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Temporary 40 hr. Substitute Librarian

City of Lafayette

Lafayette Public Library

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


$23.00 to $32.20 per Hour   Calculate


Lafayette, CO





Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience


Type of Library



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Job Description

This temporary position will work 40 hours per week from approximately mid-May through July 2022. Some nights and weekends required. 
The Temporary Substitute Librarian is an entry level professional position with Lafayette Public Library. Librarians in this position provide high quality customer services to the library's diverse clientele.  Duties may include a wide variety of potential assignments serving adults, teens, children, and community organizations. Assignments might include general public services (reference, reader's advisory, technology assistance, outreach, and programming) in both library and community settings and/or oversight of specific library activities, including:  Reading Buddies; Homework Center; Library Outreach Services; Library Support Services; Library Volunteer Services; and Library Information Services.

Essential Functions

What you love

  • The energy and enthusiasm of a library buzzing with children and families in creative play
  • Engaging a diverse community
  • Planning and presenting story times and other programs for all ages (this means singing silly songs and being playful in front of a crowd or collaborating to create activities and events that meet the needs and interests of tweens, teens, and adults.)
  • Collaborating with colleagues and community members
  • Providing excellent customer service Creative problem solving
  • New and ever-changing opportunities to provide service inside the library and beyond

Typical Qualifications

What you know

  • Library principles, trends, and services
  • Child and adolescent development
  • Early literacy principles and initiatives
  • Digital literacy
  • Reader's advisory tools and resources
  • Collection development resources and practices
  • How to organize and prioritize tasks
  • Experience in planning programs and special events
  • Spanish language skills, strongly preferred

Benefits & Additional Compensation Info

This temporary position will work 40 hours per week from approximately mid-May through July 2022. Some nights and weekends 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.

Candidates with Spanish language skills strongly encouraged to apply.


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HR Info

1290 South Public Road
Human Resources Office - 2nd Floor
Lafayette, Colorado, 80026-1612


Posted Apr 13, 2022