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Friday, August 7, 2015

F/T - Circulation Librarian - New York Society Library (Manhattan)

Job Information

The Library is seeking a part-time evening and weekend Circulation Librarian. The position reports to the Head of Circulation.
Responsibilities include supervising the evening and weekend Circulation staff; assisting patrons and adjudicating conflicts; overseeing Library opening and closing procedures; providing reference services; performing all Circulation Desk duties including but not limited to checking out and renewing Library materials, placing holds, collecting fines and fees, responding to patron requests; and fielding reference questions. The Circulation Librarian will often be the senior Library staffer on duty during evening and weekend open hours.
The successful candidate will have:
  • Experience supervising and evaluating staff
  • ALA-accredited Masters of Library Science degree
  • Experience with Innovative Interfaces Sierra ILS
  • Excellent communication skills, computer proficiency, a commitment to providing superior service and the ability to handle multiple tasks in a busy environment.
  • Excellent teamwork, project management, and conflict resolution skills
This is a part-time position. The hours will be Tues – Thur 5pm – 8pm and Sat – Sun 11am – 5pm with the potential for more hours, as needed. The New York Society Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 
The New York Society Library is an historic membership library founded in 1754. The Library today is open to all for reading, reference, and selected events, with circulation and other services by subscription. The beautiful landmarked building dates from 1917 and includes reading rooms, spaces for study, book stacks, and the Assunta, Ignazio, Ada and Romano Peluso Exhibition Gallery. The Library has approximately 300,000 volumes and hosts a variety of special events, reading groups, and workshops, as well as the New York City Book Awards. Visit our website at
Position Reports To
Head of Circulation
Upper East Side, Manhattan
Starts On
July 24, 2015, 9:52 a.m.

Company Information

The New York Society Library
53 East 79th Street
New York NY 10075
United States

Contact Information

Contact Method
To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume and three current references to: Carolyn Waters, Assistant Head Librarian, at The position will remain open until filled.