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Librarian - Bilingual (Spanish)

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


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

Job Description

Librarian - Bilingual (Spanish)  


Answers patron requests for information and assistance, coordinates programming within the branch, and acts as a staff resource.

Fluent in Spanish  

Major Duties and Responsibilities:  

40% - IN BRANCH PROGRAMMING - Working independently or as part of a team, develops relevant programs by using project management and outcomes-based planning and evaluation tools; delivers programs to audiences within the library, and assists Community Relations and Marketing with recruiting attendees in order to provide benefit to patrons, promote use of library resources and represent the library district to the community. (Essential)  

15% - PATRON ASSISTANCE – Receives referrals from Library Associates working with patrons, assists patrons in locating the information needed through the use of library resources and Internet sites; provides in-depth reference services and locates requested materials and information sources in order to satisfy patron requests for library materials and information; stays well informed as a reader’s advisor; 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)  

15% - TECHNOLOGY INSTRUCTION – Receives referrals from Library Associates working with patrons, applies digital technology skills to assist patrons in using library technology; identifies opportunities for formal training in the library and advises patrons on availability of classroom and individual technology instruction. Accommodates different learning styles, assesses the needs of the learner and collaborates with the learner to meet the learner’s needs.(Essential)  

15% - COLLECTION MAINTENANCE – Maintains and creates web content, recommends additions to the collection, evaluates weeding reports and recommends removal of items, notifying the Collection Librarian of the discarded item in order to keep collection appealing, current and useful. (Essential)  

5% - STAFF RESOURCE – 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. (Essential)  

10% - OTHER DUTIES – Creates displays, bibliographies, and blogs, recommends budgets, requests equipment, and supply purchases, prepares statistical reports, acts as Person In Charge (PIC), and assists Supervisor with projects in order to ensure the smooth operation of the library. (Non-Essential)  


Minimum Requirements:  


Master of Library and Information Science  

*Applicants who do not have an MLIS but are looking to pursue and receive the degree are still encouraged to apply.  


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

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

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 literature   
  • Knowledge of print and online reference resources   
  • Skill in reference interviewing   
  • Skill in Reader’s Advisory  
  • Skill in using Innovative Interfaces, Inc’s Sierra or another comparable automated library system   
  • Skill in using and troubleshooting a wide variety of digital devices, stationary and mobile   
  • Skill in instructing others how to use digital technology  
  • Skill in customer service including dealing with difficult patrons and volatile situations   
  • Skill in Windows, Microsoft 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 experience  
  • Able to operate various office equipment including copiers   
  • Able to plan and conduct age-appropriate 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.  

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
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Paid Leave

Additional Info & Requirements

Pay Grade:51
Wages/Benefits:  $25.31-$34.24 /hr; Part-time benefits
FLSA Classification: Exempt
Hours: 24 hrs/wk Part-Time; Some days, evenings, and weekends 
Location: Centennial Park Library, Greeley, CO 80634
Supervisor: Branch Manager
Supervises: None
Deadline: Open until filled


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HR Info

1.888.861.READ (7323)

Posted Jun 1, 2023