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Children Librarian

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Performs excellent internal and external customer service and library service in response to the information needs of library users and the overall community with an emphasis on children. Promotes library collections and services to the public, both inside and outside the physical building. Responsible for readers’ guidance and reference services. Publicize, plan and conduct programs for children and parents including: toddler and pre-school reading times, picture book hour, arts and crafts programs, and summer reading clubs. Assists customers with the use of print and electronic resources. Recommends and refers customers and parents to alternative sources of information (internal and external) to the Library. Performs Collection Development with an emphasis on developing quality children materials including selecting and ordering materials. Monitors the public service floor. Assembles and arranges displays of books and other library materials. Assist in maintaining a pleasant, inviting, safe environment. Approves acceptance of gifts. Determines usage patterns of collections by assessing frequency of circulation, physical condition and other criteria. Maintains reference and circulation materials. Provides outreach to area elementary and nursery schools and community organizations serving children and families, informing them of library services and to develop partnerships for collaboration. Maintain and cultivate contact with schools and parents. May perform one or more of the following duties: investigate technologies that will improve services; create, develop, maintain, or contribute to the community library web page and social media; supervise hourly rate employees and volunteers; compile bibliographies and/or develop library user guides. Performs other duties as required.

Schedule will include Saturdays and evenings.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Must have a MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited library school. Must have the ability to work with a diverse population of children and effectively provide customer service to a large number of children simultaneously.

ABOUT QUEENS LIBRARY:

Queens Borough Public Library, a private non-profit corporation located in Queens, New York, is a national and international leader in the delivery of public library service. The Queens Library includes 63 public libraries with 1,700 employees.


TO APPLY:

Please send your resume and cover letter to employment@queenslibrary.org and reference “Children Librarian – QLWP” in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted by email.

The Queens Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer