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Outreach Librarian

High Plains Library District

Greeley, CO

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


$22.93 to $31.02 per Hour   Calculate


Greeley, CO





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library



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Job Description

 Outreach Librarian  


  Coordinates outreach programming, networks with community agencies and organizations, provides library services, and acts as a staff resource.  


Major Duties and Responsibilities:  


40% - OUTREACH PROGRAMMING – Works with Outreach Manager, Library Manager, and Community Relations & Marketing staff in identifying relevant programs and outreach events; works in partnerships with outside agencies to promote use of library services; uses project management and outcomes based planning and evaluation tools to develop and access events that fulfill target audience needs and networks with community agencies and businesses. Delivers programs and trainings to audiences within the library district in person or via online tools.  (Essential)  


25% - COMMUNITY NETWORKING – Works with Outreach Manager, Library Manager, and Community Relations & Marketing staff to identify priorities; participates in community organizations by attending meetings; sits on boards/committees/taskforces; and plans library programming to include literacy related agencies, schools, business associations, and other community organizations with indirect or direct relationships with the library district in order to increase community awareness and demand for library services. (Essential)  


10% - DRIVES LARGE VEHICLES – Safely drives large vehicles such as a bookmobile that is up to 34’ long and delivery vans to remote locations throughout service areas and through congested city traffic in sometimes adverse weather conditions to locate assets at locations where patrons can access library services and materials. (Essential)  


10% - PATRON ASSISTANCE – Assists patrons in locating the information needed through the use of library resources and Internet sites; provides technology instruction for a diverse population of technology users with a priority on accessing library services and resources; stays informed as a reader’s advisor; provides in-depth reference services and locates requested materials and information sources in order to satisfy patron requests for library materials and information; and assists patrons with circulation functions which include, but are not limited to, issuing and updating library cards, checking-out and renewing materials, placing holds, and addressing account problems. (Essential)  


5% - COLLECTION MAINTENANCE – Maintains and creates web content; recommends additions to the collection; levels juvenile fiction collection, notifies the Collection Librarian of discarded items in order to keep collection appealing, current, and useful. (Essential)  


5% - STAFF RESOURCE – Collaborates with Library Manager to identify opportunities based on community conversations. Acts as a resource for staff by providing in-depth reference assistance, reference consultation, mentoring, and training of staff in providing reference and reader’s advisory services in order to provide dynamic services to patrons. Sharing information learned through community conversations. (Essential)  


5% - OTHER DUTIES –Writes grants, creates displays, bibliographies, and blogs, recommends budgets, requests equipment and supply purchases; prepares statistical reports, may assist Library Manager with librarian duties; and assists Supervisor with projects in order to ensure the smooth operation of the department. (Non-Essential)  


Minimum Requirements:  


Master of Library and Information Science  

   *Applicants who do not have an MLIS but are looking to pursue and receive the degree are still encouraged to apply.*


Two or more years of experience working in a library (preferred)   

Skill in basic computer operation   

Valid driver’s license and good driving record    

Able to drive personal vehicle, large RV style bookmobile, or van to deliver programs and services.  

Able to read, write, and speak Spanish fluently (preferred)  

Multicultural skills and sensitivities to ethnic, linguistic, and cultural groups (preferred).  


District Success Factors:  

Focuses on the customer  


Contributes to a positive work environment  

Strategic thinking  

Pursues personal development  

Continuous improvement  

Takes pride in the workplace  

Emotionally intelligent  


Knowledge of public library operations  



Job Success Factors:

Culturally proficient  

Knowledge of public library reference service  

Knowledge of literature   

Skill in reference interviewing   

Skill in reader’s advisory  

Knowledge of print and online reference resources   

Skill in using Innovative Interfaces, Inc.’s Sierra or other comparable automated library system  

Skill in customer relations including dealing with difficult patrons and volatile situations   

Skill in Windows, MS Office Suite, and Publisher  

Able to foster a nonjudgmental, supportive environment for a diverse population of users by using patience and effective communication to assure a positive learning environment  

Able to operate various office equipment including copiers  

Able to drive personal vehicle or mobile unit to deliver programs and services.   

Able to plan and conduct age appropriate and culturally relevant programming  

Able to mentor and train staff  


Physical Success Factors:  

Able to push a fully loaded book-cart weighing up to 200 lbs.  

Able to lift 50 lbs.  

Able to load materials onto a mobile services vehicle.  

Able to drive large, delivery style vehicle.  










Paid Leave

This Job Description is not a complete statement of all duties and responsibilities comprising this position.  

Additional Info & Requirements

Pay Grade: 47
Wages/Benefits:  $22.93-$31.02 /hr; Full-Time benefits
FLSA Classification: Exempt
Hours: Full-Time; Some days, evenings, and weekends 
Location: Outreach Department Administration & Support Services, Greeley, CO 80631
Supervisor:  Outreach Manager
Supervises: None
Deadline: Open until filled  


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Posted Jun 8, 2021