Job is Expired Early Literacy Librarian

The Denver Public Library / Central Library, 13th and Broadway

Job deadline Apply by March 22nd, 2013   Job salary $19.52 to $25.38 per hour   Job type of library Public   This job is located in Colorado Colorado

Job Description

Location: Early Literacy Department, 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: $19.52 - $25.38 per hour starting salary range; $19.52 - $31.23 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: Supports system-wide excellence in ECRR-based storytimes and early literacy outreach in the community. Provides storytime and early literacy outreach training to staff. Uses training expertise and the latest research to promote and nurture pre-reading skills. Designs, presents, establishes and supports a variety of programs for children from birth to age five. Coordinates and builds staff expertise in their work with our youngest customers and the parents, caregivers and other adults who are involved in their lives. Supports and contributes to the work of the Early Literacy Department. 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 infants, preschoolers and early elementary aged children. Knowledge of 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 children’s literature. Knowledge of information needs, collection maintenance and reader/media guidance for all ages. Ability to skillfully interpret, communicate and present information, both orally and in writing. Ability to thrive in an environment with constant 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 library preferred. Experience in training colleagues and coworkers preferred.

Education: Master’s in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution or planning to receive one within 90 days of hire.

Special Requirements: A background check must be passed after the offer to hire has been made. Must have a valid Colorado driver’s license and reliable transportation. Spanish language skills a plus.


Required Education

  • Master's Degree

Other Education Credentials

Education: Master’s in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution or planning to receive one within 90 days of hire.

Experience (years)

Required Preferred
Supervisor - -
Professional - -
Library - 1

Language Skills

  • Spanish is Preferred

Application Requirements

Application Procedures: Applicants MUST complete an electronic application at Resumes are not accepted without a completed employment application.


Masters Degree in a Program of Library and Information Science


Salary Wage Calculator $19.52 to $25.38 per hour

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Date Posted

March 8th, 2013

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