Librarian – Law Yeshiva University – 3.8 New York, NY

Full Job Description
Job No: 496457
Work Type: Staff 1199 Union, Staff Full-time
Department: University Libraries
Location: Brookdale Center, 55 Fifth Avenue, NY, NY
Categories: Library

Position Summary:
Cardozo Law’s Dr. Lillian & Dr. Rebecca Chutick Law Library welcomes applications for a Librarian staff position. Our building is located on Fifth Avenue, in the heart of Greenwich Village, with many convenient options for public transit commuting.

This position will work on a team along with five other union staff who provide Circulation services to our law school community. The shift days and hours for this position are Monday-Friday, 8am – 4pm. The library provides a bustling and upbeat environment with opportunities to grow both Circulation and Reference skillsets. This is an excellent position for applicants with an interest in academic librarianship, and particularly those who are interested in the specialized area of law librarianship. New MLS graduates are encouraged to apply. Applications will be reviewed as they are received.

Position Responsibilities:
Provides support and performs duties related to providing library collections and services for the University community.

Identifies complex problems relating to legal materials and/or legal invoices by interpreting information in library files or bibliographic tools and takes the necessary action to resolve these problems. Identifies and updates information in online vendor and payment files.
Supplies information to library users by using a large number of library resources and involving substantial knowledge of a subject field or collection and of library technology services offered to patrons.
Coordinates activities relating to the circulation of general library materials and the Reserve Collections.
Coordinates ILL requests and transactions and tracks ILL data and statistics.
Performs routine maintenance tasks (software installation, removal and update), reformats data for staff and troubleshoots library computer equipment, all under the supervision of the Library Systems Administrator.
Performs advanced cataloging tasks under supervision of a librarian.
Interprets faculty reserve requests.
Performs other related duties as assigned.

Interfaces with students, faculty, staff and visitors. Interacts with Library staff members, staff in other University departments, vendors and library systems support services.

Experience & Educational Background:
Minimum 4 years library experience required.
College degree or documented educational equivalent preferred.

Skills & Competencies:
Must be able to lift up to 20 lbs.
Must have excellent reading, data entry and word processing skills; mathematical skills where appropriate; accuracy and attention to detail.
High level of familiarity with library policies and procedures.
Familiarity with library equipment and ability to communicate to users how the equipment functions.
Demonstrated understanding of the Library website and ability to direct users to relevant sections and services.
Customer service demeanor, good listening skills, patience when dealing with patrons.
Sound judgment about when to respond and when to refer patrons and/or questions to a professional librarian or supervisor.
Should project a positive attitude about the Library and the University when interacting with Library patrons.
Self-discipline and judgment are essential as work will often be performed in the absence of a supervisor.

Application Instructions:
Resume required

About Us:
The Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law is a leader in legal education, located in Manhattan’s Greenwich Village. The law school is renowned for its program in intellectual property, which includes the FAME Center for Fashion, Arts, Media and Entertainment Law. Cardozo Law has a long tradition of public advocacy and is the birthplace of the Innocence Project and the home of our Center for Rights and Justice. Cardozo offers a world-class faculty and encourages creative thinking and innovation in the legal profession. Cardozo provides students with a strong foundation in legal theory combined with practical hands-on experience in a variety of areas including criminal law, civil rights law, and business law. The school prides itself on creating a vibrant and warm community for faculty, staff and students.

A division of Yeshiva University, Cardozo Law School offers an excellent compensation package, and a broad range of employee benefit plans. The law school is a secular institution within a religious university and welcomes people of all religions, ethnic backgrounds, races and sexual identities.

Equal Employment Opportunity:
Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.

Application Instructions:
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Yeshiva University is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring minorities, women, individuals with disabilities and protected veterans.