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Information Commons Librarian, Brooklyn Public Library

Information Commons Librarian

https://careers-bklynlibrary.icims.com/jobs/1624/information-commons-librarian/job

Overview

Under the supervision of the Supervising Librarian of the Info Commons, the Info Commons Librarian is responsible for performing professional operations in the Shelby White and Leon Levy Information Commons at Central Library, a space for creativity and collaboration, with digital media resources including a recording studio. The Librarian works as part of the Info Commons team to provide quality public library service to the community. Will collaborate with other Central and branch staff to identify community needs and develop services accordingly.

Responsibilities

The statements below are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel so classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

  • Provide bibliographic instruction, reference, and other information services
  • Plan, conduct, and evaluate a variety of classes and other programs to promote use of the library’s services, facilities, and collections (including online collections and databases)
  • Do outreach to community organizations and participate in community events
  • Orient visitors to the design software and other technology in the Info Commons
  • Assist with preparation and other logistics for Info Commons events
  • Assist with troubleshooting technology problems
  • Assist visitors with reserving public meeting rooms
  • Interpret and implement BPL policy
  • Actively participate in mandatory and optional training, including professional development workshops and online training
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Some evening and Saturday shifts are required

Qualifications

  • M.L.S. from an ALA accredited library school
  • Public librarian’s professional certificate issued by the State of New York
  • Experience working with the public and diverse communities
  • Teaching experience a plus
  • Working knowledge of Windows and Mac environments, Microsoft Office, digital reference resources including EBSCO and ProQuest products, III’s Sierra, and major social media platforms
  • Familiarity with the fundamentals of major design and multimedia applications, such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Final Cut Pro X, and GarageBand
  • Advanced skills in photography, video production, and/or audio production a plus
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment, identify and assess problems, and decisively implement appropriate solutions
  • Demonstrated respect and sensitivity for cultural differences
  • Second language skills, especially Spanish, a plus
  • Ability to organize, prioritize, and coordinate work efficiently
  • Ability to work collaboratively and on cross-functional teams
  • Knowledge of fundamental principles, practices, and emerging library trends of modern libraries
  • Flexible and adaptable to change
  • Involvement in professional organizations a plus
  • Public service responsibilities may require standing, moving, bending over and reaching to get books off the shelves and items out of files, visiting community organizations and attending community functions, interacting frequently with the public and lifting light weights. This position requires good speaking and hearing ability, good eyesight and typical strength. Persons with physical limitations, may, with reasonable accommodation, be capable of performing the duties of the positions in this class. Such determination will be on a case by case basis.