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Friday, April 13, 2012

F/T - Library Associate - Met Museum of Art Library

Library Associate, Thomas J. Watson Library   The Thomas J. Watson Library in The Metropolitan Museum of Art is currently seeking applicants for the full-time position of Library Associate. The Library Associate performs a variety of key activities in Watson Library's team-based environment. As a member of the Circulation, Interlibrary Loan, and Cataloging and Processing Teams this position works to provide outstanding service and to process material with the greatest efficiency. He/she also provides back-up in the library office and will have the opportunity to serve on other teams.   Primary responsibilities and duties: ·         Provides outstanding customer service at the circulation desk and assists with inventory control of the collection ·         Assists in providing interlibrary loan services ·         Processes newly received books and other research material including periodicals ·         Helps staff the library office; includes receiving visitors, processing mail, and back-up telephone coverage ·         Prepares bindery shipments Occasional weekend work  required   Requirements and qualifications:   ·         Commitment to providing excellent and proactive customer service required ·         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   ·         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   Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter indicating how they satisfy the requirements above, a resume, and the names of three references to the following e-mail address:   The Thomas J. Watson Library is the central research library of The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Reflecting the depth and scope of the Museum's collection, the library collects scholarly material from the art of early antiquity to contemporary art. Like the Museum, the library's holdings are encyclopedic and global in nature and provide a broad range of research materials on Ancient Near Eastern, Egyptian, Greek and Roman, Asian, Islamic, European and American art. In addition to its extensive collection of monographs, exhibition catalogs and rare books, the library includes 150,000 auction and sale catalogs dating from the eighteenth century to the present day.   The Museum's library's system includes The Robert Goldwater Library, covering the art of Africa, Oceania and the Americas; Nolen Library, providing materials for all ages on the history of art and also curriculum related material for teachers; The Lehman Collection Library, a collection on European painting and decorative arts; The Joyce F. Menschel Library in the Department of Photographs; The Onassis Library in the Department of Greek and Roman Art; The Irene Lewisohn Costume Reference Library; and the Cloisters Library for medieval art and related topics. The Museum's departmental libraries contribute to combined holdings of more than one million volumes, a collection unrivaled in depth and coverage for the history of art on a global scale.   See to learn more about the Museum's libraries, including access policies and hours, and to connect to the libraries' catalog, Watsonline.   The Metropolitan Museum of Art provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without unlawful discrimination as to race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or citizenship status 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.