Library Assistant, AMPAS

By October 3, 2019

Website Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences


Reporting to the Public Services Supervisor, the part-time Library Assistant will support the daily activities of the Reference and Public Services department at the Margaret Herrick Library and will work on a variety of complex tasks and projects for other departments as assigned.


·        Assist library patrons at the Service, Special Collections and Orientation desks.

·        Provide retrieval and photocopying services for library users.

·        Train patrons in the use and handling of library materials and equipment (i.e., e-readers, audio equipment, microfiche/microfilm readers).

·        Maintain knowledge of the classification systems for Core Collection materials, and undertake clipping and indexing assignments as directed.

·        Fully understand reproduction policies for all types of materials and exercise judgment with regard to handling rare and fragile library materials.

·        Undertake specialized assignments for the Technical Services Department and Core Collection Reference Files, and other departments as necessary.


·        Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university, preferably in film studies or related discipline.

·        Strong customer service background and service orientation with a professional demeanor.

·        Knowledge of film history and familiarity with print and online film research resources desirable.

·        Experience with basic software systems, including Microsoft Office; working knowledge of library software and databases preferred.

·        Excellent oral and written communication skills, especially interpersonal.

·        Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with colleagues, administrators and patrons in a sometimes stressful environment.

·        Meticulous attention to detail with strong organizational skills and ability to balance multiple projects and change priorities.

·        Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality.

·        Ability to lift up to 25 lbs., ascend and descend stairways, and kneel, bend and/or stoop to access filed materials.

·        Must be available to work Tuesday evenings and Saturdays as required.

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