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The position: Librarian at the New York Public Library
Location: New York City
Job duties: Will serve as a reference librarian in the library's Milstein Division of U.S. History, Local History and Genealogy. Provides specialized subject reference services, both onsite and offsite, using print and electronic resources. Creates content and updates for Web pages, user guides and training materials. Develops and teaches classes to the public. Participates in continuous educational training and professional programs. Assists with collection maintenance and catalog descriptions. Participates in social media activities.
The company: If you love books, you will feel like you're in heaven here. The New York Public Library is famous worldwide, both for its architectural features and its vast collection of books and other materials. The library actually consists of 89 locations, including four research centers.
Requirements: Requires master's degree in library and information studies and undergraduate degree in the humanities or social sciences. Should be able to demonstrate extensive knowledge of U.S. history, either through academic background or equivalent training or expertise. Must have excellent interpersonal skills and be able to interact effectively with patrons and staff. Must have experience using online catalogs, electronic databases and internet sources in reference work. Applicants must be a team player with good computer skills and excellent verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge of genealogy is preferred.
Extra perks: The library offers a generous paid time off program, including at least three to four weeks of paid vacation per year. There are also transit and parking benefits, a tuition savings program and on-site health fairs.
Interesting info: The library serves 16 million patrons a year. Its website gets 28 million visits a year.
Other opportunities: They have several other opportunities for librarians. In addition, they need a financial systems manager, an associate director of marketing and public relations, a life safety manager and a senior grants analyst. There are also several openings in the library's Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture.
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