Job Posting: Library Assistant IV (temporary), Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library, Columbia University, NYC

The Avery Architectural and Fine Arts Library seeks an industrious and motivated night and weekend Library Assistant IV, reporting to the Avery Access Supervisor. The incumbent:
— is responsible for operations at the Avery Service and Reserves Desk at regularly assigned times, including but not limited to: in-house CLIO circulation of Avery and Fine Arts materials using status patrons; CLIO circulation of Ware materials and materials from other campus libraries and ReCAP; CLIO circulation of reserve books; manual circulation of reserve periodicals and manual circulation of assorted materials (primarily to non-affiliates); creating on-the-fly records; processing holds and recalls; sorting and sending materials to other Columbia Library sites; maintaining Paw Print printers and routine scanner functionality.
— processes Interlibrary Loan (ILL) lending requests from other institutions and Electronic Document Delivery (EDD) requests for eligible Columbia affiliates. Duties include verifying/checking citations in multiple languages, pulling books for loan, and scanning of books and articles.
— acts as primary access services representative to the public during evening hours and handles patron directional and informational inquiries in-person, on the phone, and via email including direct patron assistance with scanners.
— closes library, including sweeping for patrons, turning off all applicable lights and appliances, and locking secured areas.
— submits mediated offsite requests from non-affiliates during evening/weekend hours, and processes incoming offsite materials as needed.
— assigns, revises and trains student workers for circulation tasks (CLIO in-house, CLIO reserves, CLIO general circulation), ILL and EDD tasks (pulling books from stacks, checking citations, scanning), and for stack maintenance duties (picking up, sorting, shelving, straightening, shelf-reading, shifting).
— maintains statistics for activities such as interlibrary lending, electronic document delivery.
— performs Reserves operation tasks, including but not limited to: verifying citations; searching CLIO; pulling materials from the stacks; creating flags and folders; linking materials for e-reserves.
— maintains Service Desk work space: including but not limited to sorting and shelving, shelf-reading, and shifting reserves stack, ensuring that office supplies and paperwork are stocked, and contacting Access Supervisor regarding supply needs.
— performs other duties, as assigned.

Some heavy lifting required.

Semesters: Mon.- Thurs. 3-11pm; Sun. 2pm-10pm
Summer: Tues.- Thurs. 1-9pm; Fri. 9am-5pm; Sat. 11:30am-6pm
Intersession: Mon.- Fri. 9am-5pm

** This is a temporary one-year position with possibility of extension**

Position is responsible for closing Library on all scheduled days. Schedule subject to change to accommodate semester scheduling. Schedule subject to change if operationally necessary.

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