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A highly talented Library Assistant with huge experience in providing basic information services: ready reference, reader's advisory and community information and referral to the public; staffing the Information Services public service desk; compiling bibliographic aids, and maintaining files; overseeing specific services, e.g. ILL, community information and referral (I & R).

Summary of Qualifications

  • More than eight years experience.
  • Great ability to access, input and retrieve data from the    computer.
  • Uncommon ability to communicate accurately and pleasantly    with patrons.
  • Exceptional ability to conduct a patron interview in person and    on the telephone and to provide accurate information or    referral to a reference librarian.
  • Sound ability to follow directions and complete tasks in a    timely manner.
  • Remarkable ability to handle several tasks simultaneously.
  • Excellent ability to kneel, lift, push, pull, stoop and crouch.
  • Deep ability to listen.
  • In-depth ability to perform light to medium work.
  • Immense ability to retrieve information from print and non-   print collections.
  • Sound ability to work as a member of a team.
  • Great ability to work efficiently, effectively and courteously    with patrons and staff.
  • Profound ability to work independently.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Thorough knowledge of community information and referral    sources.
  • Exceptional knowledge of community resources.
  • Strong knowledge of library organization.
  • Remarkable knowledge of library policies and procedures.
  • Solid knowledge of popular literature.
  • Immense knowledge of ready reference sources.
  • Sound knowledge of the scope and organization of Library    collections.
  • Remarkable knowledge and skill in ready reference    computerized resources.
  • Extensive knowledge and skill in the use of the Integrated    Library System.
  • Enviable knowledge and skill of personal computers and    Windows.
  • Great skill in both oral and written communication.

    Professional Experience

    State Information Services Department, New York, NY
    2000 - Present

    Library Assistant II
    • Assist patrons in locating and identifying requested materials; assist customers in reserving books.
    • Serve as resource person for computer terminal operation and for library terminology, policy, and procedures for the branch or unit.
    • Schedule use of facilities by community groups; participate in developing and conducting programs and community public service activities for the branch library or unit.
    • Participate in developing branch library or unit policies and objectives.
    • Resolve sensitive problems with customers such as fines for damaged or overdue materials, inappropriate conduct within the branch library, issuance of cards, and questions about freedom of information.
    • Supervise and facilitate the ordering, receiving, processing, and distribution of library materials; prepare information for materials selection; maintain resource files; provide cataloging information; conduct the exchange of materials between library systems.
    • Supervise, train, assign, monitor, and evaluate the work of clerical staff; participate in selection of clerical staff for the unit.
    • Account for revenue from fines, book sales, and gifts; verify balances and reports; prepare statistical information to be used in developing portions of the budget.
    • Promote the library's ability to provide effective public service by facilitating courteous, efficient circulation of materials and other direct services to customers.
    • Serve on library committees as assigned.
    • Make recommendations for the selection of materials and participate in the development of the branch library collection.
    • Provide customers with basic references and reader's advisory service through a variety of search tools.

    State Information Services Department, New York, NY
    1997 - 2000

    Library Assistant I
    • Assisted patrons at the public service desk and on the telephone with ready basic reference, community information and referral, and reader's advisory inquiries.
    • Assisted patrons at the public service desk in locating materials.
    • Assisted patrons with use of the equipment in the public service area.
    • Assisted with weeding process when assigned.
    • Compiled bibliographic aids and prepared displays when assigned.
    • Executed basic electronic bibliographical and informational searches using on-line, CD-Rom and in-house database sources.
    • Liaised with community agencies when assigned.
    • Maintained Harper class tapes when assigned.
    • Maintained assigned files and collections.
    • Performed procedures assigned to the public service desk.
    • Performed tasks related to Community I & R when assigned.
    • Processed Inter-Library Loan, Genealogical Microfilm and Serials requests and performed related ILL tasks when assigned.
    • Provided bibliographic instruction and tours.
    • Oversaw ILL and Community I & R when assigned.
    • Served on committees when assigned.
    • Shelf read assigned areas of the collection.
    • Wrote reports and compiled statistics as assigned.
    • Attended appropriate meetings, workshops, and seminars.
    • Performed other duties as assigned.


    New York University, NY (1997)
    B. Sc Library Science

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