Part-time Student Library Assistant – MSKCC – New York, NY

Student Library Assistant (Part-time, 12-16 hrs/wk)

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Library seeks a part-time library assistant for the Document Delivery Team. No previous medical or document delivery experience is necessary.

This is an on-site position at the MSKCC Campus on the Upper East Side of Manhattan.

Job Description:

  • Processes Document Delivery Requests using ILLiad, Alma/Primo, print resources, and web searching.
  • Staffs our Information Desk to assist our clients in person, or on the phone with technical problems, searches for information, directional questions
  • Closes the library [often solo] in the evening with some minor housekeeping of library area

Required Qualifications

  • Currently enrolled in an MLIS program from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Comfortable using Windows based software, web searching, database searching
  • Can work both independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent phone and email communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Desire to provide excellent customer service
  • Adaptable to a changing work environment and departmental priorities
  • Ability to stand and lift large books from shelves for scanning and/or shipping purposes

Hours:  To be determined based on staffing needs. Must be able to work until 7pm at least one night a week.

Start Date: Negotiable for the right applicant. HR background and health checks are required for this position. These may take several weeks. 

Duration: Flexible – Ideal candidate can commit to at least one year

Interested applicants should send their resume and a cover letter to the attention of Sylvie Larsen at and must include the following information:

  1. Days, hours, and length of time you are available to work (between M-F through 7:00pm)
  2. Best way to contact you during the day