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 Library and Cultural Services Departments vision is to empower an environment of lifelong learning and cultural enrichment by stimulating learning and literacy, inspiring creativity, and integrating arts, culture and history into the lives of Aurorans.  We have two divisions within the department: Library and Cultural Services, both offering a variety of free programs and services to the community.

The primary area of focus of this position is: Location daily oversight and youth service programming 

The City of Aurora will conduct ongoing screenings of applications on a first come-first serve basis; as soon as we determine to have a qualified pool of applicants, this position may close quickly and without notice.

Work Hours: 
Tuesday 10-7
Wednesday 9-6
Thursday 9-6
Friday 9-6
Saturday 9-6

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

Primary Work Locations: Martin Luther King Jr. Library, 9898 E. Colfax Ave, Aurora and Hoffman Library, 1298 Peoria St, Aurora?.
Secondary Work Locations: May be asked at times to work at other Aurora Library locations if staffing needs require and will conduct/attend occasional programs at schools or other venues for outreach events.

PRIMARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Functions as the on-site Professional Librarian and person in charge overseeing staffing and facility customer related functions in the absence of the Regional Supervisor at a branch library
  • Provides friendly, efficient and professional service to customers in-person, by telephone and email
  • Develops plans, oversees, conducts and assists with evaluation of customer programs/classes on a wide range of topics (computer, research, English as second language, literacy, discussion groups, book clubs, tours, story times, etc.)
  • Develops, plans, and participates in outreach events that may include attending fairs/events to represent the library at booths, and/or speaking to community groups or school children.
  • When supervisor is unavailable, acts as "Person-In-Charge" on a rotating basis with added authority to manage customer issues and other situations when supervisor is unavailable.
  • Coordinate volunteers
  • Assists with the development and implementation of staff training
  • Assists the Regional Supervisor in preparing staff evaluations
  • Provides input for the development of policies and procedures
  • May work on joint regional library service committees and user groups representing the Aurora Public Library
  • Proactively ensures that library space is neat and organized (e.g. furniture and equipment is in order, shelves are well organized, displays are creative and refreshed regularly)
  • Performs additional duties as assigned
 
Reference Focus (When Primary)
  • Performs high level reference searches using library resources, on-line databases and other reputable sources
  • Assists with the development of customer support
  • Assists with the identification and selection of e-resources, virtual web resources, etc
  • Assists customers with accessing and using library resources (books, databases, computers, etc.) and computer questions related to Microsoft Office products, internet navigation, email services, third party web sites and other software applications on public computers.
  • Assists customers and helps develop protocol for e-book services, devices and trouble shooting
  • Assists in collection/inventory management duties that may include weeding, sorting, shelving, cataloging assistance, interlibrary loan, and database input/maintenance when directed by supervisor.
 
Youth Services Focus (When Primary)
  • Performs high level reference searches using library resources, on-line databases and other reputable sources
  • Assists customers with accessing and using library resources (books, databases, computers, etc.) and computer questions related to Microsoft Office products, internet navigation, email services, third party web sites and other software applications on public computers.
  • Assists customers and helps develop protocol for e-book services, devices and trouble shooting
  • Coordinates public/shelf collection/inventory management duties that may include weeding, sorting, shelving, cataloging assistance, interlibrary loan, and database input/maintenance when directed by supervisor.
  • Experience planning and performing storytimes

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, or 2 years library experience 
  • Lead experience 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 points:  Please show all of your employment history, including military service and 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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