Librarian I - Children's Services

Eagle Valley Library District

Eagle, Gypsum

Application Deadline

Apply By Jan 8th, 2021


$52,500.00 to $73,500.00 per Year   Calculate


Eagle, CO





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience


Type of Library


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Job Description

Position Summary:  Plans, organizes, directs, and manages Children's Library services in a branch library.  May assume responsibility for staff in the absence of the Branch Manager.


  • Completion of a Master of Library and Information Science degree from an American Library Association accredited institution
  • One year of Children’s Services professional library experience or coursework focusing in this area


  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public library functions
  • Knowledge of the principles of library collection development, planning, coordination, and budget management
  • A working knowledge of computer applications for library services
  • Considerable knowledge of the needs and abilities of children and the available library materials and services
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills
  • Ability to administer the activities of children's library service including: supervising the work of others, establishing priorities, developing short and long-term plans for the implementation of new services, programs, and solutions to problems for children’s library service
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with superiors, subordinates, associates, officials of other agencies and the general public
  • Ability to perform and supervise reader's advisory, bibliographic and other professional library services
  • Artistic skills used in creating posters, displays, etc. is highly desirable

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Develops and conducts programs for children and parents which encourage reading, viewing, listening and technology skills as well as the use of the library facilities and materials. Selects appropriate books and activities for programs and books speakers
  • Incorporates literacy learning techniques into children’s programming
  • Serves as a liaison to community agencies serving children
  • Provides reference and reader’s advisory service for children, parents, and teachers
  • Assists in promoting library use, especially programs and services of children's services
  • Assists Children’s Librarian II in developing children's library policy
  • Assists Children’s Librarian II in preparing the annual budget, particularly as it relates to children's services
  • Administers and controls Children's Library budget expenditures to stay within appropriate levels as assigned by Children’s Librarian II
  • Selects materials for Children's Library as assigned by Children’s Librarian II by examining professional publications and other sources for selection of books, periodicals, and related materials, and by considering patron requests
  • Prepares book lists, displays, bulletin boards, etc. with special emphasis on children’s interests
  • Acts as a liaison with elementary schools, communicates and collaborates with school library media specialists and teachers on a regular basis, gives book talks, instruction in the use of the library, and conducts library tours
  • Works with the Public Relations Librarian to promote programs. Contributes to the District newsletter, updates website events, and may also provide content for the District website and blogs
  • Maintains attractive appearance of the children’s area
  • Evaluates children's collection for balance, condition and comprehensiveness
  • Schedules withdrawals of children's materials
  • Assists in selecting personnel for children's library services in assigned branch
  • Supervises and evaluates Children Services Specialist(s) in assigned location
  • Directs the daily operation of the Children's Library to ensure the highest quality service as established by library policy
  • Maintains working knowledge of contemporary issues, trends and technology in the library profession by attending workshops, professional meetings, and reading current literature
  • Participates in job related activities of professional and community organizations
  • May assume responsibility for staff and library building in the absence of the Branch Manager
  • Performs duties in other library areas and participates in library special projects as needed or as requested by Director, Branch Manager or Children’s Librarian II
  • Working with Children’s Services Team to discuss district wide programming and children’s services issues

Additional Duties and Responsibilities

  • Performs general library work as needed, participating in serving on Reference and Circulation desk rotations, assisting patrons, shelving, maintaining computers, and answering phone calls
  • Participates in staff meetings and training sessions
  • Examines professional publications and other sources for selection of books, and other materials

Additional Info & Requirements

It is the mission of the Library to provide excellent opportunities and resources to read, learn and grow for residents and visitors of Eagle Valley. The Library strives to provide the people of the community with quality library services and programs through its collections of books and other media delivered by a staff and overseen by a Board of Trustees who see the Library as an informational, educational, cultural and recreational resource of the community.

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HR Info

Submit our employment application and a resume to:

Anne Clarke, Business Manager

Interviews will be held by video or audio conference.  

Posted Dec 4, 2020