Children Librarian - Queens Library

Job Information


About the Position & Queens Library: Queens Library, is offering opportunities to work for one of the most dynamic and diverse urban libraries in the world. We are seeking highly-engaged, creative, customer service driven children librarians who are eager for an opportunity to enrich lives in one of our 65 service locations. Queens Library is a renowned leader in providing innovative library and educational services, developing new technology applications and fostering community engagement.


Major Duties:

  • Performs excellent internal and external customer service and library service in response to the information needs of library users and the overall community with an emphasis on children. 
  • Promotes library collections and services to the public, both inside and outside the physical building.
  • Responsible for readers’ guidance and reference services.
  • Publicize, plan and conduct programs for children and parents including: toddler and pre-school reading times, picture book hour, arts and crafts programs, and summer reading clubs. Assists customers with the use of print and electronic resources.
  •  Recommends and refers customers and parents to alternative sources of information (internal and external) to the Library. 
  • Performs Collection Development with an emphasis on developing quality children materials including selecting and ordering materials.
  • Monitors the public service floor. 
  • Assembles and arranges displays of books and other library materials.  Assist in maintaining a pleasant, inviting, safe environment.
  • Determines usage patterns of collections by assessing frequency of circulation, physical condition and other criteria.  
  • Maintains reference and circulation materials.
  • Provides outreach to area elementary and nursery schools and community organizations serving children and families, informing them of library services and to develop partnerships for collaboration. 
  • Maintain and cultivate contact with schools and parents.
  • May perform one or more of the following duties: investigate technologies that will improve services; create, develop, maintain, or contribute to the community library web page and social media; supervise hourly rate employees and volunteers; compile bibliographies and/or develop library user guides.
  • Performs other duties as required.
  • Schedule will include some Saturdays and evenings.


Key Competencies:

  • Initiative, flexibility, cooperative teamwork and modeling exemplary customer service



  • Must have a MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited library school. 
  • Must have the ability to work with a diverse population of children and effectively provide customer service to a large number of children simultaneously.
  • Must be eligible for NYS librarian certification.


Salary: Annual salaries start at $47,075 for entry level librarians and range between $51,224 to $54,970 for senior/experienced librarians depending on experience. 


What we offer: Excellent salary and a comprehensive benefits package that includes generous vacation/sick pay, medical, dental, vision, life insurance, defined benefit pension, 403B, deferred compensation, and more. Relocation incentives available. Opportunities to further your education and professional credentials are plentiful. Find out more at


To Apply: Email your cover letter and resume to referencing “Children Librarian” in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted by email. 


Queens Library is an equal opportunity employer.