The Eastchester branch of The New York Public Library began serving the Baychester and Williamsbridge sections of the Bronx on May 1, 1950, when it was housed in the Eastchester Gardens Housing Project.
In August 1985, the modern 7,500-square foot structure opened in its present location on East Gun Hill Road at the corner of Knapp Street. The one-story facility features adult, young adult, and children's collections, and an auditorium that is available for community group meetings. The branch is air-conditioned and fully accessible to people who use wheelchairs
NYPL is seeking a Young Adult Librarian to empower young adults 12-18 to become creative thinkers, enthusiatic readers, skillful researchers, and resources users of information.
Our librarians start at $49,732 per year and are eligible in 6 months for an increased salary of $54,745!
Under the supervision of the Library Manager, the 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