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Childrenu2019s Librarian - 67th Street Library

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The New York Public Library

Manhattan, NY

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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\u2019s neighborhood libraries in the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island\u2014many of which date to Andrew Carnegie\u2019s visionary philanthropy at the turn of the 20th century\u2014are 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 67th Street Library is seeking Children\u2019s Librarians to empower children from infant through pre-teen to become creative thinkers, enthusiastic readers, skillful researchers, and resourceful users of information.  Successful candidates will embody each of these four characteristics themselves.  
Principal Responsibilities
 Under the supervision of the Library Manager, the Children\u2019s Librarian:

Provides reference services and resource recommendations using print, media and digital resources
Collaborates with the Youth Educational Services Department to develop, promote and facilitate innovative programs to build literacy and a love of reading to meet the expressed and anticipated needs of the community\u2019s children, parents and childcare providers, including storytimes and other early literacy programs, visual and performing arts programming, STEM programs, summer reading events, and a variety of other programs both in the Library and throughout the community
Partners with the collection development team to shape and maintain the Children's collection ensuring it is diverse, current, relevant and meets the needs of the community
Works to engage children 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, daycare centers, and community groups that target children to promote the library\u2019s services (e.g., MyLibraryNYC, the Library\u2019s partnership with NYC schools), collections, specialized programs and resources to enhance the reading skills of children
Encourages digital literacy and provides age-appropriate technology instruction to children
Develops and maintains content for social media platforms such as Library blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest
Develops and maintains the layout and appearance of the children\u2019s space ensuring a safe and inviting area filled with relevant resources
Mentors library staff in preparing and presenting children\u2019s 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 children's literature, youth services and the profession through webinars, meetings, internal training, conferences, professional literature and organizational memberships
Performs related duties as required

NYPL Core Values


Minimum Qualifications

ALA accredited Master\u2019s degree in Library and Information Studies and Public Librarian\u2019s Professional Certificate issued by the State of New York
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 Children and their parents/caregivers
Knowledge and appreciation of children\u2019s literature, audiovisual materials, computer resources, and other materials that constitute a balanced, relevant youth collection
Experience developing, maintaining and marketing Children\u2019s collections
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 and reference resources and databases
Spanish language strongly preferred

Work Environment

Public Library

Physical Duties

Lifting up to 15 lbs.
Sitting and standing for periods of time
Daily use of a computer

Starting SalaryUSD $51,224.00/Yr.
Minimum Salary (with 2 years of NYPL service)
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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