Job is Expired Adult Services Librarian

City of Lafayette / 775 W Baseline Rd

Job deadline Apply by October 18th, 2017   Job salary $22.00 per hour   Job type of library Public   This job is located in Colorado Colorado

Job Description

Under the supervision of the Collection Manager, this professional librarian I level position will participate in the development and maintenance of the library’s local history collection, supports and implements special programs/events and provides customer service at the library’s public service points.

  • Makes local history collections accessible through the development and maintenance of catalogs, finding aids and digitization of the collection
  • Assists individuals and groups with access to the local history materials
  • Provides one-on-one research assistance for customers
  • Pursues grant funding for the processing, conservation and imaging of the local history collection
  • Oversees volunteers and interns working with the local history collection
  • Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of public library principles, reference and reader’s advisory service expertise and library operations
  • Researches reference questions, including those of a difficult or involved nature
  • Maintains a current knowledge of books, authors, and trends in libraries
  • Instructs customers in the use of library resources and technology
  • Plans and presents programs and workshops for adults
  • Develops and implements training for staff in the reference and reader’s advisory
  • Establishes good relationships and outreach with local historical societies or genealogical groups
  • Embraces innovation and experimentation
  • MLS/MLIS strongly preferred
  • Spanish language skills  preferred

Description of Community

Lafayette's panoramic view of the Rocky Mountains inspires our view into the future. We value our heritage, our unique neighborhoods, a vibrant economy, and active lifestyles. We envision a future that mixes small town livability with balanced growth and superior City services.

Required Education

  • Bachelor's Degree

Preferred Education

  • Master's Degree

Experience (years)

Required Preferred
Supervisor - -
Professional - -
Library 3 -

Language Skills

  • Spanish is Preferred

Other Required/Preferred Skills & Experience

KNOWLEDGE:  Knowledge of basic library principles, trends, functions, and procedures and knowledge and understanding of issues and requirements of the specific library program assigned.
SKILL:  Excellent customer service skills; management skills including project management skills.  Skill in using technology and offering assistance to users.
ABILITY:  Creatively solve problems, negotiate and handle stressful situations in a positive manner; communicate clearly, both orally and in writing; work with diverse groups of customers and volunteers of all ages; create and maintain positive staff relationships; lead effectively by example, inspire staff, and promote enthusiastic teamwork; demonstrate positive attitude, excellent interpersonal skills, cultural sensitivity, and a sense of humor in working with customers, coworkers, and the community; multi-task and set priorities; demonstrate innovation and flexibility; work varying shifts, including evenings and weekends.
TRAINING:  Bachelor's degree required.  Master's Degree in Library Science preferred.
EXPERIENCE:  Three years previous work experience in a library setting (public library experience preferred) or any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides evidence the applicant possesses the required knowledge, skills and abilities to perform the jobs.  

HR Contact Information

Complete City of Lafayette application prior to application deadline


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Masters Degree in a Program of Library and Information Science


Salary Wage Calculator $22.00 per hour

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Paid Sick
Vacation/Holiday Leave

Date Posted

September 27th, 2017

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