Young Adult Librarian - Port Richmond Library

Job Information


The Port Richmond Library is seeking a Yound Adult Librarian who is committed to changling lives and streghtening communities through the power of learning and reading.  


Our librarians start at $49,732 per year and are eligible in 6 months for an increased salary of $56,387!


Under the supervision of the Library Manager, the Young Adult Librarian engages young adults with our collections, services, and programs in ways that allow them to follow their interests and discover new ones. The Librarian:

  • Conducts outreach to and develops partnerships with community-based organizations, schools, and local businesses to promote the Library’s services, programs, and collections

  • Encourages and facilitates group and individual use of the Library for class visits, research projects, literacy skills, and other resources for teens

  • Actively and continuously promotes our collections and reading through readers advisory, staff picks, recommendation lists, blog entries, author talks, book discussions, and other innovative ways, both on site and online

  • Provides reference service and resource recommendations using print, media, and digital resources

  • Collaborates with the Youth Educational Services Department to develop, promote, facilitate, and evaluate innovative programs to meet the expressed and anticipated needs of the community’s young adult population including reading clubs, homework help, instructional workshops, STEM and literacy programs, gaming, summer reading events, maker programs, and a variety of other programs within the Library and throughout the community

  • Partners with the collection development team to build and maintain the Young Adult collection, ensuring it is diverse, current, and relevant and meets the needs of the community

  • Fosters digital literacy and provides age-appropriate technology instruction to young adults

  • Develops and maintains the layout and appearance of the young adult space, ensuring a safe and inviting area filled with relevant resources

  • Facilitates the work and activities of teen volunteers and teen advisory councils

  • Develops and maintains content for social media platforms such as Library blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Pinterest

  • Mentors Library staff in preparing and presenting young adult programs

  • Assists with circulation, fines & fees management, reserves, and opening/closing procedures

  • In the absence of the Library Manager, may take responsibility for the facility, staff, and operations

  • Performs related duties as required

Port Richmond

Job Requirements


Experience in a library setting providing information services to teen, including reference and public programming; or an internship in a public library for recent graduates; public library experience preferred
Enthusiasm for public service and the ability to work well with a diverse patronage
Experience creating and conducting a variety of innovative programs for young adults
Knowledge of young adult literature, principles of collection maintenance, and a love of reading
Experience building partnerships with local organizations and schools to better meet the needs of community users
Demonstrated successful interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
Successfully demonstrated ability to work as part of a team
Strong organization and planning skills, including the ability to perform multiple projects or tasks simultaneously
Strong computer and other related technology skills, including MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Google applications, PCs, Macs, and e-reader devices
Demonstrated knowledge of computer services, including online searching, social media, reference resources, and databases

Education Required

ALA accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies and Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate issued by the State of New York