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||New York, NY United States
|| Administrative and Support Services
Library Assistant 8102-32|
MDRC is seeking a Library Assistant to maintain the library’s collection and online systems, respond to general reference requests, assist with searching/identifying literature in the social policy field, and help to maintain the Library’s archives.
Helps manage the library collection using Inmagic Presto for DB/TextWorks.
Assists staff in locating library materials and provides general reference guidance.
Regularly updates the library’s Microsoft SharePoint page.
Orders and processes new e-books and journal articles.
Checks library materials in and out and shelves returned items.
Tracks the library’s usage statistics in Microsoft Excel.
Assists in current awareness dissemination to staff: scans social policy, education, health, and other relevant literature and compiles weekly e-clippings.
Digitizes archival material and creates metadata.
Assists the Senior Librarian with special projects and additional tasks as they occur.
Qualifications & Requirements
College degree or equivalent combination of education and experience required; minimum of two years of library experience preferred; current library school student or recent graduate a plus.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with a service orientation.
Ability to prioritize, organize, and complete multiple tasks and to work independently.
Basic search skills and familiarity with internet and database searching; good technical skills.
Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite; knowledge of SharePoint and automated library systems and familiarity with Inmagic DB/TextWorks a big plus.
The selected candidate will be based in MDRC’s New York City office. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Comprehensive fringe benefits offered.
Only candidates selected for further consideration will be contacted.
MDRC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. MDRC does not discriminate, and all qualified applications will receive consideration without regard to race; color; national origin; religion; creed; sex or gender (including sex stereotyping and gender identity or expression); sexual orientation; citizenship status; pregnancy; disability; age; military or veteran status; marital or partnership status; genetic information, genetic predisposition or carrier status; prior unemployment status; consumer credit history; status as a victim of domestic violence, sex offenses, or stalking; or any other category protected by applicable federal, state, or local laws. Legal work authorization is required.
MDRC is committed to finding solutions to some of the most difficult problems facing the nation — from reducing poverty and bolstering economic self-sufficiency to improving public education and college graduation rates. We design promising new interventions, evaluate existing programs using the highest research standards, and provide technical assistance to build better programs and deliver effective interventions at scale. We work as an intermediary, bringing together public and private funders to test new policy-relevant ideas, and communicate what we learn to policymakers and practitioners — all with the goal of improving the lives of low-income individuals, families, and children.