Library Assistant

Wildlife Conservation Society - Bronx Zoo, NY3.9

Job Description

Wildlife Conservation Society

Position Description

Department: Library and Archives (Public Affairs)

Title: Library Assistant

Employment Type: Part-Time Temporary

Status: Non Exempt

Grade Level: Hourly

Pay Range: $24/hour

Reports To: Library and Archives Director (Madeleine Thompson)

Schedule: 15 hours per week, between Monday and Friday

Hours: 9:00 – 5:00

Position Summary

The Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) Library and Archives is seeking an experienced librarian for a part-time (15 hours per week) Library Assistant position. The position is temporary and will end June 28, 2019.

The Library Assistant is responsible for facilitating library resource requests, including interlibrary loan requests; performing original and copy cataloging of library resources, assisting with the WCS Staff Bibliography; and providing other research and reference services as needed.

Founded in 1895, WCS is committed to saving wildlife and wild places worldwide. This initiative is carried out through science, global conservation, education, and the management of the world’s largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. The WCS Library and Archives serves the entire staff of the Wildlife Conservation Society including the Bronx Zoo, the Central Park Zoo, the Prospect Park Zoo, the Queens Zoo, and the New York Aquarium as well as researchers and scientists in the field in over 60 countries.


  • Original and copy cataloging of library resources
  • Fulfilling library resource request, including interlibrary loan requests.
  • Assisting Director with collection development.
  • Updating staff bibliography data in EndNote.
  • Other duties as needed.
Bronx Zoo

Qualification Requirements

Master’s of Library Science
Demonstrated knowledge of original and copy cataloging of library resources, including familiarity with MARC and RDA
Strong experience with the following: OCLC Connexion, OCLC WorldShare, Web of Science, EndNote software, Microsoft Excel, and Google Spreadsheets
Experience with providing science-related reference and research services
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated ability to set priorities and meet strict deadlines.