Children's Librarian (Multiple Locations) - Brooklyn Public Library

Posted on March 08, 2019


The Children’s Librarian, under the supervision of the Neighborhood Library Supervisor, works as part of the branch team and performs basic library work concentrating on service to children and their parents and caregivers.

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 children's collection in the branch
Maintains the attractive appearance of the children’s room/area through appropriate displays
Plans, conducts, schedules, and evaluates age-appropriate programs and class visits for children birth to age 12  and their parents, educators, and caregivers
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 their educational and social needs within the library and engages in work with schools, childcare centers and other local agencies that work with children


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 literature and programming as well as child development

Experience providing early childhood or early literacy programming desirable

Basic understanding of current and emerging library technology, service and programming trends for children, and urban public library issues

Familiarity with internet, electronic databases, social media, and basic computer applications

Bilingual skills highly desirable

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

Ability to bend, reach, sit and stand as needed Ability to work evenings and weekends

This is a union position, represented by District Council 37.




Brooklyn, NY


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