Part-Time Library Assistant

Council on Foreign Relations
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career
  • Posted
    Oct 09

Position description

The Library provides access to books, journals, and databases to support research conducted at the Council on Foreign Relations. The Library Assistant will borrow and track materials requested by CFR staff and contribute to Library projects.

This position is 10 hours per week, with a preferred schedule of 3-5 business days per week, 2-3 hours per day

The major responsibilities of this position will include (but are not limited to):

  • Retrieving articles, books, and archival materials from local libraries with which CFR has borrowing privileges. (The Library Assistant will be provided with a SmarTrip card and rolling backpack for travel to these libraries)
  • Performing routine circulation monitoring, including renewing books and notifying staff of due dates
  • Assisting Library staff in testing intranet, database, and publication access in the Washington office
  • Working with Library staff to identify and evaluate research sources for CFR’s intranet
  • Preparing and uploading content to the Council’s digital asset management system


  • Familiarity with bibliographic databases (library catalogs, article databases, etc.) and online research; library work experience a plus
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Strong attention to detail, sharp organizational skills, and persistence in providing excellent service

Application instructions

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