Under the direction of the Office of Neighborhood Services the Regional Librarian for the New Lots Region is responsible for the support, management and operations of between 9 and 11 neighborhood libraries in a region (currently there are six regions). Brooklyn Public Library’s 2018 Strategic Plan prioritizes tailoring Library services to the specific needs of our very different neighborhoods. The Regional Librarian position will help ensure that services offered in branch libraries reflect the unique character of their neighborhoods, while at the same time maintaining BPL’s core values and customer service standards.
The Regional Librarian will foster communication and collaboration among branch teams in his or her region, support the adoption of library best practices, and ensure that all public service staff adhere to BPL’s customer service policies. Additionally, the Regional Librarian will support the flow of information between library administration and public service staff, serve as a key liaison with local elected officials and other community leaders, will be tasked with ensuring equitable services for all members of our communities, and will foster engagement with patrons and other stakeholders at the neighborhood level. Finally, the Regional Librarian will be a critical leader when it comes to the widespread adoption of key Library values, including inclusivity, accessibility, collaborative decision-making, and continual learning.
The New Lots Region consists of the following branches: Arlington, Brownsville, Canarsie, Cypress Hills, Jamaica Bay, Macon, New Lots, Saratoga, Spring Creek and Stone Avenue. This is a non-union, exempt position and reports to the Director of Neighborhood Services.
Applications will be accepted until August 23, 2019.
The Regional Librarian will collaborate with BPL departments, community based organizations, and City agencies to ensure that programs, policies, practices, and resources are in place to support BPL core competencies, service quality, and organizational change. They will be responsible for the following: