The Jerome Robbins Dance Division of The New York Public Library is the largest and most comprehensive archive in the world devoted to the documentation of dance. It preserves the history of dance by gathering diverse written, visual, and aural resources, and it works to ensure the art form's continuity through an active documentation program. While the division contains more than 44,000 books about dance, these account for only a small percent of its vast holdings.
Under the direction of the Supervising Librarian, the Librarian II will serve as the main reference librarian within the Division and will work predominantly on the reference and special collections desks. The Librarian II will become one of the primary contact points for dance practitioners and scholars using our collections and will work with the Supervising Librarian on retaining a robust circulating collection, as well as having knowledge of the resources available to our patrons through databases, ebooks and our general collection. Off desk work will include responding to dance reference questions received by email and phone, assisting on photo orders and collection development.
Reporting to the Supervising Librarian (Librarian III), the Librarian II will: