Library Page - Stephen A Schwarzman Building / Wallach Division of Art, Print, and Photographs

Compensation

: $41,520.00 - $63,400.00 /year *

Employment Type

: Full-Time

Industry

: Advertising/Marketing/Public Relations



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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 than 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.

The library page position is scheduled for 19 hours per week, including evenings and Saturdays. Schedules are variable based on library needs and may be subject to change.

Principal Responsibilities

Under the direction of a Page supervisor, the Library Page:

* Projects a positive and courteous attitude to the public by providing exceptional customer service
* Shelves and arranges books, CDs, and other library materials in order alphabetically and numerically
* Answers in-person inquiries, helps patrons locate needed materials and refers patrons to the appropriate place or person for assistance
* Assists patrons with basic computer, internet and audio/visual equipment usage
* Locates and prepares library materials requested by patrons
* Assists staff with checking materials for damage and removing them from the shelves
* Helps set up public spaces for events and programs
* Performs other related tasks as needed

Required Education & Experience

* Current enrollment in a degree program at an accredited school
* Proper employment certificate for minors under 18 as required by NYS law

Minimum Qualifications

* Ability to accurately and efficiently sort and arrange items in alphanumeric order
* Strong organizational skills and ability to follow detailed instruction in a fast-paced environment
* Excellent customer service skills and the ability to work with a diverse patronage
* Superb interpersonal and communication skills
* Strong problem-solving skills
* Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team
* Demonstrated reliability and professionalism
* Basic computer and basic technology skills such as Microsoft Office Suite and Google Applications

Preferred Qualifications

* Ability to troubleshoot basic computer and printer issues preferred
* Experience with eReaders and library technologies preferred
* Ability to speak foreign languages preferred

All team members are expected and encouraged to embody the NYPL Core Values:

* Be Helpful to patrons and colleagues
* Be Resourceful in solving problems
* Be Curious in all aspects of your work

Work Environment

* Public service library

Physical Duties

* Moderate lifting required (up to 25 lbs)
* Pushing book trucks

Starting Salary

Hours

19 hours per week

Union / Non Union

Non Union * The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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