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New York Public Library Reviews

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New York Public Library President Anthony Marx
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    Great Entry Level and Experience

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    Current Employee - Library Technical Assistant  in  New York, NY
    Current Employee - Library Technical Assistant in New York, NY

    I have been working at New York Public Library full-time for more than 8 years


    The New York Public Library offers great experience in a wide variety of fields. Its not just library science. In my ten years at the library I have gained expert experience audio/visual equipment, customer service and management.


    Some of the challenges working at the library one must remember it is a non-profit institution that relies on outside sources for funding. Budgets are tight as are salaries.

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New York Public Library Interviews

Updated Aug 29, 2014
Updated Aug 29, 2014

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    Library Information Assistant Interview

    Anonymous Employee
    Anonymous Employee
    Application Details

    I applied online. The process took 3 months - interviewed at New York Public Library in July 2014.

    Interview Details

    They have an initial HR interview for the position, and if you pass it, they submit your materials to the branch managers, who call you as they wish. The branches with openings do not necessarily sync up with the openings posted online. They prefer to call with interview offers, and then when you set a date, they will typically email you a confirmation. Then they'll either call you with an offer or mail you a rejection letter. Physical mail. Which takes forever to receive.

    Interview Questions
    • Not so much unexpected, as difficult to answer--I was asked about what I thought about the programming of the NYPL. I had researched what I thought was the specific branch I was applying to, but it turned out she meant the NYPL as a whole, and their library-wide programs.   Answer Question
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Headquarters New York, NY
Size 1000 to 5000 Employees
Founded 1895
Type Nonprofit Organization
Industry Non-Profit
Revenue $100 to $500 million (USD) per year
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The New York Public Library is a free provider of education and information for the people of New York and beyond. With 92 locations—including research and branch libraries—throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island, the Library offers free materials, computer access, classes, exhibitions, programming and more to everyone from toddlers to scholars, and has seen record... More

Mission: The mission of The New York Public Library is to inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge, and strengthen our communities.

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