 hrs per week, including evenings and alternating Saturdays

Union / Non Union

Non Union

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