Brooklyn Public Library

  • Business & Career Librarian

    Posted Date 2 months ago(10/10/2018 11:16 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Adult Learning & Literacy
    Location Name
    Business & Career Library
  • Overview

    The Business & Career Center, Brooklyn Public Library’s service hub for the business community, is seeking a Librarian. We are looking for a motivated and innovative professional committed to helping individuals achieve economic well-being. They will assist job seekers, entrepreneurs, investors, and people with questions regarding business and money management. Regular duties range from direct public service including email, chat, phone and in-person appointments to developing web content,  presenting workshops and establishing community partnerships. Opportunities for special projects exist and inter-departmental collaboration is encouraged.


    • Provide responsive and excellent reference  service to diverse patrons.
    • Be able to develop an expertise in business information if not already possessing training and experience in this area.
    • Be proficient in the use of all business and career-related online resources offered by BPL; provide instruction on BPL’s online eLearning platforms, such as Reference USA and Learning Express Library.
    • Perform collection development duties routinesly, including ordering and weeding.
    • Develop and maintain content on the Business & Career Center’s website.
    • Present workshops on the use of Library resources, plus other topics relevant to job seekers, entrepreneurs or investors.   
    • Identify community partners and make referrals to relevant community based organizations, government agencies and training opportunities.
    • Participate in outreach and community events off site as needed.
    • Contribute to the strategic development of business and career services at locations throughout the Brooklyn Public Library.




    • 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
    • Knowledge of business, education and job information resources is highly desirable
    • Experience working with diverse communities, business owners, job seekers, and students is desirable
    • Willingness to learn and encourage others to learn
    • Experience with online learning platforms is highly desirable
    • Familiarity with navigating and demonstrating electronic resources and internet resources
    • Working knowledge of MicroSoft Office
    • Excellent communication and customer service skills
    • Good presentation and programming skills
    • Reliable and task-oriented self-starter
    • Strong teamwork and teambuilding skills and respect for co-workers
    • Good time-management skills
    • Understanding of current and emerging library technology, trends and public library issues
    • May require the ability to carry a laptop & projector as needed; ability to travel  to BPL branches and offsite locations
    • Some evening and weekend work.                                                                                 

    This is a union position and the starting salary is $53,424.


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