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The New York Public Library Library Page - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building / Picture Collection in New York, New York

Library Page - Stephen A. Schwarzman Building / Picture Collection

Department: Research Libraries

Employment Type: Part Time

Location: Stephen A. Schwarzman Building

Reporting To: Sergio Morales

Compensation: $15.00 / hour



Established in 1987 thanks to a gift from the Wallach family, The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Division of Art, Prints and Photographs unites what had formerly been four separate departments under a single banner. Divisional holdings comprise works of art as well as reference materials on painting, sculpture, drawing, printmaking, photography and the history of architecture from prehistoric times to the present. The Wallach Division also serves as the access point to the Spencer Collection of fine bindings and illustrated books. Together, these collections include more than one million works of art in various mediums and formats, complemented by nearly 700,000 monographs and periodicals. The quality, depth and scope of these holdings have earned the Wallach Division an international reputation among a broad variety of scholars and lovers of art. As a page you will help assist in the upkeep and service of this division. You will be held to the standards that have been maintained throughout the years

The library page position is scheduled for 19 hours per week, including evenings and Saturdays. Schedules are variable based on library needs and may be subject to change

You will have access to the Library Page Fellowship Program as a Library Page. A career growth development program that empowers youth as they shape their careers. The Program provides resources to help develop career readiness skills, explore career goals, and provide on-the-job coaching, training, and mentorship.

Key Responsibilities

Under the direction of a Page supervisor, the Library Page:

  • Projects a positive and courteous attitude to the public by providing exceptional customer service

  • Assist with the running and processing of requested items.

  • Reshelve Items in proper locations.

  • Assists staff with technical processing of collection material.

  • Performs other technical related tasks as needed

  • Performs other related tasks as needed

Required Education, Experience & Skills

Required Education & Experience

  • Current enrollment in a degree program at an accredited school

  • Proper employment certificate for minors under 18 (https://www.labor.ny.gov/workerprotection/laborstandards/workprot/minors.shtm) as required by NYS law

Required Skills

  • Ability to accurately and efficiently sort and arrange items in alphanumeric order

  • Strong organizational skills and ability to follow detailed instruction in a fast-paced environment

  • Excellent customer service skills and the ability to work with a diverse patronage

  • Superb interpersonal and communication skills

  • Strong problem-solving skills

  • Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team

  • Demonstrated reliability and professionalism

  • Basic computer and basic technology skills such as Microsoft Office Suite and Google Applications

Preferred Qualifications

  • Ability to troubleshoot basic computer and printer issues preferred

  • Experience with eReaders and library technologies preferred

  • Ability to speak foreign languages preferred


Core Values

All team members are expected and encouraged to embody the NYPL Core Values:

  • Be Helpful to patrons and colleagues

  • Be Resourceful in solving problems

  • Be Curious in all aspects of your work

  • Be Welcoming and Inclusive

Work Environment

  • Public service library

Physical Duties

  • Moderate lifting required (up to 25 lbs)

  • Pushing book trucks

Physical Required?


Union/Non Union


FLSA Status



  • 19 hours per week

This job description represents the types and levels of responsibilities that will be required of the position and shall not be construed as a declaration of all of the specific duties and responsibilities for the role. Job duties may change if Library priorities change. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description as needed.