• Provides reference and advisory services to all levels of customers, performing reference and research work of more than routine complexity.
  • Explains and assists customers with the use of various formats of resources. 
  • Conducts training/teaching class for the internal and external customers in the use of the library resources, databases, computer applications and internet.
  • Conducts reference interviews and answers correspondence and inquiries on special reference subjects, through in-person, mails, and virtual services. 
  • Suggests and refers customers to alternative sources of information internal and external to the Library. 
  • Processes reserves and interloans requests. 
  • Develops and maintains major international language segment of the collection; evaluate, order, and process materials for the collection.
  • Determines usage patterns of collections by assessing frequency of circulation, physical condition and other criteria.
  • Promotes library collection and services to the public assembles and arranges displays of books and other library materials.
  • Prepares booklist/bibliographies and develop library user guides.
  • Delivers programs and participate in outreach activities based on library goals and community needs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

The schedule for this position will include evenings and Saturdays.


  • Requires an ALA accredited Master’s degree, a New York State Public Librarian’s Certificate.
  • Fluency or familiarity with international languages is required, particularly in Chinese or Korean is required (written exercise will be completed during the interview).
  • Excellent verbal/oral and written communication skills are required.
  • Ability to use MS Windows, Microsoft Office, Internet and Internet Explorer.


  • Education or experience in the English language and world literature are desirable. 


Queens Public Library is a national and international leader in the delivery of public library service. Our mission is to transform lives by cultivating personal and intellectual growth and by building strong communities. Queens Public Library welcomes innovators and leaders to contribute to a long history and dynamic future of serving the most diverse county in the United States. Queens Public Library is a private, non-profit corporation with 1,700 employees serving 65 locations.

TO APPLY: Please send your resume and cover letter to QLcareers@queenslibrary.org and reference “International Languages Librarian – QLWEB” in the subject line of the email. Resumes will only be accepted by email.

Starting annual salary is $59,051.

The Queens Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.