Youth Services - Virtual Recruitment Event
Brooklyn Public Library
Job posted to this site on November 8th at 7:25pm
Application Deadline: December 8th 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 all age groups!
Under the overall supervision of the Neighborhood Library Supervisor, librarians works as part of the branch team and performs basic library work. Children's librarians concentrate on service to children, their parents, caregivers and schools. Young Adult librarians 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. After 6 months, librarians receive an increase of $1935.
We have openings in the following Neighborhood Branch Libraries:
Children's: Brower Park, Kensington, Mapleton, Walt Whitman
Young Adult: Adams Street, Coney Island, Saratoga, Sheepshead Bay, Stone Avenue, Sunset Park, Walt Whitman
Provide reference and reader’s advisory services for their age level specialty group (Children, Young Adult) 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
- Conduct, schedule, and evaluates age-appropriate programs and class visits; act as an advocate for children and 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
- Children librarians: 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
- Young Adult librarians: 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