Librarian/ Senior Librarian- Grand Central Library
The New York Public Library - Manhattan, NY

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Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Library Manager:
  • Works in a neighborhood branch library applying basic library techniques at the customer service desk
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills, including the ability to deliver effective presentations to the public
  • Performs a variety of technical, clerical and professional duties in a team based environment
  • Assists in the areas of collection development, programming, community outreach and public service
  • Manages information and resources, assists patrons with the internet and other electronic resources
  • Assists with community outreach, including tailoring programs, services and collections to the local community
  • May be in charge of a branch unit for short periods of time
  • Performs related duties as required

Key Competencies:
  • Customer Service Skills
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Creativity/ Flexibility
  • Technical Skills

Qualifications:
  • ALA accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies
  • Strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated oral and written communication skills, flexibility, and the ability to handle detail orientated work
  • Strong commitment to public service and the ability to work well with a diverse patronage
  • Knowledge of Reference programming and materials, and knowledge of the Internet and computer-assisted reference services
  • Excellent computer skills, including Microsoft Office and web proficiency, with experience using social media sites and the ability to learn new technologies

  • Experience working with Young Adults and Adults preferred
  • A background in public librarianship is preferred
Work Environment:

Public Service Library

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

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