Library Assistant

Scholastic - New York, NY3.8

30+ days ago

The Library Assistant will assist in original and copy-cataloging of materials for The Scholastic Library & Archive with flexibility to adapt cataloging standards to local corporate needs; they will also assist in data cleanup in the library catalog database, weeding the collection, monitoring requests in RefTracker, circulation, serials management, and preparing materials for archival preservation. The Library Assistant will provide assistance to library clients in person, by telephone, and through email; and they will also support the marketing of library services throughout the company.


Original and copy-cataloging, adding materials to the library and archive collection
Original cataloging of Scholastic Trade, Reading Clubs, Book Fairs, Education, Teaching Resources, National Partnerships, and Library Publishing materials
Copy-cataloging of non-Scholastic titles for the reference library - Participation in SirsiDynix training sessions and webinars
Data cleanup and RDA conversion of bibliographic records using MARC 21 conventions
Weeding and archival preservation, assisting in the curation of library and archive materials
Locating, repairing, and/or discarding materials in the library collection
Packing and inventorying items for offsite storage, updating item records and offsite files
Maintenance and organization of materials in the corporate library and archive
Reference and circulation, providing assistance to library clients
Monitoring specific item requests for materials from the archive, including books, kits, games, media, ephemera, flyers, catalogs, and Scholastic classroom magazine articles
Locating specific information requests in electronic resources, including journal/news articles, market information, statistics, research, and Scholastic classroom magazine articles


Must be a MLS/MLIS/MSLIS candidate, recent graduate, or have 1-2 years of professional experience in a corporate library and archive

Experience with library cataloging and circulation software is essential

Must be able to multi-task

Must be able to navigate electronic reference databases

Flexible - prepared to respond to a variety of library needs

Energetic and mobile - able to move freely through the library & archive, push library carts, and lift up to 40 lbs

Able to work a consistent schedule

Must be punctual

Specific skills:
Reference and cataloging experience in a corporate library preferred

Knowledge of children's literature and overall children's market helpful

Team player with positive attitude

Ability to prioritize and execute multiple projects


Excellent verbal communication skills

Note: This is a part-time 19 hour a week regular position.


Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world's largest publisher and distributor of children's books, a leading provider of core literacy curriculum and professional services, and a producer of educational and entertaining children's media. The Company creates quality books and ebooks, print and technology-based learning programs for pre-K to grade 12, classroom magazines and other products and services that support children's learning both in school and at home. With operations in 14 international offices and exports to 165 countries, Scholastic makes quality, affordable books available to all children around the world through school-based book clubs and book fairs, classroom collections, school and public libraries, retail and online. True to its mission of 97 years to encourage the personal and intellectual growth of all children beginning with literacy, the Company has earned a reputation as a trusted partner to educators and families. Learn more at

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