Youth Services Librarian

Douglas County Libraries

Douglas County Libraries at Highlands Ranch, CO

Application Deadline

Apply By Aug 26th, 2019

Wages

$22.67 per Hour   Calculate

Location

Littleton, CO

Hours

40.00

MLS

Preferred

Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree

Library Experience

Preferred

Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library

Public

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

Job Description

Youth Services Librarian Douglas County Libraries in Highlands Ranch, CO Full Time (40 hours) - $22.67 Hourly Category: Library Department: JHL/Youth Services Department YOUTH SERVICES LIBRARIAN OPEN POSITION AT DCL, HIGHLANDS RANCH. CO Douglas County Libraries elevates our community by inspiring a love of reading, discovery and connection. Douglas County Libraries is currently seeking an energetic and highly motivated individual to join DCL as a Youth Services Librarian, at our Highlands Ranch Library. The Youth Services Librarian, performs a variety of patron contact duties - in person, on the phone, and online. Duties include assisting patrons with their library accounts, providing readers services and computer/downloadable technology support, as well as contributing to collection merchandising, programming and outreach. Work is performed with... Posted today | Closes in 2 weeks     Job Opportunities Account Copyright © 2019 Douglas County Libraries Douglas County Librarieslogo image Youth Services Librarian is loading Youth Services Librarian flyout has been opened        Apply ␡ Youth Services Librarian Salary  $22.67 Hourly Location  Douglas County Libraries in Highlands Ranch, CO Job Type Full Time (40 hours) Department JHL/Youth Services Department Job Number JHLYSL08111940 Closing 8/26/2019 11:59 PM Mountain Description Benefits POSITION OVERVIEW YOUTH SERVICES LIBRARIAN OPEN POSITION AT DCL, HIGHLANDS RANCH. CO Douglas County Libraries elevates our community by inspiring a love of reading, discovery and connection. Douglas County Libraries is currently seeking an energetic and highly motivated individual to join DCL as a Youth Services Librarian, at our Highlands Ranch Library. The Youth Services Librarian, performs a variety of patron contact duties - in person, on the phone, and online. Duties include assisting patrons with their library accounts, providing readers services and computer/downloadable technology support, as well as contributing to collection merchandising, programming and outreach. Work is performed with considerable independent judgment and initiative. Circulation Supervisor Title : Material Handling Department Head FOUR MATERIAL HANDLING TECHNICIAN POSITIONS ARE AVAILABLE THE DCL VISION : Douglas County Libraries elevates our community by inspiring a love of reading, discovery and connection . DCL VALUES: CORE VALUES BRAND VALUES Welcoming Creates Fun & Play Respectful Diversity & Inclusion Innovative Collaboration & Teamwork Trustworthy Energetic Engagement Resilient Learning & Growth POSITION OVERVIEW : The... Posted 1 week ago | Closes in 2 weeks     Youth Services Librarian Douglas County Libraries in Highlands Ranch, CO Full Time (40 hours) - $22.67 Hourly Category: Library Department: JHL/Youth Services Department YOUTH SERVICES LIBRARIAN OPEN POSITION AT DCL, HIGHLANDS RANCH. CO Douglas County Libraries elevates our community by inspiring a love of reading, discovery and connection. Douglas County Libraries is currently seeking an energetic and highly motivated individual to join DCL as a Youth Services Librarian, at our Highlands Ranch Library. The Youth Services Librarian, performs a variety of patron contact duties - in person, on the phone, and online. Duties include assisting patrons with their library accounts, providing readers services and computer/downloadable technology support, as well as contributing to collection merchandising, programming and outreach. Work is performed with... Posted today | Closes in 2 weeks     Job Opportunities Account Copyright © 2019 Douglas County Libraries Douglas County Librarieslogo image Youth Services Librarian is loading Youth Services Librarian flyout has been opened        ␡ Youth Services Librarian Salary  $22.67 Hourly Location  Douglas County Libraries in Highlands Ranch, CO Job Type Full Time (40 hours) Department JHL/Youth Services Department Job Number JHLYSL08111940 Closing 8/26/2019 11:59 PM Mountain Description Benefits POSITION OVERVIEW YOUTH SERVICES LIBRARIAN OPEN POSITION AT DCL, HIGHLANDS RANCH. CO Douglas County Libraries elevates our community by inspiring a love of reading, discovery and connection. Douglas County Libraries is currently seeking an energetic and highly motivated individual to join DCL as a Youth Services Librarian, at our Highlands Ranch Library. The Youth Services Librarian, performs a variety of patron contact duties - in person, on the phone, and online. Duties include assisting patrons with their library accounts, providing readers services and computer/downloadable technology support, as well as contributing to collection merchandising, programming and outreach. Work is performed with considerable independent judgment and initiative. JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES APPROACHABILITY: Is easy to approach and talk to; spends the extra effort to put others at ease; can be warm, pleasant, and gracious; is sensitive to and patient with the interpersonal anxieties of others; builds rapport well; is a good listener; is an early knower, getting informal and incomplete information in time to do something about it. COMPOSURE: I?s cool under pressure; does not become defensive or irritated when times are tough; is considered mature; can be counted on to hold things together during tough times; can handle stress; is not knocked off balance by the unexpected; doesn't show frustration when resisted or blocked; is a settling influence in a crisis . INTEGRITY AND TRUST: Is widely trusted; is seen as a direct, truthful individual; can present the unvarnished truth in an appropriate and helpful manner; keeps confidences; admits mistakes; doesn't misrepresent him/herself for personal gain. ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS •Creates positive experiences for library patrons by effectively and efficiently performing job tasks; presents a positive image of the library in attitude, communications and appearance while performing duties in both the public and staff areas. •Builds relationships through exceptional patron service and ongoing outreach to individuals and organizations in our community. Acknowledges patrons, helps them at their point of need, partners with them to meet their goal and follows up •Demonstrates a thorough knowledge of professional library principles, public reference service expertise, homework help, outreach and presentation skills, and an understanding of public library operations. •Takes ownership of the customer experience by embracing new technologies, modifying the collection to meet patron needs, looking for new ways to reach customers outside the library, and creating a sense of discovery and exploration in the branch. Performs storytimes using the ALA Every Child Ready to Read early literacy skills. Encourages caregivers to build on the skills. presentation skills, and an understanding of public library operations. •Embraces innovation and experimentation. Recommends thoughtful change to help the district stay relevant and vital. •Stays abreast of new research and trends in the teaching of reading, children's learning styles, child development, and parenting styles. •Manages a customer-focused public library collection. In cooperation with the Collection Development Department selects, evaluates and deselects materials based on the needs and expectations of the community, current trends, and patterns of use. •Works with Community Relations Liaison to create, promote and implement youth programs. Reports statistics of programs as required. •Mentors colleagues and team members across departments and branches. Identifies training needs and opportunities and responds appropriately. •Serves as a Person in Charge (PIC) within the branch. •Performs other library-work related duties as assigned.

