Job is Expired Librarian

Pikes Peak Library District / Penrose

Job deadline Open Until Filled   Job salary $22.00 to $24.46 per hour   Job type of library Public   This job is located in Colorado Colorado

Job Description

BROAD SCOPE OF POSITION: Seeking a friendly, courteous and dynamic professional to join Pikes Peak Library District in its mission of informing, empowering, inspiring and entertaining through library services and resources that enrich individual lives and build community. This position operates in a diverse environment to help fulfill the library’s mission by providing general information and assistance to the public and participating in a wide range of support activities for Adult Services.

• Works on the public desks approximately 20+hours per week providing reference services to walk-ins, over the phone, via email and instant messaging
• Assists and instructs patrons through material and on-line searches, computer software applications, reference/in-depth research, community referrals, and outside sources/collections.
• Provides in-depth assistance and information about the library’s resources and services.
• Manages the print and on-line (i.e. WestLaw) law collection.
• Responsible for monitoring law material budget.
• Teaches on-line and print law resources to PPLD staff as well as the public, including attorneys. Coordinates training opportunities for staff and patrons using guest instructors.
• Teaches general computer classes including MS office to the public.
• Serves as a liaison with community groups and provides outreach to communicate services and programs.
• Searches a variety of print and on-line reference sources.
• Provides readers’ advisory services.
• Promotes library services through outreach activities as well as programs, tours, demonstrations, talks and displays.
• Maintains confidentiality in all patron and staff interactions.

• Serves as the “Librarian in Charge” in the absence of the Adult Services Manager.

• Uses computers, printers, TTD, fax, and other general office equipment.

• Provides support and direction for other Adult Services staff who file updates in law collection.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education

  • Master's Degree

Preferred Education

  • Master's Degree

Other Education Credentials

Master’s Degree in Library Science (LMS) or Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science (MLIS) with a demonstrated interest (i.e., coursework, training, professional experience) in business.

Experience (years)

Required Preferred
Supervisor 1 1
Professional 1 1
Library 1 1

Language Skills

  • Spanish is Preferred

Other Required/Preferred Skills & Experience

Requires a written essay. In order to be considered as a qualified applicant for this position, you must write and submit two typed and double-spaced essay (up to 250 words each), in response to the following topics:

“What constitutes good customer service and how do you excel at doing so?”

“How will you ensure the success of the law collection to our diverse community?”

Applications submitted without the required essay will NOT be considered.

Application Requirements


All selected candidates…

  • are required to complete a Department of Homeland Security I-9 Form at the time of hire and must be able to provide acceptable documentation in order to verify his/her legal right to be employed in the U.S. (pursuant to the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986)
  • are subject to a full reference and background investigation including verification of identification (including verification of Social Security number using USCIS E-verify), education, former employment, and criminal history.
  • may be uniformly tested for job-related skills and required physical abilities
  • may be required to undergo a physical examination after a job offer is extended in order to ensure that the job’s physical requirements are met
  • must understand and comply with PPLD’s drug-free workplace policy
  • understand and agree that they have been hired at the will of the employer and that employment may be terminated at any time, with or without reason, and with or without notice, in accordance with Colorado law

HR Contact Information


  1. Complete a PPLD online application located at on the JOBS/VOLUNTEERS tab
  2. Attachments should be submitted in the following file types: .doc, .xls, .xlsx, .pdf, .htm
  3. If you require an accommodation to complete your job application, please contact the Human Resources Office at (719) 531-6333, Ext. 1254.

Additional info

Preference will be given to applications recieved by July 6, 2014

Masters Degree in a Program of Library and Information Science

Not specified

Salary Wage Calculator $22.00 to $24.46 per hour

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Paid Sick
Vacation/Holiday Leave

Date Posted

June 12th, 2014

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