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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Head Librarian, Center for Fiction (NY)

The Center for Fiction—the nation’s only nonprofit organization devoted exclusively to fiction—seeks a Head Librarian and Bookstore Manager. The successful candidate will help lead the Center’s move from its current Midtown location to a state of the art facility opening next year in Brooklyn. The Head Librarian reports to the Center’s Executive Director and manages one part-time assistant and interns.


·      Manages 75,000-volume library collection and independent bookstore.

·      Supervises part-time library assistant and interns. (Recruits and trains new interns seasonally.)

·      Manages collection development, circulation, reader’s advisory, and technical services at the library.

·      Programs seasonal book-discussion groups led by writers and academics.

·      Collaborates with and supports the Center’s other programming areas, including public events, writing workshops, and fundraising.

·      Leads the evaluation and preservation of the 19th Century collections of the Mercantile Library and Philadelphia Athenaeum.

·      Works closely with the development office on proposals related to the archive and collections

·      Oversees The Center’s Books for NYC Schools program

·      Writes a monthly column for the Center’s web site.

·      Orders and returns books for events.

·      Oversees membership processing and renewals.


·      An ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree.

·      At least three years of supervisory experience in a library.

·      A passion for fiction in all genres.

·      Programming experience.

·      Grant-writing experience.

·      Ability to work collaboratively with other staff members.

·      Experience with rare books and manuscripts a plus.

Send cover letter and resume with salary requirements to No phone calls, please.