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Library Associate - On-Call

High Plains Library District (formerly Weld Library District)

Lincoln Park Branch Library

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


$13.88 to $18.69 per Hour   Calculate


Greeley, CO


Not Specified


Not Required

Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree

Library Experience

Not Specified

Supervisory Experience

Not Specified

Type of Library



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Job Description

Role: Answers patron requests for information and assistance, assists patrons with self check, checks materials in and out, and assists with programs. Major Duties and Responsibilities: 25% - PATRON ASSISTANCE - Assists patrons in the use of library materials and technology by guiding them in searching the catalog and stacks, accessing databases, and navigating the Internet in order to locate resources in the collection and on the World Wide Web. 25% - INFORMATION NAVIGATION - Locates requested materials and information sources in order to satisfy patron requests for library materials and information. 15% - PROGRAMMING & OUTREACH - Plans informative and entertaining programs and outreach events such as school visits and computer classes for patrons by identifying and accessing audiences, recruiting attendees, accessing resources in the collection and the community and coordinating such programs and outreach events in order to promote use of library resources and represent the library district to the community. 15% - CIRCULATION – Checks out and renews materials; assists patrons with self checkout and checking in materials; issues and updates library cards; and follows procedures and collects money for fines and over-dues; processes holds; checks in materials and sorts and routes the materials to their proper location in order to assist patrons with borrowing of materials. 10% - COLLECTION MAINTENANCE – Finalizes the processing of new materials by date stamping and/or placing collection identifying decals on materials; assists Librarians with weeding by pulling materials from shelves based upon a weeding list; informs Librarians about gaps in collection in order to maintain an appealing, current, and useful collection. 5% - SHELVING - Shelves library materials by loading carts with returned materials; placing materials on the appropriate shelf according to Dewey decimal number, author name, or title in order to return materials to library shelves. 5% - OTHER DUTIES – Assists with providing website content, maintains periodicals, creates and maintains bulletin boards and displays, and assists Supervisor in order to ensure the smooth operation of the department.

Additional Info & Requirements

Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree and experience in a public contact position; or any equivalent combination of experience, which provides the critical success factors. Experience working with children and teens (preferred) Skill in basic computer operation (preferred) Fluency in English and Spanish languages (preferred) Success Factors: Focuses on the customer Initiative Contributes to a positive work environment Strategic thinking Pursues personal development Continuous improvement Takes pride in the workplace Emotionally intelligent Tactful Knowledge of public library operations Creativity Knowledge of public library reference service Skill in reference interviewing Knowledge of print and online reference resources Skill in using the library district catalog and circulation system Skill in customer relations including dealing with difficult patrons and volatile situations Able to operate various office equipment including copiers Able to plan and conduct age appropriate programming Able to use good judgment Able to work in teams Able to work with confidential information Able to push a fully loaded book-cart weighing up to 200 lbs Able to lift 50 lbs. This Job Description is not a complete statement of all duties and responsibilities comprising this position. Fluency in English and Spanish languages preferred


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Posted May 29, 2008