Business & Career Librarian - Brooklyn Public Library

Posted on January 11, 2018


Brooklyn Public Library is seeking a Librarian to join the Business & Career Library. The successful candidate should have a commitment to providing services and information to adults seeking to improve their economic wellbeing. They will assist job seekers, entrepreneurs, students, and investors, as well as individuals with questions regarding business and money management. Regular duties range from answering reference questions and developing web content to presenting workshops and performing outreach.


Provide professional and excellent reference and reader’s advisory services to diverse patrons.

• Develop expertise in business information, job search tools and professional development resources.

• Be proficient in the use of all business and career-related online resources offered by BPL.

• Perform collection development duties routinely, including ordering and weeding.

• Regularly identify new, relevant resources in print and online and develop methods of sharing them with staff and public.

• Develop and maintain content on the Business & Career Library’s website.

• Present workshops on the use of Library resources, plus other topics relevant to job seekers, entrepreneurs or investors.

• Provide personalized one-on-one career and resume help as well as research assistance as needed.

• Be familiar with and provide instruction on BPL’s online eLearning platforms, such as Metrix Learning Systems and

• Identify community partners and make referrals to relevant community based organizations, government agencies and training opportunities.

• Work on database of community organizations: identify organizations, verify contact information, enter data

• Participate in outreach and community events off site as needed

• Contribute to the strategic development of business and career services at locations throughout the Brooklyn Public Library.

• Work reference desks and other branch assignments as necessary.


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

• Experience working with diverse communities, business owners, job seekers, and students is desirable

• Experience with online learning platforms is highly desirable

• Excellent communications and customer service skills

• Knowledge of business, education and job information resources is highly desirable

• Knowledge or interest in developing an expertise in personal financial literacy and investment resources

• Good presentation and programming skills

• Reliable and task-oriented self-starter

• Candidates must be flexible, able to handle multiple competing priorities and tasks, adaptable to Change

• Strong teamwork and teambuilding skills and respect for co-workers

• Good time-management skills Working knowledge of electronic resources including the internet and Microsoft Office

• Basic understanding of current and emerging library technology, trends, and public library issues

• May require the ability to carry a laptop & projector as needed

• Ability to travel regularly to BPL branches and offsite locations

• Required to work evenings and weekends


This is a union position and the starting salary is $51,490.


Brooklyn, NY

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