Library- Casual Staff Union Equivalent - Library Clerk
Job No: 493627 Work Type: Staff Part-time Department: University Libraries Location: Wilf Campus, 500 West 185th Street, NY, NY Categories: Library
Position Summary: Provide support and perform duties related to providing library services for the University community in Gottesman Library of Hebraica-Judaica on the Wilf Campus on a part-time basis (up to 19 hours per week), working weekday evenings and nights, Saturday nights, and Sunday.
Follow predetermined procedures and policies in the library and uses library resources that are simple or of limited complexity
Check out and check in library materials; register students and other users of the library
Perform other circulation-related activities using the integrated library system (ILS)
Shelve books and periodicals
Answer telephones and take accurate messages
Assist patrons with use of photocopiers, printers, and scanners
Communicate predetermined library policies and procedures to library users
Assist patrons with directional questions and respond to simple questions regarding the use of Library resources, such as locating items in the online public access catalog (OPAC) and using the Library website to locate information about resources and services
Interact with students, faculty, staff and visitors; interact with other Library staff members
Perform other related duties as assigned
Experience & Educational Background:
High School Diploma required
2+ years related experience preferred
Knowledge of Hebrew desirable
Skills & Competencies:
Highly responsible regarding time and attendance
Very strong communication skills and ability to project a positive attitude about the Library and the University when interacting with Library patrons
Must be able to lift up to 20 pounds
Good reading, data entry and word processing skills; accuracy and attention to detail
Customer service demeanor, good listening skills and demonstrated patience when dealing with patrons
Sound judgment about when to respond and when to refer patrons and/or questions to a professional librarian or supervisor
Self-discipline and judgment are essential as work will almost always be performed in the absence of a supervisor
The Mendel Gottesman Library of Hebraica-Judaica is one of the world's great Judaic library collections and the Jewish Studies research center at Yeshiva University's Wilf Campus. Occupying four newly renovated levels in the Mendel Gottesman Library Building (levels 4, 5, 5A and 6), the Library offers services and collections for advanced scholarship as well as for foundational study in the field.
With over 300,000 physical volumes, and access to more than 50,000 electronic-journals, several hundred databases, and 428,000 electronic book titles shared with other libraries at the Wilf and Beren Campuses, the Gottesman Library provides students and faculty members with a vast array of information sources. The Library is particularly strong in the areas of Bible, Rabbinic literature, Jewish history, Jewish philosophy, Hebrew language and literature. Rare books and manuscript collections as well as archival materials complement the Library's holdings.
Founded in 1886, Yeshiva University (YU) has a strong tradition of combining Jewish scholarship with academic excellence and achievement in the liberal arts,
sciences, medicine, law, business, social work, Jewish studies, education, psychology, and more.
Yeshiva University is a leading global educational institution that employs over 6,000 people across our various campus locations --Wilf Campus in Washington Heights, Beren Campus in Murray Hill, Brookdale Center in Greenwich Village, Resnick Campus in the Bronx, the Gruss Institute in Jerusalem, the Boys High School in Manhattan and the Girls High School in Queens. From the distinguished faculty who teach here, to the dedicated staff, we work to fulfill our mission: to bring wisdom to life through all that we teach, by all that we do and for all those we serve. We seek to attract and retain engaged and committed individuals who contribute to an exciting work environment, where there is a sense of community and belonging, balanced with a significant cross section of people from diverse backgrounds working and studying together.
The University offers a strong compensation package and a broad range of employee benefit plans, including immediate participation in the Universitys retirement plan. Staff members are typically eligible for four weeks paid vacation each year and a shuttle to nearby subway locations.
Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.
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Yeshiva University has been transforming lives for more than a century. Nowhere but here can students have a personal, small college experience while benefitting from the academic rigor of a top ranked research university. Since its inception YU has been dedicated to melding the ancient traditions of Jewish law and life with the heritage of Western civilization, and each year we celebrate as future leaders make YU their home. Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.