Job is Expired Outreach Librarian ( 8 Open Positions)

High Plains Library District / Outreach Greeley, CO

Job deadline Open Until Filled   Job salary $21.82 to $29.52 per hour   Job type of library Public   This job is located in Colorado Colorado

Job Description

Outreach Librarian




Coordinates outreach programming, networks with community agencies and organizations, provides library services, and acts as a staff resource.


Major Duties and Responsibilities:


40% - OUTREACH PROGRAMMING – Works with Outreach Manager, Library Manager, and Community Relations & Marketing staff in identifying relevant programs 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. Delivers programs and trainings to audiences within the library district in person or via online tools. E


30% - COMMUNITY NETWORKING – Works with Outreach Manager, Library Manager, and Community Relations & Marketing staff to identify priorities; 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


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% - COLLECTION MAINTENANCE – Maintains and creates web content; recommends additions to the collection; levels juvenile fiction collection, notifies the Collection Librarian of discarded items in order to keep collection appealing, current, and useful. E


5% - STAFF RESOURCE – Collaborates with Library Manager 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. Sharing information learned through community conversations. E


10% - OTHER DUTIES – Drives outreach vehicle, writes grants, creates displays, bibliographies, and blogs, recommends budgets, requests equipment and supply purchases; prepares statistical reports, may assist Library Manager with librarian duties; and assists Supervisor with projects in order to ensure the smooth operation of the department. N


Minimum Requirements:




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

Strategic thinking

Pursues personal development

Continuous improvement

Takes pride in the workplace

Emotionally intelligent


Knowledge of public library operations



Job Success Factors:


Culturally proficient

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

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

Language Skills

  • Spanish is Preferred

Application Requirements

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HR Contact Information

Human Resources 970-506-8587

Additional info

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: Outreach, Greeley, CO
Supervisor: Outreach Manager
Supervises: None
Deadline: Open until filled


High Plains Library District website:

Masters Degree in a Program of Library and Information Science


Salary Wage Calculator $21.82 to $29.52 per hour

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Paid Sick
Vacation/Holiday Leave

Date Posted

January 29th, 2019

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