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Librarian - Career and Workforce Development

High Plains Library District

Greeley, CO

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


$25.31 to $34.24 per Hour   Calculate


Greeley, CO





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

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

Librarian - Career & Workforce Development  

LINC (Library Innovation Center) is a 62,000 square foot building that represents the next iteration of the High Plains Library District is scheduled to open May 2023. The newly constructed, state-of-the art building features a fully equipped makerspace with 3D printers, laser engravers, cri-cuts, and a plasma cutter, an industrial room with woodworking equipment, two large innovation workspaces, an innovation classroom, an art studio, a recording studio, podcast room, and an interactive Children's Innovation Workshop. The High Plains Library District's Local History and Genealogy Collection will be housed at LINC. A community catalyst for workforce development, STEM education, and future innovation, LINC is a place where creativity and possibilities come to life.   

Answers patron requests for information and assistance, coordinates programming within the branch, and acts as a staff resource.  

Major Duties and Responsibilities:  

40% - IN BRANCH PROGRAMMING - Working independently or as part of a team, develops relevant programs by using project management and outcomes-based planning and evaluation tools; delivers programs to audiences within the library, and assists Community Relations and Marketing with recruiting attendees in order to provide benefit to patrons, promote use of library resources and represent the library district to the community. (Essential)  

15% - PATRON ASSISTANCE – Receives referrals from Library Associates working with patrons, assists patrons in locating the information needed through the use of library resources and Internet sites; provides in-depth reference services and locates requested materials and information sources in order to satisfy patron requests for library materials and information; stays well informed as a reader’s advisor; and assists patrons with circulation functions which include, but are not limited to, issuing and updating library cards, checking-out and renewing materials, placing holds, and addressing account problems. (Essential)  

15% - TECHNOLOGY INSTRUCTION – Receives referrals from Library Associates working with patrons, applies digital technology skills to assist patrons in using library technology; identifies opportunities for formal training in the library and advises patrons on availability of classroom and individual technology instruction. Accommodates different learning styles, assesses the needs of the learner and collaborates with the learner to meet the learner’s needs.(Essential)  

15% - COLLECTION MAINTENANCE – Maintains and creates web content, recommends additions to the collection, evaluates weeding reports and recommends removal of items, notifying the Collection Librarian of the discarded item in order to keep collection appealing, current and useful. (Essential)  

5% - STAFF RESOURCE – Acts as a resource for staff by providing in-depth reference assistance, reference consultation, mentoring and training of staff in providing reference and reader’s advisory services in order to provide dynamic services to patrons. (Essential)  

10% - OTHER DUTIES – Creates displays, bibliographies, and blogs, recommends budgets, requests equipment, and supply purchases, prepares statistical reports, acts as Person In Charge (PIC), and assists Supervisor with projects in order to ensure the smooth operation of the library. (Non-Essential)  

Minimum Requirements:  


Master of Library and Information Science   

*Applicants who do not have an MLIS but are looking to pursue and receive the degree are still encouraged to apply.  


Two or more years of experience working in a library (preferred)  

Able to read, write, and speak Spanish fluently (preferred)  

District Success Factors:  

Focuses on the customer  


Contributes to a positive work environment  

Strategic thinking  

Pursues personal development  

Continuous improvement  

Takes pride in the workplace  

Emotionally intelligent  


Knowledge of public library operations  


Job Success Factors:  

Knowledge of public library reference service  

Knowledge of literature   

Knowledge of print and online reference resources   

Skill in reference interviewing   

Skill in Reader’s Advisory  

Skill in using Innovative Interfaces, Inc’s Sierra or another comparable automated library system   

Skill in using and troubleshooting a wide variety of digital devices, stationary and mobile   

Skill in instructing others how to use digital technology  

Skill in customer service including dealing with difficult patrons and volatile situations   

Skill in Windows, Microsoft Office Suite, and Publisher  

Able to foster a nonjudgmental, supportive environment for a diverse population of users by using patience and effective communication to assure a positive learning experience  

Able to operate various office equipment including copiers   

Able to plan and conduct age-appropriate programming  

Able to mentor and train staff  

Physical Success Factors:  

Able to push a fully loaded book-cart weighing up to 200 lbs.  

Able to lift 50 lbs.

This Job Description is not a complete statement of all duties and responsibilities comprising this position.

Benefits & Additional Compensation Info


Medical Insurance

Dental Insurance

Vision Insurance

Life Insurance

Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

Short-Term Disability

Long-Term Disability

401(a) Defined Contribution Retirement Plan

457 Deferred Compensation Plan

Flexible Spending Accounts for transportation, dependent care and medical expenses

Tuition Reimbursement

Paid Leave

Additional Info & Requirements

Pay Grade:51
Wages/Benefits:  $25.31-$34.24 /hr; Full-time benefits
FLSA Classification: Exempt
Hours: Full-Time; Some days, evenings, and weekends 
Location: LINC Library Innovation Center (Opening May 2023), Greeley, CO 80631
Supervisor: Branch Manager
Supervises: None
Deadline: Open until filled


Human Resources / Job Listings

HR Info

1.888.861.READ (7323)

Posted Jan 5, 2023