Evening & Weekend Library Manager — Pratt Institute Libraries, Brooklyn, NY

Evening & Weekend Library Manager (71101)

Location: Brooklyn, NY


Reporting to the Libraries’ Associate Director for Access Services, the Evening & Weekend Library Manager is responsible for coordinating and ensuring the provision of excellent library services at the Circulation and Reference desks of the Brooklyn campus library, with particular attention to overseeing evening and weekend coverage. The Manager works closely with the Associate Director for Access Services to oversee drop-in and chat research help, resource sharing services, print circulation, and reserves at the Brooklyn campus library and coordinates with the Visual & Multimedia Resources Manager and the Manhattan Access Services Manager to ensure continuity of service at all service desks. The Manager is responsible for supervising and mentoring library staff and student employees who are committed to providing a welcoming, accessible, and inclusive environment for all library visitors.

The Pratt Institute Libraries support the research and education of approximately 4,800 undergraduate and graduate students across campuses in Brooklyn and Manhattan. The Libraries provide research support to students, faculty, staff, and visiting scholars pursuing teaching and learning in areas of art, design, architecture, information studies, writing, and other fields of academic inquiry and creative work.

Pratt Institute is an internationally recognized school of architecture, art, design, and information, which draws students from diverse cultural and geographic backgrounds. We are committed to advancing diversity and inclusion in our curriculum as well as in the ranks of our faculty, students, and staff and seek applicants who can contribute to the furtherance of these goals.

Position Duties

Management & Administration:

• Manage day-to-day operations of the Reference and Circulation desks at the Brooklyn campus library.
• Hire, train, and manage the department’s Graduate Assistants and student employees. Lead and develop mentorship opportunities for graduate students with a particular emphasis on those in the MSLIS program.
• Work closely with the Visual & Multimedia Resources Manager and the Manhattan Access Services Manager to maintain consistent and quality services across locations.
• Develop policies and procedures associated with reference and print circulation.

Research & Collections:

• Collaborate with Chair of library Faculty to administer drop-in and online chat research-help services.
• Oversee resource sharing services including Interlibrary Loan, consortial lending, document delivery, and intercampus loan.
• Manage the Libraries role in the graduate thesis submission process through ProQuest ETD, maintaining communication with the Registrar’s Office, academic departments, and students.
• Compile and report statistics on usage of library space, research help, and Interlibrary loan services.

Access & Outreach:

• Participate in library outreach initiatives, including orientations, tours, and social media.
• Assist with library events including finals late hours and exhibition receptions.
• Participate in library-wide committees and task forces.
• Act as a primary representative to the public and foster an environment welcoming to all.



• MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited program.

Experience and Knowledge:

• Three years working in library public services or access services environment required, with supervisory experience highly preferred.
• Demonstrated experience providing reference, resource sharing, and document delivery services is preferred.
• Knowledge of art, design, and architecture is a plus.


• Excellent interpersonal, listening, written, and oral communication skills.
• Ability to work in a team environment.
• Ability to work precisely on detail-oriented information.
• Excellent organizational skills.
• Intercultural competence and ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.

Salary: $79K-84K, commensurate with experience and qualifications

Work Schedule: Sunday 11:30am-7:30pm, Monday-Thursday 3pm-11pm

Generous Benefits:

• 403B Retirement Program
• Supplemental Retirement Account
• Tuition Benefits for Employees and Dependents
• Tuition Exchange Program
• Summer hours
• Flexible Spending Accounts – commuter, medical, dependent care
• Child Care Benefit
• Basic life and AD&D insurance provided by Pratt
• Medical, Dental, and Vision Care Coverage

About Pratt Institute:

Pratt Institute provides the creative leaders of tomorrow the professional knowledge and experience to make a better world. A world-class and internationally ranked college with programs in art, design, architecture, liberal arts and sciences, and information studies, Pratt offers nearly 50 undergraduate and graduate degree programs.

The Institute’s impact expands beyond its 25-acre residential campus in Brooklyn to cutting-edge facilities throughout the borough, a landmark building and public gallery in Manhattan, as well as an extension campus, Pratt Munson College of Art and Design in Utica, New York. On Governors Island, Pratt is a core partner on the Stony Brook University team selected to develop the New York Climate Exchange, a research and educational hub poised to establish New York City as the global leader for the most pressing issue of our time: climate change. Another extension of Pratt’s campus is the Research Yard, a 20,000-square-foot facility that brings together the research activities of Pratt Institute under one roof in the Brooklyn Navy Yard (BNY).

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