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Thursday, February 13, 2014

F/T - Genealogy Librarian, NYPL (NY)

Reference Librarian (History/Genealogy), NYPL – NY

The New York Public Library’s Milstein Division of United States History, Local History and Genealogy seeks a reference librarian at level Librarian II (or Librarian I on a training basis). This position is based in Manhattan.

Reporting to the division manager, the Librarian:
  • Provides specialized subject reference services, both onsite and offsite, using print and electronic resources
  • Updates and creates content for Web pages, user guides, and training materials
  • Develops and teaches classes for the public
  • Assists with collection maintenance and catalog description
  • Participates in activities related to the fulfillment of NYPL’s Digital Strategy, including the creation of metadata and social media activities
  • Maintains a personal program of continuous education and professional development
  • Performs related duties as required
Key Competencies:
  • Customer Service Skills
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Technical Skills
  • ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library and Information Studies
  • Undergraduate degree in the Humanities or Social Sciences
  • Demonstrated knowledge of United States history through academic background or equivalent training or expertise
  • Successfully demonstrated public service experience and the ability to work well in a fast-paced environment
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, including the ability to deal effectively and tactfully with patrons and staff
  • Successfully demonstrated knowledge of authoritative humanities resources in print and electronic formats
  • Demonstrated experience using online catalogs, electronic databases, and Internet sources in reference work
  • Successfully demonstrated communication skills, including the ability to articulate and express ideas clearly in presentations and in writing
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Demonstrated computer and word processing skills, including MS Word and Excel
  • Knowledge of genealogy preferred
Work Environment:
Public library setting

35 hours per week to be scheduled
Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Evenings and alternating Saturday as required
Schedule subject to change

Physical Duties:
  • Lifting up to 15 lbs.
  • Sitting and standing for periods of time
  • Daily use of a computer