Library and Archives Assistant – Center for Puerto Rican Studies – Hunter College (CUNY), NY, NY

• Assist library and archives patrons with simple reference questions, use of microfilm readers, computers, databases, and media equipment.
• Locate books, journals and other library and archival materials for patrons.
• Shelve books and other library materials.
• Works on special projects.
• Monitors reference desk telephone, email account, and online chat.
• Assisting with researchers needs (retrieving materials, photocopying documents requests, etc.)

Qualifications Requirements:
• Interest in Puerto Rican and Latino/Latin American History.
• Minimum: Current or recent undergraduate status.
• Knowledge of computer software (Microsoft Word, Excel, Adobe Photoshop and ACCESS).
• Strong organization and time-management skills; attention to accuracy and detail is essential.
• Working knowledge of Spanish desirable. The candidate should be bilingual with strong English writing skills.
• Willing and eager to learn new skills and working with a diverse group of people.
• Ability to work independently, exercise sound judgment, make constructive recommendations, interpret, and apply policies and procedures, and perform work in various situations where numerous and diverse demands are involved.

To apply: Forward cover letter, resume and contact information for 2 professional references via email to:
José deJesús, Associate Director for Operations, Center for Puerto Rican Studies, Hunter College, CUNY at .
The subject line of the email should read: Reference Assistant
Telephone queries: 212-772-5706