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Library Assistant

Pine River Library

Bayfield, CO

Application Deadline

Apply By Jun 9th, 2023


$13.00 to $18.00 per Hour   Calculate


Bayfield, CO




Not Required

Minimum Education

High School (or Equivalent)

Library Experience

Not Required

Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library


This job is more than 3 weeks old or the application deadline has passed.

Job Description

Pine River Library is hiring a Library Assistant to join their fun, dynamic, community-minded team. 


You are passionate about libraries. You are well read, tech savvy, and can’t wait to find out about the latest books and movies so you can share them with our patrons. You embrace the challenge of working with the public to meet their needs in a positive and helpful way. You embrace change and flexibility. You are accountable, people-smart, and you have a desire to do meaningful work.

Pine River Library’s mission is “connecting community,” a guiding idea that puts customer service at the forefront of everything we do. As a library assistant, you will do so much more than check out materials to patrons. On a regular desk shift you might find yourself helping a patron learn the basics of a device or assisting with an online job application. You might help a patron navigate applying for housing, medical, or food assistance. You might find yourself chatting with a young patron about their interests so you can help them find their new favorite book. You’ll get to know “the regulars” and also help newcomers to the area join the community. 

This position will start at part time (approximately 12 hours per week), with the possibility to grow into full time. The pay range is $13-18/hour. Applications are due Friday, June 9. For more details and application visit www.prlibrary.org/employment.

The Community

The Pine River Public Library District was voted the “2014 Best Small Library” in the country by Library Journal. We have a beautiful 12,000 sq. ft. facility with an impressive 17,000 sq. ft. community garden in partnership with the Pine River Garden Club. In partnership with our community organizations, Pine River Library offers 500+ programs/year, and we are truly the “living room” in our library district of almost 9,000 people. Bayfield itself is a quaint town of 2000 residents, about 20 miles east of the dynamic community of Durango in the heart of the exquisite Pine River Valley, east of the San Juan Mountains. We have five major rivers and all kinds of outdoor and cultural opportunities with nearby Fort Lewis College and Southwest Community College. Southwest Colorado is a year-round vacation destination located between Purgatory Ski Resort and Wolf Creek Ski Area. Pine River Library offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in Bayfield, CO.  

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Posted May 19, 2023