Brooklyn Public Library

  • Job Information Resource Librarian

    Posted Date 1 month ago(12/13/2018 1:52 PM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Customer/Public Service
    Location Name
    Business & Career Library
  • Overview

    Brooklyn Public Library is seeking a Job Information Resource Librarian to provide quality public service in neighborhood libraries throughout BPL and especially those designated as Literacy Zones: Eastern Parkway, Flatbush and New Lots, as well as the Business & Career Center at Central Library. The successful candidate for this position will provide one-on-one help as well as classes and other programming focused on job information and workforce development for members of the community, and especially adults participating in adult education classes. They will collaborate with colleagues to identify relevant resources and partner organizations that will promote the wellbeing of the individuals the library serves.



    • Provide personalized one-on-one career, job, and education information sessions to library users at different branch locations, including but not limited to the following services: review and edit resumes and cover letters; discuss job search and career planning techniques and conduct mock interviews.
    • Provide resume/job help assistance using laptops and online resources
    • Develop and conduct job readiness workshops at multiple library locations and offsite.
    • Participate in outreach and community events
    • Visit Adult Learning classes to provide job readiness and other relevant information sessions
    • Identify community partners and build relationships with workforce development, job training and community based organizations.
    • Organize, with the assistance of other staff, an annual resource fair at three branch locations
    • Coordinate with the Adult Learning Department administration and instructors
    • Coordinate promotion of job readiness resources and services across departments and locations
    • Establish programming and services calendars with branch and Adult Learning staff.
    • Support BPL’s online training platforms by hosting information sessions and open computer labs.
    • Performs other duties as assigned



    • Masters Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited library school; Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate issued by the State of New York, required
    • Candidates must be flexible, able to handle multiple competing priorities and tasks, adaptable to change, and able to work effectively in a fast-paced,environment
    • Excellent communications and customer service skills
    • Strong presentation and programming skills
    • Knowledge of education and job information resources; working with job seekers is highly desirable
    • Basic understanding of current and emerging library technology, trends, and public library issues
    • Experience working with the public, diverse communities
    • Strong teamwork & teambuilding skills;
    • Working knowledge of electronic resources including the Internet and Microsoft Office. Knowledge of career-related library databases and online learning platforms is a major plus
    • Bilingual skills in Spanish or other languages a plus
    • Ability to travel regularly to BPL branches and offsite locations
    • Required to work some evenings and weekends
    • May require the ability to carry a laptop & projector as needed
    • This position requires travel between different branches

    This position is a union position, represented by District Council 37. The salary for this position is $53,424.


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