Collections Processing Assistant II

Long Island City, NEW YORK | about 2 months

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Job Description


The BookOps Logistics  Department is primarily responsible for receiving, processing, sorting, and the delivery of all new and circulating materials for 150 branches across 4 boroughs which comprise the BookOps member libraries.  The workload volume for the Logistics Department is extremely high. These materials are all in high demand and selected to meet the needs of the communities of New York. This service level is a foundation of NYPL’s Strategic goal of “More People Reading More”. It is made possible through the full staffing and leveraging of this unit.  The unit supports countless projects aligned with Learning, Creating, and Reading.. 

 

This Collections Processing Assistant II (CPA2) serves 3 different departments within Bookops Logistics Operations: Receiving and Processing, Sorting, and Distribution.  The main functions of this role are to ensure the timely delivery of library materials to the BookOps member libraries. The major steps that are involved in this process are to receive, transport, process, shelve, sort and deliver library materials in an accurate and timely manner. CPA’s can work across any of these departments



Reporting to the Manager of Sorting and Distribution, the Collections Processing Assistant II will:

  • Work with manual and automated systems to sort library materials, supplies, and inter-branch mail accurately.
  • Prepare print and non-print library materials for circulation (separate and shelve new materials, linking records and labeling materials, cover library books for preservation, etc )
  • Receive and vet materials in the Integrated Library System (ILS)
  • Transport book trucks, and other book containers to designated destinations.
  • Separate designated materials and stages them for delivery.
  • Sort and deliver mail and packages throughout the building.
  • Vet and accept incoming materials from USPS, UPS, and other vendors.
  • When necessary, work within other BookOps logistics units to provide service to our patrons.
  • Work on specialized projects as they arise
  • Perform other related duties as required


  • High school graduation or high school equivalency certification


  • Ability to follow written and verbal instructions.
  • Ability to process a large quantity of work  while maintaining a high degree of accuracy.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Successfully demonstrated ability to work independently or in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated flexibility, reliability, punctuality and attention to detail.
  • Data entry knowledge.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word,Excel, and Google Drive.
  • Must be able to lift 50lbs.
  • Must be able to push a loaded book cart.


  • Experience working in a fast pace environment. 
  • Familiarity with Sierra.


  • Be Helpful to patrons and colleagues
  • Be Resourceful in solving problems 
  • Be Curious in all aspects of your work


  • Office setting
  • Warehouse environment


  • Operates Manual and Electric Pallet Jacks
  • Works with Automated Sorting Machine
  • Lifting up to 50 lbs. Required
  • May require travel within NYC
  • Must pass a physical examination


USD $34,449.00/Yr.

35 hours per week
Monday - Friday

Local 1930

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