Reference-Part Time

Security Public Library

Security Public Library, 715 Aspen Drive, Colorado Springs

Application Deadline

Apply By Aug 16th, 2013


$11.00 to $13.00 per Hour   Calculate


Colorado Springs, CO




Not Specified

Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Specified

Type of Library


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Job Description

Basic Function: Provides reference and circulation services. Fills interlibrary loan requests received from library patrons and from other libraries. Shelves materials. Physical Requirements: Hearing and vision corrected to normal ranges. Ability to lift and carry up to 25 pounds, and push a loaded book truck weighing 120 pounds. Ability to reach up to seven feet to retrieve and replace books with a stool or ladder, as needed. Qualifications: ALA-accredited MLS degree preferred. Bachelor’s degree required. One year of previous library or customer service experience. Ability to learn to operate equipment as required by the position; establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees and library patrons. Ability to type required. May require a valid Colorado driver’s license. Duties and Responsibilities: Provides efficient, courteous public service and presents a positive image of the library in attitude, appearance and performance of duties. Fills interlibrary loan requests for materials generated by patrons needing information. Determines the best source to contact for materials, which must be obtained through interlibrary loan, using knowledge of other libraries’ collection strengths and taking into account speed of delivery and cost. Fills requests for materials which are received from other institutions. Researches reference questions posed by the public using knowledge of this library’s collection and information resources available on the web. Instructs patrons in their use of the computerized catalog and the library collection. Processes incoming newspapers and magazines for use by the public and sorts mail. Performs duties at the circulation desk and the children’s rooms, as needed. Insures that circulation procedures maintain patrons’ confidentiality. Other duties as assigned. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Ability to keep confidential records and perform routine tasks; learn library methods, techniques and computerized databases; work in a team environment; use good judgment. Ability to perform repetitive tasks accurately; pay attention to detail. Ability to work nights and weekends, as needed.

The Community

Security Public Library serves the communities of Security/Widefield (population 45,000) in southern El Paso County, Colorado. With a beautiful view of Pikes Peak, Security/Widefield prides itself on its small town atmosphere and strong sense of community. Set in a 59 square mile area, the largest populated unincorporated area in Colorado, Security/Widefield has all the advantages of being adjacent to Colorado Springs, a city of 500,000, and only an hour drive to Denver.

HR Info

Susan Garrett Security Public Library 108 Widefield Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80911 (719) 390-2814Reference Librarian – Part Time – $11.00-13/hr depending on experience 17 hours a week, Mon, Tues & Wed 5-8pm and Saturdays 8:30-5. Responsible for basic public library reference services, including readers\' advisory, ILL, and online searching. Requires a 4 year college degree with a minimum of one year\\\\\\\\\\\\\\\'s previous public service experience. Application deadline is 8/14/13. Send your resume including three references to: Susan Garrett Security Public Library 108 Widefield Blvd. Colorado Springs, CO 80911 (719) 390-2814 EOE

Posted Aug 2, 2013