Adult Services Library Assistant

Spring Valley NY
Posted 8 months ago

The Finkelstein Memorial Library, located at 24 Chestnut Street, Spring Valley, NY, is a busy public library
serving a large and diverse population. We are seeking a Permanent-Part-time Library Assistant in our
Adult Services Department. This is a Union position, 17 hours/week, which includes working a weekly
night and 1 Saturday per month. Position reports to Head of Adult Services.

Job Description
 Provide reference and reader’s advisory assistance for patrons, in-person and by phone.
 Assist patrons with computers and devices in order to access library services and increase their
research abilities.
 Assist patrons with library databases and digital download services.
 Create basic newsletters, posters, fliers, booklists and bookmarks.
 Create library exhibits and displays.
 Assist with weeding and collection development.
 Create requisitions and follow up on orders.
 Perform related work as required.

Knowledge & Skills
 Ability to work courteously, patiently and effectively with diverse patrons, community and staff.
 Possess basic computer and Internet searching skills.
 Knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Powerpoint desired; LibraryAware a plus.
 Ability to read or speak one or more of the following languages desired: Spanish, French Creole,
Hebrew, Yiddish or Russian.
 Good working knowledge of Symphony Workflows desired.
 Capable of working independently as well as collaboratively.
 Excellent written and oral communication skills.
 Willing to learn new skills.
Minimum qualifications
 Bachelor’s degree OR Associate’s degree and three years of paid work experience performing library
clerk or library clerk typist duties.

Hourly wage compensation: $21/hour. Finkelstein Memorial Library offers paid time off and
participation in the NYS Retirement System. See Rockland County civil service job description for Library
. Position will remain open until filled.
To apply: please email your resume and cover letter to Assistant Director Beth Zambito at with the subject “Adult Services Library Assistant application.

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