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Sr. Library Specialist - Castlewood Library

Arapahoe Library District

6739 S Uinta St. Centennial, CO

Application Deadline

Apply By Jun 7th, 2024

Wages

$19.10 to $23.20 per Hour   Calculate

Location

Englewood, CO

Hours

40.00

MLS

Not Required

Minimum Education

Not Specified

Library Experience

Required

Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library

Public

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Job Description

Title: SENIOR LIBRARY SPECIALIST - (full-time 40 hours)

Location: Castlewood Library 6739 S. Uinta Street Centennial, CO 80112

Reports to: Supervisor

FLSA Status: Non - Exempt

Pay Rate: $19.10 - $23.20

Are you ready to level up your library skills? Do you enjoy collaborating within teams and across locations in support of library patrons? Do you bring a smile to work to enhance the experience of everyone around you? Do you enjoy leading others through processes and coaching them along the way? Do you find people asking you random questions or jumping in to help others before you're asked? This may be the job for you!

As a Senior Library Specialist at Castlewood Library, you are an active part of the library community, connecting patrons and staff members with the resources and information they need. You will use your public library experience and exemplary customer service to:

  • Train and mentor new/less experienced staff. 
  • Coordinate with specialized departments. 
  • Assist patrons with their information needs.
  • Anticipate and deescalate sticky situations.
  • Jump in to help us all complete daily tasks.
  • Include informal teaching while demonstrating how to use library resources.
  • Positively contribute to our community culture. 

To thrive in this job, you must have a desire to make a difference in the lives of our patrons and a commitment to ensuring everyone is welcome in our space, following up when needed and finding creative ways to help others, and setting appropriate boundaries to curb problematic patron behavior.

You'll have the patience to continue to support patrons and staff as they learn about new resources and procedures, how to better utilize resources they do understand, and support our ever-changing world. You maintain a team-focused attitude where you keep an eye on our processes and how things are working - notice when something isn't functioning in an ideal way, and you bring along a proposed solution and a willingness to be part of the solution. You pay attention to detail and strive to optimize library systems for the branch and the district.

You are reliable and on-time and know the impact when you're not. You read schedules and can interpret changes and where to go next. You like teams and you extend support and kindness to colleagues. You take the initiative to solve problems and then share the information with others.

Must have:

  • A collaborative and growth mindset amid change. 
  • Patience and aptitude for working with patrons of all backgrounds.
  • Ability to find answers to things you don't know. 
  • Positive contributor and supportive team member and invested in the success of teammates.

What makes us special?

Arapahoe Library District is generally one of valuing staff. We encourage our staff to set appropriate boundaries with the public and do not tolerate abuse, which makes for a more positive working environment in a public-facing role. The organization does a good job of listening to staff and building upon staff suggestions, although we always have room to grow. We work hard to create an increasingly inclusive culture that supports a diverse workforce, which we are working to build and sustain.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Three years of experience providing library services to patrons including providing reference and advisory services. 
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends and travel district-wide to all library locations as needed.
  • Intermediate technology skills such as: Microsoft Office, Sierra or other library service platforms, applications, hardware, etc. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, positive attitude, cultural humility, compassion, and professionalism in working with patrons and colleagues of all ages and diverse backgrounds.

This job description describes the general level of work being performed and is not necessarily an all-inclusive list of job-related responsibilities, duties or aspects associated with the job, and may be amended anytime based on business need. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

Inclusion and diversity are part of our values at Arapahoe Libraries.

Qualified applicants who represent the diversities of the communities we serve are encouraged to apply.

Benefits & Additional Compensation Info

Individual compensation packages are based on various factors unique to each candidate, including skill set, experience, qualifications and other job-related expectations. Additionally, internal equity is factored into each salary offer to ensure fairness within the organization.  All factors will be looked at holistically before determining a final rate of pay.

Health Insurance, Voluntary Life Insurance, Long term and short term disability Insurance, Retirement Plan, Paid Parental Leave,  Time off programs (Vacation, Sick, Holiday)

Additional Info & Requirements

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Three years of experience providing library services to patrons including providing reference and advisory services.
  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule, including evenings and weekends and travel district-wide to all library locations as needed.
  • Intermediate technology skills such as: Microsoft Office, Sierra or other library service platforms, applications, hardware, etc.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, positive attitude, cultural humility, compassion, and professionalism in working with patrons and colleagues of all ages and diverse backgrounds.

Work Environment: 

  • The duties for this position are performed in an indoor environment.
  • Moderate noise (computers, phones, printers and patron interactions).

Physical Activities:

Physical activities required to perform essential duties include:

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 25-50% of the time.
  • Must be able to move around 75-100% of the time.


 

The Community

Established in 1966, the Arapahoe Library District serves more than 200,000 residents living in Arapahoe County. Arapahoe County and other major suburban counties make up the greater metropolitan area surrounding Denver, Colorado. The Arapahoe Library District operates eight branch libraries, including mobile library services, and a library at the County Detention Center, funded by the Arapahoe County Sheriff's Department. A seven-member Board of Trustees sets the library budget and determines policy.

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Posted May 24, 2024