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Columbia University Library Assistant IV in New York, New York

  • Requisition no: 521996

  • Work Type: Full Time

  • Location: Campus|Morningside

  • School/Department: null

  • Categories: Libraries

  • Job Type: Support Staff - Union

  • Bargaining Unit: 1199 Clerical

  • Regular/Temporary: Regular

  • End Date if Temporary:

  • Hours Per Week: 35 hours per week

  • Salary Range: $22.60 per hour ($22.14 for new hires)

Position Summary

Columbia University Libraries seeks a Library Assistant IV to work at the Burke Library. The Library Assistant IV has primary responsibility for the circulation desk, scan, deliver and inter-library loan processing, and course reserves processing. Daily responsibilities include:


  • Checks materials in and out; processing materials from offsite for use by patrons.

  • Assists patrons in understanding policies and procedures.

  • Processes requests and materials for inter-library loan.

  • Processes daily scan and deliver and troubleshooting equipment and stacks maintenance (reshelving and shelf reading).

  • Utilizes the circulation and reserves modules of the Voyager ILS.

  • Provides training, assigning, and review of student assistants and their work.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Language test will be provided if interviewed

Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:45 a.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Schedule may be different during intersession and summer terms. Schedule subject to change based on staffing needs.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent.

  • Demonstrated commitment to excellent customer service within a diverse working environment.

  • Demonstrated experience with office productivity and database tools (e.g., MS Excel).

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

  • Demonstrated aptitude with recent library and/or other computer technologies.

  • Demonstrated organizational and project management skills, including attention to detail.

  • Ability to work independently and within a team environment.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree with knowledge of a field within the humanities; theological studies preferred.

  • 1-2 years of experience working in a library setting preferred.

  • Experience with Voyager or another integrated library system preferred.

  • Supervisory experience preferred.

  • Working bibliographic knowledge of at least one research language, German or French preferred.

  • Familiarity with theology, religious studies, or church history preferred.

Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran

Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified local residents.