Job is Expired Library Assistant

Garfield County Libraries / New Castle and Silt, CO

Job deadline Apply by July 19th, 2017   Job salary $12.50 per hour   Job type of library Public   This job is located in Colorado Colorado

Job Description

The Garfield County Public Library District is looking for a part-time (22 hours per week) Library Assistant for the New Castle and Silt Branch Libraries.

Individuals need to be organized, reliable, personable, and willing to work flexible hours, including evenings and weekends. Library experience preferred, but not required. 

DUTIES: A Library Assistant is an entry-level position focused on customer service to the public, circulation, shelving and general assistance duties, and provides assistance in all areas of public library services.  A Library Assistant is expected to acknowledge, accept and enforce the Garfield County Public Library District’s Code of Conduct, respect library confidentiality laws, and understand the District’s mission, vision and values.



  • Staffs the circulation/information desk, performs all related tasks
  • Uses a computer for transactions involving patrons and materials including:
    • Searching the Internet and library databases for information
    • Entering new patron records
    • Collecting fines, fees and other charges
    • Searching for available items and placing holds
    • Checking materials out to patrons and teaching them self-check
    • Uses email as a communication tool
    • Understands basic computer functions and programs
  • Answers circulation, directional and other questions in person, by phone or email
  • Promotes the libraries programs and services to the public
  • Assists in opening and closing procedures of the library
  • Empties book drop, assists in checking in and accurately shelves library materials
  • Monitors patron activities in the library and handles problems as they occur
  • Assists with courier process and patron holds
  • Performs housekeeping duties when needed
  • May assist with programs and other service areas
  • Other duties as assigned

The duties listed are not meant to be all-inclusive, but are merely intended to be illustrative of the nature of the work to be performed by a person in this position.



  • Ability to accomplish the core competencies for Library Assistant
  • Provides exceptional customer service, enjoys helping others
  • Values others and their contributions, helps others meet goals
  • Curious, inquisitive and open to learning
  • Adaptable, flexible and open to new ideas
  • Takes initiative in tackling problems and can work independently
  • Interested in books, media, technology and reading
  • Assumes responsibility for actions




  • Communicates in English with staff and patrons (write, read, comprehend and speak)
  • Excellent computer skills including MS Office, Internet and email
  • Arrives at scheduled time and ready to work
  • Lifts up to 30 pounds
  • Pushes and/or pulls carts loaded with over 80 pounds of library materials
  • Grasps book up to 10 pounds and place on shelf above the head, below the knees or anywhere in between
  • Engages in repetitive hand movements
  • Ability to sit at a desk for extended periods of time
  • Tolerates dust, mold, etc. that may have accumulated on books
  • Capable of keyboarding and working with computers
  • Engages in bending, stooping, kneeling, sitting, walking, standing for long periods, twisting, climbing and any other necessary movements of shelving library materials and customer service
  • Ability to attend meetings and conferences as assigned both in district and out of the district
  • Ability to work in an environment with florescent lights



  • Inside work environment
  • Requires face to face interaction with other staff and the public on a daily basis
  • Flexible work schedule including evening and weekend hours; must be able to work any hours the library is open



Book carts (for transporting materials to proper areas for shelving), computers, tablets and most business/library machines and equipment necessary to perform tasks



  • High school diploma or GED required
  • One year of computer-related experience or coursework is required
  • One year of customer service or general office experience is preferred
  • Ability to speak, read and write in Spanish is desirable


All employees acknowledge and accept GCPLD’s Code of Conduct, respect the State of Colorado’s confidentiality laws, and support our mission. Garfield County Public Library District is an equal opportunity employer.


Description of Community

Garfield County encompasses a geographical area of almost 3,000 square miles of which approximately 60% is federal public lands, and the furthest towns are 60 miles apart from each other. The population density is 19 people per square mile.

Our communities are located in beautiful valleys surrounded by high mountain desert, snowy Rocky Mountains, and several amazing tributaries of the Colorado River. A big reason people choose to live in Garfield County is the abundance of outdoor activities, including biking, skiing, soaking in hot springs, fishing, camping, and more.

Required Education

  • High School or Equivalent

Experience (years)

Required Preferred
Supervisor - -
Professional - -
Library - 1

Language Skills

  • Spanish is Preferred

Application Requirements

Please review the full job description and application instructions on our website:

HR Contact Information

Kim Owens, Human Resources Manager



Full job description & application:

Masters Degree in a Program of Library and Information Science

Not specified

Salary Wage Calculator $12.50 per hour

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Paid Sick
Vacation/Holiday Leave

Date Posted

July 13th, 2017

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