The Getty

  • Library Assistant II

    Posted Date
    2 weeks ago(1/3/2019 3:33 PM)
    Requisition Number
    LT Full-Time
    Position Status
    Getty Center
    GRI - 0419-Library Services
    Targeted Hiring Range
    $17.49 - $20.99 Hourly
    Commensurate with experience and internal equity
  • Job Summary

    • The Getty Research Institute seeks a limited-term fulltime Library Assistant II, General Collections Circulation, Getty Research Institute.
    • Note: This job is located 30 miles north of the Getty Center. 
    • This is limited-term position until June 13, 2019.
    • 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 shelving books and charging and discharging materials using the Alma library system.  
    • May perform physical processing of material such as marking, housing, repair, and evaluate the condition of materials. 
    • May work on occasion at the Getty Center.
    • 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 ( 

    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 shelving books and serials
    • Check materials in and out using the Alma library system


    • 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