Performs professional duties including programming for children and families; answering reference, readers’ advisory and general questions; planning and implementing outreach activities; participating in collection management; and additional functions in specialty area of responsibility. Requires some evening and weekend hours. Reports to Division Manager.
The salary range for this position is $20.20- $29.23 per hour with a hiring range of $20.20 - $24.71, depending on qualifications and experience.
Position will close to applicants on: 9/3/21 at 12:00 P.M. M.S.T.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
- Implement, promote and evaluate storytimes, programming and outreach events within the community virtually and in-person
- Prepare, organize and deliver literacy and enrichment programs and services with collaborative community partners for children and families
- Provide customer service, technology assistance and reader’s advisory for children and their families from diverse backgrounds
- Guide library patrons in the effective use of library services and resources
- Responsible for collection development
- Utilize technology and various communications programs daily for programming, marketing, and administrative duties
- Serve as a liaison on different cross community boards, library and city committees
- Initiate, negotiate and secure collaborative partnerships with local community partners for the purpose of providing literacy and enrichment programs
- Connect patrons to necessary community resources available for and related to children
- Provide library tours as needed
- May coordinate and direct work of volunteers.
Knowledge, skills and abilities:
Excellent oral and written communication skills. Knowledge of standard library operating procedures, methods and philosophies. Background and knowledge of literature, media and library services to young people. Ability to work with and relate to children of all ages, identities and backgrounds and their caregivers. Strong customer service skills. Ability and experience in providing story times, programs and public presentations to groups of varying ages. Knowledge of various reading levels or materials for youth. Working knowledge of the library’s computer system and the Internet. Ability to use computer software to prepare materials for marketing and promotion. Ability to establish effective working relationships with library coworkers. Ability to perform job duties during relaxed or stressed activity levels within the division. Ability to work independently, multi-task, meet deadlines and to constructively problem solve. Incorporates Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion in all operations; Demonstrates cultural sensitivity working with patrons, coworkers, and the community. Welcomes diverse populations, including but not limited to cultural, racial, economic, and ethnic diversity. Spanish language proficiency a plus.
Accountability, Integrity, Transparency & Honoring the Public Trust; Excellent Service with Courtesy & Kindness; Innovation; Collaboration; and Safety.
Job Specific Competencies:
Time Management; Computer and Software Proficiency; Community Relations; and Job Knowledge.
Bachelors Degree required, Masters Degree in Library and Information Science or Masters Degree in related field such as Public Administration, Education, or Social Work preferred. An equivalent combination of post-secondary education and experience may substitute for the degree on a year for year basis.
1 year of progressively responsible library or related field experience working with children required. This is in addition to any years used to satisfy the education requirement.
Experience providing customer service to diverse individuals and groups is preferred.
Licensure and/or certifications:
Must posses a valid driver’s license.
Material and equipment directly used:
Operating knowledge of library on-line computer catalog and staff terminals; Internet; PC’s; printers; hosting and attending on-line meetings using various platforms; technology such as tablets; eReaders; sound systems; MP3 players, Gaming Systems; laminators; photocopier; paper cutter; DVD players; graphic design platforms; basic video recording tools; telephone; library carts; library materials (books, DVDs, CD’s, etc.); and arts and crafts materials.
Working environment/physical activities:
Incumbent will work in a dynamic public library environment with extensive public contact; must be able to access and visually scan the library computer and staff screens and explain the displayed information and direct customers to shelf location; must be able to position or move materials on varying height shelves for extended periods of time; must be able to move library carts weighing in excess of 50 pounds across a carpeted floor; must be able to manipulate visual materials during story times. Flexible schedule requires some evening and weekend (Saturday and Sunday) hours.
This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.
Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The City of Loveland provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.
A driving record and criminal history background check will be obtained pre-employment.
Benefits & Additional Compensation Info
Benefits Package Includes:
- 2 Medical plan options
- Medical and Dependent Daycare flexible spending
- Paid time off including Holiday, Vacation and Medical Leave
- Short and Long term disability
- Life insurance
- Wellness Clinic and health programming
- City of Loveland training opportunities
Loveland Public Library, located in the heart of Loveland, serves a population of 77,000 from a beautiful LEED Gold Certified building. The recently remodeled and expanded facility was designed with art-inspired elements from the surrounding Rocky Mountains and Big Thompson River. A large-capacity public computer lab, learning center and creator space welcome over 45,000 patrons each year. A rich array of programs and services including bilingual storytimes, writing workshops, cultural celebrations, a used bookstore, a whimsical children’s area and a YOUmedia lab for teens make Loveland Public Library a destination for locals and visitors alike. Partnerships with organizations serving diverse populations support the library’s mission to inform, inspire and engage a strong community through outreach, classes, afterschool programs, and technology access.
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