• Young Adult Librarian - Bronx Library Center Teen Services Department

    Location US-NY-Bronx
    Job ID
    # of Openings Remaining
    Full-Time Regular
    BLC, Bronx Library Center
  • Overview

    NYPL is seeking a Young Adult Librarian to empower young adults 12-18 to become creative thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and resources users of information.T he Young Adult Librarian is responsible for working with the Young Adults in the Teen Services Department at the Bronx Library Center, including public service, community outreach, program planning, and collection development.

    Principal Responsibilities

    Under the direction of the Teen Services Supervising Librarian of the Bronx Library Center, the Teen Services Young Adult Librarian

    engages young adults with our collections, services, and programs in ways that allow them to follow their interests and discover new ones. The Librarian:

    • Conducts outreach to and develops partnerships with community-based organizations, schools, and local businesses to promote the Library’s services, programs, and collections

    • Encourages and facilitates group and individual use of the Library for class visits, research projects, literacy skills, and other resources for teens

    • 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 Youth Educational Services Department to develop, promote, facilitate, and evaluate innovative programs to meet the expressed and anticipated needs of the community’s young adult population including reading clubs, homework help, instructional workshops, STEM and literacy programs, gaming, summer reading events, maker programs, and a variety of other programs within the Library and throughout the community

    • Partners with the collection development team to build and maintain the Young Adult collection, ensuring it is diverse, current, and relevant and meets the needs of the community

    • Fosters digital literacy and provides age-appropriate technology instruction to young adults

    • Develops and maintains the layout and appearance of the young adult space, ensuring a safe and inviting area filled with relevant resources

    • Facilitates the work and activities of teen volunteers and teen advisory councils

    • Develops and maintains content for social media platforms such as Library blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, and Pinterest

    • Mentors Library staff in preparing and presenting young 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

    • Performs related duties as required


    NYPL Core Values

    • Helpful
    • Resourceful
    • Curious

    Minimum Qualifications

    • ALA accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies and Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate issued by the State of New York
    • Experience in a library setting providing information services to teen, including reference and public programming; or an internship in a public library for recent graduates; public library experience preferred
    • Enthusiasm for public service and the ability to work well with a diverse patronage
    • Experience creating and conducting a variety of innovative programs for young adults
    • Knowledge of young adult literature, principles of collection maintenance, and a love of reading
    • Experience building partnerships with local organizations and schools to better meet the needs of community users
    • Demonstrated successful interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
    • Successfully demonstrated ability to work as part of a team
    • Strong organization and planning skills, including the ability to perform multiple projects or tasks simultaneously
    • Strong computer and other related technology skills, including MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Google applications, PCs, Macs, and e-reader devices
    • Demonstrated knowledge of computer services, including online searching, social media, reference resources, and databases

    Preferred Qualifications

    • Basic understanding of emerging library technologies, service, and programming trends for young adults, and urban public library issues
    • Working knowledge of trends in young adult literature, educational and development needs, youth services, and the profession through webinars, internal training, meetings, conferences, professional literature, and organizational memberships

    Work Environment

    • Public Library

    Physical Duties

    • Lifting up to 15 lbs.
    • Sitting and standing for periods of time
    • Daily use of a computer

    Starting Salary

    USD $51,224.00/Yr.


    35 hours per week to be scheduled during branch hours
    Evenings and weekends as required
    Schedule subject to change

    Union / Non Union

    Local 1930


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