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Wednesday, October 1, 2014

F/T Temp - Librarian, MyLibraryNYC, NYPL (NY)

Librarian/ Senior Librarian (Outreach) - MyLibraryNYC (temporary through June 2015)

One of the most important education initiatives of the New York Public Library is the MyLibraryNYC project, launched in September 2011. Through its partnership with the New York City Public Schools, the NYPL, along with the Brooklyn Public Library and Queens Library, acts as an extension of school libraries by providing to students and teachers fine-free library cards with special borrowing privileges and on-site book delivery. Each school uses an internet interface that allows teachers to search and order resources from their own library catalog as well as the combined catalogs of the three public libraries’ 17 million collections. Both teachers and students also have access to electronic resources such as research databases and ebooks. MyLibraryNYC also provides book sets that supplement classroom curricular needs, as well as professional development aligned with the Common Core Learning Standards. Now serving over 500 schools across the City, the program continues to expand in scope and size.
Reporting to the Manager of MyLibraryNYC, four outreach librarians will:

  • Promote the MyLibraryNYC program to participating schools by conducting outreach visits, distributing promotional materials, organizing events and otherwise becoming familiar with school personnel in order to position the NYPL as a valuable teaching and learning resource;
  • Provide training to participating school librarians and teachers in ordering materials and utilizing databases that supplement their teaching;
  • Provide ongoing customer service to school librarians and teachers to help them find appropriate materials, order them and ensure the timely delivery of their orders;
  • In conjunction with DOE personnel, provide professional development to school librarians and teachers on best practices in selecting appropriate collections and using them to build skills under the Common Core Learning Standards;
  • In conjunction with school librarians and teachers, work with students to facilitate usage of their special library cards to order books and use program databases to help improve the level and quality of their reading and school work.
  • Serve as school liaison to the NYPL Logistics and Collections Development teams to help ensure the ongoing improvement of the program’s book delivery and resource building components;
  • Assists on various special projects as needed.
  • Performs related duties as required.
Key Competencies:
  • Customer Service Skills
  • Communication
  • Teamwork
  • Digital Literacy
  • Accountability
  • ALA accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies and Public Librarian’s Professional Certificate issued by the State of New York
  • Strong commitment to public service and the ability to work well with a diverse patronage
  • Demonstrated experience providing library services to teachers or other educators
  • Experience creating and conducting a variety of staff development or other relevant training
  • Experience curating, maintaining and marketing collections
  • Experience building partnerships with local organizations and schools
  • Demonstrated interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills; including ability to deliver presentations
  • Successfully demonstrated ability to work as part of a team
  • Strong organization and planning skills, including the ability to perform multiple projects or tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to be flexible and respond to a diverse set of user needs and preferences
  • Strong computer and other related technology skills, including MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Google applications, PCs, Macs and e-reader devices
Work Environment:

Physical Duties:
  • Lifting up to 15 lbs.
  • Sitting and standing for periods of time
  • Daily use of a computer
Starting Salary:
USD $44,589.00/Yr.
Minimum Salary (with 2 years of NYPL service):
USD $54,875.00/Yr.
Evenings and weekends as required
Schedule subject to change
Union / Non Union:
Local 1930 

To apply: