Denver Public Library

Schlessman Family Branch

Application Deadline

Apply By Aug 16th, 2019


$51,133.00 to $81,813.00 per Year   Calculate


Denver, CO





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Specified

Type of Library


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

Job Description

What You'd Do

Create lifelong library customers by implementing library services designed for our young adult community seeking popular materials and quick service. Provide readers advisory, reference assistance and engaging teen programming. Design engaging displays and participate in merchandising of the entire collection. Make a difference in the Schlessman community by attending outreach events, listening to community feedback and making decisions that reflect the community's aspirations. Communicate effectively about issues and initiatives with customers, staff and administration. Engage in constant contact and collaboration with young adults (typically ages 12-18) including those with diverse backgrounds and abilities.

You Have

Knowledge of publishing trends. Knowledge and experience with developing and presenting story times for young children as well as young adult programming. Skill in using and assisting customers with technology. Skill in eye-catching display design and merchandising of library materials. Skill in providing reference, readers and media advisory service to all ages. Ability and interest in assisting middle school through adult students with research assistance one on one and in groups. Ability to thrive working in an environment with constant public contact with people from all backgrounds and age groups. Ability to demonstrate a positive attitude, excellent interpersonal skills, cultural sensitivity and a sense of humor in working with customers, coworkers and community. Ability to creatively solve problems, negotiate and handle stressful situations in a positive manner. Ability to multitask and prioritize. Ability to demonstrate innovation and flexibility. Ability to use technology including email, internet, databases, eMedia, social media and other software. Ability to pass a background check after the offer to hire has been made. 

Excellent customer service skills.   

A Master's in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution or plans to receive one within 90 days of hire.

Experience in providing high volume, innovative library service (preferred, not required). 

Experience in working for and with young adults (preferred, not required).

Additional Info & Requirements

Other Things You Should Know

We are seeking an energetic, team-oriented Librarian with a strong public service commitment and passion for serving youth. In order to be considered for the position, please attach a cover letter to your application connecting your experience to the position.

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 branch and will include evening and weekend hours.

HR Info

Please submit an application online by Friday, August 16, 2019 in order to be considered.

Posted Aug 2, 2019