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Available Positions

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

F/T - Library Associate - Metropolitan Museum


POSITION TITLE: Library Associate

DEPARTMENT: Thomas J. Watson Library

REPORTS TO: Assistant Manager for Interlibrary Services



The Library Associate will perform a variety of key activities in Watson Library's team-based environment. As a member of the Interlibrary Loan, Ordering, and Reference Teams, for example, the incumbent will work to process material with the greatest efficiency and to provide outstanding service. He/she will also assist in the library office, and will have the opportunity to serve on other teams.


* Assists in providing interlibrary-loan services

* Provides reference service as part of the Reference Team

* Orders and processes research material, including new periodicals

* Helps staff the library office; includes receiving visitors for the Chief Librarian (staff, trustees, vendors, etc.), providing telephone coverage, etc.

* Other related duties


Experience and Skills:

* Library experience required

* Ability to do detailed work accurately, to work effectively as part of a team, and to respond flexibly and creatively to a changing environment required

* Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing required

Knowledge and Education:

* B.A. required

* Knowledge of PCs and Windows and ability to work in a networked environment required

* Knowledge of at least one foreign language preferred

* Experience using an integrated library automation system preferred

Respondents should send a cover letter AND a resume to the following e-mail address: . NO TELEPHONE CALLS, PLEASE.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, pregnancy, alienage or citizenship status, marital status or domestic partner status, genetic information, genetic predisposition of carrier status, gender identity, HIV status, military status and any other category protected by law in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, lay-off and termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment

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