Albany Public Library
Temporary Position Available
Library Assistant - Programming Department
April 16, 2015


General Statement of Duties:  Under the supervision of the Branch Managers provides support for library programming and other related activities.


Classification:  Library Assistant (Temporary)

Job Description:
Employees in this classification in the Programming Department routinely participate in the following activities:
Provides support in planning and implementation of library programming and related activities.  Library assistants are  involved  with the promotion of library programs and services though displays, planning , conducting and evaluating programs under the supervision of higher- level staff, and providing instructions to the public in the use of library resources and other tasks of a similar nature as necessary.  On the job training is provided under the supervision of higher- level staff.


Required Skills and Abilities:  This position requires strong interpersonal skills, particularly tact and courtesy in dealing with the public and coworkers, basic computer skills, a working knowledge of general library operations, the ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions, flexibility in work schedule, a good sense of humor, and a positive work attitude.  Ability to work as part of a team is a must.

Minimum Qualifications:  Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Bachelor’s Degree.

Work Schedule:  A combination of day, evening and weekend hours averaging 10-13 hours per week from late June- August 2015.

Supervisor:     Branch Manager

Salary:             $17.31 per hour    

Deadline:        Until filled

Apply to:         Marjorie K. Reinhart, Human Resources & Finance Manager
                        161 Washington Avenue
                        Albany, NY  12210

Please submit cover letter, three professional references and resume.


Albany Public Library is an AA/EO institution and is strongly and actively committed to increasing diversity within its organization.