Librarian-Programming, Children’s Services

Fort Collins Public Library

Application Deadline

Apply By Aug 17th, 2007


$3,553.00 to $4,981.00 per Month   Calculate


Fort Collins, CO





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience

Not Specified

Supervisory Experience

Not Specified

Type of Library


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Job Description

Position Title: Librarian-Programming, Children’s Services Job #: 7103 Classified, Full-time Position Open to the public Department: Library Salary Range: $3,553 - $4,981 monthly. Salaries are paid biweekly. Closing Date: August 17, 2007 Selection Process: Applications will be reviewed. Selected candidates will be interviewed. Post-offer background check and drug screen will be required. SUMMARY: Under the general direction of the Children’s Services Lead Librarian, oversees the content, development, planning, coordination and publicizing of all Library in-house and outreach programming for children of all ages and their parents and caregivers. Performs a wide variety of professional level services in support of library programs and activities. ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following duties and responsibilities are illustrative of the primary functions of this position, and are not intended to be all inclusive. • Creates and implements overall plan of dynamic, creative, and responsive programs for children of all ages and their parents and caregivers consistent with the Library’s strategic plan • Approves and coordinates all story-time, puppet shows and special event programs • Approves and coordinates all programming for infants, day cares, elementary schools and preschools • Plans, coordinates, publicizes and implements summer reading programs • Plans and directs or implements special projects involving library promotion for children • Creates and presents original in-house and outreach programs as needed • Coordinates and oversees all children’s program publicity • Coordinates with programming staff in other departments • Serves as liaison with community groups and schools as assigned • Oversees and trains staff in the use of audiovisual equipment for children’s programming • Provides reference and readers advisory services at the public service desk • Required to work some evenings and weekends and be flexible for program schedules • Prepares reports and compile statistics as assigned • Contributes to and supports problem solving and policy and procedure development for Children’s Services • Responds to customer complaints as needed • Prepares or assists with grant applications and administer grants secured as directed • Trains staff and volunteers as directed • Furnishes information on library activities, facilities, rules, and services. • Explains and assists in use of reference sources such on-line computer catalogs, Internet, CD-ROM work stations, microfilms, or book or periodical databases to locate information. Creates reference tools as needed. • Describes or demonstrates procedures for searching on-line databases. • Searches on-line databases and other information sources to locate information. • Solicits funding and donations for library programs. SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: This position is responsible for the supervision of assigned staff.

Additional Info & Requirements

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, sit, and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. WORK ENVIRONMENT: Standard library work environment. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Only on-line applications accepted for this position. Visit our website at to apply on-line by Friday, August 17, 2007. Job #7103. City of Fort Collins, Human Resources Department, 215 N. Mason, P.O. Box 580, Fort Collins, CO 80522. (970) 221-6535. Job Line: (970) 416-2489, x5125. Public access computers are available at City H.R. Dept., Fort Collins Public Libraries, and the Larimer County Workforce Center. The City of Fort Collins will make reasonable accommodations for access to City services, programs and activities and will make special communication arrangements for persons with disabilities. Please call (970) 221-6535 for assistance. THE CITY OF FORT COLLINS IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER. BACKGROUND CHECK AND DRUG TEST REQUIRED.

The Community

In November 2006, voters overwhelmingly approved the creation and funding of the Fort Collins Regional Library District. The new library district is funded by a 3-mill property tax dedicated to library services. The existing Fort Collins Public Library, with the Main Library downtown, the Harmony branch at Front Range Community College, and the southeast branch under construction at Front Range Village forms the foundation of the new district. The District boundaries cover a large regional area in northern Larimer County, and are essentially the same as the Poudre School District. With the stable and increased funding a district provides, the library has begun restoring and enhancing services and collections. Fort Collins has been listed as one of the most desirable places to live in several publications over the last five years. Nestled along side the Cache La Poudre River at the foothills of the Rocky Mountains, Fort Collins is home to over 140,000 residents. Colorado State University is the city’s largest employer and is Colorado’s second largest public university, enrolling 22,000 students each academic year.

HR Info

QUALIFICATIONS: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. • Excellent programming and performance skills • Knowledge of child development • Strong organizational skills • High level of initiative • Demonstrated knowledge of public library youth services including children’s literature • Ability to interact effectively with staff and the general public. • Ability to use standard PC software, such as Word, PowerPoint and Excel • Ability to effectively search on-line databases and the Internet. • Ability to work with all age groups in a variety of formats. • Willingness to travel to program locations throughout the district • Working knowledge of graphic design, layout and production techniques EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE: Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited university; two years related work experience in children’s library service and in youth programming. Supervisory experience desirable.

Posted Jul 29, 2007