Role: Coordinates external experiences/programs; Networks with community organizations and community at large to create two-way dialogue; Provides library services and acts as a staff resource.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
40% - EXPERIENCE DEVELOPMENT AND PROGRAMMING – Delivers programs and services to audiences within the library district; Identifies opportunities for public interaction through innovative experiences using the Pop-Up library; Collaborates with others in identifying relevant programs, experiences, and outreach events; Works in partnerships with outside agencies to promote use of library services; Uses project management and outcomes-based planning and evaluation tools to develop and access events that fulfill target audience needs and networks with community agencies and businesses. E
20% - COMMUNITY NETWORKING – Participates in community organizations by attending meetings; sits on boards/committees/taskforces; and plans library programming to include literacy related agencies, schools, business associations, and other community organizations with indirect or direct relationships with the library district in order to increase community awareness and demand for library services. E
20% - COLLECTION MAINTENANCE – Identifies items from collection to place on pop up library for events; maintains and creates web content recommends additions to the collection; notifies the Collection Librarian of discarded items in order to keep collection appealing, current, and useful. E
10% - PATRON ASSISTANCE – Assists patrons in locating the information needed through the use of library resources and Internet sites; provides technology instruction for a diverse population of technology users with a priority on accessing library services and resources; stays informed as a reader’s advisor; provides in-depth reference services and locates requested materials and information sources in order to satisfy patron requests for library materials and information; and assists patrons with circulation functions which include, but are not limited to, issuing and updating library cards, checking-out and renewing materials, placing holds, and addressing account problems. E
5% - STAFF RESOURCE – Collaborates with others to identify opportunities based on community conversations. Acts as a resource for staff by providing in-depth reference assistance reference consultation, mentoring, and training of staff in providing reference and reader’s advisory services in order to provide dynamic services to patrons. Shares information learned through community conversations. E
5% - OTHER DUTIES – Drives outreach vehicle, creates displays, bibliographies, and blogs, requests equipment and supply purchases; prepares statistical reports, and assists Supervisor with projects in order to ensure the smooth operation of the department. N
Master of Library and Information Science
Two or more years of experience working in a library (preferred)
Skill in basic computer operation
Valid driver’s license and good driving record
Able to read, write, and speak Spanish fluently (preferred)
Multicultural skills and sensitivities to ethnic, linguistic, and cultural groups (preferred).
Or any combination of education and experience that provides the success factors.
District Success Factors:
Focuses on the customer
Contributes to a positive work environment
Pursues personal development
Takes pride in the workplace
Knowledge of public library operations
Job Success Factors:
Knowledge of public library reference service
Knowledge of literature
Skill in reference interviewing
Skill in reader’s advisory
Knowledge of print and online reference resources
Skilled in public speaking
Skilled in interpersonal communication
Skill in using Innovative Interfaces, Inc.’s Sierra or other comparable automated library system
Skill in customer relations including dealing with difficult patrons and volatile situations
Skill in Windows, MS Office Suite, and Publisher
Able to foster a nonjudgmental, supportive environment for a diverse population of users by using patience and effective communication to assure a positive learning environment
Able to operate various office equipment including copiers
Able to drive personal vehicle or mobile unit to deliver programs and services.
Able to plan and conduct age appropriate and culturally relevant programming
Able to mentor and train staff
Physical Success Factors:
Able to push a fully loaded book-cart weighing up to 200 lbs.
Able to lift 50 lbs.
Able to load materials onto a mobile services vehicle.
Able to drive large, delivery style vehicle.
This Job Description is not a complete statement of all duties and responsibilities comprising this position.
For more information regarding open positions and to apply online, please visit our website at www.MyLibrary.us
Human Resources 970-506-8587
Pay Grade: 45
Wages/Benefits: $21.82-$29.52 /hr; Full-time benefits
FLSA Classification: Exempt
Hours: Full-Time; Some days, evenings, and weekends
Location: Community Relations and Marketing, Greeley, CO
Supervisor: Programming & Experience Supervisor
Deadline: Open until filled
High Plains Library District website: http://www.MyLibrary.us