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Posted: Thursday, May 11, 2017 7:49 AM

The mission of the New York Public Library is to inspire lifelong learning, advance knowledge, and strengthen our communities. To deliver on this promise, we provide free access to physical and electronic resources in neighborhoods throughout the Bronx, Manhattan, and Staten Island. The New York Public Library is seeking a bright, dynamic, and enthusiastic manager to provide leadership and direction to a team of public service professionals in the 96th Street Library. The 96th Street branch opened on September 1, 1905 and is one of the locations built with funds donated by Andrew Carnegie. Since then, it has become a vital center of information, learning, and recreation for a diverse community. The Library Manager must have a passion for creating an environment of teamwork that embraces change and excellent customer service. He/she must possess effective management skills and experience, and be knowledgeable about the administrative and programmatic operations of public libraries in an urban setting. Under the general direction of the East Manhattan Network Associate Director, the library manager: Manages the day to day operations of the branch including information, circulation, outreach, and programming servicesServes as the hiring manager for the site and is responsible for the ongoing development, evaluation, training, and discipline of staff in accordance with Library policiesHas overall responsibility for branch appearance and layout, the procurement of furniture and supplies, and the branchA?s operational budgetDevelops and implements strategies to enhance the onsite user experience, including using statistics and metrics to tailor services to meet local community needs and drive circulation and attendance.Builds partnerships with local businesses, community organizations, elected officials and community leaders to further strengthen the branchA?s relationship with their diverse community.Partners with Programming units to develop and facilitate innovative programs for the communityA?s diverse patron baseMaintains and updates the LibraryA?s collection profile, including merchandising the material and communicating collection needs to the Collection Development teamFocuses overall effort on providing exceptional customer service, including rallying the Branch Library team around this goal and resolving patron complaints as neededCollaborates with Library Network Manager and other departments to improve the quality and variety of branch library services, ensure that the site is well:maintained and that technology is operationalStays current in public library matters through professional development, involvement in professional organizations, interlibrary organizations, and attending professional meetings, conferences or workshopsPerforms related duties as required Communication SkillsJudgmentInitiativeLeadershipTechnical SkillsMasters in Library Science degree preferred or an equivalent combination of education and experienceSubstantial, successfully demonstrated public library experience working in a variety of roles displaying administrative, supervisory, and leadership skills appropriate to the positionKnowledge and understanding of urban library issues, library and information technologies; library policies and proceduresSuccessfully demonstrated commitment to providing consistent, high:quality public servicesExcellent interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills including the ability to serve as an enthusiastic ambassador for the LibrarySuccessfully demonstrated experience supervising, training, and mentoring staffDemonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment, identify and assess problems, and decisively implement appropriate solutions or recommendationsAbility to work well independently and collaboratively across the Library to get things accomplishedCreativity, flexibility, and initiative in accommodating community and staff needsCommitment to diversity and inclusionLibrary Branch35 hours per weekUsual b


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