What You'd Do
Create positive experiences for library customers by performing professional library work including archival processing and reference service. Arrange and describe new archival collections and creates online finding aids. Use electronic resources and an extensive collection to answer reference questions and locate materials for customers. Provide online reference service. Staff a busy reference desk, serving a diverse clientele of all ages. Promote community outreach and programming. Communicate effectively about issues and initiatives with customers, coworkers, and administration. Assist in the development and maintenance of a special library collection requiring specialized handling, security, and subject expertise.
Additional Info & Requirements
Although the full salary range for this position is provided, offers are typically made within the starting salary range and depend on qualifications. The City and County of Denver benefit package will be offered.
The schedule will be determined by the needs of the department and will include evening and weekend hours.
Knowledge of the history of the American West with emphasis on Denver and Colorado. Knowledge of Genealogy. Knowledge of reference services. Knowledge of print and electronic information retrieval. Knowledge of and experience with various library databases and management systems such as ArchivesSpace and CONTENTdm. Skill using computers and organizing information for a variety of audiences. Skill in presenting information, both orally and in writing, especially for training library customers in the use of electronic resources. Skill in researching and answering written reference questions. Ability to thrive working in an environment with constant public contact with people from all backgrounds and age groups. Ability to demonstrate positive attitude, excellent interpersonal skills, cultural sensitivity, and a sense of humor in working with customers, coworkers, and community. Ability to perform community outreach and programming. Ability to creatively problem-solve, negotiate, and handle stressful situations in a positive manner. Ability to demonstrate innovation and flexibility. Ability to pass a background check after the offer to hire has been made.
A Master's in Library Science from an ALA accredited university.
Two years of working in a library or archives.
Experience with archival preservation best practices and knowledge of various analog audio and visual media formats (preferred, not required).
Please submit an application online by Friday, April 26 in order to be considered.