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Librarian II: Collection Manager, Technical Services

City of Lafayette

775 Baseline Road

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


$30.34 to $45.54 per Hour   Calculate


Lafayette, CO




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Minimum Education

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Library Experience

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Supervisory Experience

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Type of Library


Job Description

The Lafayette Public Library is hiring a Managing Librarian for our Technical Services division. This position will support positive customer experiences through oversight of acquisition, cataloging and processing of Library materials in all formats using the Sierra Integrated Library System as well as oversight of the assessment of collection strengths and weakness including analysis of usage statistics. Serving as a member of the Library’s Management Team, the Collection Manager is responsible for providing effective, coordinated and strategically aware leadership, supporting and facilitating Library operations and fostering a culture of continual improvement among staff.  Candidates with Spanish language skills are strongly encouraged to apply.

This position is open until filled.

Benefits & Additional Compensation Info

The City provides a comprehensive and generous benefits package, including 100% City-paid medical, life, and long-term disability insurance; vision and dental plans; paid vacation, sick leave, and parental leave; a substantially-matched defined contribution retirement plan through ICMA-RC (8% employee, 10.2% City);  recreation center pass and wellness benefits, and more.

Additional Info & Requirements

  • Plans, organizes, and directs the ordering, cataloging, and processing of library materials
  • Review, develop and implement cataloging policies and procedures in collaboration with other staff and members of the Flatirons Library Consortium
  • Performs original cataloging and coordinates workflows for copy cataloging and materials processing
  • Develops, implements, and evaluates policies and procedures for the Technical Services division
  • Serve as the in-house expert/lead on cataloging practices and policies and the Sierra integrated library system
  • Prioritizes the end user by balancing high quality cataloging with quick turnaround of materials
  • Works with current and new vendors on acquisitions and outsourced cataloging by setting up new accounts, testing processes, bib imports, and reviews record quality
  • Understands concepts behind e-resource management systems and maintains awareness of vendors and available products
  • Understands e-resource licensing and issues such as copyright and fair use, and seeks to negotiate licensing terms favorable to the Library
  • Tracks and interprets metrics for measurable outcomes of collection usage and provides regular reports on collection usage to the Collection Development Team.
  • Develops and evaluates budget areas in alignment with the Library’s objectives
  • Leads employees to deliver effective high-quality service through processes that improve quality and quantity of cataloging
  • Supervise and schedule cataloging and processing team of six part-time paraprofessional employees as well as community volunteers ages teen to adult.
  • Develops, evaluates, and oversees budgets in alignment with the Library’s priorities.
  • Serves as a member of the Library Management Team and uses leadership skills to provide vision and guidance to library staff while contributing effective strategies and workplans for library services.
  • Provides excellent customer service and maintains a courteous, positive image of the Library when interacting with customers and staff; works at service points providing information, technology support, reference services, and reader's advisory services; answers questions regarding Library policies, procedures, and records; and maintains customer and staff confidentiality.
  • As a member of the Collection Development Team, evaluates, recommends, and selects materials for the Library's collections; helps to maintain collections through weeding and rotation of materials.
  • Serves as person-in-charge of the Library facility.
  • Keeps current on library trends and technology.
  • Participates in Library and/or City work committees and teams, as assigned.

Typical Qualifications

Working knowledge of knowledge of AACR2, RDA, MARC formats, linked data, authority control and Dewey Decimal classification.

  • Knowledge of principles and practices for public library collection development and maintenance.
  • Expert knowledge of the Sierra integrated library system by Innovative Interfaces, Inc.

Skill in using Microsoft business software and Innovative Sierra ILS.

  • Conducts analysis, documents process, develops and optimizes processes to increase operational performance and reduce costs.
  • Writing, maintain and update technical documentation and practices.
  • Makes compelling, articulate presentations to public and professional audiences.

Ability to gather, analyze, and using data for planning, management, and communicating Library impact.

  • Ability to provide strong, compassionate leadership.
  • Ability to demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, positive attitude, cultural awareness and sensitivity, and sense of humor in working with customers, coworkers, and the broader community.
  • The Ability to creatively solve problems, negotiate and handle stressful situations in a positive manner.
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize.  Ability to demonstrate innovation and flexibility.
  • Ability to select, train, motivate and supervise staff.
  • Ability to create and maintain positive staff relationships.


  • Master’s in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution strongly preferred
  • At least two years of professional-level cataloging work in a public library
  • At least two years of supervisory experience.
  • Experience working with Sierra ILS (preferred, not required).

The Community

The Lafayette Public Library serves a population of approximately 29,000 residents and is a member of the Flatirons Library Consortium. The Library has a committed staff dedicated to facilitating equal access to services, community building, innovation, intellectual freedom, literacy, and lifelong learning. Each member of our Library team is integral to the success of our organization. We value vision, hard work, collaboration, and creative problem-solving.


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Melissa Hisel 




Posted Jan 11, 2022