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Librarian II

Manhattan, NY

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Librarian II
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Full-Time Regular
GRD SASB General Research Division
The Humanities and Social Sciences Research Division serves the core research function of **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***. as the central hub for researchers entering into our extraordinarily deep and broad holdings. Our expert staff partners with researchers to illuminate the path to millions of collection items, ensuring their seamless and timely access in our magnificent reading rooms, and through this dynamic interaction, positioning these raw materials for integration and transformation into new works.
Reporting to the
Managing Research Librarian
of the Humanities and Social Sciences Research Division, the
Librarian II
in General Humanities provides excellent public service at the service desks of the Bill Blass Public Catalog Room, Rose Main Reading Room, the Microforms Room, and the DeWitt Wallace Periodicals Room. The position plays an important role in reference services. This staff member also plays a role in assisting visitors to the Stephen A. Schwarzman Building.
Principal Responsibilities
Provides specialized subject reference services, both onsite and offsite, using print and electronic resources at service points throughout in multiple locations
Provides in-depth research assistance to users via one-on-one consultations
Develops and teaches classes for the public
Updates and creates content for Web pages, user guides, and training materials
Participates in activities related to the fulfillment of NYPL’s Strategy, including social media activities and outreach
Offers tours and orientations to groups from a variety of academic institutions, particularly local post-secondary institutions
Maintains a personal program of continuous education and professional development
Performs related duties as required
NYPL Core Values
Minimum Qualifications
ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library and Information Studies
Undergraduate degree in Humanities or Social Sciences preferred
Demonstrated knowledge of a humanities or social sciences discipline through academic background or equivalent training or expertise
Successfully demonstrated public service experience and the ability to work well in a fast-paced environment
Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to deal effectively and tactfully with patrons and staff
Demonstrated experience using online catalogs, electronic databases, and Internet sources in reference work
Successfully demonstrated communication skills, including the ability to articulate and express ideas clearly in presentations and in writing
Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
Demonstrated computer and word processing skills, including MS Word and Excel
Work Environment
Research Library
Starting Salary
USD $51,224.00/Yr.
Union / Non Union
Local 1930

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