Douglas County Libraries elevates our community by inspiring a love of reading, discovery and connection. The Community Relations Liaison position plans and coordinates branch art displays, cultural and educational programs, and events. The position assists with the development, grassroots marketing and delivery of library events for all ages, including youth, adults and seniors. This position also promotes and assists with signature events at the branch level, in conjunction with the Community Relations department, and serves as liaison between Community Relations and branch staff by disseminating information for and collecting feedback about all library events and activities. Work is performed under general supervision. 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. Plans and coordinates events. Responsible for the development, grassroots marketing and facilitation of library events and activities, in collaboration with other staff members. Serves as the point of contact between the branch and the Community Relations department. Communicates concerns, ideas and feedback between the branch and the Community Relations department. Assists with event planning and execution as needed, which includes technology support, room set-up/tear down (tables, chairs, AV equipment, etc.), introduction of programs, and coordination of volunteer efforts. Serves as a representative on the Reading Program Committee, and assists with handling all statistics, as well as managing and distributing inventory and prizes. Monitors and maintains self-service scheduling and use of branch meeting and event spaces: manages and maintains the monthly branch events calendar and the branch bulletin boards. Reads appropriate library literature and attends seminars, workshops, etc. when possible to stay abreast of innovative library programs. Selects and schedules art displays for the branch. Cultivates community partnerships on behalf of the branch and in coordination with the Community Relations department.
Additional Info & Requirements
Excellent organization skills, multitasking skills and time management skills are required. Strong attention to details and accuracy is required. Ability to clearly and succinctly communicate ideas and thoughts both verbally and in writing is required. Position requires excellent interpersonal and social skills that demonstrate tact, diplomacy and the ability to cooperate with and motivate others in a variety of library committee and community group settings. Graphic design and scheduling software knowledge preferred.
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!
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