Job is Expired Learning and Development Specialist

Douglas County Libraries / Douglas County Libraries at Castle Rock, CO

Job deadline Apply by November 30th, 2017   Job salary $2,132.00 per bi-weekly   Job type of library Public   This job is located in Colorado Colorado

Job Description

Douglas County Libraries is currently seeking an energetic and highly motivated individual who can design and deliver trainings (classroom, blended, and self-paced online trainings) including but not limited to patron services, reference, databases, and information technology skills as well as interpersonal communications, and change management.


  • Superior interpersonal skills as well as excellent verbal communication and presentation skills.
  • Experience in the application of appropriate learning theories and instructional techniques.
  • Proficiency in the development, design, and maintenance of a variety of training documents and learning aids.
  • An innate ability to appraise course creation quality in terms of design, writing, editing, and direction. Also conducts training needs assessment efforts before creating and designing training program.
  • Naturally analytical at identifying areas of weaknesses in current courses, and employs strategies for improvement. Takes appropriate steps to address any problems noted through revisions and, when necessary, re-development of courses.
  • Team player who can collaborate with the learning and development manager and the other learning and development specialists in planning, development, design, and maintenance of a variety of training documents and learning aids.
  • An effective liaison between DCL branches and departments.

Description of Community

The pioneer spirit, accompanied by the beauty of the mountains, foothills and plains, is gloriously evident in Douglas County.  In 1861, the Colorado Territorial Session Laws created Douglas County, named after Stephen A. Douglas. Known as the “Little Giant.”

 Douglas County is virtually the geographic center of Colorado.  Located in the Denver South Metro area, Douglas County is one of the fastest growing areas in the state with over 303,000 in population. The County is approximately 843 square miles, of which 48,741 acres are permanently protected land through the Douglas County Open Space Program.  Recreational areas include more than 146,000 acres of Pike National Forest, Roxborough State Park, Castlewood Canyon State Park and the Chatfield State Recreation Area.

The County’s strength, as the centerpiece of the Denver/Colorado Springs development corridor, is a perfect blend of quality lifestyle and business environment.

Douglas County ranked particularly well in the household income, homeownership rate and educational attainment categories.  Combine those with our great location, excellent schools, outstanding libraries, wonderful weather and outstanding recreational and cultural opportunities, and you will understand why Douglas County is recognized for being one of the most family-friendly communities in Colorado, offering a quality of life unmatched elsewhere in the state. Douglas County has also been nationally recognized as a great place to live, work and raise a family.

Douglas County Libraries has been blazing a trail and thriving in Douglas County for decades, due very much to the generous support, patronage and growth of our community. Douglas County Libraries is the fourth largest library system in Colorado. Our mission is to be a passionate advocate for literacy and lifelong learning, and we play a vital role in the life of our community. We lend more than eight million books, CDs, DVDs, magazines, e-books, and audiobooks every year, including more children’s materials than any other Colorado library.

Our seven locations offer a large collection of popular materials, children’s books, reference materials, downloadable audio, video and e-books, wireless access, public computers for kids and adults, and friendly, professional staff. Study rooms and large public meeting rooms are available to the public. We offer reading programs for all ages, used book sales, more than 75 Storytimes each week, writing groups, book clubs and a wide variety of fun and interesting programs for all ages.

Online resources include research databases, homework help, the library catalog, downloadable audiobooks and e-books, account access for reserving and renewing items, reading recommendations, links to Douglas County history and community information. We also offer reference assistance via phone, email or text, and access to accounts and many services.

 We are excited to respond to our community’s growth and demand for innovative new library spaces and services. Our new libraries are Castle Pines Library, Castle Pines, CO; Lone Tree Library, Lone Tree, CO; and  Parker Library, Parker, CO – Stop in at any of our new libraries and be amazed!

Required Education

  • Bachelor's Degree

Other Education Credentials

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree is required.
  • Experience: Minimum of two or more years of teaching, training, or instructional design within the past three years is highly desired. Library experience is preferred.
  • Demonstrated skills in learning technologies including web conferencing, learning management systems, and authoring tools such as Articulate Storyline.

Experience (years)

Required Preferred
Supervisor - -
Professional - -
Library - 2

Language Skills

  • Spanish is Not Required
  • English is Required

Other Required/Preferred Skills & Experience


  • Understand, support and endorse the DCL Core Values as well as the Mission Statement, Long Range Plan, Policy Statements, and other related documents.
  • Demonstrate excellent customer service skills and a positive lifelong learning attitude.

Application Requirements

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Additional info

Starting Salary: $2,132.00 Biweekly; negotiable based on experience

Closing Date/Time: Thursday, 11/30/17 – 11:59 PM Mountain Time

Start Date: January 2018


Masters Degree in a Program of Library and Information Science

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Salary Wage Calculator $2,132.00 per bi-weekly

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Paid Sick
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Date Posted

November 5th, 2017

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