Are you a librarian who is passionate about delivering services and programs to children in the community? Pueblo City-County Library District has a great opportunity for a full-time Branch Librarian at our Lamb library location who enjoys working with children.
The Branch Librarian provides professional expertise, based on knowledge of library principles, to develop and facilitate programs that link outside organizations and resources to the Library that best meet the needs of the community. The Branch Librarian’s activities serve to promote program attendance, increase visits to the library, and promote circulation of the Library’s materials and e-services.
The Branch Librarian reports to the Branch Manager. This position works as a team member to coordinate efforts and ensure staffing needs are met at the Branch Library. The position also works closely with schools, outside organizations, authors and performers representing the Library as a knowledgeable professional. The position provides excellent customer service demonstrating the ability to communicate effectively with people regardless of age, race, sexual orientation, ability level or background.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Promotes facilitated Customer Service by proactively approaching customers to offer assistance. Assists customers with finding library materials and provides information to broaden their awareness of library resources and services.
- Prepares and presents story time, usually two story times per week; provides outreach programs to schools, and coordinates library reading programs and other programs for children; provides outreach services to schools and daycares.
- Arranges programs for the public which promote the use of library materials and services.
- Creates bibliographies for public distribution.
- Limited supervisory responsibility as specifically delegated by the branch manager.
- Explains library regulations and procedures, and resolves basic patron issues.
- Works with Community Relations to promote programs and services.
- Provides public instruction in the use of library e-resources, computers, digital devices and other new resources and equipment available to customers.
- Gives tours, visits school and senior centers, and provides community outreach.
- Provides research assistance to customers using all resources available in the Library as well as accessing outside resources.
- Stays current on library use trends and suggests titles for purchase.
- Assists at the self-service station with fines, check-ins and check-outs.
- Prepares reports regarding programs as requested by the Branch Manager.
- Supports team efforts to maintain a safe and secure environment for customers and staff by maintaining awareness of surroundings and working in accordance with safety policies and procedures.
- Participates in regularly scheduled department meetings. Attends All Staff Development Days and other training sessions to acquire new skills and to stay current on all information that is pertinent to PCCLD.
- Reads daily organizational communications from intranet, e-mail, newsletters and print announcements. Stays current on all library services, programs and events throughout the district. Regularly accesses electronic time keeping, payroll and personnel employee access systems.
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Occasionally is assigned to the role of Person in Charge (PIC) for the Rawlings Library including oversight of safety, building security and of the security guard on duty.
- Performs other duties as needed.
Education and Experience: Masters Degree in Library Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association. One year of library experience preferred.
Skills and Abilities:
- Experience working with youth of all ages
- Must have knowledge of books and collection development as well as excellent planning and program presentation skills for children, particularly expertise in developing and presenting creative children’s story times.
- Passion for working with children with a desire to promote children’s library experiences through dynamic and innovative programming.
- Ability to conduct complex reference interviews, to analyze requests and to apply research skills to locate specialized information or provide customers with alternative sources.
- Demonstrates courtesy and interest in providing high quality service to customers and displays a positive image.
- Participates willingly as a team member: builds and maintains positive working relationships and contributes to a productive working environment.
- Ability to function under flexible and changing conditions.
- Thorough knowledge of print and electronic reference tools and research techniques.
- Ability to use Internet and electronic databases.
- Ability to understand, accurately use, and teach the use of a variety of software programs, including various databases and the library’s computer system.
- Public speaking skills: comfortable speaking to a variety of audiences and age levels
Physical Requirements: Must be able to lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds and push /pull a fully loaded book cart weighing up to 200 pounds.
Other Requirements: Must be able to work a flexible schedule including days, evenings and weekends. Must submit to and successfully pass a criminal background investigation.
Hiring Salary: $46,675.00 annually or $1,795.19 bi-weekly
Pueblo is located in southeastern Colorado and is the most populous city of Pueblo County with roughly 150,000 people. One of the largest steel-producing cities in the U.S., Pueblo is sometimes referred to as the “Steel City”. The climate is enjoyable year round with outdoor activities available for every season. Located between rivers and mountains, Pueblo also offers visitors and residents scenic beauty in which to indulge.
Lake Pueblo and Other Water Recreation Lake Pueblo State Park, the most visited state park in Colorado, is an aquatic hot spot, with more than 60 miles of shoreline and 4,500 acres of surface water for boating and fishing.
Pueblo is a multicultural community at the confluence of the Arkansas River and Fountain Creek. Downtown's 1.5-mile Historic Arkansas Riverwalk Project serves as a centerpiece for the city's three-district Creative Corridor of galleries, cultural destinations and events. One such festival, the hugely popular Loaf ‘N Jug Chile & Frijoles Festival, celebrates Pueblo's famous green chiles. While there's definitely a sense of history here — Pueblo made Livability.com's Top 10 Cities for Historic Preservation list, the city enjoys contemporary recognition on both national and international levels as the home of Colorado State University-Pueblo (2014 NCAA Division II Football National Champions) and Professional Bull Riders, Inc.
Apply on-line from our website: www.pueblolibrary.org/employment