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Innovation Technician - Full Time

High Plains Library District

Greeley, CO

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled

Wages

$20.26 to $27.42 per Hour   Calculate

Location

Greeley, CO

Hours

40.00

MLS

Not Required

Minimum Education

Associate's Degree

Library Experience

Not Required

Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library

Public

Job Description

Innovation Technician

Pay Grade: 42
Wages/Benefits:  $20.26-$27.42 /hr; Full-time benefits
FLSA Classification: Non-exempt
Hours: 40 Hours Full-time; Some days, evenings, and weekends 
Location: LINC Library Innovation Center (Opening May 2023), Greeley, CO 80631

Department: Branch Services

Supervisor: Library Manager
Supervises: None
Deadline: Open until filled

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.

Role: Answers patron requests for information and assistance and helps patrons learn and create in a makerspace and woodworking/industrial shop. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities:  

35% - PATRON ASSISTANCE – Serves as the first point of contact for patrons in assistance with using industrial, maker, and innovation equipment; guiding them in use of machinery, hardware, and software. Helps patron register for training and booking equipment.  Provide one-on-one assistance with maker and woodworking equipment upon request. (Essential)

25% - TECHNOLOGY INSTRUCTION – Serves as a point contact for patrons in assistance with using library technology; identifies opportunities for formal training in the library; advises patrons on availability of classroom and individual technology instruction; conducts safety training and equipment use training for various machines and refers patron on to the Creative Technologist or a Librarian for further assistance. (Essential)  

25% - IN BRANCH PROGRAMMING– Under the guidance of a supervisor, develops informative and entertaining programs by using project management and outcomes-based planning and evaluation tools; assists in delivering programs to audiences within the library; builds & maintains relationships with community partners; assists Community Relations and Marketing with recruiting attendees to provide benefit to patrons, to promote use of library resources and represent the library district to the community. (Essential)  

10% - MAINTENANCE OF INNOVATION & MAKER SPACE TOOLS & EQUIPMENT – Assists Creative Technologist with the regular maintenance, oversight, and cleaning of the makers space and innovation tools and equipment at LINC. Recommends repairs or replacement equipment as needed.  (Essential)

5% - OTHER DUTIES – Assists with providing website content, creating displays, and promoting the industrial space within LINC. Improving and expanding community engagement; Assists Supervisor to ensure the smooth operation of the department.  (Non-Essential)  

Minimum Requirements:

  

Education: 

Associate’s Degree 

Experience:  

One year of similar or related experience  

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

Or any combination of education and experience which provides the success factors.  

District Success Factors:  

Focuses on the customer  

Initiative  

Contributes to a positive work environment  

Strategic thinking  

Pursues personal development    

Continuous improvement  

Takes pride in the workplace  

Emotionally intelligent  

Tactful  

Knowledge of public library operations  

Creativity   

Job Success Factors:  

Knowledge of public library reference service   

Knowledge of print and online reference resources   

Skill in reference interviewing    

Skill in using and troubleshooting a variety of computers and mobile electronic devices  

Skill in Windows, MS Office Suite, and Publisher   

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

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

Able to operate various office equipment including copiers  

Able to plan and conduct age-appropriate programming  

Able to use good judgment  

Able to work in teams  

Able to work with confidential information  

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  

Physical Success Factors:  

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

Able to lift 50 lbs.


 


 

Benefits & Additional Compensation Info

Benefits: 

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: 42
Wages/Benefits:  $20.26-$27.42 /hr; Full-time benefits
FLSA Classification: Non-exempt
Hours: 40 Hours Full-time; Some days, evenings, and weekends 
Location: LINC Library Innovation Center (Opening May 2023), Greeley, CO 80631

Department: Branch Services

Supervisor: Library Manager
Supervises: None
Deadline: Open until filled

Links

External Job Ad
https://www.mylibrary.us/jobs/

HR Info

1.888.861.READ (7323)

Posted Jan 23, 2023