Brooklyn Public Library

Young Adult Librarian - Mill Basin Branch

Posted Date 2 months ago(9/23/2021 11:58 AM)
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Location Name
Mill Basin


The Young Adult Librarian, under the overall supervision of the Neighborhood Library Supervisor, works as part of the branch team and performs basic library work concentrating on service to Young Adults and their parents and caregivers.


This position requires professional knowledge and judgment, including, but not limited to, reference and reader’s advisory services, collection development, and individual/group programming. The schedule is 35 hours per week and reports directly to the Library Information Supervisor.


  • Provides reference and reader’s advisory services for all age groups utilizing print and electronic resources
  • Develops, maintains, and promotes the young adult collection in the branch
  • Maintains the attractive appearance of the young adult room/area through appropriate displays
  • Plans, conducts, schedules, and evaluates age-appropriate programs and class visits for young adults ages 13-17 and their educators
  • Visits schools, neighborhood organizations, community meetings and participates in community affairs promoting Brooklyn Public Library services, collections and programs
  • Acts as an advocate for young adults and their educational and social needs within the library and engages in work with schools, and other local agencies that work with young adults
  • Serves on committees when necessary
  • Interprets and implements BPL policy
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • 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
  • General experience working with the public and diverse communities
  • Excellent customer relations and communication skills
  • Knowledge of young adult literature and programming
  • Basic understanding of adolescent development and issues facing young adults in urban communities
  • Excitement in engaging, nurturing and mentoring young adults
  • Working knowledge of current and emerging library technology, service and programming trends for young adults, and urban public library issues
  • Familiarity with internet, electronic databases, social media, and basic computer applications
  • Bilingual skills highly desirable
  • Candidates must be flexible, able to handle multiple competing priorities and tasks, adaptable to change and able to work effectively in a fast-paced, high-volume environment
  • Ability to bend, reach, sit and stand as needed
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends


This position is a union position, represented by District Council 37. The salary for this position is $55,027.


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