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Friday, June 20, 2014

Job Info Resource Librarian, Brooklyn Public Library (NY)

Job Information Resource Librarian
Brooklyn Public Library is seeking a Job Information Resource Librarian to work as part of the New York City Connected Communities (NYC-CC) team to provide quality public service in four of the eight neighborhood libraries comprising the NYC-CC Program Locations (Brownsville, Bushwick, DeKalb, Macon, Marcy, Saratoga, Stone Avenue, Washington Irving). The successful candidate for this position will perform library work concentrating on job information / workforce development services and programs for adults and teens. He/she will collaborate with colleagues to identify community needs and develop programs and services accordingly.
Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Provide personalized one-on-one career, job, and education information sessions to library users at four different locations, including but not limited to the following services: review and edit resumes and cover letters; discuss interview preparation techniques and conduct mock interviews.
  • Provide resume/job help assistance using laptops and online resources
  • Develop and conduct job readiness workshops at four target branches.
  • Participate in outreach and community events; hosts class and group visits.
  • Identify community partners and build relationships with local businesses, workforce development agencies, and community based organizations.
  • Work one on one with patrons to access e-government services and benefits.
  • Plan, conduct, and evaluate a variety of job-related programs.
  • Work with NYC-CC team to meet project goals; helps to provide data for reports
  • Coordinate promotion of job readiness workshops with branch, NYC-CC program staff and Business & Career Library staff.
  • Work reference desks and other branch assignments as necessary.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
  • Establish programming and services calendars with branch and NYC-CC staff.
  • Support BPL’s online training platform, Metrix Learning System, by hosting Information Sessions and open computer labs.
  • Expand knowledge of local, print and online resources; help develop systems for disseminating information
Skills & Qualifications:
  • 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
  • Candidates must be flexible, able to handle multiple competing priorities and tasks, adaptable tochange, and able to work effectively in a fast-paced, high-volume environment
  • Excellent communications and customer service skills
  • Strong presentation and programming skills
  • Knowledge of education and job information resources is highly desirable
  • Knowledge of Career Cruising, and LearningExpress Library
  • Basic understanding of current and emerging library technology, trends, and public library issues
  • General experience working with the public and diverse communities
  • Experience working with diverse jobseekers and students
  • Strong teamwork & teambuilding skills; respectful of team members’ input
  • Working knowledge of electronic resources including the Internet and Microsoft Office
  • Bilingual skills in Spanish or other languages a plus
  • Ability to travel regularly to BPL branches and offsite locations
  • Required to work evenings and weekends
This position is in the bargaining unit. The salary for this position is $42,638.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Brooklyn Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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