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, assists patrons with self-check and library technology, and plans and conducts programs.
Major Duties and Responsibilities:
35% - PATRON ASSISTANCE – Serves as the first point of contact for patrons in assistance with using library materials and information, guiding them in searching the catalog and stacks, accessing databases, and navigating the Internet; and passes the patron on to a Librarian for further assistance beyond the efforts required of a reference interview. (Essential)
20% - CIRCULATION – Checks out and renews materials; Assists patrons with self-checkout and checking in materials; issues and updates library cards; and follows procedures and collects money for fines and over-dues; processes holds; checks in materials and sorts and routes the materials to their proper location in order to assist patrons with borrowing of materials. (Essential)
15% - TECHNOLOGY INSTRUCTION – Serves as the first point of 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; and passes the patron on to a Librarian for further assistance beyond the efforts required of a reference interview. (Essential)
15% - IN BRANCH PROGRAMMING– Typically under the guidance of a Librarian, 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; assists Community Relations and Marketing with recruiting attendees in order to provide benefit to patrons, to promote use of library resources and represent the library district to the community. (Essential)
10% - COLLECTION MAINTENANCE – Informs Librarians about gaps in the collection in order to maintain an appealing, current, and useful collection. (Essential)
5% - OTHER DUTIES – Assists with providing website content, shelves library materials by loading carts with returned materials in order to return materials to library shelves; creates booklists, displays, bulletin boards, electronic documents and other special tools; and assists Supervisor in order to ensure the smooth operation of the department. (Non-Essential)
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
Contributes to a positive work environment
Pursues personal development
Takes pride in the workplace
Knowledge of public library operations
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.
This Job Description is not a complete statement of all duties and responsibilities comprising this position.
Benefits & Additional Compensation Info
Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance
401(a) Defined Contribution Retirement Plan
457 Deferred Compensation Plan
Flexible Spending Accounts for transportation, dependent care and medical expenses
Additional Info & Requirements
Wages/Benefits: $19.29-$26.09 /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
Supervisor: Patron Services Supervisor
Deadline: Open until filled - 3 Positions Available
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