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Library Associate - Children's

High Plains Library District

Carbon Valley Regional Library, Firestone, CO

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


$19.29 to $26.09 per Hour   Calculate


Greeley, CO




Not Required

Minimum Education

Bachelor'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

Library Associate- Children's



Answers patron requests for information and assistance, assists patrons with self-check and library technology, and plans and conducts programs.

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

35% - PATRON ASSISTANCE – Serves as the first point of contact for patrons in assistance with using library materials and information, guiding them in searching the catalog and stacks, accessing databases, and navigating the Internet; and passes the patron on to a Librarian for further assistance beyond the efforts required of a reference interview. (Essential)

20% - CIRCULATION – Checks out and renews materials; Assists patrons with self-checkout and checking in materials; issues and updates library cards; and follows procedures and collects money for fines and over-dues; processes holds; checks in materials and sorts and routes the materials to their proper location in order to assist patrons with borrowing of materials.  (Essential)

15% - TECHNOLOGY INSTRUCTION –  Serves as the first point of contact for patrons in assistance with using library technology; identifies opportunities for formal training in the library; advises patrons on availability of classroom and individual technology instruction; and passes the patron on to a Librarian for further assistance beyond the efforts required of a reference interview.  (Essential)

15% - IN BRANCH PROGRAMMING– Typically under the guidance of a Librarian, develops informative and entertaining programs by using project management and outcomes-based planning and evaluation tools; assists in delivering programs to audiences within the library; assists Community Relations and Marketing with recruiting attendees in order to provide benefit to patrons, to promote use of library resources and represent the library district to the community. (Essential)

10% - COLLECTION MAINTENANCE – Informs Librarians about gaps in the collection in order to maintain an appealing, current, and useful collection.  (Essential)

5% - OTHER DUTIES – Assists with providing website content, shelves library materials by loading carts with returned materials in order to return materials to library shelves; creates booklists, displays, bulletin boards, electronic documents and other special tools; and assists Supervisor in order to ensure the smooth operation of the department.  (Non-Essential)

Minimum Requirements:


Bachelor’s Degree 


One year of similar or related experience

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

Or any combination of education and experience which 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:

Knowledge of public library reference service 

Knowledge of print and online reference resources 

Skill in reference interviewing

Skill in using and troubleshooting a variety of computers and mobile electronic devices 

Skill in Windows, MS Office Suite, and Publisher

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

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

Able to operate various office equipment including copiers 

Able to plan and conduct age-appropriate programming

Able to use good judgment

Able to work in teams

Able to work with confidential information

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

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

Paid Leave

Additional Info & Requirements

Pay Grade:40
Wages/Benefits:  $19.29-$26.09 /hr; Part-time benefits
FLSA Classification: Non-exempt
Hours: 24 Hours Part-time; Some days, evenings, and weekends 
Location: Carbon Valley Regional Library, Firestone, CO 80504
Supervisor: Patron Services Supervisor
Supervises: None
Deadline: Open until filled


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HR Info

1.888.861.READ (7323)

Posted Sep 12, 2023