Are you a Librarian who is passionate about turning every search for knowledge into a helpful adventure? Do you thrive in a dynamic environment where every day brings new questions and new opportunities to connect with your community? Do you relish the chance to share the latest and greatest books, movies, music and community resources you love? Then join our team!
The successful candidate will demonstrate proficiency and interest in current and emerging technologies, will be skillful in providing assistance to diverse populations, will be adept at providing instruction services and eager to share knowledge with our patrons.
Reports to: Librarian Supervisor
Position: Full-time, exempt position. Ability to work evenings and weekends, required.
Pay: $47,476 - $53,550
Role: Responsible for identifying and interpreting user needs; providing reference, advisory, computer, database and referral services to Library patrons directly, and by telephone; assisting patrons with material selection and technology.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
75% Reference and Advisory Service: offers advisory and reference services on the floor, conducts Book-a-Librarian sessions, answers phone hunt group questions, provides computer and technology support to patrons; provides floor coverage as needed. Staff Support: provides technical/reference support to paraprofessional staff on the floor and mentors staff by offering shadowing/consulting opportunities.
15% Web Content: Creates web content using Bibliocommons platform.
10% Professional Development: advancing the professional knowledge and networking through attending professional conferences and keeping up-to-date with the current professional trends.
MLS or MLIS degree, required.
Ability to work varying shifts, including evenings and weekends, required.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Ability to successfully work with varying demographics, required.
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.
Demonstrated ability to learn and apply new technologies quickly.
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.
Ability to interact effectively with patrons and staff.
Intermediate skills in Sierra, preferred.
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 communicate openly, directly, clearly and respectfully with customers and colleagues to advance the interests of the library.
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.
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: http://arapahoelibraries.org/vision-values-mission/
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.
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.
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