Job DescriptionThe Douglas County Libraries has an opening for an experienced full-time (32 hrs/wk) Collection Development Librarian/Youth Specialist in our beautiful Philip S. Miller Library in Castle Rock, CO.
Additional Info & RequirementsStarting salary is $2918.93/mo with generous benefits and a performance review in 6 months, but a higher salary will be considered to be commensurate with skills/experience. Must have experience with evaluating community and library data to build a solid collection of current young adult and children’s print materials from a variety of sources including journals, media, publishers, and distributors. Must have strong knowledge of current and emerging trends in the publishing industry. Some experience in writing collection policy and guidelines preferred. A superior understanding of trends in juvenile patron expectations of library services is also preferred. Experience in acquisition of materials for opening day collections a plus. The top candidate will have a working knowledge of office software and library databases, as well as excellent communication skills. We are looking for a self-motivator who is also an effective team player.
The CommunityDouglas County has been nationally recognized as a great place to live, work and raise a family. In a May 2004 study, by the American City Business Journals (ACBJ), Douglas County ranked fourth in the nation for Quality of Life. ACBJ used 20 statistical indicators to rate living conditions in all 3,141 counties and independent cities across the nation. Douglas County ranked particularly well in the household income, homeownership rate and educational attainment categories. Combine those with our great location, excellent schools, wonderful weather and outstanding recreational and cultural opportunities and you will understand our high rank in the Quality of Life study.
Submit resume and District application (required, available on our web site at DouglasCountyLibraries.org or at any of our libraries) via mail, fax or e-mail (PDF, StarOffice or Word equivalent attachments saved in RTF only) to: Human Resources, Douglas County Libraries, 100 W. Wilcox St., Castle Rock, CO 80104. Fax: 303-688-7655. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. EOE.