Job is Expired Regional Consultant - Northeast CO

Colorado Library Consortium

Job deadline Apply by June 7th, 2018   Job salary $4,133.34 to $5,058.34 per month   Job type of library Other   This job is located in Colorado Colorado

Job Description

Imagine: you’re cruising down a gently-sloping, two-lane blacktop. There’s a fall chill in the air. With the car windows down, a refreshing cross breeze carries an earthy scent from the fields. The view here is so clear you can practically see Kansas ahead, and the Rockies tower in your rearview mirror.

This is you: heading off to visit another rural library in your role as CLiC’s NE Regional Consultant. Your task might be to train a handful of library staff on a topic related to public service, or it might be to talk with a third-grade teacher (newly appointed to manage the library 10 hours a week) about strategies for weeding the media center’s outdated collection.

This is you: eating, drinking and breathing library work, but still achieving healthy life-work balance. You’re serving in a teleworking, traveling, interactive role – promoting library cooperation and providing leadership to libraries. You may have specific knowledge and subject expertise. You’re not an expert in all things “library” but you ARE quick to learn, solve problems, and you’re particularly skilled at offering targeted resources and smart referrals.

Description of Community

And this is us: CLiC. We’re seeking a library professional chomping for an opportunity to have his/her work impact many libraries across Colorado. We’re looking for YOU. While your coverage territory would include small and rural libraries throughout the northeast portion of the state, your playground would occasionally extend to other regions.

Required Education

  • Master's Degree

Experience (years)

Required Preferred
Supervisor 3 -
Professional 5 -
Library 8 -

Other Required/Preferred Skills & Experience

Required

  • Familiarity with challenges facing small and rural libraries. Passion about working with diverse individuals: the capable leaders and staff members of such libraries. Proven ability to play well with others and share toys.
  • Residence in northern or northeast Colorado: any location from central (Colorado Springs area) up the Front Range to Wyoming and east to the Kansas border -OR- willingness to relocate within that geographic boundary.
  • Three or more years of humane supervisory experience (non-library experience acceptable).
  • Evidence of having completed projects that address community or library needs through: outreach, public service, technology, collections or any other library-based activity.
  • Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science, plus eight or more years of progressive working experience in one or more types of libraries, with at least five of those years as a post-degree librarian.
  • 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.
  • A bias toward helping people.

Strongly preferred

  • Multi-type library experience. If you’ve jumped the boundary between different types of libraries, we’re interested.
  • Curiosity about the world. Interest in one or more topics not DIRECTLY “library” related (though in some regards, nearly everything in the world can be connected back to a library).
  • Attention to detail. Read our application procedure. Read the full job description, too! If you find your professional library background is captured in the words above and in the official description, we’d love to receive your application.
  • Willingness to sample baked goods (including gluten-free offerings).

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: “Envisioning yourself in a role serving other librarians, what special skills would you bring to the conversation?” 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 Human Resources 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 11:37 p.m. Thursday, June 7, 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 $4,133.34 to $5,058.34 per month

Hours per week

40.00

Evenings

Some

Weekends

Some

Benefits

Retirement
Medical
Dental
Paid Sick
Vacation/Holiday Leave

Date Posted

May 4th, 2018

Number of Views

1890