Teen Librarian #10055

Mesa County Libraries

Grand Junction CO

Application Deadline

Apply By Aug 9th, 2013


$43,500.00 to $46,500.00 per Year   Calculate


Grand Junction, CO





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Specified

Type of Library


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Job Description

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: 1. As part of the dynamic youth services team, develops programming for the library district with special focus on service to teens. Promotes library service and resources beyond the walls of the library by engaging community groups, by interacting with youth and by developing activities that best meet their needs. Demonstrates knowledge and appreciation of teen and YA literature, periodicals and audiovisual materials and maintains responsibility for collection development and maintenance for this service population. 2. Offers excellent, proactive reference service with the understanding of how to conduct a reference interview and provide nonjudgmental responses while respecting the patron’s right to browse. Offers excellent readers’ advisory and programming while inspiring the lifelong love of reading. Works with community organizations and volunteers as a resource for developing and promoting library programming. Serves as an example for all staff in providing library service to youth and communicating expectations. Actively participates and contributes to various library committees and activities. 3. Pursues professional development opportunities and recaps content with others recognizing appropriate audiences and methods for communicating information. Collaborates with fellow professionals in order to contribute to the library profession. Practices self-evaluation and exemplifies advocacy for libraries and youth. LIBRARIAN I COMPETENCIES: CREATIVITY/INNOVATION Generates new ideas, challenges the status quo, takes risks, supports change, encourages innovation, solves problems creatively. RESULTS FOCUS Targets and achieves results, sets challenging goals, prioritizes tasks, overcomes obstacles, accepts accountability, sets team standards and responsibilities, provides leadership/motivation. INTEGRITY/ETHICS Deals with others in a straightforward and honest manner, is accountable for actions, maintains confidentiality, supports company values, conveys good news and bad. SELF DEVELOPMENT Seeks out and accepts feedback, is a proactive learner, takes on tough assignments to improve skills, keeps knowledge and skills up-to-date, turns mistakes into learning opportunities. LIBRARY CORE COMPETENCIES CUSTOMER FOCUS Builds customer confidence, is committed to increasing customer satisfaction, sets achievable customer expectations, assumes responsibility for solving customer problems, ensures commitments to customers are met, solicits opinions and ideas from customers, responds to internal customers. ADAPTABILITY/FLEXIBILITY Adapts to change, is open to new ideas, takes on new responsibilities, handles pressure, adjusts plans to meet changing needs INITIATIVE Tackles problems and takes independent action, seeks out new responsibilities, acts on opportunities, generates new ideas, practices self-development. ORGANIZATIONAL SAVVY Operates within the organization's formal and informal structures, builds allies and relationships across departments, uses allies to build consensus and create results, is appropriately diplomatic, understands others' roles and perspectives, can sell projects and ideas across the organization. TEAMWORK Meets all team deadlines and responsibilities, listens to others and values opinions, helps team leader to meet goals, welcomes newcomers and promotes a team atmosphere. REQUIRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: MLIS/MLS from accredited ALA graduate school or degree completed by December 2013* 2 – 3 years’ experience in a library setting, preferred *Official transcripts will be required upon offer of position REQUIREMENTS: Affinity for working with youth, especially teens and their families, Excellent public presentation skills Proficiency in word processing software, Internet and electronic mail Ability to navigate OPAC Ability to obtain and maintain a valid Colorado driver’s license and to transport self to other library locations DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS: Bi-lingual with fluency in English PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to: Communicate verbally Maneuver about the library in a timely fashion; infrequently lift and carry up to 25 pounds with occasional standing, reaching, stooping, bending, and climbing on to a step stool or ladder Read a minimum print size equal to 10 point Times New Roman font

Additional Info & Requirements

Affinity for working with teens and their families

The Community

About the Mesa County Public Library District The Mesa County Public Library District serves approximately 148,000 residents of Mesa County, located in far western Colorado at the junction of the Colorado and Gunnison rivers. The library operates eight locations that serve a variety of communities, from an urban center to small mountain towns. The largest location, the Central Library in downtown Grand Junction (population 58,704), is scheduled to reopen in June 2013 in a newly expanded and renovated 45,000 s.f. facility that serves as an important attraction in the city’s downtown area. Other branches serve: - Clifton, an unincorporated area of approximately 20,000 people; - Fruita, a rural community of 12,677 which is becoming a world-renowned hub for mountain biking; - Orchard Mesa, a mixed agricultural and residential area on the south side of Grand Junction; - Palisade, a charming small town at the center of a thriving wine-producing and peach-growing region; - De Beque, a historic ranching community that serves as a base for the energy industry; - Collbran, a ranching and recreation town at the base of the towering Grand Mesa; and - Gateway, a small, remote town in a spectacular redrock setting. The library district includes all of Mesa County, Colorado and is overseen by a seven-member Board of Trustees. Mesa County Libraries are part of the Marmot and Prospector library networks, which provide patrons with access to 11 million titles at libraries throughout Colorado and Wyoming. In 2012, Mesa County Libraries recorded almost 727,000 visits and approximately 1.36 million checkouts. In recent years, the district has moved several branches into new locations to provide better and more convenient service to the public.

HR Info

Contact Name: Barbara Burr, Human Resource Director Contact Phone: 970-243-4783PROCEDURE: Visit our website at www.mesacountylibraries.org and look for 'Library Jobs' in the 'About Us' section. Apply for Teen Librarian, job #10055. Upload a cover letter and current résumé near the end of the online application form. (An alternate application process is available if our online site is inaccessible to applicants with a disability. Please inquire at any MCPLD Library information desk for assistance.) First review of applications will begin at 12:00 noon, Monday August 5, 2013. Applications will be accepted until 12:00 noon, Monday, August 12, 2013. On-site interviews for successful candidates will be conducted during the week of August 19 – 23, 2013. MCPLD is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Posted Jul 19, 2013