The mission of the New York Public Library is to inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge, and strengthen our communities. To deliver on this promise, we provide free access to physical and electronic resources in neighborhoods throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island.
The New York Public Library is seeking a bright, dynamic, and enthusiastic Adult Librarian to provide leadership and direction to a team of public service professionals in the Grand Concourse Library. This branch is located in the West Bronx minutes from public transportation and right off of the bustling Grand Concourse thoroughfare. The Grand Concourse Library is an exciting branch that serves patrons from diverse backgrounds and offers programs and services which reflect the needs of the community.
Under the supervision of the Library Manager, the Adult Librarian engages adults 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, adult educational institutions, and local businesses to promote the Library’s services, programs. and collections with a focus on adults
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 Adult Educational Services Department to develop, promote, facilitate, present, and evaluate innovative programs to meet the expressed and anticipated needs of the community’s adult population, 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 adult 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 adult 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 adult programs
Assists with circulation, fines & fees management, reserves, and opening/closing procedures
In the absence of the Library Manager, may take responsibility for the facility, staff, and operations