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Librarian I- Children

Eagle Valley Library District


Application Deadline

Apply By Sep 1st, 2023


$53,147.00 to $74,406.00 per Year   Calculate


Avon, CO





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience


Type of Library


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Job Description


English/Spanish bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply. Hiring salary: $53,147. The full-time benefits package includes employer-paid health care coverage, valued at $10,584. Dependent health-care coverage is also available (valued at up to $23,000). Our benefits package summary is available on the careers page.

Position Overview

Plans, organizes, directs, and manages Children's Library services in a branch library. May assume responsibility for staff in the absence of the Branch Manager.

Work Environment

  • Performs work under typical library conditions
  • Library hours require evening and weekend work
  • Makes contacts with the public, schools, other libraries, nonprofits, civic organizations, government agencies and other professional organizations
  • Regularly interacts with other personnel and the public


Qualifications, Education, Experience, and Skills Required


  • Completion of a Master of Library and Information Science Degree from an American Library Association accredited institution
  • One year of Children’s Services professional library experience or coursework focusing in this area


  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public library functions
  • Knowledge of the principles of library collection development, planning, coordination, and budget management
  • A working knowledge of computer applications for library services
  • Considerable knowledge of the needs and abilities of children and the available library materials and services
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to administer the activities of children's library service including: supervising the work of others, establishing priorities, developing short and long-term plans for the implementation of new services, programs, and solutions to problems for children’s library service
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, subordinates, associates, officials of other agencies and the general public
  • Ability to perform and supervise reader's advisory, bibliographic and other professional library services
  • Artistic skills used in creating posters, displays, etc. is highly desirable

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops and conducts programs for children and parents which encourage reading, viewing, listening and technology skills as well as the use of the library facilities and materials. Selects appropriate books and activities for programs and books speakers
  • Incorporates literacy learning techniques into children’s programming
  • Serves as a liaison to community agencies serving children
  • Provides reference and reader’s advisory service for children, parents, and teachers
  • Assists in promoting library use, especially programs and services of children's services
  • Assists Children’s Librarian II in developing children's library policy
  • Assists Children’s Librarian II in preparing the annual budget, particularly as it relates to children's services
  • Administers and controls Children's Library budget expenditures to stay within appropriate levels as assigned by Children’s Librarian II
  • Selects materials for Children's Library as assigned by Children’s Librarian II by examining professional publications and other sources for selection of books, periodicals, and related materials, and by considering patron requests
  • Prepares book lists, displays, bulletin boards, etc. with special emphasis on children’s interests
  • Acts as a liaison with elementary schools, communicates and collaborates with school library media specialists and teachers on a regular basis, gives book talks, instruction in the use of the library, and conducts library tours
  • Works with the Public Relations Librarian to promote programs. Contributes to the District newsletter, updates website events, and may also provide content for the District website and blogs
  • Maintains attractive appearance of the children’s area
  • Evaluates children's collection for balance, condition and comprehensiveness
  • Schedules withdrawals of children's materials
  • Assists in selecting personnel for children's library services in assigned branch
  • Supervises and evaluates Children Services Specialist(s) in assigned location
  • Directs the daily operation of the Children's Library to ensure the highest quality service as established by library policy
  • Maintains working knowledge of contemporary issues, trends and technology in the library profession by attending workshops, professional meetings, and reading current literature
  • Participates in job related activities of professional and community organizations
  • May assume responsibility for staff and library building in the absence of the Branch Manager
  • Performs duties in other library areas and participates in library special projects as needed or as requested by Director, Branch Manager or Children’s Librarian II
  • Working with Children’s Services Team to discuss district wide programming and children’s services issues

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs general library work as needed, participating in serving on Reference and Circulation desk rotations, assisting patrons, shelving, maintaining computers, and answering phone calls
  • Participates in staff meetings and training sessions
  • Examines professional publications and other sources for selection of books, and other materials

Physical Requirements

  • Light physical effort required in carrying and shelving books, and in performing other typical library functions
  • Frequent standing, walking, bending, stooping, reaching and climbing.
  • Ability to operate a keyboard at an efficient speed
  • Frequently required to sit and talk or hear, use hands to operate objects, tools or controls, and reach with hands and arms
  • The employee must regularly lift and/or move materials weighing up to 40 pounds
  • Vision and hearing at or correctable to "normal ranges"


Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

Note: The description is illustrative of tasks and responsibilities. It is not all-inclusive of every task or responsibility.

Salary Description

$53,147 starting salary


Human Resources / Job Listings

HR Info

Anne Clarke, Business Manager


Posted Aug 22, 2023