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Interim Library Specialist

Garfield County Libraries

Support Services

Application Deadline

Apply By Jun 15th, 2022


$17.03 per Hour   Calculate


Rifle, CO


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Job Description

Garfield County Public Library District (GCPLD) is expanding - more services, programs, and events; longer open hours; and more awesome people who want to join our team!

Our Silt Branch Library is searching for an individual who enjoys public service and wants to contribute to a dedicated team to join us as a part-time Library Specialist who works 24 hours per week. This is a limited duration position to assist us through our summer season and possibly into the fall.

Our Library Specialists deliver excellent service to the public in all the major areas of public libraries - providing reliable and courteous service while on the information desk, helping customers find just the right item, assisting with all kinds of technology, connecting people with community resources, planning and hosting engaging events for all ages, designing eye-catching displays, and more!

The pay rate for the part-time Library Specialist position is $17.03/hour; with paid holidays, sick time, and vacation time.

Who We Are

GCPLD is a great place to work. Whether you're a paid employee or volunteer, we seek individuals who share our commitment to providing professional, outstanding customer service to all of our patrons in each of our six branches. Equally important is building a positive, empowering, and challenging work environment for all of our staff.

Mission: To connect our communities to a world of possibilities.

Vision: To be a trusted and valued resource to everyone in our communities.

Core Values: Balance, Community, Empowerment, Excellence, and Innovation

Who You Are

  • A high caliber individual who can empathize with others, participate in a team atmosphere, and enjoy learning and developing new skills.
  • Able to establish, maintain, and foster positive relationships with coworkers and others.
  • Can work effectively with a diverse clientele including customers of all ages, abilities, backgrounds, and cultures.
  • Creative and able to focus on details.
  • Effectively manages time, meets deadlines, and is reliable.
  • Can work a variable schedule, including some evenings and weekends.
  • Can maintain a personal commitment to providing exceptional public service.

Examples of Core Role Responsibilities

  • Assists patrons with circulation needs; answers telephone inquiries regarding library services and programs; directs patrons to requested locations within the library; checks library materials in and out; assists with renewal of books and materials; issues library cards; processes payments; prepares overdue item reports; answers reference questions; assists patrons with locating books and materials; provides reference interviews and Reader Advisory services.
  • Provides technology assistance for patrons logging into public computers and utilizing related equipment including printers, scanners, copiers, and fax machines; assists patrons with other online devices and programs.
  • Assists and participates in special events including fundraising events, summer reading program, concerts, book clubs, and library promotion and outreach activities held at local venues
  • Participates in constructing library displays
  • Shelves books and materials
  • Assists with and performs library opening and closing procedures
  • Promotes library programs, services, and resources; assists in preparation of materials to publicize library events and services; advocates for the library, both at the information desk and in the community; interacts with the public at offsite events, and at local venues; builds relationships with members of the community and outside stakeholders to ensure the library is expanding its connections in the community.
  • Creates positive experiences for library customers
  • Participates in library committees and special projects as needed.
  • Purchases new books, replacements, and patron requests as directed; processes and catalogs new books and places call numbers and spine labels as directed; resurfaces worn DVD's or other digital discs.
  • Ensures the safety and well-being of patrons within the building; handles emergency situations and upholds the Library Code of Conduct.
  • Other duties as assigned, please review our Library Specialist job description for more information.

Education & Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • One (1) year of experience providing clerical work or customer service including experience with technology systems such as Microsoft Suite, Apple products, and web browsers.

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.


Benefits & Additional Compensation Info

Paid sick, vacation, and holiday time; Employee Assistance Program; 457 Retirement Plan

The Community

The town of Carbondale is nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains at an altitude of 6,171 feet.  World class ski resorts, including Aspen, Snowmass and Sunlight, are located within 45 miles of this charming community.  Carbondale residents enjoy a lively arts and music community, great dining, community gatherings and a wide range of economic, social and philosophical viewpoints. 

Denver, the Mile High City, is 170 miles to the east of Carbondale and offers a wide variety of entertainment & sporting events, restaurants, shopping and is home to Denver International Airport.

Garfield County encompasses a geographical area of almost 3,000 square miles of which approximately 60% is federal public lands, and the furthest towns are 60 miles apart from each other. The population density is 19 people per square mile.

Our communities are located in beautiful valleys surrounded by high mountain desert, snowy Rocky Mountains, and several amazing tributaries of the Colorado River. A big reason people choose to live in Garfield County is the abundance of outdoor activities, including biking, skiing, soaking in hot springs, fishing, camping, and more.


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HR Info

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.

Kim Owens, Human Resources Manager



Posted Jun 2, 2022