Librarian II, Adult Information Services

Poudre River Public Library District

Old Town Library

Application Deadline

Apply By Sep 8th, 2021


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Fort Collins, CO


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Minimum Education

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Library Experience

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Supervisory Experience

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Job Description

Working at Poudre River Public Library District is about being part of a dynamic organization that is transforming the community and having fun along the way. You’ll be instrumental in helping our library customers connect to the ideas, information, and resources that spark their curiosity and support lifelong learning. More than 1 million people come through our doors each year and tens of thousands more access important library services online and through our outreach efforts, making the Library District – and its staff – an indispensable public resource. Come check us out!

SELECTION PROCESS:  Application deadline is 5 p.m. MT on 9/8/2021. All applicants must apply online and submit a cover letter and resume. 
Applicants will receive an email acknowledgment when the application has been successfully submitted.  Completed applications will be forwarded to the hiring manager.  Applicants who are selected for further testing or interviews will be contacted by someone on the hiring team to schedule. Please keep your contact information up-to-date. NO PHONE CALLS, PLEASE.

Post-offer background check & MVR required.

Job Title:                            Librarian II, Adult Information Services

Reports To:                       Library Manager

Location:                            Old Town Library

FLSA Status:                      Exempt

Job Classification:            Classified

Benefits:                             Classified Benefits Summary

Salary Range:                   $50,700 - $57,038


Under general supervision of the Library Manager, the Adult Information Services Librarian oversees the customer service experience and adult programming at Old Town Library.  This position provides direct customer service to library customers, supervises classified and non-classified staff and volunteers, and provides building supervision.  Serves as an information advocate and innovative forward thinker who inspires learning, discovery and the development of 21st century skills for staff, volunteers, and the community. Inspires lifelong learning, collaboration, and advocates for the library in support of the library’s goals and mission. 

Essential Duties:  Performs duties and responsibilities commensurate with assigned functional area which may include, but are not limited to any combination of the following tasks:

  • Helps create a welcoming environment for all patrons and staff that fosters equity, diversity and inclusion by seeking to understand, respect and value individual differences.
  • Provides responsive, courteous service to all customers, regardless of age, race, class, gender, appearance or ability.
  • Provides direct supervision of assigned staff and establishes goals and priorities for assigned staff, including performance appraisals and evaluation; scheduling and coaching on industry best practices.
  • Makes recommendations on personnel matters affecting subordinates, including interviewing applicants, hiring new employees, evaluating performance, and taking corrective action.
  • Plans, coordinates, delivers and evaluates informative and relevant public programs.  May collaborate with staff, community agencies, or contractors in order to leverage the library’s reach and/or mission.
  • Provides input for location service budget, audits spending per established procedures, and limits.  Provides input for anticipated local and system needs.  Communicates goals and strategic priorities to direct reports.  Ensures compliance with budget limits and established purchasing procedures with staff under their supervision.
  • Participates in the development and implementation of library policies, procedures and long-range plans related to adult information services.
  • Serves as a working member of committees as assigned, including the programming committee.
  • Assists in the compilation and reporting of statistics.
  • Provides and models exceptional customer service by demonstrating an approachable, friendly demeanor. Provides service in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Assists customers in the use and navigation of library materials, resources, and technologies.
  • Provides in-depth reference services to locate reliable information and specific materials for customers.
  • Delivers programs to audiences within the library and at organizations within the branch’s service area. Collaborates with schools, agencies or community groups to promote library services, resources and programs.
  • Assists the library manager with managerial duties including assisting and training staff, resolving customer disputes and acting as person in charge.
  • Recommends additions to and removal of items from the collection in order to keep collection appealing, current and relevant to the community.
  • Takes a leadership role in coordinating various teams and districtwide initiatives. Plans and directs staff development programs.
  • Provides effective readers’ advisory for all readers using adept communication skills, readers’ advisory tools, and personal knowledge of books and authors.
  • Communicates library policies and procedures to customers.
  • Performs duties in a manner consistent with the Library’s mission, goals, and objectives.
  • Assists customers with circulation functions which include, but are not limited to, issuing and updating library cards, placing holds, and addressing account problems.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to foster a nonjudgmental, supportive and collaborative environment for a diverse population of patrons and staff.
  • Knowledge of library policies, best practices, trends, theories, values and issues.
  • Knowledge of current and emerging models, practices, and tools used by public libraries for the access and discoverability of resources.
  • Intermediate to advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office products and other relevant technologies, Internet navigation, social media outlets and Integrated Library Systems (ILS) software.
  • Ability to demonstrate a positive attitude, excellent interpersonal skills, cultural sensitivity, and a sense of humor in working with customers, coworkers and community.
  • Able to understand and use library resources, both digital and physical, with proven ability to research, retrieve, evaluate, and utilize information.
  • Able to provide leadership and embrace risk taking, innovation, collaboration and change.
  • Able to listen, communicate and positively interact with internal and external customers.
  • Able to analyze, take ownership and resolve requests and issues using critical thinking skills.
  • Able to lead, coordinate and manage special projects and initiatives.
  • Able to gather, interpret and analyze data to inform decisions.
  • Able to present programs to a variety of audiences.
  • Able to create and manage a budget.
  • Able to operate with minimum supervision and work independently as well as cooperatively in a team environment.
  • Able to manage projects by applying critical thinking and analytical problem solving skills.
  • Able to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree required; Master's degree in library science or relevant Master’s degree preferred; two years of related work experience in a technologically progressive library is preferred; evidence of supervisory or leadership skills; direct experience involving library reference services, information services and/or circulation services, with emphasis on adult programming; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Language Abilities:

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.  Fluency in English is required.  Fluency in Spanish or other language in addition to English is desirable. 
Reasoning Abilities:

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Licensing, Certifications and Other Requirements:
Valid driver’s license required.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

Supervises classified employees and substitute library assistants, including scheduling and coaching on industry best practices.  Makes recommendations on personnel matters affecting subordinates, including interviewing applicants, hiring new employees, evaluating performance, and taking corrective action. Assists in the compilation and reporting of statistics.

Work Environment and Physical Demands:

The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is exposed and/or required to:

  • Work primarily in a library environment and sometimes in community settings.
  • Regularly sit, stand, walk, use hands to handle or feel, lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, talk and hear.
  • Regularly reach, lift and move arms above shoulder level.
  • Occasionally bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl climb or balance.
  • Occasionally lift and/or move materials weighing up to 30 pounds.
  • Concentrate on and complete tasks in the presence of distractions.
  • Regularly operate a variety of standard office equipment including a computer, laptop and/or tablet PC, telephone, e-reader, calculator, cash register, bar code reader and copy machine.
  • Continuous and repetitive arm, hand and eye movement.
  • Moderate to loud noise levels.
  • Travel to/from meetings and various locations.
  • Work a varied schedule at various locations, including weekends and evenings.

The Poudre River Public Library District will make reasonable accommodations for access to Library District services, programs and activities and will make special communication arrangements for persons with disabilities.  Please call (970) 221-6740 for assistance.

Poudre River Public Library District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for positions for which they have applied without regard to gender (regardless of gender identity or gender expression), race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age 40 years or older, marital status, disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy or other characteristics protected by law. For the purpose of this Library District policy “sexual orientation” means a person’s actual or perceived orientation toward heterosexuality, homosexuality, and bisexuality. 


Benefits & Additional Compensation Info

Classified Benefits Summary

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