Come join a fun and collaborative Children's and Teen department as our new Bilingual Children's Librarian! Under the supervision of the Head of Children’s and Teen Services, this position provides bilingual English-Spanish services to children, teens, families, and their caregivers. Assist Library patrons at a public reference desk in the Children’s and Teen section of the Library. Interview patrons by telephone, email, or in person to determine patron needs. Locate desired information or library materials for all patrons. Instruct / assist patrons in the use of library resources, both print and online. Assist patrons with their technology needs. Recommend reading materials for purposes of education, information, and recreational reading. Increase our connections to and support of Longmont’s Spanish speaking families and youth through outreach, programming, storytimes, reference work, and collection development. You support diversity, inclusion, and equity for all, and work toward removing barriers to access. Will assist the Library as a whole in creating Spanish language materials in a variety of formats for all ages. Performs essential duties and additional tasks in a manner which enhances City of Longmont Attributes.
Additional Info & Requirements
Fluency in Spanish and English is required, as is experience working with Spanish speaking populations. Candidates will be asked to take a Bilingual language test. Experience working with children and teens from a diversity of backgrounds in a Library setting is strongly preferred. MLS from an ALA accredited university or working towards the degree is preferred. Schedule includes at least one night a week and some weekend hours. The City of Longmont's full benefits package will be offered.
Longmont is a vibrant, growing, and diverse community that is at the forefront of innovation and transformation in Boulder County. The city has a population of over 90,000 residents and the highest percentage of Latinx residents in the county at roughly 25% of Longmont’s general population. Our residents speak many languages, with Spanish the most common non-English language spoken. We have over 1,500 acres of parks and open space and value sustainability, creativity, and inclusivity. Everyone belongs in Longmont, and our robust centrally located Library believes everyone belongs at the Library. The Library and its staff work to meet the ever-evolving needs and desires of our community and strive to be proactive and adaptable to the diverse demands of our citizenry.
Selection process will include complete job description review, personal interview, bilingual testing, background investigation, criminal background check and substance screening.
DEADLINE: ONLINE APPLICATION (required) must be successfully submitted by 11:59 pm on August 12, 2019. An online application process is available for this position on our website at www.longmontcolorado.gov. Resumes are not accepted in lieu of the City Application. For more information, call (303) 651-8609.