Poudre River Public Library District
Webster House Administration Center
Job Title: Library Assistant, Adult and Business Services
Reports To: Community Services Manager
Department: Community Services
Location: Webster House Administration Center
FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Job Classification: Full-time Classified
Salary Range: $19.76 per hour ($41,101/annually)
Revision Date: 12-2019
Summary: Develops, coordinates, and provides library services, primarily outside of the library branches to culturally diverse and underserved residents and communities throughout the District. Provides a variety of liaison services designed to engage with Latinx local businesses to support their development.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
- Delivers programs that reduce barriers to library service based on socioeconomic circumstances, culture, privilege, language, gender, ability and other diversities.
- Delivers programs at various locations in the community or inside the library to address the community’s needs including those of unserved and underserved populations.
- Delivers programs and services such as business classes, computer classes, citizenship classes in English and in Spanish.
- Co-creates welcoming spaces for Spanish speaking business owners to connect with local resources. Provides services and one-on-one assistance to local small business in Spanish in partnership with local agencies.
- Recommends additions to and removal of items from the collections related to business (In Spanish), in order to keep the collection appealing, current, culturally attuned, and relevant.
- Selects and promotes materials by and about underrepresented communities, addressing the need for more representation of marginalized groups.
- Advocates for eliminating barriers to library service for adults based on socioeconomic circumstances, culture, privilege, language, gender, ability and other diversities and for overcoming systems of discrimination, exclusion and ethnocentrism.
- Communicates and collaborates in partnership with other organizations serving unserved and underserved individuals and groups in the community.
- Provides mobile computer classes.
- Responsible for department program scheduling as needed.
- Other duties as assigned.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
- Demonstrates professional knowledge of characteristics and needs of diverse populations and underserved community groups.
- Develops an understanding of the effects of racism, ethnocentrism, classism, heterosexism, genderism, ableism, and other systems of discrimination and exclusion within the profession, and of techniques for disrupting them and promoting cultural competence.
- Demonstrated skill working with diverse populations.
- Possesses an understanding of his/her own personal and cultural values, beliefs, and sociocultural identities, including racial, class, and gender identities as a first step in appreciating the importance of culturally diverse identities in the workplace and wider community.
- Ability to establish and build community connections and partnerships.
- Strong knowledge and experience with using, and teaching others to use, a variety of technology and library digital resources.
- Ability to build and sustain effective interpersonal relationships with library staff, faculty and students, off campus faculty and administrators, campus administrators, etc.
- Evidence of analytical, organizational, communication, project, and time management skills.
- Demonstrated ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and complete tasks and projects on time and within budget and in accordance with task/project parameters.
- Demonstrated proficiency and capabilities with personal computers and software, the Web, and library-relevant information technology applications.
- Working knowledge of standard computer office applications such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint or other productivity software.
- Ability to provide excellent customer service.
- Willingness to travel regularly to program locations throughout the District.
- Knowledge of effective classroom teaching techniques.
- Ability to demonstrate patience and promote active learning while adapting instruction to the needs and abilities of individual learners.
- Knowledge of library services and materials.
- Excellent communication skills and sensitivity to the particular needs of the public.
High school diploma required. Bachelor’s degree preferred in business, liberal arts, science, or other related field; plus one to two years related library or community outreach experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers, the community and/or employees of an organization.
Fluency in English and Spanish is required.
Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
Certificates and Licenses:
Valid driver's license.
This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.
The work environment is varied. Position involves frequent, short distance travel, and performing work outside of library facilities in various District communities and varied venues such as schools, recreation centers, parks, etc. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; stand; walk reach with hands and arms; stoop; kneel; crouch; crawl; talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to handle or feel. The employee is occasionally required to climb and balance. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 30 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.
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