Library Information Assistant - Throgs Neck Library

Company Name:
The New York Public Library
This position will be scheduled for 35 hours per week during regular branch hours.
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
Customer/ public service skills
Communication and interpersonal skills
Organizational skills
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
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 preferred
Spanish language preferred
Public service library
Light lifting (up to 15 lbs.)
Sitting and standing for periods of time
Pushing book trucks
USD $31,813.00/Yr.
USD $36,585.00/Yr.
35 hours per week to be scheduled during branch hours
Evenings and weekends as required
Schedule subject to change
Date: 2014-05-02
Country: US
State: NY
City: Bronx
Postal Code: 10465
Job Type: Full-Time Regular

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