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Library Associate at Parachute

Garfield County Libraries

Parachute, CO

Application Deadline

Apply By Sep 25th, 2020


$13.50 to $15.00 per Hour   Calculate


Parachute, CO




Not Required

Minimum Education

High School (or Equivalent)

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Specified

Type of Library


This job is more than 3 weeks old or the application deadline has passed.

Job Description

Garfield County Libraries is hiring!  We are seeking individuals who share our commitment to providing outstanding customer service to all our patrons in each of our six branches.  We set our sights high, hiring only the most qualified people to join our talented and driven teams.

We are now accepting applications for a part-time Library Associate to fill our opening at our Parachute Library Branch.

What exactly does a Library Associate do?  Contrary to popular belief, Library Associates actually rarely have a spare minute to "sit around and read books".  Library Associates are busy from the beginning of their shift until the end.

Library Associates' primary responsibility and objective is to consistently provide outstanding customer service to every GCPLD patron.  

This is accomplished in many ways including answering questions in-person, over the phone, or electronically; helping locate archived materials such as a grandparent's wedding announcement in a small town newspaper on the other side of the country; learning about a child's interests and helping them discover something new to read; providing computer assistance, including help with mobile devices, to anyone who needs it; and connecting patrons to community resources within Garfield County for whatever they may need - food and clothing for a displaced family, medical care for the uninsured, help for job seekers, and mental health resources, just to name a few.

The duties of the Library Associate don't stop with customer service.  When we're not helping our patrons we shelve books, unpack materials we receive from our partner libraries, mend materials, and help our fellow library team members.

What does it take to be a GCPLD Library Associate?  Here are just a few things we're looking for:

The pay range for this position is $13.50/hr - $15.00/hr, 24 hours per week, final schedule TBD. 

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.


The Community

The town of Carbondale is nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains at an altitude of 6,171 feet.  World class ski resorts, including Aspen, Snowmass and Sunlight, are located within 45 miles of this charming community.  Carbondale residents enjoy a lively arts and music community, great dining, community gatherings and a wide range of economic, social and philosophical viewpoints. 

Denver, the Mile High City, is 170 miles to the east of Carbondale and offers a wide variety of entertainment & sporting events, restaurants, shopping and is home to Denver International Airport.

Garfield County encompasses a geographical area of almost 3,000 square miles of which approximately 60% is federal public lands, and the furthest towns are 60 miles apart from each other. The population density is 19 people per square mile.

Our communities are located in beautiful valleys surrounded by high mountain desert, snowy Rocky Mountains, and several amazing tributaries of the Colorado River. A big reason people choose to live in Garfield County is the abundance of outdoor activities, including biking, skiing, soaking in hot springs, fishing, camping, and more.

HR Info

Kim Owens, Human Resources Manager



Posted Sep 15, 2020