Senior Librarian - MyLibraryNYC Selection

US-NY-Long Island City
Job ID
2017-9926
# of Openings Remaining
1
Type
Full-Time Regular
Department
SELCTN Selection

Overview

BookOps is a shared library technical services organization that serves the Brooklyn Public Library and the New York Public Library. BookOps’ Selection Department coordinates, manages, and develops the print, media, and digital collections for the BookOps member libraries. Library materials are acquired in all formats for children, teen, adults, and world language users in accordance with the strategic goals and initiatives of the Brooklyn Public Library and the New York Public Library. In addition, Selection works collaboratively with other Library departments to meet shared goals and obligations.

 

The Specialist II develops, purchases, and manages educational resource teacher sets for the participating Department of Education (DOE) schools of the MyLibraryNYC program across New York City’s five boroughs. The teacher sets must align with Common Core State Standards, supplement and support school library collections, and support the curricular needs of participating schools. The Specialist II works closely with DOE colleagues, New York Public Library’s Strategy and Education Offices, and other BookOps units to create and manage sets.

Principal Responsibilities

Under the general supervision of the Youth Collections Coordinator, the MyLibraryNYC Selection Program Supervisor:

  • Develops and manages educational resource teacher sets for the participating schools across New York City’s five boroughs:
    • Develops and maintains resource sets that meet Common Core standards and support the curricular needs of participating schools.
    • Works closely with DOE colleagues, NYPL’s Strategy and Education Offices, and other BookOps units to create and manage sets.
  • Participates with DOE and NYPL colleagues in the promotion of public library. collections and educational resource sets to DOE teachers and librarians.
  • Participates in ongoing collection assessment and usage analysis.
  • Monitors the allocated materials budgets for the collections supporting the program.
  • Makes selection choices which demonstrate the responsible expenditure of the yearly budget and provide a measurable return on investment.
  • Coordinates with Acquisitions and Receiving Departments to ensure internal management of collection item needs.
  • Participates in the formulation and implementation of new policies and procedures relating to the collection requirements and processes associated with the ongoing development of the program.
  • Documents and implements procedures and instructions for program workflows.
  • Coordinates with the Cataloging Department to ensure accurate metadata is provided and tailored for this distinct audience.
  • Maintains the quality of the collection by identifying and choosing replacement content.
  • Coordinates with the Logistics Fulfillment team to manage outstanding holds queue.
  • Participates in relevant project teams.
  • Maintains statistics and produces reports.
  • 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.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of educational and library resources, especially those supporting a diverse student and patron population.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and enthusiasm for children’s and young adult literature and other materials used in the classroom.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills.
  • Successfully demonstrated ability to work effectively in a diverse team environment.
  • Strong organization and planning skills, including the ability to manage multiple projects or tasks simultaneously.
  • Demonstrated flexibility, reliability, punctuality, and attention to detail.
  • Strong computer and other related technology skills, including MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Google applications, and other document-sharing resources.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of computer services including online searching, social media and reference resources and databases.
  • Knowledge of how library collections are purchased, cataloged, and organized.
  • Must provide a copy of your NY State Public Librarian Certificate .

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge and appreciation of children’s and teen literature, audiovisual materials, computer resources and other materials that constitute a balanced, relevant youth collection, with an added emphasis on nonfiction materials.
  • Knowledge of current trends and practices in the management and development of youth collections.
  • Budget management experience.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of computer services including online searching, social media, and reference resources and databases.
  • Experience working with the NYC Department of Education preferred.
  • Knowledge of a foreign language is preferred.

Work Environment

  • Office environment

Physical Duties

  • Must be able to lift 30lbs

  • 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 $51,224.00/Yr.

Hours

35 hours per week
Monday-Friday, 9:00am-5:00pm
Evenings and Saturdays as required

Union / Non Union

Local 1930

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