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Programming Librarian

Company: Paul Derda Recreation Center
Location: broomfield
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

Description Benefits Supplemental Questions

The Broomfield Library and Cultural Affairs department has an opening for a full-time Programming Librarian. We are seeking a high performing, innovative and team-focused individual with library programming experience who is excited about reaching adult audiences. Excellent benefits; click the benefits header for details.

Hiring Range: $25.15-$29.50

Salary Range:$25.15 -$33.85

Why Broomfield Library?

We are a community connector. We have a strong sense of pride and identity and work extensively to bring the highest quality programs and services to those we serve. Guided by vision to inspire, empower and connect all who engage with us, we seek innovative solutions to community concerns and aspirations.

Are you a good fit?

* Community-driven and able to connect with community members and organizations

* Skilled in evaluating programs and responding to patron interests

* Creative and organized; efficient at planning events

* Experience with library programming for adults and older adults

* Passionate about engaging new audiences for library programming

* Enjoys varied work tasks; flexible and adaptable

* Excited to join a team of teen, adult, and makerspace library programmers

* Involved in the larger professional library community and aware of programming trends

* Enthusiastic about providing excellent customer service in alignment with organizational expectations

* Considerable knowledge of reader interest and ability levels

* Capacity to exercise considerable initiative and sound judgment, and to handle and maintain confidential information

Essential Required Tasks/Examples of Duties:

(Persons hired in this position must be able to perform all the essential tasks required by the position. The following statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other non essential or peripheral duties that may be required. The City and County of Broomfield retains the right to modify or change the duties or essential tasks and additional functions of the job at any time. Examples of duties are not intended to be all-inclusive or restrictive.)

General Duties:

Plans, organizes, and coordinates a wide range of library activities within a library program area to achieve goals within available resources. Maintains quality public service by providing direct service to library patrons at a public service desk. Assists patrons by recommending books and assisting in selection of books and other materials; answers research and reference questions using both print and electronic resources; and assists patrons in the use of public-access catalogs and resource materials; explains and enforces library policies and procedures. Provides reference and reader's' advisory services, and library orientation to patrons.

Selects books and other materials for collection. Maintains designated area of book collection by weeding and discarding, mending, or rebinding, reordering if necessary, and updating materials. Reviews and keeps abreast of major selection tools; review books, periodicals and collections which are outdated or not used, and recommend removal and disposition.

Plans and conducts special library programs; prepares publicity for all programs and services in assigned area. Conducts tours of library program area and presents information to community organizations and groups. Coordinates displays and bulletin boards for program area. Researches the availability of grant monies and prepares grant applications; solicits funds and donations for library programs in accordance with priorities set by the Library Strategic Plan. Collaborates with other library and city staff in developing services and programs.

Assists with the development and implementation of the library's automated programs and services. Provides assistance in the use of equipment and software to both staff and patrons. Designs and/or participates in the design of Web pages, and performs layout work, linking, and other tasks required to create, develop, and expand Web pages and services. May participate in regional consortium activities or committees. Works with the city and consortium IT staff in diagnosing computer and network problems.

Assists in maintaining, updating, and interpreting departmental and library policies and procedures, and solving staff, patron, equipment, and building problems as needed. Serves as the Person-in-Charge (PIC) of the library and operations on a weekly or as needed basis.

Provides on-the-job training to personnel and volunteers as needed. Issue written and oral instructions. Participates in the review of job applicants and in the interview process when appropriate. Assumes responsibility for operation of the department in the absence of the Manager. Provides input to budget for assigned area. Evaluates service costs and makes related recommendations. Identifies and recommends improvements in divisional and departmental operations to ensure assigned functions are efficient and cost effective. Prepares reports, collects statistics and keep records as assigned. Reads professional publications and attends professional meetings to keep informed of new publications and library materials, services, and current events that affect assigned program area. Takes proper safety precautions, anticipate unsafe circumstances, and act accordingly to prevent accidents. Uses all required safety equipment. Performs related duties as required.

Programming and Public Services (Performs the following additional duties):

Design, plan, promote, evaluate and implement library programs for all ages in collaboration with fellow programming staff. Maintain statistics. Assess new needs in programming and technology. Coordinate and supervise program volunteers as needed. Maintain and provide excellent customer service at the public service desk. Provide general assistance and information about the library's services and procedures. Explain library policies and procedures to patrons and determine best course of action to resolve issues in a courteous and positive manner. Guide customers seeking assistance with public computer services, printing and copying, or digital and emerging technologies at the public service desk or through instructional classes. Provide reference and reader's advisory services. Prepare book lists, bibliographies and book displays. Assist with evaluating, developing and maintaining collections as needed in coordination with Collection Development Librarians. Provide community outreach by maintaining contact with schools, businesses, nonprofits and other related community organizations. Prepare and submit program marketing plans to the appropriate Communications Engagement Specialist. Ensure timely entry of programs into B-Rex.

Minimum Qualifications:

Training - Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university. Master's degree in library science or related field is preferred.

Experience - At least 3 year previous library or related experience preferred in public programming. Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred. Adult public library programming experience preferred.


Any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides evidence that the applicant possesses the Necessary Applicant Traits.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: - New hires must, as a condition of employment, pass the following pre-offer and post-offer/hire processes: oral board, reference checks, background checks including local police check and sex-offender registry, and fingerprint checks through CBI/FBI.

Working Conditions:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of the job. The noise level in the environment is generally quiet. Work may be scheduled Monday through Sunday, including some holiday and evening hours. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls, reach with hands and arms, and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk, stand, climb or balance, stoop, kneel or crawl. Physical demands are described as light (exert up to 20 lbs. of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs. of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects. Data entry and other tasks may require sitting at a computer for several hours. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Keywords: Paul Derda Recreation Center, Broomfield , Programming Librarian, Other , broomfield, Colorado

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