Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Library – Part time –

Two MLIS Student Positions (Part-time, 12-15 hrs/wk) at  Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Library

  • Nathan Cummings Center, Main Location, 430 East 67th Street (between York and 1st Avenue)
  • CyberLibrary Cafe, 410 East 69th Street

Job Description:

Document Delivery Services and User Services

–          Primarily supports Document Delivery Services (DDS), performing a variety of tasks depending on client request volume and priorities. Tasks may include electronic request processing, scanning documents, and reshelving books or journals.

–          Acts as a User Services team member, providing consultation services at the Information Kiosks at either of the MSKCC Library locations, answering in-person directional questions, as well as queries received by email or phone. Escalates research questions and in-depth searches to the reference staff. Records client interactions.

–          Shares desk shift coverage responsibilities with other staff, which may include opening or closing one of the Library?s two locations. May sometimes be asked to cover the front desk independently during all-staff meetings or during part of an evening shift.

–          Assists and provides support regarding the online catalog (Tri-Cat), Library Web site, eResources and print collection.

–          As opportunities arise, may assist the Reference team with the development of library guides and training materials, bibliographies and current awareness searches, as well as completing special projects as assigned.

Required and Preferred Qualifications:

Must be enrolled or in process of completing an MLIS program from an ALA accredited institution, demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite, ability to work both independently and as part of a team, excellent oral and written communication skills, outgoing personality with a desire to provide excellent customer service, adaptable to a changing work environment and departmental priorities, and familiar with any or all of the following: electronic publishing, licensing, cataloging, metadata standards, link resolver technology, and database management skills.

Experience with WorldCat, integrated library systems (particularly Innovative Millennium), link resolver technology (particularly SFX), copy cataloging using OCLC Connexion, document delivery using ILLiad and Ariel, as well as proficiency searching databases a plus.

Hours:  To be determined based on student schedule and staffing needs. 12-15 hours a week. No weekend hours. Availability in the evenings is a plus.

Pay: Hourly rate is very competitive and based on relevant experience and qualifications.

Start Date: ASAP