Job is Expired Children's Librarian

The Denver Public Library / Children's Department - Central Library

Job deadline Apply by July 6th, 2012   Job salary $19.30 to $30.78 per hour   Job type of library Public   This job is located in Colorado Colorado

Job Description

Location: Children’s Library, Central Library, 13th & Broadway

Status/Schedule: Regular, full-time, 40 hours per week. The schedule will be determined by the needs of the department and will include evening and weekend hours.

Salary Range: $19.30 - $25.04 per hour starting salary range; $19.30 - $30.78 per hour full salary range. The City and County of Denver benefit package will be offered.

Background Information: Join the Children’s & Family Cluster and work collaboratively to provide services and materials for children and families. Support the Library’s strategic initiatives of providing early literacy experiences to infants through preschoolers, connecting with parents and caregivers and developing school-age readers and life-long learners.

Duties and Responsibilities: Creates positive experiences by providing reference, readers and media advisory, collection maintenance, ECRR-based story times and community outreach. Promotes and nurtures pre-reading and reading skills. Designs, presents and/or establishes a variety of programs for children of all ages. Builds relationships with youth and their families to nurture curiosity and to provide homework and technology assistance. Communicates effectively about issues and initiatives with customers, staff, volunteers and administration. Oversees library operations as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of library services for infancy through adolescence and current research in early literacy and child/brain development. Knowledge of early literacy best practices in library and community settings. Knowledge of the Public Library Association’s ECRR initiative and supporting materials/resources. Knowledge of positive youth development practices. Knowledge of children’s literature. Knowledge of information needs, collection maintenance and reader/media guidance for all ages. Skill in interpreting, communicating, and presenting information, both orally and in writing. Ability to thrive in an environment with constant public contact with people from all backgrounds and age groups. Ability to demonstrate positive attitude, excellent interpersonal skills, cultural sensitivity, and a sense of humor in working with customers, coworkers, volunteers and the community. Ability to creatively solve problems, negotiate and handle stressful situations in a positive manner. Ability to be innovative, flexible and well organized.

Experience: One-year experience working with children in a structured environment preferred. Spanish language skills a plus, but not required.

Education: Master’s in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution.

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Required Education

  • Master's Degree

Other Education Credentials

Education: A Master’s in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution.

Experience (years)

Required Preferred
Supervisor - -
Professional - -
Library - 1

Language Skills

  • Spanish is Preferred

Other Required/Preferred Skills & Experience

Special Requirements: A background check must be passed after the offer to hire has been made.

Application Requirements

Procedures: Submit an electronic application at or mail or bring application and resume (optional) to: Denver Public Library, 10 West 14th Avenue Parkway, Denver, CO 80204. Applications and resumes (optional) may be faxed to (720) 865-2085. Resumes are not accepted without a completed employment application.

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Masters Degree in a Program of Library and Information Science

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Salary Wage Calculator $19.30 to $30.78 per hour

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Date Posted

June 22nd, 2012

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