Teen Services Librarian

Pikes Peak Library District / East Library

Job deadline Apply by August 27th, 2017   Job salary $22.83 per hour   Job type of library Public   This job is located in Colorado Colorado

Job Description

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 will provide reference services, assist patrons with online searches, community referrals, promote the library, support the Teens Services program for the District, provide booktalks and resource classes in schools, develop programs in our MakerSpace, and more! This position operates in a diverse environment to help fulfill PPLD’s mission by providing reference service to the public using a comprehensive knowledge of Library Science, PPLD collections, electronic databases, current technologies, and community resources.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Works the public service desks 15-18 hours per week providing reference service to walk-ins, over the phone, via email and instant messaging
  • Assists and instructs patrons through material and online searches, computer software applications, reference/in-depth research, community referrals, and outside sources/collections.
  • Provides readers’ advisory services
  • Maintains confidentiality in all patron and staff interactions
  • Promotes library services through tours, demonstrations, talks, and displays
  • Uses computers and assists patrons with computers and printers
  • Serves as the “person in charge” in the absence of the East Adult Services Manager
  • Supports an active Teen Services program for the District; advocates the importance of teen library services; provides booktalks and resource classes in area middle and high schools
  • Plans and implements teen programs for East Library, utilizing the MakerSpace for some
  • Plans and implements district-wide programs such as Free Comic Book Day, Hour of Code, National Week of Making, and more!
  • Serves in active roles on the Teen Team and with Teen Volunteers 
  • Performs duties in collaboration with the Young Adult Services Division Head
  • Takes an active role in community and state groups that advocate for teens
  • Staff the MakerSpace at East Library
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Description of Community

Colorado Springs, located at the foot of Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain, is a diverse community with excellent opportunities for education, culture, outdoor activities and offers great weather averaging 245 days of sunshine annually. It is the mission of the Pikes Peak Library District to seek, engage, and transform through library services and resources that enrich individual lives and build community.

Required Education

  • Master's Degree

Preferred Education

  • Master's Degree

Other Education Credentials

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Requires Master’s Degree in Library Science (MLS) or a Master’s degree in Library and Information Science (MLIS).  

Experience (years)

Required Preferred
Supervisor - -
Professional - 1
Library - 1

Other Required/Preferred Skills & Experience

  • One year of professional library experience preferred; prior experience working with teen in a library setting highly preferred.
  • Advanced knowledge of library practices, procedures and materials
  • Ability to research and gather information on trends and resources in the library field
  • Proficiency on computer applications and databases, including Microsoft Office software.
  • Demonstrates excellent written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to listen to others, and effectively interact with others.
  • Works collaboratively, is open to the ideas of others and builds trust throughout the organization.
  • Practices teamwork, flexibility, and demonstrates a “whatever it takes” work ethic, and has an excellent customer service attitude.
  • Bilingual ability is a plus in serving our diverse patrons.
  • Performs other duties as assigned

 

Application Requirements

Please complete the application at PPLD.org/jobs

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 (300 - 350 words) in response to the following question:

“How can teen services utilize MakerSpaces to seek, engage, and transform the lives of teens?”

Applications that are submitted without the above requested essay will not be considered for this position. Please attach your essay to your PPLD online job application form using the format extensions listed in procedures for application above. You may include a resume and/or cover letter if you wish.

 

HR Contact Information

PPLD Human Resource @ 719-884-9800 x6994

Additional info

POSITION HOURS:         40 hours each week per the following current work schedule:                                                                                                    

                                             Monday                                                          12 p.m. - 9 p.m.

                                             Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday   9 a.m. - 6 p.m.                          

                                             every third Saturday                                     9 a.m. - 6 p.m.

                                             approximately 9 Sundays per year             12:30 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Note:  Regular schedule may be subject to minor changes due to required meetings, training events, etc. Also, management may require modifications to a position’s schedule, days, times and locations at any time as the needs of the Library District change. 

Links

Job Details and Application Procedure: http://PPLD.org/Jobs

Masters Degree in a Program of Library and Information Science

Not specified

Salary

LRS.org Wage Calculator $22.83 per hour

Hours per week

40.00

Evenings

Some

Weekends

Some

Benefits

Retirement
Medical
Dental
Paid Sick
Vacation/Holiday Leave

Date Posted

August 4th, 2017

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