BPL has multiple openings for a Librarian to deliver quality library services and programs. The Librarian, under the supervision of the Neighborhood Library Supervisor, works as part of the branch team and performs basic library work for all ages with a focus on the children and young adult population.
This position requires professional knowledge and judgment, including, but not limited to, reference and reader’s advisory services, collection development, and individual/group programming. The schedule is 35 hours per week.
Provides reference and reader’s advisory services for all age groups utilizing print and electronic resources
Develops, maintains, and promotes the collections in the branch
Maintains the attractive appearance of the branch location through appropriate displays
Plans, conducts, schedules, and evaluates age-appropriate programs for children, young adults and affiliated educators
Visits schools, neighborhood organizations, community meetings and participates in community affairs promoting Brooklyn Public Library services, collections and programs
Acts as an advocate for children and young adults and their educational and social needs within the library and engages in work with schools, and other local agencies that work with this population
Serves on committees when necessary
Interprets and implements BPL policy
Performs other duties as assigned
Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited library school; Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate issued by the State of New York, required
General experience working with the public and diverse communities
Excellent customer relations and communication skills
Knowledge of children's & young adult literature and programming
Basic understanding of adolescent development and issues facing children & young adults in urban communities
Excitement in engaging, nurturing and mentoring children and young adults
Working knowledge of current and emerging library technology, service and programming trends and urban public library issues
Familiarity with internet, electronic databases, social media, and basic computer applications
All bilingual skills are desirable, especially Cantonese, Mandarin, Russian & Spanish
Candidates must be flexible, able to handle multiple competing priorities and tasks, adaptable to change and able to work effectively in a fast-paced, high-volume environment
This position is a union position, represented by District Council 37. The salary for this position is $51,224.
Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Brooklyn Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer