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Library Page - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building / Maps, Dorot Jewish, Local History & Genealogy Divisions

New York Public Library
New York City

New York Public Library has part time roles for individuals who enjoy working in a team environment. December 2, 2023 marked the beginning of the Library Page - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building / Maps, Dorot Jewish, Local History & Genealogy Divisions job opportunity, which will expire on March 1, 2024. While this position is currently based in New York City, the company may be open to considering candidates from other locations if they are the right fit. The job you applied for has a salary of USD 10 - 20 for successful candidates.

Library Page - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building / Maps, Dorot Jewish, Local History & Genealogy Divisions

Department: Research Libraries

Employment Type: Part Time

Location: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

Reporting To: Brook Granda

Compensation: $15.00 / hour


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.

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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.

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, and other library materials in order.
  • 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 recommending them for repair
  • 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

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
Physical Duties
  • Moderate lifting required (up to 25 lbs)
  • Pushing book trucks
Physical Required?

19 hours per week

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