Library Assistant, Children's Services

Poudre River Public Library District

Webster House Administration Center

Application Deadline

Apply By Jan 10th, 2020


$19.76 per Hour   Calculate


Fort Collins, CO


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Minimum Education

High School (or Equivalent)

Library Experience

Not Specified

Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library


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Job Description

Job Title:                     Library Assistant, Children’s Services

Reports To:                Community Services Manager

Department:              Community Services

Location:                     Webster House Administration Center

FLSA Status:               Non-exempt

Job Classification:     Full-time Classified

Rate of Pay:             $19.76 per hour

Summary: Develops, coordinates, and provides library services, primarily outside of the library branches, to culturally diverse and under-served residents and communities throughout the District.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Delivers programs that reduce barriers to library service for children, teens and adults 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 community and educational needs, including those of unserved and under-served populations. 
  • Delivers programs, services and classes in English and in Spanish. 
  • Prepares and delivers engaging story times according to District’s story time competencies.
  • 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 children 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 under-served 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 under-served 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. 
  • Demonstrated 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 work with all age groups in a variety of formats. 
  • 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.
  • General office equipment operations.


High school diploma required.  Bachelor’s degree preferred in liberal arts, science, or other related field.  One to two years of related library or community outreach experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

Language Abilities:

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.

Reasoning Abilities:

Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Certificates and Licenses:

Valid driver's license.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

This position does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Work Environment: 

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.

Physical Demands: 

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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Posted Dec 17, 2019