RIS Technical Services Assistant

New York, NY


Under the supervision of the Library Resources Manager, the RIS Technical Services Assistant is responsible for the day-to-day processing, routing, and distribution of research materials.


  • Oversees the receipt of incoming materials, checks materials into the Integrated Library System (ILS), prepares and sends materials for routing as indicated, and claims and resolves missing material issues.
  • Creates and maintains distribution lists for routing purposes, both electronically and in print.
  • Maintains the catalog by editing bibliographic and item records as necessary.
  • Files pocket parts and loose-leaf updates for print materials, both within the library and attorney offices.
  • Order, label and distribute desk books.
  • Shelves new and returned materials and periodically update retention of materials.
  • Handles requests to circulate print books and for articles to be copied as needed.
  • Undertake other duties and projects, as required.


  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • One to two years of library technical services experience or a similar role.
  • Proficiency in using automated technical services system, with expertise in SirsiDynix Horizon considered a plus.
  • Strong problem-solving and organizational skills.
  • Excellent computer skills, including proficiency with Windows, Word, Excel, Outlook, and Adobe Acrobat.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and writing skills.
  • Capability to work collaboratively as part of a team, particularly in a high-pressure environment.
  • Ability to multi-task and to complete tasks in a timely manner.
  • Must be detail oriented.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this job.  It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of essential functions, responsibilities or requirements.


The expected base salary for this role ranges from $62,000 – $70,000.  The base salary offer is based on a variety of factors which includes, but is not limited to qualifications, education and experience.



Job Type: Full-time, Hybrid

Salary: $62,000 – $70,000

Date Active: 2.13.2024

Exempt/Not Exempt: Not Exempt

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