Library Assistant - Reference

City of Aurora, Library & Cultural Services

Aurora, CO

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


$18.12 to $22.66 per Hour   Calculate


Aurora, CO




Not Required

Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library


Job Description

Summary of Job Duties

Salary to be commensurate with experience.
The hiring range for this position is $18.12- $22.66
The salary range for this position is $18.12 -  $28.32

It is an exciting time to work for the City of Aurora!   We are looking for dedicated and collaborative individuals to strengthen our team of talented and valued employees. At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our excellence by modeling the CORE 4 Values of:  Integrity, Respect, Professionalism, and Customer Service, and we welcome all who share these values.

The City of Aurora will conduct ongoing screenings of applications on a first-come, first-serve basis; as soon as we determine to have a qualified pool of applicants, this position may close quickly and without notice.
City of Aurora, Colorado
It is an exciting time to work for the City of Aurora, we're growing and looking for dedicated and collaborative individuals to join our team of talented and valued employees. Excellent organizations have a set of principles, or core values, that are used to implement their mission and vision. Those values represent the touchstone for the organization, guiding the decisions of the individuals and the organization. At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our excellence by modeling the CORE 4 Values of:  Integrity, Respect, Professionalism, and Customer Service, and we welcome all who share these values to apply.

 Why Work for Aurora?

  • Make a difference in the lives of real people every day
  • Diverse community
  • Competitive total compensation package
  • Well-Funded General Employees Retirement Plan
  • Light rail station minutes away
  • On-site fitness center and overall employee well-being programs
  • Internal educational programs to assist with career advancement
  • Access to innovation work spaces

Department Information
The Library and Cultural Services Departments vision is to empower an environment of lifelong learning and cultural enrichment by stimulating learning and literacy, inspiring creativity, and integrating arts, culture and history into the lives of Aurorans.  We have two divisions within the department: Library and Cultural Services, both offering a variety of free programs and services to the community.

 Library Services

  • 6 locations
  • Books, CDs, DVDs, magazines
  • Database and language learning programs
  • Public computers
  • Study space
  • Retirement centers and community events and programs or activities for all ages

Cultural Services

  • Aurora History Museum
  • Aurora Fox Theater
  • Bicentennial Arts Center
  • Art in Public Places collection (over 240 commissioned pieces around the city)


Supports various operations related to the collection lifecycle, system technologies, and data collection within the Technical Services department at the Aurora Public Library system.

  • Assist patrons with materials/content, including physical books/AV materials, e-content, and tech devices.
  • Provides references and information by interpreting needs expressed by patron, using interviewing techniques, and directing patron to appropriate materials.
  • Support collection maintenance efforts, such as weeding and re-balancing the collection.
  • Instructs patrons in the use of reference materials, online and in print.
  • Run departmental reports on a routine basis and record data.
  • Provide support to the catalog and collection librarians and assists with special projects as needed.
  • Orients patrons in the use of the library, its collections and other resources including use of computers and study rooms; and recommends and locates materials for patrons.
  • Arranges and implements special programs for community groups, schools, and human services agencies.
  • Additional duties as assigned.



An equivalent combination of education, training and experience that demonstrates required knowledge, skills, and abilities may be considered.


  • Bachelor's Degree


  • 1 year of library experience.


  • Experience and use of ILS software.
  • Knowledge of collection management processes and procedures.
  • Knowledge of reference standards, processes and procedures.
  • Knowledge of routine software and business applications.
  • Routine software and business applications, including but not limited to, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, and databases
  • Integrated library systems software and web applications library operations and functions.


  • Routine software and business applications, including but not limited to, word processing, spreadsheets, presentation software, and databases
  • Integrated library systems software and web applications library operations and functions.


  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with vendors, peers and library staff at all levels, citizens, library users; communicate effectively both verbally and in writing
  • Use general office equipment
  • Perform mathematical calculations, is adept at MS Excel or other spreadsheet software;
  • Work shifts primarily Monday – Friday between 9:00am – 6:00pm and beginning the week of July 12th will switch over to a Tuesday-Saturday schedule from 9am – 6:00pm.


  • Strong interpersonal, communication, time management and organizational skills.

Licenses and Certifications:

  • None



Essential Personnel

  • When a local announcement of emergency or disaster is declared by the City, all City of Aurora employees may be required to work as essential personnel.

Physical Demands

  • Primarily light to moderate work requiring ability to lift a maximum of 30 pounds with or without assistance
  • Frequent lifting, carrying, walking and standing
  • May require frequent pulling, pushing, bending and stooping
  • Frequent hand/eye coordination for operation of office equipment
  • Vision for reading and interpreting reports and data analysis and preparation
  • Frequent speech communication, hearing and listening to maintain communication with employees and citizens
  • Hand/eye coordination for operation of a computer system, carts, and moveable shelving.

Work Environment

  • Works in a clean, comfortable environment

Equipment Used

  • Standard business and professional tools and equipment
  • This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment

For Veterans preference:  Please show all of your employment history, including military service and related documentation (DD214) on the application.
The City of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer.  We are required by state and federal agencies to keep certain statistical records on applicants.  It will not be used in any way to discriminate against you because of your sex, race, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, disability or military status, gender identity, unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification as defined by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Opportunity Commission.
If you need assistance in completing this application, please feel free to contact our office at:  303-739-7225 or visit us at 15151 E Alameda Pkwy., Suite 3500, Aurora, CO 80012.

Despite the changes in Colorado law, the City of Aurora maintains a drug free workplace.  A positive test of marijuana is grounds for disqualification and ineligibility for employment with the city for one year or termination once hired.

Drug Testing, Thorough Criminal Background Check, and Employment References:
As a condition of employment, all applicants selected for employment with the City of Aurora must undergo a thorough criminal background check and drug screening. Employment references will be conducted on finalists for City of Aurora vacancies.


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