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Job DescriptionChildren’s Librarian Librarian I Mesa County Libraries Grand Junction, Colorado Mesa County Public Library, located in Grand Junction, just 28 miles east of the Utah border at the junction of the Colorado and Gunnison Rivers, has a Librarian I (Children’s Services) opening for an energetic, customer-focused individual to join our team. Mesa County Public Library seeks a creative thinker to join our Children’s Services team on the Western Slope. Responsibilities include collection and program development, assisting customers at the children’s information desk, and using library resources, such as online databases and the Internet for reference and reader's advisory. The library serves the entire county of over 124,000 residents with a central library and seven branches. Our annual circulation is over 700,000 and approximately 1,600 people use our services daily. In this friendly and collaborative environment of 70 plus employees, the district library board and management encourage continuing education and provide for staff development and participation in professional organizations. The ideal candidate possesses a professional approach to working with library customers and other staff members, a willingness to work in a team environment, and an ability to adjust to multiple demands and rapid change while demonstrating adaptability and openness. An ALA accredited Master's Degree in Library Science is required, and library experience is desirable. May 2007 or recent graduates are encouraged to apply. Why Grand Junction? It’s an oasis in the desert, nestled between towering rock formations and beautiful, lush mountain ranges. The unique landscape and climate in Grand Junction provide for unlimited outdoor recreation activities. From winter skiing to mountain biking, fishing, rock climbing, and camping, residents find Grand Junction to be a place of enjoyment year round. Grand Junction, an affordable place to live, also hosts several community and cultural events throughout the year. Whether you prefer to take in a baseball game at the National Junior College Baseball World Series, enjoy the beautiful sounds of the Grand Junction Symphony, or sample wine at any of the several vineyards in the valley, Grand Junction is sure to have an event for everyone to enjoy. To find out more about why Grand Junction and the Grand Valley is a destination region, go online to www.gjchamber.org. For a complete vacancy announcement, go online to www.mcpld.org. Initial salary range is from $31,800 – $35,0000 annually; benefit package includes Health and Dental Insurance, LTD and Group Life Insurance, Retirement, and generous vacation, holiday, and sick leave. Other benefits include training and development opportunities and possible relocation allowance. Submit your current resume, cover letter, unofficial transcript* and District application including supplemental questionnaire (available at one of our libraries or at www.mcpld.org). Position is open until filled Barbara Burr Human Resource Manager Mesa County Public Library District PO Box 20000-5019 Grand Junction, CO 81502-5019 * Official transcripts will be due within one month of hire. Mesa County Public Library District is an Equal Opportunity Employer The Library District does not discriminate in hiring or employment on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, marital status, disability, sex, pregnancy, age, political preference, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by law. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors. When applying for this position, please mention that you saw it on the Colorado State Library Jobline.
Posted Mar 1, 2007