OFFICE OF SCHOOLS
Traditional 235 work days
Salary Range: $51,940 - $60,235
Essential Functions and Objectives:
- Provides library services to school-based staff, central departments, and vendors.
- Provides support to other department members.
- Provides excellent customer service to building and central staff related to collection development, accounts, library systems, and digital resources.
- Selects, deselects, and inventories resources to improve student and teacher access to high quality resources according to department and school board policies and department mission and vision; works collaboratively with members of Library Services, central departments, building library staff, teachers, and administrators in order to perform collection development and improve library spaces; facilitates student voice and choice in library collections.
- Implements projects and programs that support the mission and vision of District Library Services, identifying and researching current and future trends in library resources, programs, and services; proposes flexible and responsive ways to implement these resources and services, including training and professional development opportunities.
- Manages the acquisitions process for school and/or District customers and any related invoices and requisition; anticipates and resolves related problems, identifies opportunities for continuous improvement, and works to implement them.
- Coordinates flow of library materials with other department and staff and uses appropriate library systems and software to manage these materials.
- Markets and communicates library services and resources across the community in order to improve access to high quality and highly effective library programs and resources.
- Creates and maintains systems to track the quality of library services across the system and generates reports as needed.
- Develops strategies and clear, specific performance measures for projects that are easily translated into work goals and deliverables for other team members; assesses and tracks project progress regularly using various computer programs and tools; and drives project completion by holding others accountable for responsibilities and deadlines.
- Mentors other staff as needed.
Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:
- Three (3) or more years experience working in a library, preferably in an ECE-12th grade school setting.
- Demonstrated experience working with students, teachers, administrators, parents, and/or community agencies.
- Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Applications for Education as well as knowledge of library software systems and databases.
- Ability to take initiative, creatively problem solve, and follow through with minimal supervision.
- Effective verbal and written communication skills with the ability to communicate to a variety of audiences.
- Strong analytical abilities, attention to detail, and organizational skills.
- Effectively handles multiple demands and competing deadlines.
- The ability to take responsibility for one’s own performance.
- Works collaboratively with others on a team.
- High degree of integrity in handling confidential information.
- Must have a strong customer service approach, emotional constancy, and extraordinary interpersonal skills to ensure purposeful, positive, and professional interactions and working relationships.
- Understanding of child development and related literacy needs from early childhood through 12th grade.
- Knowledge of Colorado K-12 curriculum, International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE), and American Association of School Librarians (AASL) standards.
- Understanding of adult education and personalized learning preferred.
- Bachelor's Degree required in education, English language and literature, or related field.
- Work Year Calendars (including accrued time off): http://thecommons.dpsk12.org/Page/1129
- Benefits (including DPS contributions): http://thecommons.dpsk12.org/Page/1397
- Compensation Structures: http://thecommons.dpsk12.org/Page/244
- Employee must live and work with a permanent home address in Colorado while working for Denver Public Schools.
Benefits & Additional Compensation Info
Benefits (including DPS contributions): http://thecommons.dpsk12.org/Page/1397
Compensation Structures: http://thecommons.dpsk12.org/Page/244
About Denver Public Schools:
Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation. DPS is comprised of nearly 200 schools including traditional, magnet, charter and alternative pathways schools, with an enrollment of more than 90,000 students.
DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in the state in terms of student academic growth. Learn more at dpsk12.org.
Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.