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 11, 2020.
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 (http://portal.getty.edu).
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
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