Children's Librarian - Mosholu Library

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Full-Time Regular
MO Mosholu Library


Are you a Librarian who is committed to changing lives and strengthening communities through the power of learning and reading?


The New York Public Library is in the midst of a major expansion thanks to New York City’s recent historic investment in libraries—allowing us to build on our more than 100-year-old legacy as we continue to chart a new path for libraries in the 21st Century. What we do is connect people with collections, expertise, services, and programs that inform and inspire.  Join NYPL to achieve your dreams while inspiring others.



Principal Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Library Manager, the Children’s Librarian engages children through 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, daycare centers, and community groups that target children to promote the Library’s services, collections, specialized programs, and resources

  • Facilitates group and family visits to the Library to enhance the reading skills of children

  • 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 services and resource recommendations using print, media, and digital resources

  • Collaborates with the Youth Educational Services Department to develop, promote, and facilitate innovative programs to build literacy and a love of reading to meet the expressed and anticipated needs of the community’s children, parents, and childcare providers, including storytimes and other early literacy programs, visual and performing arts programming, STEM programs, summer reading events, and a variety of other programs both within the Library and throughout the community

  • Partners with the collection development team to shape and maintain the Children's collection, ensuring it is diverse, current, relevant, and meets the needs of the community

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

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

  • Develops and maintains the layout and appearance of the children’s space to ensure a safe and inviting area filled with relevant resources

  • Mentors Library staff in preparing and presenting children’s programs

  • Assists with branch operations, including 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

Key Competencies

  • Customer Service Skills
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Digital Literacy
  • Accountability

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
  • Strong commitment to public service and the ability to work well with a diverse patronage
  • Experience creating and conducting a variety of innovative programs for Children and their parents/caregivers
  • Knowledge and appreciation of children’s literature, audiovisual materials, computer resources, and other materials that constitute a balanced, relevant youth collection
  • Experience developing, maintaining and marketing Children’s collections
  • Experience building partnerships with local organizations and schools to better meet the needs of community users
  • Demonstrated 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 and reference resources and databases
  • Spanish language strongly preferred

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.

Minimum Salary (with 2 years of NYPL service)

USD $56,387.00/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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