BROAD SCOPE OF POSITION: It is the mission of the Pikes Peak Library District to seek, engage and transform lives through library services and resources that enrich individual lives and build community. This position operates in a diverse environment to help fulfill PPLD’s mission by leading library staff and directing the daily operations of the library. This position provides library services and materials to the local community and actively promotes the Library District through community outreach.
• Serves as “person in charge” of the library
• Works on the public service desks providing reference service to walk-ins, over the phone, via email, and instant messaging; and provides circulation service
• 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 services and procedures
• Searches a variety of reference resources
• Provides readers’ advisory services
• Maintains confidentiality in all patron and staff interactions
• Manages daily workflow, assigns bi-weekly work schedules (including scheduling substitutes when needed), and verifies and approves timesheets. Supervises, coaches, trains, and evaluates staff, substitutes, and volunteers; participates in the interviewing, selection and hiring process of staff; and may participate in terminations as required. Maintains personnel records; and authorizes employee reimbursements from petty cash
• Promotes library services through tours, demonstrations, talks, and community outreach
• Uses computers, printers, TTD, fax, CD ROM and other business equipment as necessary
• Assess patron needs and provides pertinent materials in an organized fashion (including bibliographies, fact sheets, pathfinders, etc.)
• May teach computer classes for the public and PPLD staff
• May direct library merchandising activities (displays, bulletin boards, etc.)
• Performs other job-related duties and projects as assigned
• Masters Degree in Library Science (MLS) or a Masters degree in Library and Information Science (MLIS)
• Minimum of two years of library experience; Prefer candidates that have one year of supervisory experience; prefer candidates with proficiency using MS Office software applications; SIRSI experience is a plus!
• Excellent communication skills, the ability to work in a team environment, a “whatever it takes” work ethic, and an excellent customer service attitude. Bilingual ability is a plus in serving our diverse community.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
All selected candidates…
As an Equal Opportunity Employer, Pikes Peak Library District does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation including sexual orientation, genetic information, military status, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants are given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors. The library reserves the right to hire more than one person per advertised vacancy.
PROCEDURE FOR APPLIATION:
1. Complete a PPLD online application located at ppld.org 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) 884-9800, Ext. 6994.
Requires an essay response. In order to be considered as a qualified applicant for this position, you must write and submit a typed and double-spaced essay (250-300 words), in response to the following questions:
“What is your vision for leading the Monument Library and Palmer Lake Library? Why and how would you work with community library managers and district department managers?"
Applications that are submitted without the above requested essay will not be considered for this position. Include the essay when applying online.