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Librarian - Children's

Pikes Peak LIbrary District

5550 N. Union Blvd., Colorado Springs.

Application Deadline

Apply By Nov 25th, 2019


$22.83 per Hour   Calculate


Colorado Springs, CO




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Minimum Education

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Library Experience

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Job Description

PRIMARY LOCATION:      5550 N. Union Blvd., Colorado Springs, CO 80918


STARTING WAGE:             $22.83 per hour + full benefits (for benefits information, please see:  http://ppld.org/jobs/benefits)

POSITION HOURS:            40 hours per week per the following schedule:

                                                Monday            9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

                                                Tuesday           9 a.m. – 6 p.m.

                                                Wednesday      8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

                                                Thursday         12:00 p.m. – 9 p. m.

                                                Friday              9 a.m. -6 p.m.

Second Friday staff meeting at 8:30 a.m.

Approximately four Saturdays per quarter with previous Mondays off.

Two Sundays per year of rotation.

Note:  Regular schedule may be subject to minor changes due to required meetings, training events, etc. Also, management may require modifications to a position’s schedule, days, times and locations at any time as the needs of the Library District change. 

Position Summary: Operates in a diverse environment to help fulfill the Library’s mission by providing professional, customer-focused public service, conducting programs, or participating in targeted activities for a designated age group, population or service function.

Essential Functions

Functions listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

  • Provides and implements service and programming for children (ages 0-12) and their families.
  • Provides weekly Babytime, Toddler Time, and Storytime in a rotation.  Provides programming and coordinates services to Tween-age library users. 
  • Works all public services desks including the Makerspace and ERC. 
  • Provides a wide variety of public services for customers as they visit the library, call on the telephone, or communicate in a virtual environment.
  • Provides excellent customer service and maintains a courteous, positive image of the Library; maintains confidentiality in all customer and staff interactions; models exemplary customer service behaviors for library staff.
  • Provides general assistance and information about library services, collections, and procedures; assists customers with complex searches for materials or online information, technology support, and community resources. 
  • Provides individual readers’ advisory assistance, providing materials in requested formats that engage, enrich and inform. Provides expertise regarding developmental stages, interests, and literature for assigned age groups or target populations.
  • Develops and implements programs as assigned; trains program volunteers, promotes programs through established community contacts and internal departments.
  • Assists the Library Manager or Library Services Director in scheduling, conducting meetings, programming selection and coordination with the other departments.
  • Provides specialized research assistance and training.
  • Performs community outreach activities.
  • Develops reading aids for assigned age or interest groups, including reading lists, pathfinders, book talks or book discussions.
  • Promotes library services through tours, demonstrations, talks, and displays; may teach classes on technology, or other division specific topic to customers.
  • May act as person-in-charge as assigned; assumes responsibility for safe and effective operation of the library; ensures that security and safety reports are completed accurately and submitted as required.
  • Compiles data or research for Service or branch reports as assigned.
  • Acts as a special resource provider in specific service areas, including targeted age groups, technology programming and support, makerspaces/creative commons equipment and activities, special collections, or collection management.

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

Duties are considered non-essential and include the following:

  • Provides support for specialized projects, services, programs and activities related to divisional strategic goals and objectives; serves on project teams or committees.
  • Keeps informed about library and department information.
  • Attends regular department meetings and scheduled all-staff meetings.
  • Performs other job-related duties as assigned.                                                                                                                                                     

Librarian – Children’s (cont.)

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

The employee is expected to perform or possess the following:

  • Knowledge of the Pikes Peak Library District’s policies and procedures and ability to follow them.
  • Ability to act as an ambassador of Pikes Peak Library District by promoting its mission and vision to the public.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of library trends, processes and best practices.
  • Demonstrates flexibility to actively support change in order to meet strategic goals and objectives.
  • Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills; maintains effective relationships with customers, coworkers, and with staff at all levels.
  • Demonstrates commitment to principles of intellectual freedom and all aspects of customer diversity.
  • Ability to work independently and effectively organize daily work under general supervision.
  • Ability to effectively train others.
  • Ability to work as part of a team, demonstrating an excellent customer service attitude.
  • Demonstrates ability to effectively use applications software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook, Integration Library System along with standard office equipment.
  • Demonstrates ability to exhibit sound judgment and demeanor in public interactions; thinks and acts appropriately under pressure.
  • Demonstrates ability to work effectively as a team member, organize daily work and meet deadlines in a fast-paced, detail-rich environment.

Education and Experience:

1.    Requires an MLS or MLIS degree.

2.    Requires a minimum of one year of library experience or other public service experience (library experience preferred).

3.    Bilingual ability is a plus in serving a diverse community.

The Community

Colorado Springs is located at the foot of Pikes Peak – America’s Mountain.  The city is the second most populous city in the state of Colorado. Colorado Springs is a place that offers something for everyone; with great educational institutions, abundant sunshine year round, magnificent natural scenery, outdoor activities including hiking, bicycling, fishing and camping, the arts, theatre and charming communities.

Posted Nov 8, 2019