Job is Expired Librarian Special Populations

Jefferson County Public Library / Belmar Library - Lakewood, CO

Job deadline Apply by July 28th, 2017   Job salary $46,234.30 to $58,948.73 per year   Job type of library Public   This job is located in Colorado Colorado

Job Description

Do you have a passion for working with diverse communities? Do you enjoy talking to groups of all ages and backgrounds about library services? Do you love to meet and inspire new people? Do you enjoy creating programs for the public? Are you fluent in Spanish? Are you highly detail-oriented yet also outgoing? Do you enjoy working on results-driven community partnerships? If so, we have a unique opportunity for you to join the fun and dynamic Special Populations team! You will be the face of JCPL to Jefferson County's diverse communities, with a focus on Spanish speakers, immigrants, people with disabilities, the GLBTQ+ community and low income populations including people experiencing homelessness. 


(Persons hired in this position must be able to perform all the essential tasks required by the position.  The following statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other nonessential or peripheral duties that may be required.  JCPL retains the right to modify or change the duties or essential and additional functions of the job at any time without notice.) 

  • Displays passion for serving traditionally underserved groups and has high level of cultural competence.
  • Provides outreach, presentations and instruction to diverse communities, especially Spanish speakers.
  • Cultivates connections with organizations, schools, businesses and religious organizations.
  • Works with other cross-functional teams to accomplish goals and objectives of the library system.
  • Creates and executes library programs throughout the county.
  • Represents the library on countywide groups and committees.
  • Performs customer service, reference and appointment services periodically.
  • Conducts engaging, fun story times to promote early literacy development.
  • Translate English marketing and customer service documents from English into Spanish.
  • Purchases and maintains the Spanish collection under guidance from supervisor.
  • Contributes to the positive and inviting atmosphere of JCPL by displaying high-level customer service skills, empathy and patience.
  • Complies with laws governing patron privacy and confidentiality under CRS24-90-119 and the Code of Ethics of the American Library Association as well as ADA law governing public access to space and technology. 


Description of Community

Jefferson County Public Library, formed in 1952, is the largest public library in the state of Colorado and in the Rocky Mountain Region.  Nestled midway between the city of Denver and the nearby Rocky Mountain Region, and spanning 774 square miles, Jefferson County is the second largest county in Colorado.  Jefferson County Public Library is a Department in Jefferson County Government.

Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) will be the essential destination where all generations connect, discover, and create.  We help to build an educated and vibrant community by providing equal access to information and opportunities.  Everyone is welcome at JCPL.  We serve with care, meet patrons where they are, give them our full attention, and strive to exceed their expectations.  Our core values are: Innovation, Accountability, and Excellence.

Required Education

  • Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Education

  • Master's Degree

Other Education Credentials

  • Master of Library Science (MLS) or Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) degree or equivalent (equivalent = 4 years of related Library experience); degree may be in progress.

Experience (years)

Required Preferred
Supervisor - -
Professional 1 -
Library - -

Language Skills

  • Spanish is Required

Other Required/Preferred Skills & Experience

  • A minimum of 1 year of library experience.
  • Experience serving diverse communities and age groups.
  • Spanish fluency required (written and spoken); ASL fluency preferred.
  • Experience in collection development and acquisition preferred.
  • Intermediate level reading, writing and math skills.
  • Computer and technology skills as appropriate for the position, including MS Office Suite.

Application Requirements

  • Offer of employment contingent upon criminal history check, motor vehicle record check, education verification and Spanish language fluency test.
  • Must work days, some evenings and weekends, and holidays as required.
  • Must have and maintain a valid Colorado Driver's License.
  • Must provide own vehicle due to extensive nature of our outreach program.

HR Contact Information

Kim Curtis

Recruitment Coordinator

Jefferson County Public Library




Masters Degree in a Program of Library and Information Science


Salary Wage Calculator $46,234.30 to $58,948.73 per year

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Date Posted

July 14th, 2017

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