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Library Assistant II

Library Assistant II

Posted Date 
Requisition Number 
Position Status 
LT Full-Time
Getty Location 
Library Annex
GRI - 0419-Library Services

Opportunity Details

Job Summary

  • Library Assistant II (Limited-term), General Collections Circulation, Getty Research Institute
  • This is limited-term position until June 13, 2019.
  • The Getty Research Institute seeks a limited-term fulltime Library Assistant II.
  • Located at the GRI’s Library Annex in Valencia, California 91355, the Library Assistant will work both independently and within a team environment, focusing on the ongoing tasks associated with the circulation of materials in a library setting, including pulling, sorting, and reshelving books and charging and discharging materials using the Alma library system.  
  • Additional tasks may include assisting in the management of the workflow for the assessment and circulation of identified books and serials and managing multiple spreadsheets while working on a large-scale Getty Research Portal digitization project ( 
  • May perform physical processing of material such as marking, housing, repair, and evaluate the condition of materials. 

Major Job Responsibilities

  • May assist and resolve moderately complex problems for staff and library users
  • May process interlibrary loan lending and borrowing requests online
  • May assist in processing, caring for, and reformatting collections
  • Use various library software applications to execute moderately complex transactions
  • Participate in special projects as assigned
  • Maintain the general collections stacks
  • Assist with the ongoing tasks associated with the circulation of materials including pulling, sorting, and reshelving books and serials
  • Check materials in and out using the Alma library system
  • Manage multiple speadsheets for the digitization project


  • Bachelor’s degree in art history or related discipline

  • 2-3 years experience in library setting

  • Reading knowledge in at least one foreign language preferred

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Exceptional attention to detail
  • Experience with industry standard software suites as appropriate to assigned duties
  • Experience with library circulation systems, bibliographic databases, and library specific software application preferred
  • Ability to handle rare and unique materials with care
  • Experience handling fragile or brittle materials preferred
  • Physical activity for extended periods at various times throughout the day including lifting library materials weighing up to 40 pounds and pushing heavy book carts
  • Ability to climb industrial ladders required in order to page and shelve from the collections
  • Good manual dexterity required
  • Ability to manage large spreadsheets