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Events and Experiences Librarian

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


Job Description

Events and Experiences Librarian



Coordinates external experiences/programs; Networks with community organizations and community at large to create two-way dialogue; Provides library services and acts as a staff resource.  

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

35% - EXPERIENCE DEVELOPMENT AND PROGRAMMING –Delivers programs and services to audiences within the library district; Identifies opportunities for public interaction through innovative experiences using the Pop-Up library; Collaborates with others in identifying relevant programs, experiences, and outreach events; Organizes and prepares items needed for booth requests which can include equipment, print resources, activities, etc; Works in partnerships with outside agencies to promote use of library services; Uses project management and outcomes-based planning and evaluation tools to develop and access events that fulfill target audience needs and networks with community agencies and businesses (Essential)

20% - COMMUNITY NETWORKING – Participates in community organizations by attending meetings; sits on boards/committees/taskforces; and plans library programming to include literacy related agencies, schools, business associations, and other community organizations with indirect or direct relationships with the library district in order to increase community awareness and demand for library services.  (Essential)

15% - COLLECTION MAINTENANCE – Identifies items from collection to place on pop up library for events; maintains and creates web content recommends additions to the collection; notifies the Collection Librarian of discarded items in order to keep collection appealing, current, and useful.  (Essential)

10% - PATRON ASSISTANCE – Assists patrons in locating the information needed through the use of library resources and Internet sites; provides technology instruction for a diverse population of technology users with a priority on accessing library services and resources; stays informed as a reader’s advisor; provides in-depth reference services and locates requested materials and information sources in order to satisfy patron requests for library materials and information; 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)

10% - MOBILE SERVICES – Helps maintain vehicle by performing driving checklists and reporting issues with the vehicle; drives vehicle to and from regularly scheduled stops and scheduled events; loads and unloads library materials using rolling carts; interprets library policy in absence of librarian or direct supervisor; and acts as Person In Charge (PIC) when at events.  (Essential)

5% - STAFF RESOURCE – Collaborates with others to identify opportunities based on community conversations.  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. Shares information learned through community conversations.  (Essential)

5% - OTHER DUTIES – Drives outreach vehicle, creates displays, bibliographies, and blogs, requests equipment and supply purchases; prepares statistical reports, and assists Supervisor with projects in order to ensure the smooth operation of the department.  (Non-Essential)

Minimum Requirements:


Master of Library and Information Science


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

Skill in basic computer operation

Valid driver’s license and good driving record

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

Multicultural skills and sensitivities to ethnic, linguistic, and cultural groups (preferred).

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

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:

Culturally proficient

Knowledge of public library reference service

Knowledge of literature 

Skill in reference interviewing 

Skill in reader’s advisory

Knowledge of print and online reference resources 

Skilled in public speaking

Skilled in interpersonal communication

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

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

Skill in Adobe Creative Suite

Skill in Windows, MS 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 environment

Able to operate various office equipment including copiers

Able to drive personal vehicle or mobile unit to deliver programs and services. 

Able to plan and conduct age appropriate and culturally relevant 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.

Able to load materials onto a mobile services vehicle.

Able to drive large, delivery style vehicle.  

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
Compensation/Benefits: $25.31-$34.24/hr; Full-Time benefits
FLSA Classification: Exempt
Hours: 40 hrs./wk; Regular days, evenings, and weekends required
Location: Administration Support and Services Building, Greeley, CO 80631

Department: MOVE
Supervisor:  Districtwide Events and Experience Supervisor
Supervises:  None
Deadline:Open until filled


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Posted Mar 10, 2023