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2 College Asst positions available

There are 2 College Assistant positions available in the library.

Interlibrary Loan

This person reports to the Interlibrary Loan Supervisor

DUTIES: Facilitate borrowing and lending of library resources in a fast-paced, high-volume Interlibrary Loan department which processes over 30,000 transactions a year. Unpack and sort incoming mail, process incoming materials borrowed for library patrons (updating transactions as received, printing labels, marking items, and shelving for patron pickup) and process incoming materials borrowed by other libraries (checking in items and returning to circulation). Assist in lending materials to other libraries: processing electronically received requests, locating material in the library, pulling from shelves and sending–both via physical delivery, using a variety of shipping methods and shipping software, and via electronic delivery, using interlibrary loan software. Return borrowed materials to lending libraries, taking care in labeling, handling, and packing. Keep shipping area and supplies in order. During staff shortages, assist other departments with workloads.  This position involves a significant amount of packing and unpacking physical materials.  This position also involves learning a variety of computer programs specific to Interlibrary Loan, including ILLiad, Odyssey, and Ariel, as well as using library, UPS, and Fedex software.

REQUIREMENTS: Experience learning new computer skills and programs is a must as this position entails learning and using several specialized and often ILL-specific computer programs during the course of most days. Familiarity with computer applications and software as well as proficiency using Microsoft Windows desktop essential. Demonstrate success at jobs which require attention to detail.    Use of English language for all office correspondence, note-keeping, and official documentation required.  Must be able to lift books off shelves and push full book trucks. Familiarity with use of CUNY+ to locate material in the library preferred. Experience using library resources to locate electronically held items preferred.

HOURS PER WEEK:  Ordinarily 5-15 hours/week M-F between 9AM and 6PM.

Anticipated start date: September 1, 2010.

Email cover letter and resume to<> and<> for consideration.

Collection Management /Acquisitions

This person reports to the Serials Assistant

Duties:  Assists the Serials Assistant with processing incoming print serials, managing the print serials collection and other library projects as needed. Responsibilities include unpacking and sorting daily mail, updating serials records in library catalog, item barcoding, maintaining statistics, shelving, weeding and packing discards, packing and unpacking bindery shipments and other similar duties as needed.


Essential – Attention to detail; familiarity with computer applications and software as well as proficiency with Microsoft Windows desktop. Use of English language for all office correspondence, notes-keeping, and official documentation required.  Must be able to lift bound periodicals and books off shelves and push full book trucks.

Desired – Ability to analyze processing workflow and suggest improvements.

HOURS PER WEEK:  Ordinarily 10-15 hours/week M-F during regular business hours (9-5).  Completed time sheets are turned into supervisor for review and processing.

Anticipated start date September 13, 2010.

Email cover letter and resume to: Melissa Longhi [ ]and Jane Fitzpatrick [] for consideration.