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Friday, December 9, 2011

P/T - Library Assistant - NY Botanical Garden

The New York Botanical Garden

Library Assistant

The New York Botanical Garden, a National Historic Landmark and one of NYC’s premier cultural institutions, seeks a dynamic Library Assistant. The Library Assistant carries out basic duties to support Library operations, especially in support of reference, circulation, Interlibrary Loan, and collection maintenance.

  • Retrieval of materials from the Library stacks for Library users, and accurate re-shelving of materials in stacks.
  • Copying and scanning of materials in fulfillment of Interlibrary Loan and reference requests.
  • Accurate filing of vertical file and special collection materials including careful handling of rare book and manuscript material.
  • Maintain order and cleanliness in stack areas.
  • Search for missing book and journal issues.
  • Assist with circulation desk functions including checking materials in and out, issuing library cards, and bar-coding materials.
  • Carry out related duties and assist with special projects as needed.


  • Service oriented with a good eye for detail.
  • Computer literacy and good communication skills.
  • Previous library experience is desired.
  • Must be available afternoon hours between 12 p.m. and 6 p.m. Tuesdays through Thursdays, and 12 p.m. to 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays.

To Apply:
Please indicate Library Assistant, L-0116 on cover letter and e-mail along with a resume to HR@NYBG.ORG  or visit our website at WWW.NYBG.ORG and click on About and Employment.

The New York Botanical Garden is an Equal Opportunity Employer