Now Hiring: College Assistant, Interlibrary Loan

The Graduate Center’s Mina Rees Library seeks a College Assistant to work in Interlibrary Loan.  This busy and collegial department provides a core service at the Library, providing access to a wide variety of materials for our faculty, staff and students.  College Assistants play an essential role in the daily operation of the unit, processing requests accurately and efficiently on a daily basis to support the GC community’s many research needs.

Brenda Gottsabend CC BY 2.0 license

Brenda Gottsabend CC BY 2.0 license

Essential qualities and qualifications include dependability, conscientiousness and attention to detail, problem-solving ability, strong communication skills, strong computer skills and willingness to learn interlibrary loan system software, ability to work cooperatively with others, and a strong customer service orientation.

Responsibilities include pulling and scanning materials for the Scan & Deliver service; unpacking, sorting and processing incoming materials borrowed for library users and returned materials borrowed by other libraries; assisting in lending materials to other libraries; returning borrowed materials to lending libraries, taking care in labeling, handling, and packing; providing customer service to patrons as needed; assisting with miscellaneous tasks as directed in support of the unit’s goals; assisting other departments when needed.  Duties involve a significant amount of packing and unpacking physical materials and learning a variety of computer programs specific to Interlibrary Loan, including ILLiad and Odyssey, as well as Aleph, library catalogs, and shipping software.

This is a part-time position, for 10-15 hours per week. Hours are available between 9AM and 5PM M-F, with Monday and Friday availability required.

Resumes with a short statement of interest should be sent to Silvia Cho at, along with schedule availability.  The listing will remain open until filled.

About the Author

Resource Sharing Librarian, Graduate Center Library.