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Library Assistant 



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.
Position Requirements
  • 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.
Full-Time/Part-Time Part-Time  
Position Library Assistant  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Open Date 10/3/2019  
Location Beverly Hills  
About the Organization The Academy is the world's preeminent movie related organization, comprised of 8,000+ accomplished men and women working in cinema. We recognize and uphold excellence in the motion picture arts and sciences, inspire imagination, and connect the world through the medium of motion pictures.

EOE Statement The Academy is committed to equal opportunity in employment and to creating and valuing diversity in its workforce. Maintaining a diverse workforce is important to the Academy. The Academy enforces a strict policy that prohibits discrimination in hiring, training, compensation, promotion, transfer, or termination, whether on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation or genetic information. This includes a workplace that is free of all forms of harassment. Also, to help foster diversity, the Academy uses programs that ensure fairness of opportunity, pay, and growth to all applicants and employees. Every employee of the Academy is required to follow this policy and to preserve the Academy’s commitment to diversity.  

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