Adult Supervising Librarian - Mid-Manhattan

US-NY-New York
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Full-Time Regular
MML Mid-Manhattan Library


Are you a Librarian who is committed to changing lives and strengthening communities through public programs?  Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street is seeking a Supervising Librarian for Public Programs to empower patrons to become creative thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and resourceful users of information.  

Mid-Manhattan Library offers The New York Public Library’s largest circulating collections in the heart of Midtown, including a broad selection of popular books, older and classic fiction, DVDs, CDs, magazines and newspapers, and online databases. It also provides a large selection of books and DVDs in many languages and a dedicated collection for teens. While Mid-Manhattan Library’s permanent location on Fifth Avenue is currently closed for renovation, the branch’s interim location—called Mid-Manhattan at 42nd Street—is open and accessible to patrons via the 42nd Street entrance of the Schwarzman Building.


Principal Responsibilities

Under the direction of the Principal Librarian, Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, the Supervising Librarian for Public Programs is in charge of programming for adults.

  • Plan and oversee program strategy and related staff training across all Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street departments.
  • Plan large scale public programs with a focus on collections and literacy
  • Collection development to support public programs
  • Mentor staff in the department and adult staff in the network in all aspects of public programming and adult services.
  • Develop strategies to increase adult circulation, program attendance and visitors in Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street.
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communications skills.
  • In charge of Mid-Manhattan Library at 42nd Street, as scheduled.
  • Community outreach
  • Attend Community Board meetings, as scheduled.
  • May assist in other specialties as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited Master's Degree in Library and Information Studies
  • 2 years relevant library work experience
  • Knowledge of current practices and trends in the management and development public programs
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Knowledge and appreciation of adult literature, audiovisual materials, computer resources, and other materials that constitute a balanced, relevant adult collection
  • Strong commitment to public service
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Successfully demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Successfully demonstrated experience in the areas of problem solving and decision-making in a collaborative and coordinated planning environment
  • Strong organization and planning skills, including the ability to perform multiple projects or tasks simultaneously
  • Budget management experience
  • Successfully demonstrated experience training and supervising staff
  • Strong computer and other related technology skills, including web-based vendor interfaces, 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

Starting Salary

USD $58,715.00/Yr.

Union / Non Union

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