POSITION PURPOSE / IMPORTANT APPLICATION INFORMATION
The City of Westminster is seeking compassionate and collaborative Library Associates who love working with children and their adults! The Library Associate II - Youth Services position is responsible for co-creating and delivering innovative programming, providing reference and readers’ advisory to all ages, and supporting outreach efforts.
The Youth Services Associate is a part-time position that regularly works the reference desk, provides outstanding customer service, answers an array of technology and reference questions, and creates engaging displays to highlight the library’s collection. With librarian supervision, this position also contributes to collection maintenance through ongoing weeding.
The ideal candidate for this role has a heart for public service, champions teamwork, and values equity and empathy in a community-focused library setting. Someone with a passion for youth services, engaging programming ideas, and patience with adults will thrive in this environment.
The Youth Services Associate is a paraprofessional position, and reports directly to the Youth Services Librarian. Two Youth Services Associate positions are available at this time. One position reports to College Hill and the other to Irving Street Library as home base, however collaborative programming and desk shifts are expected at both locations.
The College Hill branch is a destination library that services the surrounding community as well as an array of college students. It is jointly operated with the Front Range Community College and often partners with the upstairs academic Front Range library for circulation and various services.
The Irving Street branch is a neighborhood library at the heart of Historic Westminster. It is a small and busy location in a densely populated area with a diverse population, including Hispanic, Hmong, and Native American representation with a wide range of socioeconomic and generational backgrounds. Bilingual candidates are highly encouraged to apply.
Applicants must be available to work at least one night and weekend day each week.
The full compensation range for this position is stated above. Starting wages are negotiable and dependent on the qualifications and experience of each individual candidate. The City of Westminster offers a bonus of up to $1,500 per year depending on the employee’s fluency in Spanish, Hmong, Laotian, and/or American Sign Language (ASL).
Additional Info & Requirements
Job Specific – Every employee in this position must be able to:
- Demonstrate thorough knowledge of:
- reference and information services, including experience using information resources in a wide range of subject areas
- books, authors, databases and online resources, especially for children and tweens
- early literacy skills and concepts
- Provide outstanding customer service to patrons and coworkers
- Establish and maintain effective relationships with patrons, students, Front Range Community College staff, and City of Westminster employees
- Collaborate regularly with colleagues and community members
- Work effectively with a team
- Work enthusiastically and effectively with diverse people
- Develop and facilitate programs based upon community needs and current trends in library services
- Perform community outreach functions
- Work effectively in a dynamic, rapidly changing environment
- Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
- Apply professional judgment and discretion in promoting a positive image for the library in all contacts with patrons, staff, and other members of the community
Centrally located between Denver and Boulder, Colorado, on the US Highway 36 high-tech corridor, Westminster is a beautiful city designed for an exceptional quality of life. The community is a nationally recognized community with a reputation for innovation and progressive management in local government. Over 113,000 residents enjoy superb recreation amenities, beautiful neighborhoods, numerous entertainment and shopping opportunities. Westminster is 80% developed and maintains a goal to preserve 15% (3,300 acres) of its land area for natural open space.