Brooklyn Public Library

Librarian Opportunities - Virtual Recruitment Event

Posted Date 6 days ago(6/21/2022 2:46 PM)
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Brooklyn Public Library is one of the nation’s largest library systems and among New York City’s most democratic institutions. We are looking for dedicated librarians to work with all age groups!


Under the overall supervision of the Neighborhood Library Supervisor, librarians works as part of the branch team and performs basic library work. Children's librarian's concentrating on service to children, their parents, caregivers and schools.  Young Adult librarians focus on working with teenagers. Adult Librarians work with adults and seniors.


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. This is a union position with a starting salary of $55,027. After 6 months, librarians receive an increase of $1935.


We have openings in the following Neighborhood Branch Libraries

Adult: Brighton Beach, Flatlands, Midwood, Mill Basin, Stone Avenue

Children: Arlington, Borough Park, Brower Park, Fort Hamilton, Greenpoint, Kings Bay, Midwood, Ulmer Park, Walt Whitman

Young Adult: Brownsville, Coney Island, East Flatbush, Flatlands, Macon, Midwood, Sheepshead Bay, Stone Avenue


  • Provide reference and reader’s advisory services for their age level specialty group (Children, Young Adult, Adult) utilizing print and electronic resources
  • Develop, maintain, and promotesthe collection in the branch
  • Maintain the attractive appearance of the area through appropriate displays
  • Visit neighborhood organizations, community meetings and participates in community affairs promoting Brooklyn Public Library services, collections and programs
  • Serve on committees as neccessary
  • Children and Young Adult librarians also conduct, schedule, and evaluates age-appropriate programs and class visits; act as an advocate for children and teens and their educational and social needs within the library and engages in work with schools, childcare centers and other local agencies


  • 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 literature and programming

  • 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 

  • Children librarians: 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
  • Young Adult librarians: excitement in engaging, nurturing and mentoring young adults; basic understanding of adolescent development and issues facing young adults in urban communities
  • Ability to bend, reach, sit and stand as needed

  • Ability to work evenings and weekends


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