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Youth Institutions & Acquisitions Consultant

Colorado Dept. of Education

Colorado State Library

Application Deadline

Apply By Sep 9th, 2010


$46,756.00 to $52,000.00 per Year   Calculate


Denver, CO





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience

Not Specified

Supervisory Experience

Not Specified

Type of Library


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Job Description

Are you a librarian with a passion for serving at-risk youth – and you’re not afraid to say so? Do you read teen novels in your free time – then recommend them to all your friends and neighbors? Is negotiating with jobbers, fixing technical problems, training staff, keeping detailed records, and managing a budget your idea of a good time? Do you have a flair for effortlessly shifting between team work and flying solo? And have you ever wondered if, maybe, you really belong in prison? If you answered yes to these questions, you may be the State Library’s next Youth Institutions and Acquisitions Consultant! The Colorado State Library is seeking a self-motivated professional to join an ambitious team of librarians dedicated to building and sustaining the best institutional libraries in the nation. Under the direction of the state Institutional Library Development Coordinator: develop and provide staff training and collection management expertise, select and acquire age-appropriate library materials, and advocate for procedures and standards for 11 Division of Youth Corrections libraries; develop, manage, and reconcile the unit’s library materials budget; deliver comprehensive acquisitions services for 41 state institutional libraries; and provide technical assistance to institutional library staff statewide.

Additional Info & Requirements

Minimum qualifications: - Master’s degree in Library Science, Educational Technology/Media, or equivalent from a NCATE or ALA accredited institution. - Two (2) years professional experience in a school, public, or institutional library. - Strong organizational skills and ability to keep detailed, accurate records. - Successful completion of a NCIC/CCIC background check for access to state institutional libraries. - Willingness and ability to travel, some overnight, within the state of Colorado and possess or obtain a valid Colorado’s driver’s license. Preferred Qualifications: - Experience developing and conducting effective training for library staff. - Library acquisitions experience using large book jobbers and subscription agencies. - Proficiency in using web‐based selection and acquisition tools. - Familiarity with young adult literature and experience in selection of library materials for young adults. - Microsoft Access and Excel experience. - Excellent communication skills. - Demonstrated ability to advocate for libraries with non‐library agencies.

HR Info

Submit a Colorado Department of Education Employment Application, letter of interest and resume to: Colorado Department of Education Human Resources Unit 201 E. Colfax Ave., Room 201 Denver, CO 80203 Fax : 303.866.6318 Telephone: 303.866.6815 Email: kispert_w@cde.state.co.us To obtain a Colorado Department of Education Employment Application, visit our website at http://www.cde.state.co.us/cdemgmt/HR/jobs.htm NOTE: All materials submitted should be current and specifically address the qualifications for this position. CLOSING DATE: Applicant materials must be received by 4:00 p.m., Thursday, September 9, 2010.

Posted Aug 30, 2010