Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Library Assistant, Touro College

Library Assistant

Reports to: Assistant Director
Status: Full Time
FSLA: Exempt
Location Manhattan

Touro College is a system of Jewish-sponsored non-profit institutions of higher and professional education. Touro College was established in 1971 primarily to enrich the Jewish heritage, and to serve the larger American community. Over 18,000 students are currently enrolled in its various schools and divisions. Touro College has branch campuses, locations and instructional sites in the New York area, as well as branch campuses and programs in Berlin, Jerusalem, Moscow, Paris, and Florida. Touro University California and its Nevada branch campus, as well as Touro College Los Angeles, are separately accredited institutions governed in common by the same Board of Trustees as Touro College.

Assist in the delivery of library services and in daily maintenance operations.

Assists in the delivery of library services for the department to include, but not
limited to the following:

Provides reference and bibliographical services, including assistance in the use of library resources and services, and direction in locating information and utilizing resources and services available on and off campus

Participates in the daily operations of a library, including facilities and collection maintenance, materials reception and reconciliation, and record keeping and tabulation

Makes every effort to make sure the library atmosphere should be one of cooperation, civility and collegiality

Performs other duties as assigned and contribute to the overall operating efficiency of the library

Education, Preparation, and Training
Bachelor’s degree
At least 1-3 years experience
Knowledge of bibliographic databases searching
Strong customer service and organizational skills
Must be able to multi-task and prioritize work

Physical Demands
Extensive time sitting and standing
Extensive use of computers
Ability to lift 10 pounds

Computer Skills
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Internet research and Outlook

Possible temporary coverage at Extension Site Libraries as needed

Please send a cover letter with salary expectations and your resume to: The subject line of your email should read: “Main Site
Library Assistant”