About Us

Employment Opportunities

The Library is seeking a Part-Time Circulation Assistant. The position reports to the Head of Circulation.


The successful candidate will have:
• Excellent communication skills, computer proficiency, a commitment to providing superior service and the ability to handle multiple tasks in a busy environment.
• A Bachelor’s degree is required. Prior library experience, particularly using an Innovative Interfaces integrated library system is preferred.


Responsibilities include:
• Checking out and renewing Library materials using an automated Circulation system
• Placing holds on materials for members
• Collecting fines and fees
• Responding to patron requests at the Circulation Desk and over the phone
• Assisting patrons’ search for materials in the Library’s catalogue and databases
• Preparing and sending overdue and reserve notices
• Advising potential members and registering new ones
• Directing the routine tasks of Circulation Pages
• Processing daily newspapers
• Performing page duties, as needed, including shelving and retrieving Library materials
• Performing other duties as required


This is a part-time position with the following schedule: Mondays and Fridays 9-5, and Tuesdays 2-8 for a total of 20 hours per week. The New York Society Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Potential candidates should email a cover letter, resume and the names of three (3) references with contact information to: Mia D'Avanza at mdavanza@nysoclib.org with PT Circ Assistant in the subject head. Visit our website at www.nysoclib.org. No phone calls please.

Physical/Environmental Requirements

Physical:
Sitting: 60-80%
Standing/Walking: 20-40%
Lifting: Occasional to frequent lifting up to 30 lbs.
Vision: Normal.
Requires long periods of work at computers

Environmental:
Indoor environment, working closely with others and also independently. Occasional exposure to dust and mold


ABOUT THE LIBRARY:
The New York Society Library is an historic membership library founded in 1754. The Library today is open to all for reading, reference, and selected events, with circulation and other services by subscription. The beautiful landmarked building dates from 1917 and includes reading rooms, spaces for study, book stacks, and the Assunta, Ignazio, Ada and Romano Peluso Exhibition Gallery. The Library has approximately 300,000 volumes and hosts a variety of special events, reading groups, and workshops, as well as the New York City Book Awards.