The Getty

Library Assistant III

Posted Date 2 weeks ago(3/5/2018 4:37 PM)
Requisition Number
Position Status
Regular Full-Time
Getty Location
Getty Center
GRI - 0419-Library Services

Job Summary

Reporting to the Acquisitions Librarian, the Library Assistant III assists in the ordering, receiving, invoicing, and claiming for materials in all formats and languages for the Library’s General Collections.

Major Job Responsibilities

  • Completes all general acquisitions duties for ordering, receiving, and payment for library materials
  • Assists in complex metadata creation, selection, evaluation, capture, manipulation, and editing for collection access, description, and management in Ex Libris Alma
  • Performs physical processing of materials such as marking, stamping and housing
  • Provides assistance in monitoring the Receiving Room, including unpacking and distributing all materials
  • Applies advanced knowledge of libraries, online systems and records
  • Learns and uses various library software applications to execute moderately complex transactions to manage library collections
  • Provides library support services to staff and other library users
  • May provide training to staff and other colleagues, when required
  • May be assigned project related assignments, when required
  • Suggests revisions to procedures within assigned area


  • Bachelor’s degree in art history or related discipline

  • 3-4 years experience in library setting, with 2-3 years of customer service experience in an academic, arts, or cultural institution preferred

  • Reading knowledge in at least one foreign language

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizations skills and attentions to detail
  • Ability to learn library-specific software applications
  • Ability to lift boxes and push trucks up to 40 pounds
  • Experience with industry-standard software suites as appropriate to assigned duties
  • May require familiarity laws and standards as appropriate to assigned duties
  • Experience with bibliographic databases and library-specific software applications preferred
  • May require ability to handle rare and unique materials with care