Children's Librarian

BPL has multiple openings for a Librarian to deliver quality library services and programs. The Librarian, under the supervision of the Neighborhood Library Supervisor, works as part of the branch team and performs basic library work for all ages with a focus on the children and young adult population.  

This position requires professional knowledge and judgment, including, but not limited to, reference and reader’s advisory services, collection development, and individual/group programming. The schedule is 35 hours per week.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provides reference and reader’s advisory services for all age groups utilizing print and electronic resources
  • Develops, maintains, and promotes the collections  in the branch
  • Maintains the attractive appearance of  the branch location  through appropriate displays
  • Plans, conducts, schedules, and evaluates age-appropriate programs for  children, young adults  and affiliated educators
  • Visits schools, neighborhood organizations, community meetings and participates in community affairs promoting Brooklyn Public Library services, collections and programs
  • Acts as an advocate for  children and young adults and their educational and social needs within the library and engages in work with schools, and other local agencies that work with this population
  • Serves on committees when necessary
  • Interprets and implements BPL policy
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited library school; Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate issued by the State of New York, required
  • General experience working with the public and diverse communities
  • Excellent customer relations and communication skills
  • Knowledge of children's & young adult literature and programming
  • Basic understanding of adolescent development and issues facing children & young adults in urban communities
  • Excitement in engaging, nurturing and mentoring children and young adults
  • Working knowledge of current and emerging library technology, service and programming trends and urban public library issues
  • Familiarity with internet, electronic databases, social media, and basic computer applications
  • All bilingual skills are  desirable, especially Cantonese, Mandarin, Russian & Spanish
  • Candidates must be flexible, able to handle multiple competing priorities and tasks, adaptable to change and able to work effectively in a fast-paced, high-volume environment

This position is a union position, represented by District Council 37. The salary for this position is $51,224.

Interested applicants should email a cover letter and resume to  Brooklyn Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer