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Library Page - Library for the Performing Arts / Circulating Collections

New York Public Library
New York City

The job listing, titled Library Page - Library for the Performing Arts / Circulating Collections, was posted on December 2, 2023 and will expire on February 29, 2024. New York Public Library has part time jobs for those seeking a unique experience. Should you be the successful applicant, your salary for this job will be USD 10 - 20. The company is currently advertising a job opening based in New York City, but is willing to consider candidates from other areas if they meet the required qualifications.

Library Page - Library for the Performing Arts / Circulating Collections

Department: Research Libraries

Employment Type: Part Time

Location: Library for the Performing Arts

Reporting To: Pamela Van Duyne

Compensation: $15.00 / hour



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.

You will have access to the Library Page Fellowship Program as a Library Page. A career growth development program that empowers youth as they shape their careers. The Program provides resources to help develop career readiness skills, explore career goals, and provide on-the-job coaching, training, and mentorship.

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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.

Key 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, DVDs 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 & Skills

Required Education and Certifications
  • Current enrollment in a degree program at an accredited school
  • Proper
as required by NYS law

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

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

NYPL Core Values:

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
  • Be Welcoming and Inclusive
Work Environment
  • Public service library
Physical Duties
  • Moderate lifting required (up to 25 lbs)
  • Pushing book trucks
Pre-Placement Physical Required?



Part time hours to be scheduled during regular

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