• Librarian II

    Location US-NY-Manhattan
    Job ID
    # of Openings Remaining
    Full-Time Regular
    GRD SASB General Research Division
  • Overview

    The Humanities and Social Sciences Research Division serves the core research function of the New York Public Library as the central hub for researchers entering into our extraordinarily deep and broad holdings. Our expert staff partners with researchers to illuminate the path to millions of collection items, ensuring their seamless and timely access in our magnificent reading rooms, and through this dynamic interaction, positioning these raw materials for integration and transformation into new works.

    Reporting to the Managing Research Librarian of the Humanities and Social Sciences Research Division, the Librarian II in General Humanities provides excellent public service at the service desks of the Bill Blass Public Catalog Room, Rose Main Reading Room, the Microforms Room, and the DeWitt Wallace Periodicals Room. The position plays an important role in reference services.  This staff member also plays a role in assisting visitors to the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.

    Principal Responsibilities


    • Provides specialized subject reference services, both onsite and offsite, using print and electronic resources at service points throughout in multiple locations
    • Provides in-depth research assistance to users via one-on-one consultations
    • Develops and teaches classes for the public
    • Updates and creates content for Web pages, user guides, and training materials
    • Participates in activities related to the fulfillment of NYPL’s Strategy, including social media activities and outreach
    • Offers tours and orientations to groups from a variety of academic institutions, particularly local post-secondary institutions
    • Maintains a personal program of continuous education and professional development
    • Performs related duties as required

    NYPL Core Values




    Minimum Qualifications

    • ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library and Information Studies
    • Undergraduate degree in Humanities or Social Sciences preferred
    • Demonstrated knowledge of a humanities or social sciences discipline through academic background or equivalent training or expertise
    • Successfully demonstrated public service experience and the ability to work well in a fast-paced environment
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to deal effectively and tactfully with patrons and staff
    • Demonstrated experience using online catalogs, electronic databases, and Internet sources in reference work
    • Successfully demonstrated communication skills, including the ability to articulate and express ideas clearly in presentations and in writing
    • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
    • Demonstrated computer and word processing skills, including MS Word and Excel

    Work Environment


    • Research Library


    Starting Salary

    USD $51,224.00/Yr.

    Union / Non Union

    Local 1930


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