Mesa County Libraries

Grand Junction, CO

Application Deadline

Apply By Jun 14th, 2021


$22.24 per Hour   Calculate


Grand Junction, CO





Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library


Job Description

Are you passionate about the transformative power of libraries?

Do you want to connect with and make a difference in your community?
We are looking for the right person to provide exceptional customer service to our library patrons.

If you...
-love planning and hosting adult programs
-are comfortable working with community partners
-enjoy teaching people how to use computers and digital devices
-are interested in purchasing ebooks
-are passionate about connecting readers with resources

…then we have your dream job! As a Librarian, you can help enrich lives and build community through opportunities to learn, discover, create and connect.
Mesa County Libraries has 8 locations spread across Mesa County which is home to more than 150,000 people in 15 communities. The largest of these is Grand Junction, followed by Fruita and Palisade. The Grand Valley enjoys an array of cultural events, performing arts, museums and is home to Colorado Mesa University. Mesa County Libraries is the largest cultural institution in the county and provides specialized library services, resources, computers, books, audio and video media, literacy classes, and many other programs. Our mission is to enrich lives and build community through opportunities to learn, discover, create and connect. 

POSITION TITLE: Librarian    

DEPARTMENT: Information Services    

POSITION DESCRIPTION:  Performs all duties related to a professional librarian

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:  Works under the direct supervision of the Head of Information Services

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:  May direct work of Library Assistants and volunteers


Reference service
Provides a variety of services at information desks including basic instruction of library catalog, online databases and library procedures and policies. Offers excellent, proactive and virtual reference service. Develops readers’ advisory. Coordinates with the Collection Development Librarian to develop the library's print collection. Maintains a well-working collection through weeding processes. Serves as an example for all staff in providing library service and communicating expectations. Works with staff throughout the library district to improve and provide outstanding library service to all patrons.

Develops and presents reference training and tools for staff development and patron instruction. Develops adult programming for the library district including special events and classes; ensures programs meet library goals and objectives. Promotes library services and resources by providing presentations and developing outreach opportunities to members of our community. Works with community organizations and volunteers as a resource for developing and promoting library outreach and programming. May serve on community boards or organizations as an ambassador for the library.

Maintains self-development and keeps up-to-date on Library affairs
Attends monthly staff meetings and trainings; attends external trainings as requested. Stays aware of changes via email and staff wiki. Actively participates and contributes to various library committees and activities.

Performs other duties as assigned or requested
Communicates consistently and in a timely manner verbally and through email. Works with others to complete assignments.
Performs additional duties as opportunities arise that assist the department and the Library in achieving specified goals and objectives.


Generates new ideas, challenges the status quo, takes risks, supports change, encourages innovation, solves problems creatively.

Targets and achieves results, sets challenging goals, prioritizes tasks, overcomes obstacles, accepts accountability, sets team standards and responsibilities, provides leadership/motivation.

Deals with others in a straightforward and honest manner, is accountable for actions, maintains confidentiality, supports company values, conveys good news and bad.

Seeks out and accepts feedback, is a proactive learner, takes on tough assignments to improve skills, keeps knowledge and skills up-to-date, turns mistakes into learning opportunities.


Customer Focus
Builds customer confidence, is committed to increasing customer satisfaction, sets achievable customer expectations, assumes responsibility for solving customer problems, ensures commitments to customers are met, solicits opinions and ideas from customers, responds to internal customers.

Adaptability / Flexibility
Adapts to change, is open to new ideas, takes on new responsibilities, handles pressure, adjusts plans to meet changing needs.

Tackles problems and takes independent action, seeks out new responsibilities, acts on opportunities, generates new ideas, practices self-development.

Organizational Savvy
Operates within the organization's formal and informal structures, builds allies and relationships across departments, uses allies to build consensus and create results, is appropriately diplomatic, understands others' roles and perspectives, can sell projects and ideas across the organization.

Meets all team deadlines and responsibilities, listens to others and values opinions, helps team leader to meet goals, welcomes newcomers and promotes a team atmosphere.

Knowledge and current awareness of library principles, practices, procedures, methods, materials, and philosophy
Knowledge of standard safety practices
Knowledge of Web 2.0 and other relevant computer technologies
Skill in understanding and applying oral, written, illustrated or demonstrated instructions
Ability to access, input, and retrieve information from a computer
Proficiency in office software and electronic mail
Ability to navigate OPAC and Internet proficiently
Ability to make public presentations
Ability to effectively use all office technology available

Ability to communicate verbally
Ability to maneuver about the library in a timely fashion
Ability to read a minimum print size equal to 10 point
Ability to tolerate dust, mold, etc. that may have accumulated on books.

Subject to frequent interruptions, performs duties within limited space at desks

MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited graduate program
For the right candidate we will accept current enrollment in an accredited MLS or MLIS program from an ALA-accredited graduate program with completion within one (1) year.
2-3 years' experience in a public library setting desirable

Unpaid meal break of at least ½ hour per shift to be taken for each 5 hours scheduled.
Must be able to work a flexible schedule and to be available to work flexible hours to cover unplanned staffing shortages

This Full-Time job is eligible for Medical, Dental, Vision, Retirement, Long Term Disability, Short Term Disability, Life and Accidental Death and Dismemberment insurances, Flexible Spending Accounts, and voluntary supplemental benefit offerings. 

To apply, visit our job posting website at  Apply for the ‘Library Assistant – Information Services’ position.   Upload a cover letter and current resume.
Due to the number of applications received, we are unable to provide feedback regarding the status of your application. All applicants will be contacted by email or phone within two weeks of the position closing date.

Search is open until position is filled; applications received prior to Monday, June 7, 2021, at 5:00 p.m. will be considered.  Mesa County Public Library District is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer and participates in E-Verify.  For more information about E-verify, please visit this link:


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