Job is Expired Children's Collection Development Librarian

Poudre River Public Library District / Webster House Administration Center

Job deadline Apply by December 22nd, 2017   Job salary $51,095.00 per year   Job type of library Public   This job is located in Colorado Colorado

Job Description

Summary:  Responsible for the selection of materials and collection maintenance as part of centralized collection development department.


Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


  • Selects and maintains circulating and reference collections using community and professional standards and library policy.
  • Order materials using vendor websites.
  • Order materials in a timely manner ensuring the steady flow of materials.
  • Coordinates weeding projects and provides training and support in the use of weeding procedures.
  • Negotiates vendor relations.
  • Responsible for the development of special collection.
  • Collaborates with other departments, librarians and branches to support their collection needs.
  • Analyzes statistical data in order to determine collection improvement strategies.
  • Implements changes to the selection and/or cataloging of material.
  • Monitors assigned budget area for expenditures in order to spend allocated funds.
  • Directs and oversees the work of volunteers and hourly staff.
  • Other duties as assigned. 


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.


  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including effective speaking, listening and writing are required.  Must communicate effectively with a diverse population.
  • Knowledge of current and classic books, literature, authors and illustrators for a variety of ages preferred.
  • Knowledge of current publishing trends.
  • Ability to use word processing, database, publishing and spreadsheet software.
  • Experience with online ordering systems preferred.
  • Experience using Innovative Interfaces Inc. Acquisitions, Cataloging and Circulation System is desirable.
  • Knowledge of the basic tenets of Intellectual Freedom.

Education and Experience:

Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited university.  Candidates with a Master's degree in a related field and students who will complete their MLIS within 6 months of hire date will also be considered.  Two years related work experience required.   


Language Abilities:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Fluency in English is required.  Fluency in Spanish or other language in addition to English is desirable. 


Reasoning Abilities:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.  Ability to gather, interpret and present data.


Certificates and Licenses:

None required.


Work Environment:

Standard library work environment. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Physical Demands: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, use hands to handle, feel, talk and hear.  The demands on the visual sense are high. The employee is frequently required to stand, walk, and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl.  The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and may occasionally lift and/or move up to 35 pounds. The employee is frequently required to push carts weighing up to 100 pounds.


Description of Community

Located in northern Colorado, Fort Collins is home to Colorado State University and an outstanding public school system.

Nestled at the base of the Rocky Mountains, Fort Collins offers exciting recreational opportunities, unique cultural offerings, and is a regional center for employment and shopping.

Throughout the year, live music and entertainment, as well as great local dining, can be found throughout the historic downtown area. Fort Collins offers the convenience of a small town with all the amenities of a larger city.

If you are seeking the Colorado lifestyle and a community in which you can reinvent and reinvigorate yourself then Fort Collins is your city.

For more information, please visit the City of Fort Collins website:

Required Education

  • Master's Degree

Experience (years)

Required Preferred
Supervisor - -
Professional - 2
Library - 2

Language Skills

  • Spanish is Preferred

Application Requirements

Please apply online at:


Additional info

SELECTION PROCESS:  Application deadline is 3:00 p.m. MT on 12/6/2017.
You will receive an email acknowledgment when you have successfully submitted an application. Your completed application will be forwarded to the hiring manager. You will be notified if you are selected for further testing or interviews. Please keep your contact information up-to-date. The status of your application will be updated in your applicant profile. Post-offer background check & MVR required.



Job Page:

Masters Degree in a Program of Library and Information Science


Salary Wage Calculator $51,095.00 per year

Hours per week





Not specified


Paid Sick
Vacation/Holiday Leave

Date Posted

November 17th, 2017

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