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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

P/T - Library Assistant, Scholastic (NY)

The Scholastic Library & Archive is seeking a Part-time Library Assistant for 19 hours per week. 

Part-time Library Assistant, The Scholastic Library-H0600074

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Scholastic is seeking an energetic and organized Library Assistant to 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
• 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
• 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
• Monitoring 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


Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, a leading provider of print and digital instructional materials for pre-K to grade 12, and a producer of educational and entertaining children’s media. The Company creates quality books and ebooks, print and technology-based learning materials and programs, classroom magazines and other products that, in combination, offer schools customized and comprehensive solutions to support children’s learning both at school and at home. The Company also makes quality, affordable books available to all children through school-based book clubs and book fairs. With a 95 year history of service to schools and families, Scholastic continues to carry out its commitment to "Open a World of Possible" for all children. Learn more



Scholastic is a company that fosters relationships with both our customers and within the different departments. As a Library Assistant, you are encouraged to be a self-motivator and a team player with a positive attitude, working with various employees from different departments.


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 a variety of library needs
• Able to move freely through the library & archive, push library carts, and lift up to 40 lbs
• Able to work a consistent schedule
• Must be punctual

Specific skills

• Reference and cataloging experience in a corporate library preferred
• Knowledge of children's literature and overall children's market helpful
• Ability to prioritize and execute multiple projects
• Excellent verbal communication skills

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