Clear Creek County Library District
Georgetown and Idaho Springs, CO
LIBRARY ASSISTANT — CIRCULATION AND OPERATIONS
Do you love helping people? Are your customer service skills outstanding? Does spending your workday surrounded by books in a historic library setting appeal to you?
Responsibilities for this position include, but are not limited to: working at the circulation desk, assisting patrons, assisting with library organization and book accession, and helping to make library programs and events successful.
To apply, send a cover letter and resume, including three references, to firstname.lastname@example.org, or physical copies can be dropped off at the Idaho Springs Public Library or John Tomay Memorial Library.
The Library Assistant — Circulation and Operations is an integral member of the Clear Creek County Library District Team, performing general customer service and administrative duties relating to library services. We seek a positive, friendly, and responsible individual who enjoys helping others and connecting with members of our community.
- One year of library or relevant work experience
- Computer/tech fluency
- Flexibility to work mornings, nights, and weekends
- Ability to work in both Idaho Springs and Georgetown
- Must pass a background check (after the offer to hire has been made)
This position is 30 - 40 hours per week with full benefits. The pay range for this position is $15.72 - $22.80 /hr.
Please apply by September 26, 2021. To begin your application, please visit www.cccld.org
- Providing all patrons with excellent customer service in order to consistently deliver a positive library experience, in person, over the phone, and in email correspondence.
- Handling the duties of the circulation desk, such as but not limited to checking materials in/out, issuing and/or renewing library cards, maintaining attendance statistics, requesting/loaning materials from/to other libraries via InterLibrary Loan, reserving the meeting room, registering patrons for programs, enforcing the code of conduct, and collecting fines, if necessary.
- Assisting patrons in the use of computers, devices, equipment, copier/fax machine, and the library catalog.
- Assisting patrons in locating and selecting materials and in researching information, both in print and online.
- Conducting internet and print searches in order to provide patrons with accurate information.
- Referring patrons to library databases and additional resources as necessary.
- Returning materials to shelves accurately and in a timely manner.
- Ensuring shelves are maintained in an orderly and organized manner through regular shelf reading.
- Assisting with book accessioning by applying book covers, stamps, and date due slips, as instructed by the collection management team.
- Helping with library programs and events.
- Designing library displays to engage patrons and regularly update them to showcase new materials, relevant topics, and current events.
- Assisting with the organization of book sales, as directed by the Friends of the Library groups.
- Contributing to general library upkeep, in order to maintain clean and welcoming library spaces.
- Other duties as assigned.
Computer experience and a minimum of one (1) year of job-related experience: customer service, public service, administrative or clerical experience involving public contact.
A minimum of two (2) years of experience working in a library environment. Previous experience working with diverse populations.
High school diploma/GED.
Attention to detail, customer service techniques, ability to deal with stressful situations with tact and diplomacy, ability to receive direction and constructive feedback, and use of general office equipment. Requires a level of independent judgment and initiative to accomplish tasks and solve problems in a consistent, accurate, and innovative manner and in a variety of situations.
Work may include walking, standing, bending, lifting, keyboarding, and fine motor movement (e.g. cutting out craft supplies). Hearing voice conversation is essential to safe and effective job performance. Clear Creek County Library District provides reasonable job-related accommodations for those with differing abilities.
Work is primarily performed in an office environment with shared workspaces and equipment. Shifts may include days, nights, weekends, or occasional holidays.
Benefits & Additional Compensation Info
- Competitive wages and benefits
- Collaborative, supportive team
- Flexible management
- Professional growth and learning opportunities
- Charming work environment (spend your workday surrounded by books in our historical libraries!)
Located in the mountains just 20 miles west of Denver along the I-70 corridor, Clear Creek County includes the historic mountain communities of Idaho Springs, Dumont, Downieville, Lawson, Empire, Georgetown, Silver Plume, and a portion of Evergreen. A haven for history buffs and outdoor enthusiasts alike, Clear Creek County has something for everyone: skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, ice fishing, hiking, rafting, mountain biking, museums, local breweries, and convenient proximity to Denver and the Front Range communities. Our Library District serves the county-wide population of 9,000+ people via two community library locations and our Archives Library.