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Tuesday, September 15, 2015

F/T - Librarian II, NYPL-Schomburg Ctr (NY)

Librarian II, Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture – NY

The Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division of the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture seeks a Librarian II. This position is located in Harlem, New York.

The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture located in Harlem, New York, is a research unit of The New York Public Library system. It is recognized as the world’s leading repository focusing on materials related to the African-American, African Diaspora, and African experiences. We serve an array of functions—from international research library to cultural center, museum, and a space for life-long education.
The Jean Blackwell Hutson Research and Reference Division collects and provides access to books, serials, and microforms containing information by and about people of African descent throughout the world, concentrating on the humanities, social sciences, and the arts.

Principal Responsibilities:
Under the direction of the Associate Chief Librarian, the Librarian II will:
  • Provide reference service in the field of black studies in-person, by telephone and email using print and electronic resources
  • Develop and teach library instruction classes
  • Offer tours and orientations to groups from a variety of academic institutions, particularly local post-secondary institutions
  • Participate in collection development by helping to select new materials
  • Update and create content for Web pages, research guides, and training materials
  • Develops and maintains content for social media platforms such as Library blogs, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Pinterest
  • Maintain a personal program of continuous education and professional development
  • Perform other duties as assigned
Key Competencies:
  • Accountability and Professionalism
  • Customer Service
  • Collaboration and Teamwork
  • Job-Specific Knowledge and Skills
  • Commitment to Diversity
Minimum Qualifications:
  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Studies
  • Demonstrated knowledge of African and/or African-American history
  • Experience providing reference and research services including use of online catalogs, databases and Internet information sources
  • Must be collaborative, service-oriented, and interested in the application of new technologies to library services
  • Strong ability to articulate and express ideas clearly in oral presentations and in writing
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a team environment
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Highly flexible with ability to thrive in a fast-paced and continually changing environment
  • Successfully demonstrated computer and word processing skills, including MS Word and Excel
Work Environment:
Research Library
Urban Public Library


To be scheduled between Monday-Saturday 10:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Evenings and Saturday as required.
Schedule subject to change.

Union / Non Union:
Local 1930

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