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Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Job Information Resource Librarian, Brooklyn Public (NY)

Adult Learning Job Information Resource Librarian, Brooklyn Public Library

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Brooklyn Public Library is seeking 2 Job Information Resource Librarians to work as part of the Adult Learning team to provide quality public service to students enrolled in BPL’s ESOL and Pre-HSE programs as well as adult learners throughout BPL’s 5 Adult Learning Centers. The candidate will work with a team of coordinators and student advisors to assist individuals who are enrolled in ESOL and Pre-HSE classes and who are seeking employment. The Job Information Resource Librarian will also identify and network with workforce development agencies including Workforce and with employers in order to connect individuals to jobs.

Duties & Responsibilities:
  • Provide personalized one-on-one career, job, and education information sessions to adult learners at Learning Centers and other locations, including but not limited to the following services: review and edit resumes and cover letters; discuss interview preparation techniques and conduct mock interviews.
  • Deliver resume/job help assistance using laptops and online resources
  • Develop and conduct job readiness workshops for adult learners.
  • Identify community partners and build relationships with local businesses, workforce development agencies, and community based organizations.
  • Network with employers to identify employment needs and match adult learners accordingly.
  • 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 Adult Learning leadership team to meet project goals.
  • Complete and track data on patron outcomes and help to provide data for reports.
  • Follow up with patrons by email and/or by phone to capture longer term outcomes.
  • Support BPL’s online training platform, Metrix Learning System, by hosting
  • Information Sessions and open computer labs for adult learners.
  • Coordinate schedules for workshops and one-on-one sessions with other Job Information Resource Librarians and Adult Learning staff to maximize availability of services.
  • Expand knowledge of local, print and online resources; help develop systems for disseminating information.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
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 to change, 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, LearningExpress Library, and other e-learning platforms Basic. understanding of current and emerging library technology, trends, and challenges.
  • General experience working with the public and diverse communities.
  • Experience working with diverse jobseekers and adult learners.
  • 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 is a grant funded position for a 15 months pilot project. This position is in the bargaining unit. The Salary for this position is $44,589.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to Brooklyn Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.