Branch Librarian

Grand County Library District

Fraser Valley Library

Application Deadline

Apply By Aug 21st, 2007


$31,200.00 to $47,840.00 per Year   Calculate


Fraser, CO





Minimum Education

Not Specified

Library Experience

Not Specified

Supervisory Experience

Not Specified

Type of Library


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Job Description

The Grand County Library District is looking for a motivated manager for the Fraser Valley Library Branch, an 8,460 square-foot facility with 5.25 FTE circulating over 83,000 items/year. Essential Responsibilities: • Provide excellent customer service • Manage the effective application of GCLD Policies and Performance Standards, basic library theory and practices (incl. organization, operation and terminology) and library law • Function as a member of the library team: branch, administrative office and district • Provide skilled reference, reader’s advisory services, and appropriate referrals to other information resources, including Interlibrary Loan • Make reasonable efforts to protect the safety of library users and staff, and to maintain order and cleanliness in the library • Attend training sessions, workshops, and conferences; implement concepts and ideas gained, as appropriate, to enhance programs and services • Lead regular staff meetings • Maintain library policy and branch procedures manual Primary Job Duties Supervisory and Leadership • Lead and direct the branch staff in provision of effective library services • Maintain effective communication with the branch staff • Make recommendations to the Director for staffing changes (interview, hire, promote, and terminate) • Evaluation, performance planning, and record keeping for branch staff • Train staff, substitutes, and volunteers • Budget preparation and administration for the branch • Prepare written monthly branch report, prepare and present annual branch report to the Board of Trustees • Develop goals and objectives with the Director • Participate in committee and special project assignments Patron Service • Spend a regular percentage of time in circulation desk duties • Manage the maintenance and development of the collection of materials in accordance with the collection development policy and budgetary guidelines • Maintain accurate records of patrons, interlibrary loans, circulation, materials ordered and received • Provide coverage of all aspects of library services as needed Public Relations • Promote the library in the community through a variety of media and displays in the library and in the community • Maintain consistent contact with groups and agencies, including the Friends of Grand County Library, through presentations and networking in the community • Report to the governing body of the community at least annually Other Job Duties • Assist the public in meeting their information needs • Perform duties according to the daily operations checklist • Use computers, printers, fax machines, copiers, answering machines, etc. and troubleshoot them as needed • Operate and teach others how to operate computer system to manage the library materials and customer databases • Shelve and file materials accurately • Process incoming materials from a variety of sources (book returns, courier service, administrative office, etc.) • Mend and clean materials as needed • Inventory and order supplies • Maintain accurate records of fines, fees, donations, and petty cash expenditures • Recover overdue library materials • Answer telephone questions, transfer incoming calls, and/or take accurate messages as appropriate • Run errands (collect mail, empty book returns, pick up supplies, etc.) • Keep accurate library statistics • Perform basic cleaning of facility • Other duties as assigned by supervisor

Additional Info & Requirements

Supervisory, management and staff training experience, or a combination of education and experience that provides similar skills. Comprehensive speaking and writing skills mandatory.

The Community

The Fraser Valley in Grand County, Colorado is a rural mountain resort community 1.5 hours west of Denver, over the 11,500' Berthoud Pass. Winters are long, lasting from October through April, with heavy snowfall. The town sits at 8,500 feet. Two-bedroom rentals range from $800-$1200/month.

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Posted Aug 7, 2007