City of Westminster
City of Westminster - Irving Street Library
Job DescriptionThis is paraprofessional library work assisting the Youth Services Coordinator. Support is provided in the operations of the Youth Services area to include; planning, developing and implementation of services and programs for children and young adults, and performing technical and complex library duties. This position reports directly to the Librarian II at the Irving Street Library. Some evenings and weekends required. Provides assistance to library patrons at the Children’s Services Desk. Plans, organizes, publicizes, and presents story time for the Westminster Public Libraries. Gives tours of library facilities, provides programs, readers' advisory and information services and library instruction for classes or groups of children visiting the library. Provides outreach programs to various Westminster community groups and organizations. Supervises volunteers working in the Youth Services area when the Youth Service librarians are not available. Participate in planning/implementation of the annual Summer Reading Program and other special community programs. Assists, as needed, the Youth Services Coordinator and librarians in weeding, mending, and ordering of books and materials. Prepares bulletin boards, book displays and provides assistance in the preparation of bibliographies and reports. Performs other duties as assigned.
Additional Info & RequirementsFrequent use of telephones, computer terminals, personal computers, photocopier, FAX machine, bar-code readers, self check out machines, book security system equipment, and various audio-visual equipment such as video projectors, DVD and video players. Regular use of personal transportation to the library’s various facilities and other locations in the provision of library services and programs. This position involves bending, stooping, reaching, standing, walking, lifting, and sitting. Must be able to reach high and low shelves to retrieve books and other materials or equipment. Must be able to prepare detailed arts and crafts materials from programs and library displays. Must be able to climb stairs and drive an automobile. Must transport audio-visual and other equipment necessary to conduct the programs and services of the library. Must have the ability to push up to 100 pounds.Ability to work and provide friendly knowledgeable service to all age groups in a fast paced, busy environment. Good working knowledge of children’s books and authors. Creative skills and abilities to plan, organize, publicize and present a story time, give tours and provide special programs for children. Ability to assist patrons in finding materials and resources in the library. Knowledge of the Dewey Decimal system. Knowledge of basic library procedures, methods and techniques. Ability to effectively and courteously work with the public, supervisors, and coworkers. Good oral and written communication skills. Ability to interpret manuals and written instructions. Ability to work within the framework of Westminster’s S.P.I.R.I.T. (Service, Pride, Integrity, Responsibility, Innovation and Teamwork) philosophy. Ability and interest to participate in training opportunities and committee work. Successful candidates will be required to complete a pre-placement physical and a substance screen prior to employment. Background investigations may be done prior to employment.
The CommunityWestminster (Population: 108,710) is a city located in both Adams County, Colorado and Jefferson County, Colorado and is a suburb of the city of Denver. In July, 2006, it was ranked as the #24 best place to live in the USA (CNN Money). Great schools, low crime, good jobs in a high-tech economy and a fantastic outdoor life make Westminster No. 25. Situated 5,000 feet above sea level in the Rocky Mountains, the city offers restaurants, night life and culture, plus natural attractions like nearby Standley Lake provides the city with both water and recreation. The interconnected trail system winding through the City's open space is a special point of pride. Westminster features more than 63 miles of off-road trails, making it a leader in offering easy access to some of the richest recreational opportunities in the Denver metro area. The City of Westminster took off in the '90s as companies moved from high-priced California.
A City application is required for all positions and is due by midnight on the closing date. Any required supplemental documents must be received by 5:00 pm on the Friday after the closing date. Applications are available online at www.ci.westminster.co.us or at City Hall, 4800 West 92nd Avenue, Westminster, CO 80031. The City of Westminster offers a bonus of up to $1,000 per year depending on the employee’s level of fluency in Spanish, Hmong and/or Laotian.