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The New York Public Library is in the midst of a major expansion thanks to New York City’s recent historic investment in libraries—allowing us to build on our more than 100-year-old legacy as we continue to chart a new path for libraries in the 21st Century. What we do is connect people with collections, expertise, services, and programs that inform and inspire. Join NYPL to achieve your dreams while inspiring others.
The Bronx Library Center is the largest public library in the Bronx. This 6-floor, 78,000 square feet, majestic LEED certified building, is a dynamic, vibrant and well utilized center of access and learning in the Bronx. It is home to New York Public Library’s premiere Latino and Puerto Rican Heritage Collection, which features books in English and Spanish on the Latino experience. The Bronx Library Center serves a diverse clientele with dominant populations of Hispanics and African Americans. With over 700,000 patron visits per year, the Center offers a comprehensive service to all those who live, work and study in the vibrant Fordham neighborhood by offering patrons access to a wide range of books, information and knowledge.
The Bronx Library Center is open to the public Monday – Saturday 9 am to 9 pm and on Sundays 12 – 6 pm. The Center houses dedicated departments (collections, services) for the following: Adult, Reference, Children and a Teen Center. Additionally, the Bronx Library Center has:
A Career Education & Information Service where job seekers can get assistance
Single Stop – government benefit counseling on Tuesdays & Thursdays 9-5
The largest Adult Learning Center in the New York Public Library where adults learn to write and non-English speakers learn English
A Young Adult Literacy program
A computer lab where a myriad of free computer classes are held each month
Three Out-of-School Time programs (Innovation Labs, Bridge-Up, and Enrichment Zones)
A 150-seat auditorium where cultural/literary presentations are held every Saturday
Under the supervision of the Supervising Librarian of the Reference Department, the Reference Librarian engages patrons with the collections, services, and programs in ways that allow them to follow their interests and discover new ones, both on site and online. The Librarian:
Conducts outreach to and develops partnerships with community-based organizations, city support agencies, educational institutions, and local businesses to promote the Library’s services, programs, and collections
Actively and continuously promotes our collections and reading through readers advisory, staff picks, recommendation lists, blog entries, author talks, book discussions, and other innovative ways, both on site and online
Provides reference service and resource recommendations using print, media, and digital resources
Collaborates with the Educational Services Department to develop, promote, facilitate, present, and evaluate innovative programs to meet the expressed and anticipated needs of the community, including book discussions, author talks, technology classes, financial literacy sessions, arts and wellness activities, and a variety of other programs both within the Library and throughout the community
Partners with the collection development team to build and maintain the reference collection, ensuring it is diverse, current, and relevant, and meets the needs of the community
Fosters digital literacy and provides technology instruction
Develops and maintains the layout and appearance of the reference space, ensuring a safe and inviting area filled with relevant resources
Develops and maintains content for social media platforms, such as Library blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Pinterest
Mentors Library staff in preparing and presenting reference-based programs
Assists with circulation, fines & fees management, reserves, and opening/closing procedures
In the absence of the manager, may take responsibility for the facility, staff, and operations of the unit