• Adult Librarian - Washington Heights Library

    Location US-NY-Manhattan
    Job ID
    2018-10130
    # of Openings Remaining
    1
    Type
    Full-Time Regular
    Department
    WH Washington Heights Library
  • Overview

    The New York Public Library (NYPL) has been an essential provider of free books, information, ideas, and education for all New Yorkers for more than 100 years. NYPL’s neighborhood libraries in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island—many of which date to Andrew Carnegie’s visionary philanthropy at the turn of the 20th century—are being transformed into true centers of educational innovation and service, and vital community hubs that provide far more than just free books and materials.  

     

    The Washington Heights is seeking a Senior Librarian to provides reference service and resource recommendations using print, media and digital resources to our patrons.

    Principal Responsibilities

    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:
    • 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 in 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
    • Works to engage adults with the collection in ways that allow them to follow their interests and discover new ones
    • 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
    • Encourages 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
    • May take responsibility for the facility, staff and operations in the absence of the Library Manager
    • Maintains a working knowledge of trends in adult literature, educational and development needs, adult services and the profession through webinars, internal training, meetings, conferences, professional literature and organizational memberships
    • Other duites as assigned to meet the needs of the department

    NYPL Core Values

    • Helpful
    • Resourceful
    • Curious

    Minimum Qualifications

    • ALA accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies

    • Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated oral and written communication skills, flexibility, and the ability to handle detail orientated work

    • Strong commitment to public service and the ability to work well with a diverse patronage

    • Knowledge of Reference programming and materials and knowledge of the Internet and computer-assisted reference services

    • A background in public librarianship is preferred.

    Work Environment

    Public Library

    Physical Duties

    Daily use of a computer

    Pushing/pulling fully loaded book carts

    Lift items weighing 15-30 lbs.

    Starting Salary

    USD $51,224.00/Yr.

    Hours

    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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