Job Posting: Assistant Librarian, NY School of Interior Design

via arlis-ny listserv

Overview: Reporting to the Director of the Library, the Assistant Librarian assists with the day-to day management of all library activities, including the delivery of excellent customer service, cataloging of new books, managing instruction schedules and assisting the Director with library systems.

Job Responsibilities

  • Assists with the operations of circulation and reference services, providing exceptional service to NYSID students, faculty and staff. Answers reference queries and helps patrons locate items and resources, both in the library and through online databases
  • Processes newly acquired books through purchase and gift, entering them into the acquisitions module in Aleph, and cataloging new holdings
  • Contacts faculty each semester to arrange an instruction schedule, assigns sessions to all librarians
  • Creates LibGuides and video tutorials as assigned
  • Provides instruction to classes
  • Assists in management and training of student staff and interns for new projects
  • Runs reports of circulation statistics, statuses and holding types, and reports fine revenue monthly
  • Updates the library’s WordPress website
  • Updates library social media channels
  • Updates EZproxy and provides up-to-date IP information to resource vendors
  • Manages photocopier and scanners and accompanying vendor relationship
  • Inventories and maintains technology equipment, working with IT to install upgrades and fixes
  • Other duties, projects and activities as may become necessary

Job Qualifications:

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited institution; Bachelors in fine arts/design/architecture preferred
  • 1 year library experience, circulation department or reference background
  • 1 year experience using library systems such as Aleph, web, WordPress, basic knowledge of Photoshop and Illustrator

Job Competencies:

  • General knowledge of architecture/design research resources
  • Ability to work independently, be flexible, have high attention to detail; a pro-active problem solver
  • Must be able to multi-task and have good time management skills
  • Friendly, with strong service orientation and good people skills
  • Required to cover evenings and one weekend day during the academic school year

Interested candidates should submit their resumes and salary requirements to: resumes@ no later than July 8th for immediate consideration. Applications without salary requirements will not be considered. For more information on the position, please visit:

The New York School of Interior Design is an Equal Opportunity Employer. NYSID does not discriminate due to race, color, creed, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender/ or gender identity or expression, marital or parental status, national origin, citizenship status, veteran or military status, age, unemployment status, or other legally protected basis, and to the extent permitted by law. Qualified candidates of diverse ethnic and racial backgrounds are encouraged to apply for vacant positions at all levels.