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Children’s 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.
  • Publicizes, plans and conducts 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’s materials including selecting and ordering materials. Monitors the public service floor.  Assembles and arranges displays of books and other library materials. 
  • Assists 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. Maintains and cultivates contact with schools and parents.
  • May perform one or more of the following duties: investigates technologies that will improve services; creates, develops, maintains, or contributes to the community library web page and social media; supervises hourly rate employees and volunteers; compiles bibliographies and/or develop library user guides.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Schedule will include Saturdays and evenings.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have a MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited library school.
  • New York State Public Librarian’s Certificate required.
  • Must have the ability to work with a diverse population of children and effectively provide customer service to a large number of children simultaneously.
  • Must have a performance evaluation of standard or above in public service positions.
  • ABOUT QUEENS LIBRARY:
  • Queens Library is a national and international leader in the delivery of public library service. Innovation and leadership are the hall marks of Queens Library. Our mission is to meet the needs of the community by offering lifelong learning opportunities and ensuring there is a positive impact in the community. Queens Library fulfills its goals by embracing innovation and change. With a history of offering pioneering programs that meet the diverse needs of the most diverse county in the US, Queens Library is a place where innovation and leaders are welcomed. Queens Library a private, non-profit corporation located in Queens, New York and includes 65 service locations with 1,700 employees.
  • Queens Library is the proud recipient of the following awards: 2009 Library Journal, Library of the Year, 2014 ALA/Information Today, Library of the Future, 2013 ULC Top Innovators, 2013 American-Architect’s Building of the Year (Queens Library at Glen Oaks).

TO APPLY: 

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


The Queens Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.