Additional Info & Requirements

EOE ONLINE APPLICATIONS ONLY

The Community

The pioneer spirit, accompanied by the beauty of the mountains, foothills and plains, is gloriously evident in Douglas County.  In 1861, the Colorado Territorial Session Laws created Douglas County, named after Stephen A. Douglas. Known as the “Little Giant.”

Douglas County is virtually the geographic center of Colorado.  Located in the Denver South Metro area, Douglas County is one of the fastest growing areas in the state with over 303,000 in population. The County is approximately 843 square miles, of which 48,741 acres are permanently protected land through the Douglas County Open Space Program.  Recreational areas include more than 146,000 acres of Pike National Forest, Roxborough State Park, Castlewood Canyon State Park and the Chatfield State Recreation Area.

The County’s strength, as the centerpiece of the Denver/Colorado Springs development corridor, is a perfect blend of quality lifestyle and business environment.

Douglas County ranked particularly well in the household income, homeownership rate and educational attainment categories.  Combine those with our great location, excellent schools, outstanding libraries, wonderful weather and outstanding recreational and cultural opportunities, and you will understand why Douglas County is recognized for being one of the most family-friendly communities in Colorado, offering a quality of life unmatched elsewhere in the state. Douglas County has also been nationally recognized as a great place to live, work and raise a family.

Douglas County Libraries has been blazing a trail and thriving in Douglas County for decades, due very much to the generous support, patronage and growth of our community. Douglas County Libraries is the fourth largest library system in Colorado. Our mission is to be a passionate advocate for literacy and lifelong learning, and we play a vital role in the life of our community. We lend more than eight million books, CDs, DVDs, magazines, e-books, and audiobooks every year, including more children’s materials than any other Colorado library.

Our seven locations offer a large collection of popular materials, children’s books, reference materials, downloadable audio, video and e-books, wireless access, public computers for kids and adults, and friendly, professional staff. Study rooms and large public meeting rooms are available to the public. We offer reading programs for all ages, used book sales, more than 75 Storytimes each week, writing groups, book clubs and a wide variety of fun and interesting programs for all ages.

Online resources include research databases, homework help, the library catalog, downloadable audiobooks and e-books, account access for reserving and renewing items, reading recommendations, links to Douglas County history and community information. We also offer reference assistance via phone, email or text, and access to accounts and many services.

We are excited to respond to our community’s growth and demand for innovative new library spaces and services. Our new libraries are Castle Pines Library, Castle Pines, CO; Lone Tree Library, Lone Tree, CO; and  Parker Library, Parker, CO – Stop in at any of our libraries and be amazed!

Links

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Posted Aug 12, 2019