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Thursday, July 16, 2015

Library Assistant, Scholastic Library (NY)

The Scholastic Library, Library Assistant (Part-time)-H0600059

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The Library Assistant will assist in original and copy-cataloging of materials for The Scholastic Library & Archive with flexibility to adapt cataloging standards to local corporate needs; they will also assist in data cleanup in the library catalog database, weeding the collection, monitoring requests in RefTracker, circulation, serials management, and preparing materials for archival preservation. The Library Assistant will provide assistance to library clients in person, by telephone, and through email; and they will also support the marketing of library services throughout the company.
  • Original and copy-cataloging, adding materials to the library and archive collection 60%
    • Original cataloging of Scholastic Trade, Reading Clubs, Book Fairs, Education, Teaching Resources, National Partnerships, and Library Publishing materials
    • Copy-cataloging of non-Scholastic titles for the reference library
    • Participation in SirsiDynix training sessions and webinars
    • Data cleanup and RDA conversion of bibliographic records using MARC 21 conventions
  • Weeding and archival preservation, assisting in the curation of library and archive materials 25%
    • Locating, repairing, and/or discarding materials in the library collection
    • Packing and inventorying items for offsite storage, updating item records and offsite files
    • Maintenance and organization of materials in the corporate library and archive
  • Reference and circulation, providing assistance to library clients 15%
    • Monitoring specific item and information requests in an electronic reference system
    • Fulfilling specific item requests for materials from the archive, including books, kits, games, media, ephemera, flyers, catalogs, and Scholastic classroom magazine articles
    • Locating specific information requests in electronic resources, including journal/news articles, market information, statistics, research, and Scholastic classroom magazine articles


 Required Competencies
  • Must be a MLS/MLIS/MSLIS candidate or recent graduate
  • Experience with MARC 21 and RDA conventions is essential
  • Knowledge of DACS and EAD international archival standards is essential
  • Must be able to multi-task
  • Must be able to navigate electronic reference databases
  • Flexible – prepared to respond to variety of library needs
  • Energetic and mobile - able to move freely through the library & archive, push library carts, and lift up to 40 lbs.
  • Able to work consistent schedule
  • Must be punctual 
Specific Skills
  • Reference and cataloging experience in a corporate library preferred
  • Archival certificate or coursework preferred
  • Knowledge of children’s literature and overall children’s market helpful
  • Team player with a positive attitude
  • Ability to prioritize and execute multiple projects
  • Self-motivator
  • Excellent verbal communication skills