Join our fun and creative youth services team! Assist Library patrons at a public reference desk in a dynamic and busy Children and Teen Services Department. Recommend reading and other resources for purposes of education, information, and entertainment. Collaborate with a team of librarians to offer great reader’s advisory with an Equity, Inclusion, and Diversity lens and share ideas on how to improve our skills. Prepare a collection development plan for part of the Children's collections. Select new materials, identify materials for removal from the collection, and manage an assigned acquisitions budget all with an Equity lens and attention to the diversity of the collection. Develop and present enriching and fun library programs for birth-17-year-olds. This includes Storytimes and general all-ages programs. Performs outreach services to the community. Seeks out professional development opportunities as a life-long learner and values actionable steps to make our Library more equitable and inclusive of diverse voices, internally and externally. Knowledge of how to serve and welcome Spanish speakers at the Library in culturally affirmative and appropriate ways is important. Performs essential duties and additional tasks in a manner which enhances City Attributes.
Benefits & Additional Compensation Info
Regular Full-time with Benefits. Benefits include: Medical, Dental, Vision, Flex Spending, Defined Benefit Pension Plan, 401(a) Money Purchase Plan, Life & Survivor, Term Life & AD&D, Long Term Disability, Bereavement, Jury & Witness Duty, FMLA, Military Leave, Sick, Vacation, Holiday pay, EAP, Tuition Assistance. Other benefits: Optional, employee elected, voluntary benefits are available.
Additional Info & Requirements
Master’s Degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in library science or related field and two years’ library experience requiring strong customer service and teamwork skills. Performance at this level requires advanced customer service skills, knowledge of library operations, and ability to provide advanced reference assistance. We’re committed to building a team that reflects the diversity of the communities we serve. The City may consider an equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, education, and experience to meet minimum qualifications, and encourages all candidates to apply and help us achieve our goal of creating an inclusive and equitable workplace.
Longmont, Colorado is a dynamic and diverse community with a large Spanish-speaking and Latinx community. It's a fun place to work and live with lots of open space, local independent shops, and breweries. Our Library patrons are enthusiastic and we are a rapidly growing town in the Denver Metro area. We are excited to reach more of our traditionally under-resourced communities in town and bring an Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion lens to our work.
The selection process will include complete job description review, personal interview, computer testing, background investigation, criminal background check, and substance screening. DEADLINE: Open Until Filled An ONLINE APPLICATION is required. The online application process is available for this position on our website at www.longmontcolorado.gov/jobs. Resumes will be accepted in lieu of the full City Application; however, they must be submitted via the City application site for consideration. Open Until Filled positions may close without advance notice. To be considered, please apply as soon as possible. For more information, call (303) 651-8609.