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The New York Public Library Library Page - BookOps in Long Island City, New York

Library Page - BookOps

Department: BookOps

Employment Type: Part Time

Location: Library Services Center

Reporting To: Joel Felix Velazquez

Compensation: $15.00 / hour

Description

The BookOps Logistics Department is primarily responsible for receiving, processing, sorting, and the delivery of all new and circulating materials for 150 branches across 4 boroughs which comprise the BookOps member libraries. The workload volume for the Logistics Department is extremely high. In FY-18, nearly one million new materials were received and processed and over 8 million circulating items were sorted and delivered. These materials are selected to meet the needs of the communities of New York. This service level supports countless projects aligned with reading, learning, and Innovation within the member libraries.

This Library Page serves 3 different departments within BookOps Logistics Operations: Receiving and Processing, Sorting, and Distribution. The main functions of this role are to ensure the timely delivery of library materials to the BookOps member libraries. The major steps that are involved in this process are to receive, transport, process, shelve, sort and deliver library materials in an accurate and timely manner. Pages can work across any of these departments.

The BookOps Page position is scheduled for 19 hours per week, Monday - Friday. Schedules are variable based on library needs and may be subject to change.

Key Responsibilities

Under the direction of a Receiving & Processing Department Supervisor, the Library Page:

  • Works with manual and automated systems to sort library materials, supplies, and inter-branch mail accurately.

  • Prepares print and non-print library materials for circulation (open boxes, separate and shelve new materials, labeling materials, cover library books for preservation, etc )

  • Transports book trucks, and other containers to designated destinations.

  • Opens cartons and shelves vendor supplies for operational usage

  • Completes some basic data entry

  • Works on specialized projects as they arise

  • Performs other related duties as required

  • Performs other related tasks as needed

Skills Knowledge & Expertise

  • Current enrollment in a degree program at an accredited school

  • Proper employment certificate for minors under 18 (https://www.labor.ny.gov/workerprotection/laborstandards/workprot/minors.shtm) as required by NYS law

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to follow detailed instructions in a fast-paced environment

  • Developed interpersonal and communication skills

  • Basic computer and technology skills such as MS Office Suite and Google Applications,

  • Successfully demonstrate the ability to work independently or in a team environment.

  • Dynamic flexibility, reliability, punctuality, professionalism, and attention to detail.

  • Must be able to lift 50 lbs, bend, sit and stand for some periods of time

  • Must be able to push a loaded book cart

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to work diligently with minimal supervision

  • Experience working in a fast paced environment

More

Absent a qualifying exception for medical or religious reasons, newly hired employees of the New York Public Library must present proof of receipt of a COVID-19 vaccination and may not begin employment at the Library until 14 days after their receipt of their second dose of either the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or 14 days after their first dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Newly hired employees who need additional time to receive their vaccination prior to their start date may request an adjournment of their start date with their hiring manager. The Library will consider such requests on a case by case basis, depending upon the Library’s operational needs, among other factors. The Library will further consider exemptions for prospective employees who cannot become vaccinated due to a qualifying medical condition or a sincerely held religious belief or practice. Candidates who receive a conditional offer of employment and who seek a medical or religious exemption to the Library’s vaccination policy will be provided with additional instructions at the time of the conditional offer.

Core Values

  • Be Helpful to patrons and colleagues

  • Be Resourceful in solving problems

  • Be Curious in all aspects of your work

Physical Duties

  • Lifting required (up to 50 lbs)

  • Safely loading and pushing wheeled book trucks with materials

  • Sitting, standing, stooping and bending for extended periods

Physical Required?

YES

Work Environment

  • Office Setting

  • Warehouse

Hours

19 hours per week

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