Job Description

Overall Job Objective

Summary of Job Duties

The City of Aurora is seeking an energetic Librarian to provide the highest level of customer service. This is a full time, permanent position providing professional level support assisting customers using library resources, computers and conducting research. This position will be responsible for developing and conducting library programs and training as directed; they will also be responsible for assisting with collection and library resource management as assigned.

This position functions as the on-site Professional Librarian and person in charge in the absence of the Regional Supervisor at a branch library. In addition to assisting with Circulation services as needed.  This position may be hired to work primarily at a specific facility with a primary focus but will substitute at other locations as needed, and depending upon staffing needs may be re-assigned to a different primary facility.

Department Information

The City of Aurora is seeking an energetic Youth Services Librarian at the Aurora Central Library to provide high level of customer service to children, teens, and adults. This full-time professional position will provide reference services to patrons of all ages, create and perform storytimes, develop engaging programs for youth, assist with collection development, lead library tours, represent the library at outreach events, and other duties as assigned.  

 

The work schedule for the Youth Services Librarian will be either:  

Sunday 9 - 6 pm 
Monday 9 - 6 pm 
Tuesday 11 - 8 pm 
Wednesday 9 - 6 pm 
Thursday 9 - 6 pm 

-or- 

Sunday 9 - 6 pm 
Monday 11 - 8 pm 
Tuesday 9 - 6 pm 
Wednesday 9 - 6 pm 
Thursday 9 - 6 pm 

Work hours and work days may be subject to change in the future depending upon staffing needs.

**This posting will remain open until a sufficient pool of qualified applicants are obtained; however, it is subject to close at any time without prior notice.** 
 

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Perform high level reference searches using library resources, on-line databases, and other reputable sources
  • Assist customers with accessing and using library resources and answering computer questions
  • Plan and perform story times
  • Develop and host programs for youth and teens 
  • Develop, plan, and participate in outreach events that may include attending fairs/events to represent the library at booths, and/or speaking to classrooms 
  • Supervise teen volunteers 
  • Assist with suggesting youth titles for purchase, as well as maintaining relevance of youth services collection 
  • Perform additional duties as assigned 


Please attach a resume and cover letter addressing how your experience meets the job description

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education: 

  • Master's Degree or current enrollee in Masters of Library Science from an ALA accredited program.   
A Master's Degree in another field with relevant library experience may be considered

Experience: 
  • At least 6 months professional library experience, 
  • 1 year of public library experience working with children and teens (Preferred) 
 Knowledge: 
  • Knowledge of the principles, organization, and practices of library service; library classification system; Internet computerized systems and their applications to assigned functions; basic trouble-shooting in computer operation.
Abilities:
  • Ability to deal with stressful situations with tact and diplomacy; communicate with diverse customers/staff of all ages in a professional, age and culturally, appropriate manner; communicate effectively in writing; use general office equipment, computers, calculators, and copy/fax machine; perform basic mathematical calculations; follow oral and written instructions; work shifts, including some nights, and weekends.  Ability to speak a second language a plus.

Licenses, Certificates or Equipment Required: 
  • Colorado driver's license with good driving history. 
This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Physical Demands

  • Light physical work requiring the ability to lift a maximum of 30 pounds
  • Frequent hand/eye coordination for operation of office equipment
  • Vision for reading and interpreting reports and data analysis and preparation
  • Frequent speech communication, hearing and listening to maintain communication with employees and citizens
  • Considerable walking and standing; frequent pushing, pulling, and climbing
Work Environment
  • Works primarily in a clean, comfortable environment; occasionally works nights and weekend
Equipment Used
  • Frequently uses standard office equipment including computer, calculator, multi-line telephones, and copy/fax machines
  • This position may require the incumbent to occasionally use personal equipment (e.g. vehicle, cell phone, tools, etc.) in the course of their employment
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For Veterans preference:  Please show all of your employment history, military service and include related documentation (DD214) on the application.
            
The City of Aurora is an equal opportunity employer.  We are required by state and federal agencies to keep certain statistical records on applicants.  It will not be used in any way to discriminate against you because of your sex, race, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, disability or military status, gender identity, unless related to a bona fide occupational qualification as defined by the Colorado Civil Rights Commission and the Equal Opportunity Commission.
                                         
If you need assistance in completing this application, please feel free to contact our office at:  303-739-7225 or visit us at 15151 E Alameda Pkwy., Suite 3500, Aurora, CO 80012.

Despite the changes in Colorado law, the City of Aurora maintains a drug free workplace.  A positive test of marijuana is grounds for disqualification and ineligibility for employment with the city for one year or termination once hired.
 
Drug Testing, Thorough Criminal Background Check, and Employment References:
As a condition of employment, all applicants selected for employment with the City of Aurora must undergo a thorough criminal background check and drug screening. Employment references will be conducted on finalists for City of Aurora vacancies.

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