Assistant Librarian, Adults (Temp)

City of Loveland

Loveland Public Library

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled

Wages

$17.22 to $20.63 per Hour   Calculate

Location

Loveland, CO

Hours

30.00

MLS

Not Specified

Minimum Education

Associate's Degree

Library Experience

Not Specified

Supervisory Experience

Not Specified

Type of Library

Public

Job Description

The Assistant Librarian in Adult Services is responsible for providing a variety of services in the Adult Services Division including, but not limited to customer service, programming, technology instruction, and data reporting. Flexible schedule requires some evenings and weekend hours. This position reports to the Adult Services Division Manager. The salary range for this position is $17.22- $24.04 per hour with a hiring range of $17.22 - $20.63, depending on qualifications and experience. Position will close to applicants on: Friday, July 8, 2022 at 12:00 P.M. M.S.T.

This is a temporary 25 hour per week position

Loveland Public Library, located in the heart of Loveland, serves a population of 77,000 from a beautiful LEED Gold Certified building. The recently remodeled and expanded facility was designed with art-inspired elements from the surrounding Rocky Mountains and Big Thompson River. A large-capacity public computer lab, learning center and creator space welcome over 45,000 patrons each year. A rich array of programs and services including bilingual storytimes, writing workshops, cultural celebrations, a used bookstore, a whimsical children’s area and a YOUmedia lab for teens make Loveland Public Library a destination for locals and visitors alike. Partnerships with organizations serving diverse populations support the library’s mission to inform, inspire and engage a strong community through outreach, classes, afterschool programs, and technology access

Do you enjoy working with people of diverse backgrounds and abilities? Do you jump at the chance to work in an innovative and dynamic environment? Do you look out to the community to see what you can do to make it better?  Does the latest technology excite you? If so, then this job could be for you!

Loveland Public Library is looking to fill a position in its Adult Services Division. This position is responsible for customer service, assisting library staff with community focused programs and services, maintaining the Adult Services webpage, and compiling monthly statistics. Our ideal candidate is enthusiastic, forward-thinking, can work independently, and excited about the prospect of growing and learning in an ever-changing environment!

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Searches for, locates, and retrieves information/materials to answer questions posed in person, by phone, and by email.
  • Explains to patrons the use of equipment and resources including the online catalog, databases, microfilm reader-printers, and copiers.
  • Provides support, training, and troubleshooting for the library’s online resources and downloadables as it relates to e-readers, tablets, and other mobile devices.
  • Compiles monthly reports using tools such as MS Excel and Tableau.
  • Assists Librarians with programming and outreach including monthly book discussion groups.
  • Processes and displays newspapers and magazines
  • Collaborate with Marketing to updates, and distributes department’s marketing material and Adult Services webpage(s).
  • Supports Librarians’ collection development
  • Provides education and support for the public and staff for library resources.

OTHER JOB FUNCTIONS:

  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Creates book and special displays.
  • Manages tax forms, library handouts, and community materials.
  • Maintains the overall appearance and cleanliness of the Adult Services area by assisting Material Handlers with shelving, shelf reading, and picking up lay around items.
  • May coordinate and direct work of volunteers.

SUPERVISORY DUTIES: None

JOB QUALIFICATIONS:
Knowledge, skills & abilities:
Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Provide strong customer service to customers of all ages and backgrounds. Positively inspire and energize customers about library services and materials. Incorporate equity, diversity and inclusion in all operations. Work collaboratively across teams and independently to complete tasks on time, and constructively problem solve. Perform job duties effectively during relaxed or stressed activity level within the department. Working knowledge of Microsoft Office, web design, data collection and use best practices for use of electronic resources.  General knowledge of computer-based library systems.  Welcomes diverse populations, including but not limited to cultural, racial, economic, and ethnic diversity.  Spanish language proficiency a plus.

Core competencies:
Accountability, Integrity, Transparency & Honoring the Public Trust, Collaboration, Innovation, Safety, Excellent Service with Courtesy and Kindness                       

Education and/or experience:
Associates Degree required, Bachelor’s Degree preferred.  Experience may substitute for the education requirement on a year for year basis.

One year of progressively responsible experience in libraries or a related field in addition to any experience used to satisfy the education requirement.

Experience providing customer service to diverse individuals and groups is preferred. 

Licensure and/or certifications: None

Material and equipment directly used:
Must be able to use the following equipment: III LIS software; online databases, the Internet, mobile technology, PCs, microfilm reader-printers and scanner, photocopiers, fax, telephone, book carts, laminator, bar code reader

Working conditions and physical requirements:
Works in a dynamic public library environment in the Adult Services Division with extensive public contact. Must be able to visually scan library computer and staff screens and explain displayed information and direct customers to shelf locations. Must be able to position or move materials on varying height shelves and in file cabinets for extended periods of time. Must be able to move library carts weighing 50 pounds across a carpeted floor.  Flexible schedule requires some evenings and weekend hours.   

This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.

With over 300 days of sunshine, and just 30 miles from Rocky Mountain National Park in the heart of northern Colorado, Loveland is an ideal community for anyone to call home.  Known as the Sweetheart City, this vibrant cultural hub is home to nearly 500 sculptures and public art installations, the world-famous Valentine Remail Program, and picturesque views of the Rocky Mountains.  The community is bustling with a thriving arts, brewery, foodie and shopping scene.  Enjoy headliner concert and theatre productions, professional hockey events, endless community recreation and open space opportunities, art and sculpture shows, and several local festivals.  Loveland also boasts an award-winning golf course and an inclusive library and community center. Loveland, Colorado has EVERYTHING YOU LOVE! In 2020, Loveland was the only Colorado City to win the Governor’s Award for Downtown Excellence, is the top residential recycling City in the state for 4 consecutive years and has been ranked as one of the top places to live, work and raise a family in the U.S. and as one of the Most Idyllic Picturesque towns in America.

Apply today to join more than 800 employees who work to meet the core values of: Accountability & Integrity, Transparency & Honoring the Public Trust, Collaboration, Innovation, Safety, Excellent Service with Courtesy and Kindness.  The City of Loveland is a diverse and welcoming community organization and our employees enjoy a competitive benefits program, various opportunities for growth and development, and an exceptional work-life balance.

A vibrant community, surrounded by natural beauty, where you belong!

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The City of Loveland provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

A criminal history background check will be obtained pre-employment.

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HR Info

A City of Loveland application is required for consideration.

Posted Jun 17, 2022