Archivist/Special Collection Librarian, Westbury Memorial Public Library, Westbury, NY
Part-Time, Up to 16 hours per week at $30 per hour
The Archivist/Special Collection librarian is responsible for the evaluation, preservation and maintenance of the Westbury Children’s Library’s historical collection which includes rare and antique books, toys, art and documents relating to the original operations and founding of the Library. Primary duties include catalog creation/maintenance, organization and storage, exhibition design, and research assistance. Specific job requirements include:
Create and maintain a collection catalog and organizational system
Assist in setting and administering policy guidelines for public access to the collection
Preserve and maintain antique books and materials
Select the theme and design of exhibitions
Advocate for the needs of the collection
General enthusiasm for the materials and subject matter
Preferred candidates will have a graduate degree in history, library science or archival science. Please send a cover letter and resume to Emily Farrell at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
- 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
- Performs other duties as assigned
- 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
Interested applicants should send a cover letter and resume to email@example.com. Brooklyn Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.