Librarian/ Senior Librarian- Jerome Park Library

Company Name:
The New York Public Library
The New York Public Library (NYPL) has been an essential provider of free books, information, ideas, and education for all New Yorkers for more than 100 years. NYPL's neighborhood libraries in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island--many of which date to Andrew Carnegie's visionary philanthropy at the turn of the 20th century--are being transformed into true centers of educational innovation and service, and vital community hubs that provide far more than just free books and materials.
The Library is seeking Young Adult Librarians to empower young adults ages 12-18 to become creative thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and resourceful users of information. Successful candidates will embody each of these four characteristics themselves.
Under the supervision of the Library Manager, the YA Librarian:
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 both in 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
Works to engage young adults with the collection in ways that allow them to follow their interests and discover new ones
Conducts outreach to and develops partnerships with community based organizations, schools and local businesses to promote the library's services (e.g. MyLibraryNYC, the Library's partnership with NYC schools), programs and collections with a focus on young adults
Encourages 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
May take responsibility for the facility, staff and operations in the absence of the Library Manager
Maintains a working knowledge of trends in young adult literature, educational and development needs, youth services and the profession through webinars, internal training, meetings, conferences, professional literature and organizational memberships
Performs related duties as required
Customer Service Skills
Digital Literacy
ALA accredited Master's degree in Library and Information Studies and Public Librarian's Professional Certificate issued by the State of New York
Experience in a library setting providing information services, including reference and public programming, to teens; or an internship in a public library for recent graduates; public library experience preferred
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 Young Adults
Knowledge of Young Adult literature and experience maintaining a Young Adult collection
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, reference resources and databases
Basic understanding of emerging library technologies, service and programming trends for Young Adults, and urban public library issues preferred
Public Library
Lifting up to 15 lbs.
Sitting and standing for periods of time
Daily use of a computer
USD $42,638.00/Yr.
USD $46,396.00/Yr.
35 hours per week
To be scheduled during branch hours
Evenings and weekends as required
Schedule subject to change
Local 1930
Date: 2014-08-15
Country: US
State: NY
City: Bronx
Postal Code: 10468
Job Type: Full-Time Regular

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