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Teen Librarian

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provides library service to the community with an emphasis on teens and preteens.  Provides reference and readers’ advisory services. 
  • Explains and assists customers in use of print and electronic resources. Conducts training sessions for the public in the use of the library OPAC and the internet.
  • Answers correspondence and inquiries on special reference subjects.  Conducts reference interviews.  Suggests and refers customers to alternative sources of information internal and external to the Library.
  • Processes reserves and interloans requests. Performs Collection Development with an emphasis on developing quality young adult materials including selecting and ordering materials for the library collection and approves acceptance of gifts. 
  • Determines usage patterns of collections by assessing frequency of circulation, physical condition and other criteria as needed.  Promotes library collection and services to the public assembles and arranges displays of books and other library materials.  Maintains reference and circulation materials. Plans, and conducts programs.
  • May perform one or more of the following duties: investigate technologies that will improve services; create, develop, maintain, or contribute to branch web page; supervise hourly rate employees; compile bibliographies and develop library user guides, both printed and electronic.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or 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 and effectively provide customer service to a large number of customers simultaneously.
  • Must be eligible for NYS librarian certification.

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 “Teen Librarian - QLWEB” in the subject line. Resumes will only be accepted by email. 

The Queens Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer