Job is Expired Librarian - Teen Services

Arapahoe Library District

Job deadline Open Until Filled   Job salary Not specified   Job type of library Public   This job is located in Colorado Colorado

Job Description

Do you love all the ups and downs of teen services?   Are you passionate about creating interesting program plans and helping teens find that perfect book?

We are looking for an enthusiastic, compassionate and forward-thinking Teen Services Librarian open to new ideas, new technologies and new work practices.

The person who fits best will be creative, customer service focused, and flexible, as well as knowledgeable about the developmental and informational needs and recreational interests of teens.

LIBRARIAN - Teen Services

Location:  Various Reports to:  Librarian Manager

Supervises:  0

Position: 40 hours, full-time, exempt. Ability to work evenings and weekends, required.

Pay:  $47,476 - $53,550

Role: Assists patrons with advanced search needs and develops library programs and services for all patrons, including the teen demographic.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:

60% ADVANCED SEARCH ASSISTANCE Conducts patron interviews, employs search strategies, provides advanced reference and advisory services, mentors staff, and recommends resources in order to satisfy patron requests of an advanced nature.

40% PROGRAM & SERVICE DEVELOPMENT As assigned, researches, recommends and implements program and service initiatives for middle and high school age teens and their caregivers, including but not limited to, community outreach, web content, collections, merchandising, volunteers, public programs, and computer training in order to develop system-wide programs and services for patrons.



Two years of related experience, required. MLS or MLIS degree, required.

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

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

Experience with developing and conducting teen-oriented programs and services, preferred.  

Experience with current Young Adult literature, periodicals, audiovisual materials, websites, and electronic media, required.

Experience with culturally diverse populations and youth from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds, required.

Experience planning, developing, and implementing team projects, required.

Possess an understanding of theories of adolescent development and its implications for library services, required.

Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Demonstrated ability to learn and apply new technologies quickly.

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

Experience with grant-writing, preferred.

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

Advanced technology skills for Windows, Word, Excel and Outlook, required. Intermediate skills in Sierra, preferred.

Ability to assist patrons with advanced technology needs, 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.

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 exhibit an understanding of the importance of a multidisciplinary and cross-functional approach to programs and projects within the organization.

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 both formal and informal settings.

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

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.

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Date Posted

September 14th, 2018

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