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• Work with the Director of Outreach Services to create a progressive, sequential staff training module around serving older adults in Brooklyn
• Collaborate with the Director of Outreach Services and Strategy Department on creating a branded suite of innovative, and sustainable program offerings for older adults throughout the BPL branch system
• Maintain ongoing study and evaluation of library trends and services to older adults
• Build and manage an internship program within the Outreach Services Department specific to delivery of regular programming for older adults
• Assist in developing funding proposals and administers grant funding
• Establish and chair regularly convened BPL Older Adult Services working group comprised of staff of various levels, from across the system
• Liaise with the BPL Regional Librarians, NLS, LCS, and key community and government partners to identify current and emerging needs of older adults in our communities
• Convene regular focus groups of older adults, CBOs, and government agencies to assess program outcomes
• Provide guidance, mentoring, and coaching to staff across the system as it relates to older adult patrons. Visits branches regularly to promote quality Older Adult Services
• Oversee the preparation of print and web program publicity
• Represent BPL at local, state, and national library conferences
• Other duties as assigned


• Master’s degree in Library Science required
• A minimum of 5-7 years of experience in a related field
• Substantial, successfully demonstrated public library experience working in a variety of roles displaying administrative, supervisory, and leadership skills appropriate to the position
• Successfully demonstrated commitment to providing consistent, high-quality public services
• Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills including the ability to serve as an enthusiastic ambassador for the Library
• Successfully demonstrated experience supervising, training, and mentoring staff
• Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment, identify and assess problems, and decisively implement appropriate solutions or recommendations
• Ability to work well independently and collaboratively across the Library to get things accomplished
• Creativity, flexibility, and initiative in accommodating community and staff needs
• Commitment to diversity and inclusion
• Knowledge and understanding of urban library issues, library and information technologies; library policies and procedures

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