Brooklyn Public Library

  • Part-Time/Temporary Healthy Communities Fellow

    Posted Date 1 month ago(6/18/2019 11:58 AM)
    Job ID
    # of Openings
    Outreach Services
    Location Name
    Outreach Services
  • Overview

    Brooklyn Public Library (BPL) is seeking a library school student or recent graduate for a Fellowship to support its new community health initiative. This person will coordinate the planning of a health conference for BPL staff. The fellow will need to manage conference planning, toggle between working collaboratively and autonomously, and possess great attention to detail.  The Fellowship provides the opportunity to collaborate with multiple library departments and interface with community partners. This Fellow will gain an understanding of health-related programming in a large urban public library setting. The funding for this program is through the National Network of Libraries of Medicine’s (NNLM). 



    The Healthy Communities Fellow will serve as the primary liaison between the Outreach Services Department and the Office of Strategic Planning, Office of Neighborhood Services, and Human Resources. The fellow will plan a two-day conference for staff. This conference, split into four half day modules, will look at the following five topics:

    • Mental Health and Wellness
    • Reproductive Health and Caregiver Health
    • Consumer Health Information
    • Food and Nutrition
    • Positive Aging

    The fellow will facilitate regular meetings to coordinate stakeholders, track milestones and keep team members on target to achieve goals and deadlines.


    • A passion for health and libraries
    • An interest in public service staff development
    • Experience with event planning and coordinating
    • Attention to detail without losing sight of the big picture
    • Strong communication and customer service skills
    • Current graduate students or those with/pursuing degrees in library and information science
    • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion

    Fellowship Details

    Candidates should be able to commit to up to 18 hours a week for 18 weeks. This is a paid fellowship that offers $20 per hour. The fellowship will run from July 2019-October 2019.


    Application Instructions

    To apply, please submit a resume that outlines your experience and a cover letter that articulates your interest and alignment to the description above. Candidates must be able to commit to up to 18 hours per week. This is a paid fellowship with a strong learning component that can be used for academic credit.


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