Job is Expired Librarian, Career Services

Arapahoe Library District / May Library

Job deadline Open Until Filled   Job salary $47,476.00 to $62,800.00 per year   Job type of library Public   This job is located in Colorado Colorado

Job Description

Are you a Librarian who is committed to changing lives and strengthening communities through the power of learning and reading?

Do you love helping people to realize their true potential and find a career they have always dreamt about? Then join our team!

The successful candidate will demonstrate proficiency and interest in current and emerging technologies, will be skillful in providing assistance to underserved populations, well informed about the newest career trends and eager to share this knowledge with our patrons.

Location: Various Arapahoe Library District library locations as needed

Reports to: Librarian Supervisor

Supervises: 0

Position: Full-time, exempt position. Ability to work evenings and weekends, required.

Pay Rate: $47,476-$62,800


Role: Provides career advising expertise to patrons regarding the job search process, interviewing, resumes, cover letter writing, and additional areas of career planning.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:

20% - Reference/ Advisory Services: Conducts Book-a-Librarian sessions, answers phone hunt group questions.  

20% - Outreach/Partnerships: Provides outreach and facilitates partnerships with the job and career organizations, networking groups, and underserved populations such as ESL students.

20% - Programming: Develops, coordinates, and facilitates a variety of career services programs. Collaborates across departments in program development and promotion.

20% - Staff Training and Branch Liaison: Develops trainings to improve the knowledge, skill and ability of paraprofessional staff. Provides informal mentoring to branch staff by participating in staff meetings and outreaching to staff to reinforce information received at formal trainings.  

10% - Web Content Development: Creates web content using Bibliocommons platform, maintains Career Services page on Arapahoe Libraries website.

10% - Professional Development: advancing professional knowledge and networking through attending and presenting at professional conferences and publishing in professional journals.



Minimum of two years of library related experience, required.

MLS or MLIS degree, required.

Ability to work varying shifts, including evenings and weekends, required.

Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Advanced technology skills for Windows, Word, Excel, and Outlook, required.

Ability to travel to other work/library locations, as needed, required.

Evidence of ability to manage multiple responsibilities in a changing environment.

Experience in public service, including the ability to interact effectively with patrons and staff.

Intermediate skills in Sierra, preferred.

Ability to be mobile 100% of the time and sit as needed; ability to bend, stoop, reach, and push a loaded wheeled book truck weighing up to 100 pounds, 10% of the time, required.

Ability to communicate openly, directly, clearly and respectfully with customers and colleagues to advance the interests of the library.

Ability to demonstrate knowledge of library and information science theory, information creation, organization, and delivery as it applies to the Arapahoe Library District.

Ability to exhibit leadership skills including critical thinking, active listening, risk taking, and creativity, regardless of position within the organization structure.

Ability to comfortably present information in a clear and engaging manner in dealing with customers and colleagues one-on-one or in groups, in formal and informal settings.

Ability to focus on the customer, show integrity, be inclusive, enjoy learning and have fun.

Ability to exercise confidence and excitement in the vast technological and online resources the Library District has available.

Ability to successfully work with varying demographics, required.

Passionate about the mission of public libraries. Comfortable with the principles of intellectual freedom.


At Arapahoe Libraries, we believe in turning every search for knowledge into a helpful adventure.  Our 300 employees come together to build a rock-solid team that achieves far more collectively than we could ever do alone.  We provide competitive compensation and benefits including healthcare, paid time off, and retirement plans.

Learn more about our Vision, Values, Mission at:


Arapahoe Libraries is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity (EEO)and sustaining an inclusive culture. We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees on the basis of age, race, gender, color, religion, national origin, disability, sexual orientation or any other applicable status protected by federal, state or local law.

Description of Community

Established in 1966, the Arapahoe Library District serves more than 200,000 residents living in Arapahoe County. Arapahoe County and other major suburban counties make up the greater metropolitan area surrounding Denver, Colorado. The Arapahoe Library District operates eight branch libraries, including mobile library services, and a library at the County Detention Center, funded by the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Department. A seven-member Board of Trustees sets the library budget and determines policy.

Experience (years)

Required Preferred
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Professional 2 -
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Salary Wage Calculator $47,476.00 to $62,800.00 per year

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Date Posted

December 6th, 2017

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