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Library Clerk

City of Aurora, Library & Cultural Services

Aurora, CO

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


$12.25 to $19.06 per Hour   Calculate


Aurora, CO




Not Required

Minimum Education

High School (or Equivalent)

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library


This job is more than 3 weeks old or the application deadline has passed.

Job Description

Summary of Job Duties

Salary to commensurate with experience.

Salary range for this position is $15.25- $23.83/hourly

The hiring range for this position is $15.25- $19.06/hourly 

City of Aurora, Colorado
 It is an exciting time to work for the City of Aurora, we're growing and looking for dedicated and collaborative individuals to join our team of talented and valued employees. Excellent organizations have a set of principles, or core values, that are used to implement their mission and vision. Those values represent the touchstone for the organization, guiding the decisions of the individuals and the organization. At the City of Aurora, we demonstrate our excellence by modeling the CORE 4 Values of:  Integrity, Respect, Professionalism, and Customer Service, and we welcome all who share these values to apply.

Why Work for Aurora?

  • Make a difference in the lives of real people every day
  • Diverse community
  • Competitive total compensation package
  • Well-Funded General Employees Retirement Plan
  • Light rail station minutes away
  • On-site fitness center and overall employee well-being programs
  • Internal educational programs to assist with career advancement
  • Access to innovation workspaces

Department Information
 The Library and Cultural Services Departments vision is to empower an environment of lifelong learning and cultural enrichment by stimulating learning and literacy, inspiring creativity, and integrating arts, culture and history into the lives of Aurorans.  We have two divisions within the department: Library and Cultural Services, both offering a variety of free programs and services to the community.  Please go to www.auroralibrary.org to learn more about the Aurora Public Library.

Library Services Summary

  • 7 locations
  • Books, CDs, DVDs, magazines
  • Database and language learning programs
  • Public computers
  • Study space
  • Printing, faxing and scanning services
  • Community events, programs, and activities for all ages

Position Information
 The individual in this position must provide the highest level of customer service assisting library customers with circulation services, account help, finding library resources, answering general questions, and providing basic technology assistance.  Strong customer services skills, attention to detail, genuine interest in helping people from a diverse community of all ages and a friendly outgoing demeanor are essential for success in this position.  

Locations: Will work primarily at an assigned location, hours may change based on business need.  May be required to occasionally to substitute at another Aurora Library location based on staffing needs.

 Tallyn’s Reach Library (23911 E. Arapahoe Rd.)
Primary hours will include days, nights, and weekends. Hours are subject to change dependent upon department needs.


The City of Aurora will conduct ongoing screenings of applications on a first come-first serve basis; as soon as we determine to have a qualified pool of applicants, this position may close quickly and without notice.


  • Provides friendly and professional customer assistance for library service needs.
  • Checks books/other items in and out through computerized system.
  • Answers general customer questions regarding library policy, procedures and customer accounts.
  • Answers basic reference, reader's advisory, general customer questions, and provides basic computer usage support.
  • Redirects more advanced reference questions to Reference staff as appropriate.
  • Operates a cash register, conducts customer payment transactions, maintains a cash drawer.
  • Performs data entry into library system, spreadsheet and other databases.
  • Sorts, processes, shelves and assists with other general library materials inventory management duties.
  • Retrieves paged items from shelves.
  • Assists with research and programs as needed.
  • Proactively ensures that library space is neat and organized (e.g. furniture and equipment is in order, shelves are well organized, displays are creative and refreshed regularly).
  • Provides friendly, efficient and professional service to customers in-person, by telephone and email.
  • Conducts general office/administrative/clerical tasks as needed.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned.



A combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted for the minimum education and experience requirements on a year for year basis.
Education: High School Diploma or GED

Experience: At least 6 months customer service and/or retail experience. Experience within a library system is a plus.

Knowledge:  Customer service techniques, routine software/computer systems including the internet, email, word processing, spreadsheets, database input/use, and inventory/customer transaction systems.

Abilities:   Ability to deal with stressful situations with tact and diplomacy; communicate with diverse customers/staff of all ages in a professional, age and culturally, appropriate manner; use general office equipment, computers, calculators, and copy/fax machine; perform basic mathematical calculations; follow oral and written instructions; work shifts, including some nights, and weekends.  Ability to speak Spanish a plus


Essential Personnel: 

  • When a local announcement of emergency or disaster is declared by the City, all City of Aurora employees may be required to work as essential personnel.

Physical Demands:

  • Light to sedentary physical work requiring the ability to lift 40 pounds with or without assistance
  • Frequent lifting, carrying, walking and standing
  • Hand/eye coordination to operate office equipment, carts, and moveable shelving
  • Vision to read and interpret reports, documents and other written information
  • Frequent speech communication and hearing to maintain communication with employees and citizens

Work Environment:

  • Works primarily in clean, comfortable environment with shared workstations and equipment
  • Shift work to include days, nights, working weekends and occasional holidays. Must be willing to work at least one closing shift.

Equipment Used:

  • Frequently uses computer keyboard and telephone, fax machines, copiers and microfilm equipment
  • This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment

For Veterans preference:  Please show all of your employment history, including military service and related documentation (DD214) on the application.
The City of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer.  We are required by state and federal agencies to keep certain statistical records on applicants.  It will not be used in any way to discriminate against you because of your sex, race, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, disability or military status, gender identity, unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification as defined by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Opportunity Commission.


Despite the changes in Colorado law, the City of Aurora maintains a drug free workplace.  A positive test of marijuana is grounds for disqualification and ineligibility for employment with the city for one year or termination once hired.

Posted Nov 17, 2022