Patron Services Technician

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

Job deadline Apply by November 29th, 2017   Job salary $14.85 per hour   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 to join DCL’s Public Service Team, as a Patron Services Technician at our Castle Rock Library. The Patron Services Technician at our Castle Rock Library performs a variety of patron contact duties - in person, on the telephone in our DCL Call Center, and online. Duties include assisting patrons with their library accounts, providing readers services and computer/downloadable technology support, as well as contributing to collection merchandising, programming and outreach. The Public Service Team also provides staffing and collection support to the DCL Louviers Library. Work is performed under general supervision.  

 

WE ARE LOOKING FOR:

  • An individual who will focus on high-level customer service; serving customers who come into our branch as well as those who call DCL on the telephone. Must practice a “patron comes first” philosophy.
  • Flexibility and versatility; able to handle a variety of situations; great problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively as a team member, as well as independently.
  • A positive attitude toward staff, volunteers and patrons of all ages, in all contact environments.

 

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

  • High School or Equivalent

Preferred Education

  • Bachelor's Degree

Other Education Credentials

  • Education: High School diploma or GED equivalent required. Bachelor’s degree or Associate’s degree is preferred.
  • Experience: Two years of previous public library or bookstore experience is highly desired.

 

Experience (years)

Required Preferred
Supervisor - -
Professional - -
Library - 2

Language Skills

  • Spanish is Not Required
  • English is Required

Other Required/Preferred Skills & Experience

  • Must have the ability to learn and become proficient in skills, functions and technologies required to perform job duties, working effectively independently or cooperatively as part of a team, maintaining effective working relationships to complete assigned tasks and accomplish job responsibilities.
  • Must communicate effectively using English. Must read, write and understand English at a level appropriate to the position.

 

 

Application Requirements

We invite you to learn more about this career opportunity at:


DCL.org/Join-Our-Team

Links

http://DCL.org/Join-Our-Team

Masters Degree in a Program of Library and Information Science

Not specified

Salary

LRS.org Wage Calculator $14.85 per hour

Hours per week

Not specified

Evenings

Some

Weekends

Some

Benefits

Retirement
Medical
Dental
Paid Sick
Vacation/Holiday Leave

Date Posted

November 9th, 2017

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