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Library Associate-Mobile Services

High Plains Library District

Outreach, Greeley, CO

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


$16.63 to $22.50 per Hour   Calculate


Greeley, CO




Not Specified

Minimum Education

Bachelor'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

Drives mobile services vehicles to off-site locations to assist patrons with information and educational requests, handles material check in and out, and plans and conducts programming. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities:

10% - DRIVES LARGE VEHICLES – Safely drives large vehicles such as a bookmobile that is up to 34’ long and delivery vans to remote locations throughout service areas and through congested city traffic in sometimes adverse weather conditions to locate assets at locations where patrons can access library services and materials.  (Essential)

40% - PATRON ASSISTANCE – Serves as the first point of contact for patrons in assistance with using library materials and information, guiding them in searching the catalog and stacks, accessing databases, and navigating the Internet; and passes the patron on to a Librarian for further assistance beyond the efforts required of a reference interview. (Essential)

15% - OUTREACH PROGRAMMING – Plans informative and entertaining programs and outreach events such as school visits and computer classes for patrons by identifying and accessing audiences, recruiting attendees, accessing resources in the collection and the community and coordinating such programs and outreach events in order to promote use of library resources and represent the library district to the community. (Essential)

15% - CIRCULATION – Checks out and renews materials; assists patrons with self- checkout and checking in materials; issues and updates library cards; and follows procedures and collects money for fines and over-dues; processes holds; checks in materials and sorts and routes the materials to their proper location in order to assist patrons with borrowing of materials. (Essential)

10% VIRTUAL SERVICES – Answers patron requests for information and assistance via the phone and online at the Virtual Library location. (Essential)

5% - SHELVING – Shelves library materials by loading carts with returned materials; placing materials on the appropriate shelf according to Dewey decimal number, author name, or title in order to return materials to library shelves. (Non-Essential)

5% - OTHER DUTIES - Assists the Supervisor in order to ensure the smooth operation of the department. (Non-Essential)

Minimum Requirements:


Bachelor’s Degree


One year of related experience

Valid Colorado Driver’s License and a good driving record.

Personal vehicle

Able to drive personal vehicle, large RV style bookmobile, or van to deliver programs and services.

Experience presenting and providing library services to customers who may not have literacy or technology skills (preferred)

Multicultural skills and sensitivities to ethnic, linguistic and cultural groups (preferred)

Able to read, write, and speak Spanish fluently (preferred)

Or any combination of education and experience which provides the success factors.


District Success Factors:

Focuses on the customer


Contributes to a positive work environment

Strategic thinking

Pursues personal development

Continuous improvement

Takes pride in the workplace

Emotionally intelligent


Knowledge of public library operations


Job Success Factors:

Knowledge of public library reference service

Skill in reference interviewing

Knowledge of print and online reference resources

Cultural competency (knowledge, sensitivity, and awareness of diverse cultures)

Skill in using Innovative Interfaces, Inc.’s Sierra or other comparable automated library systems

Skill in customer relations including dealing with difficult patrons and volatile situations

Skill in Windows, MS Office Suite, and MS Publisher (Moved here from Experience section)

Able to operate various office equipment including copiers

Able to plan and conduct age-appropriate programming

Able to use good judgment

Able to work in teams

Able to work with confidential information


Physical Success Factors:

Able to push a fully loaded book-cart weighing up to 200 lbs.

Able to lift 50 lbs.

Able to load materials onto a mobile services vehicle

Able to drive large delivery style vehicle

This Job Description is not a complete statement of all duties and responsibilities comprising this position.

Additional Info & Requirements

Pay Grade:  34

Compensation/Benefits: $ 16.63 - $22.50 /hr including full-time benefits

FLSA Classification:   Non-exempt

Hours: Full-time; Some days, evenings and weekends

Location:  Outreach, Greeley, CO

Supervisor:  Virtual and Mobile Services Supervisor

Supervises:  None

Deadline: Open until filled


Human Resources / Job Listings

HR Info

Human Resources 970-506-8587

For more information regarding open positions and to apply online, please visit our website at www.MyLibrary.us

Posted May 31, 2019