Business & Career Librarian - Brooklyn Public Library

Posted on October 10, 2018


The Business & Career Center, Brooklyn Public Library’s service hub for the business community, is seeking a Librarian. We are looking for a motivated and innovative professional committed to helping individuals achieve economic well-being. They will assist job seekers, entrepreneurs, investors, and people with questions regarding business and money management. Regular duties range from direct public service imcluding email, chat, phone and in-person appointments to developing web content, presenting workshops and establishing community partnerships. Opportunities for special projects exist and inter-departmental collaboration is encouraged.


• Provide responsive and excellent reference service to diverse patrons.

• Be able to develop an expertise in business information if not already possessing training and experience in this area.

• Be proficient in the use of all business and career-related online resources offered by BPL; provide instruction on BPL’s online eLearning platforms, such as Reference USA and Learning Express Library.

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

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

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

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

• 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.


• 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

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

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

• Willingness to learn and encourage others to learn

• Experience with online learning platforms is highly desirable

• Familiarity with navigating and demonstrating electronic resources and internet resources

• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office

• Excellent communication and customer service skills

• Good presentation and programming skills

• Reliable and task-oriented self-starter

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

• Good time-management skills

• 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 to BPL branches and offsite locations

• Some evening and weekend work.




Brooklyn, NY


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10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238