The Getty

Library Assistant II

Posted Date 1 month ago(2/13/2018 2:47 PM)
Requisition Number
Position Status
LT Full-Time
Getty Location
Getty Center
GRI - 0419-Research Services

Job Summary

Works under direct supervision on assignments that are routine in nature. Provides library support services to staff and Special Collections reading room users by retrieving materials from vaults and assisting with handling. Retrieves and shelves Special Collections materials; works with colleagues to maintain storage vaults; conducts inventories of Special Collections material; monitors and maintains Special Collections Reading Room and Seminar Rooms. Uses online library system to create, maintain and update holdings and item records; Processes some Special Collections materials by preparing labels, providing housing and entering information into systems. Responds to routine queries from staff and readers; refers more complex queries to reference librarians and curators as appropriate. Participates in special projects as assigned.

Major Job Responsibilities

  • Daily paging and reshelving a high volume of material
  • Ability to climb ladders, to lift boxes up to 30 pounds, and to push book trucks
  • Assists and resolves routine problems for staff and library users
  • Learns  and uses various library software applications to execute routine transactions, such as track materials, inventory, and manage library collections and activities
  • Participates in special projects as assigned
  • May assist with scanning material for reference requests


  • 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 and attention to detail
  • Ability to learn library-specific software applications
  • Ability to climb ladders, to lift boxes up to 30 pounds, and to push book trucks
  • 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
  • Ability to handle rare and unique materials with care