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Teen Services Librarian

Boulder Public Library

Main Branch

Application Deadline

Apply By Feb 3rd, 2019


$54,578.00 to $83,123.00 per Year   Calculate


Boulder, CO





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience

Not Specified

Supervisory Experience

Not Specified

Type of Library


This job is more than 3 weeks old or the application deadline has passed.

Job Description

Do you have the…

  • Charisma of River Song…
  • Tech skills of Dr. Emmett Brown…
  • Motivation and intellect of Hermione Granger?

 You might be our new TEEN LIBRARIAN!

We’re looking for someone who is passionate about serving teens and families in beautiful Boulder, Colorado. As the Teen Librarian, you’ll exercise your imagination by creating experiential hands-on programs with an innovative twist in our fabulous teen space, Foundry and Main library. It’s a fast-paced atmosphere where experiences like our Summer of Discovery program, tours, teen art gallery, and workshops are percolating all year long. If you enjoy independence and creativity, and thrive on self-motivation, we’d love you to join our Youth Services Team.


Under the general supervision of the Youth Services Manager, the Teen Services Librarian will administer teen services with a strong customer service focus and teen-friendly approach. The Teen Services Librarian will perform reference and reader’s advisory services, oversee the teen advisory board, provide technical support to teen patrons, contribute to collection development, and develop and administer teen programs.  Additionally, it will require work in the children’s services area, including performing some storytimes.  With an emphasis on teamwork, the Teen Services Librarian will work closely with the Youth Services Team and other library and city departments.  This position will occasionally provide direct support in the children’s library. The work schedule includes some evening and weekend hours.

Additional Info & Requirements

Check out the formal position description for required and preferred specifics. Desired skills include: 

-          Strong focus on inclusive hospitality and patron service

-          Effective communications

-          Stellar technology skills

-          Comfortable connecting with and presenting to teens

-          Able to manage work priorities while manning a desk in a busy environment

-         Understands value of library services in the 21st century

-          Exhibits our core values of customer service, respect, integrity, collaboration and innovation

The Community

Boulder Public Library is an inclusive and innovative system nestled at the doorstep of the beautiful Flatirons. BPL was named Colorado Library of the Year in 2016 and in 2017, National Geographic named Boulder, Colorado the "Happiest City" in the country. We value customer service, respect and collaboration. We strive to cultivate leadership, creativity and innovation in our staff. 

HR Info

Please complete a City of Boulder Employment Application. Applications are required for all City of Boulder position openings and must be filled out completely and accurately. Resumes and cover letters may be attached to applications. According to the Colorado Public Records Act, all information on applications is considered public information.

HR Contact Information

Human Resources Department 1101 Arapahoe Ave, First Floor Boulder, CO 80302 tel: 303-441-3070 fax: 303-441-3049

Qualified applicants will dig deeper and see what we’re looking for by looking at the position description and our website. Please submit a cover letter and a resume. Of course, the best will bring their A game. We hope you’re one of those, and we welcome your application! 

To apply for this position, visit the posting here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cityofboulder/jobs/2327087/teen-services-librarian

How to Apply: http://user.govoutreach.com/boulder/faq.php?cid=22265


Posted Jan 22, 2019