The Children's 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 children 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.
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 children's literature and programming as well as child development
Experience providing early childhood or early literacy programming desirable
Basic understanding of current and emerging library technology, service and programming trends for children, 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
This position is a union position, represented by District Council 37. The salary for this position is $55,027.