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Supervising Librarian Outreach and Community Programming

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The New York Public Library

New York City, NY

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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\u2019s 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\u2019s permanent location on Fifth Avenue is currently closed for renovation, the branch\u2019s interim location\u2014called Mid-Manhattan at 42nd Street\u2014is 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.

Manages all aspects of outreach and educational programs and services within a unit, including the supervision, training, and the evaluation of staff
Able to create a strategic vision for mapping out programming and outreach to form a cohesive series of events that support More People Reading More
Provides reference service and resource recommendations using print, media and digital resources
Develops and maintains the layout and appearance of the adult space, ensuring a safe and inviting area filled with relevant resources
Partners with the collection development team to build and maintain the Adult collection ensuring it is diverse, current, and relevant and meets the needs of the community
Partners with the library\u2019s Programming units (branch and research) to develop and facilitate small and large scaled innovative programs/workshops for the community\u2019s diverse patron base
Mentors library staff in preparing and presenting adult programs
Maintains a working knowledge of trends in adult literature, educational and development needs, adult services and the profession through webinars, internal training, meetings, conferences, professional literature and organizational memberships
Conducts outreach to and develops partnerships with community based organizations, city support agencies, adult educational institutions and local businesses to promote the library\u2019s services, programs and collections with a focus on adults
Develops and implements strategies to enhance the onsite user experience, including using statistics and metrics to tailor services to meet local community needs and drive circulation and attendance.

Works to engage adults with the collection in ways that allow them to follow their interests and discover new ones
Encourages digital literacy and provides technology instruction
Develops and maintains content for social media platforms such as Library blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest
Assists with circulation, fines & fees management, reserves and opening/closing procedures

Resolves patron complaints and staff performance issues
May be responsible for the facility, staff and operations of the Mid-Manhattan Library as needed.
Ensures patrons follow library policies and procedures
Performs other related duties as required

Key Competencies

Communication Skills
Customer Service Skills
Technology Skills

Minimum Qualifications

MLS from an accredited graduate school of Library Science and two years of successfully demonstrated experience at a senior librarian level in a public library or similar setting
Successfully demonstrated commitment to providing consistent, high-quality public services
Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills, including public speaking skills
Successful track record of demonstrating creativity, flexibility, and initiative in accommodating community and staff needs
Successfully demonstrated ability to plan and deliver a diverse program of activities
Demonstrated experience in identifying and conducting community outreach
Successfully demonstrated problem solving skills and the ability to exercise good judgment
Successfully demonstrated experience supervising, training, and mentoring staff
Demonstrated collection development 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

Work Environment
Public service library
Physical Duties

Lifting up to 15 lbs.
Sitting and standing for periods of time
Pushing and pulling book trucks
Stretching and bending
Daily use of a computer

Starting SalaryUSD $51,224.00/Yr.
Minimum Salary (with 2 years of NYPL service)USD $51,224.00/Yr.
Hours35 hours per week to be scheduled during branch hours Evenings and weekends as required Schedule subject to change  
Union / Non UnionLocal 1930

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The New York Public Library
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