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Colorado Library Consortium

Job deadline Apply by March 27th, 2018   Job salary $3,650.00 to $4,375.00 per month   Job type of library Other   This job is located in Colorado Colorado

Job Description

Whether you’ve worked professionally in libraries for a few years and are looking for a new challenge, or you’ve just received a newly minted MLS diploma, CLiC might have the job for you.  This position is never dull.  It takes the bird's-eye view to library work, is constantly reinventing itself, is soul-fulfilling work, and will upend all expectations for what library work can be.

Are you up to the challenge?

Here are some highlights: you would use a variety of technologies, specifically related to an integrated library system and other services, to support and IMPACT small libraries across Colorado. You would work actively and collaboratively with many of the most passionate, service-oriented library folks you could ever hope to meet, literally sprinkled across this state. Your days would never become routine!

Imagine diverse tasks including (but not limited to):

  • Customer support - answering library staff members’ questions via several systems: phone, email, ticketing system, and telepathy (in beta)
  • Training (online and in the field) library staff members in how to use various aspects of an ILS and other diverse topics
  • Assisting libraries with basic cataloging questions and ongoing record cleanup
  • Editing web pages with laser-like accuracy using a content management system
  • Testing new product releases, replicating and documenting problems, and tackling other system support tasks that might sound boring to your friends but would satiate your inner geek
  • Generating statistical reports that actually mean something to someone
  • Translating feedback from multiple library staffs into actual improvements that make their lives easier

We’re seeking early-career library evangelists with a yearning for learning and a complete lack of fear about the unfamiliar. This is an entry-level position, perfect for a person who has NOT channeled their career goals to follow some pre-determined path paved with traditional hoop-jumping. Our organization provides a humane and supportive work environment, rich in experiential opportunities for Listeners and Doers and Thinkers and Connectors (preferably a combination).

Description of Community

If you’re a library professional and chomping for an opportunity to see your work impact libraries across Colorado, then consider working at CLiC. Here, the state is your playground.

Required Education

  • Master's Degree

Other Education Credentials

Masters of Library and Information Science from an ALA or NCATE accredited institution.

Experience (years)

Required Preferred
Supervisor - -
Professional - -
Library - 2

Other Required/Preferred Skills & Experience

Required:

  • Near-superhuman organizational skills, along with x-ray vision for details.
  • A team player that can work well with all manner of co-worker’s styles.
  • Can pick up new information quickly and learn on the fly with great curiosity towards both library and library unrelated topics.
  • Is comfortable training others new information whether it be a group setting, one on one, online, or in person.
  • Ability to provide customer service that consistently exceeds customers’ expectations
  • Demonstrable experience communicating and using technology tools. If you dislike listening, talking, writing, interacting with people or using technologies related to communication, this job isn’t a good fit.
  • Knowledge of library technology trends, and a burning desire to stay abreast of those trends
  • MLS/MLIS.
  • Flexibility in dealing with non-life-threatening regular tasks as well as unscheduled assignments, while efficiently meeting a mix of deadlines.

Strongly preferred:

  • Again, attention to detail. Read our application procedure. Read the full job description, too! If you find your professional library interests are captured in the words above and in the official description, we’d love to receive your application.
  • A background cataloging or an understanding of cataloging principals
  • Work with SQL databases, especially writing queries.
  • Experience with administrating an ILS (Integrated Library System) or use of multiple ILS systems from the staff side.

Application Requirements

Please submit a non-form cover letter and a professional resume. If your letter begins with “Dear Hiring Manager,” then you’re already off to a bad start. Please include within your letter an answer to this question: “What excites you about working with a skilled, professional team?”  Also, tell us about yourself as it relates to this job opportunity. Not all of the places you’ve worked (hello, that’s in your resume…), and not the trite “I’m a hard-working, dependable, enthusiastic, and experienced person who will make a positive contribution to your organization.” If you’re indeed such a person, believe us, we’ll ferret that out.

HR Contact Information

Apply by sending your material to HR Manager Andrea Pettegrew via email: apettegrew@clicweb.org. Professional references are not required for initial-stage applicants, but will be required of finalists for the position. Should you have any procedural questions, please address those to the HR Manager via email or call 303-422-1150. Application DEADLINE is 10:52 p.m. Tuesday, March 27th, 2018.

Links

CLiC website: https://www.clicweb.org/

Jobs at CLiC: https://www.clicweb.org/about-clic/jobs-at-clic/

Masters Degree in a Program of Library and Information Science

Required

Salary

LRS.org Wage Calculator $3,650.00 to $4,375.00 per month

Hours per week

40.00

Evenings

Some

Weekends

Some

Benefits

Retirement
Medical
Dental
Paid Sick
Vacation/Holiday Leave

Date Posted

March 5th, 2018

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