Location: Bear Valley Branch Library, 5171 W. Dartmouth Ave. at S. Sheridan Blvd.
Status/Schedule: Regular, part-time, 20 hours per week. The schedule will be determined by the needs of the department and may include evening and weekend hours.
Background Information: Become a Librarian at the Bear Valley Branch and bring a fast-paced, materials-rich environment to customers of all ages. The key role of this branch is to meet the needs of the library customer who is looking to the library to provide the newest and most popular materials. A strong emphasis is placed on providing materials and reference services in an exciting, efficient and merchandised environment.
Duties and Responsibilities: Creates lifelong library customers by implementing library services designed for customers of all ages seeking popular materials and quick service. Provides readers advisory and reference assistance. Designs engaging displays and participates in merchandising of the entire collection. Participates in programming, community outreach and collection maintenance activities. Communicates effectively about issues and initiatives with customers, staff, and administration.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of publishing trends. Knowledge and experience in developing and presenting story times for a wide age range, including knowledge of ECRR principles. Skill in eye-catching display design and merchandising of library materials. Skill in providing reference, readers and media advisory service to all ages. Ability to thrive working 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, and community. Ability to creatively solve problems, negotiate and handle stressful situations in a positive manner. Ability to multi-task and prioritize. Ability to work collaboratively and demonstrate enthusiasm, innovation and flexibility.
Experience: Experience in providing high volume, innovative library service preferred. Spanish language fluency is a plus.
Special Requirements: A background check must be passed after the offer to hire has been made.
Education: Master’s in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution.
Procedures: Submit an electronic application at www.denverlibrary.iapplicants.com 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.