Young Adult / Teen Specialist Virtual Recruitment Event
Brooklyn Public Library
Job posted to this site on August 10th at 9:12am
Application Deadline: August 15th 2022
Brooklyn Public Library is one of the nation’s largest library systems and among New York City’s most democratic institutions. We are looking for dedicated librarians to work with Teens & Young Adults!
Under the overall supervision of the Neighborhood Library Supervisor, Young Adult librarians works as part of the branch team and performs basic library work with a focus on working with teenagers.
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 and reports directly to the Library Information Supervisor. This is a union position with a starting salary of $55,027 for candidates with an MLIS degree. After 6 months, librarians receive an increase of $1935.
We have openings for YA Specialists in the following Neighborhood Branch Libraries:
Adams Street / Arlington / Borough Park / Brighton Beach / Carroll Gardens / Central / Coney Island / Crown Heights / E. Flatbush / Flatlands / Inclusive Services / New Lots / New Utrecht / Pacific / Paerdegat / Saratoga / Sheepshead Bay / Stone Avenue / Ulmer Park / Walt Whitman
Provide reference and reader’s advisory services for teens and young adults utilizing print and electronic resources
Develop, maintain, and promote the collection in the branch
Maintain the attractive appearance of the area through appropriate displays
- Visit neighborhood organizations, community meetings and participates in community affairs promoting Brooklyn Public Library services, collections and programs
- Serve on committees as necessary
- Young Adult librarians also conduct, schedule, and evaluates age-appropriate programs and class visits; act as an advocate for teens and their educational and social needs within the library and engages in work with schools, childcare centers and other local agencies
- 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 literature and programming
- 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
- Excitement in engaging, nurturing and mentoring young adults; basic understanding of adolescent development and issues facing young adults in urban communities
Ability to bend, reach, sit and stand as needed
- Ability to work evenings and weekends