The Fort Lupton Public and High School Library is seeking a Teen and Adult Services Librarian.
Our Library is uniquely situated, in that it is both a public and school library. Our library is also a member (not branch) library of the High Plains Library District. We are proud of our small, tight-knit community. It is diverse ethnically, politically and economically and across generations.
Among the other qualities and skills that we seek, we are looking for a Librarian who will
• Bring their passion for teen and adult programming and creativity to Fort Lupton.
• Reach out to our community and create connections with patrons and future patrons.
• Deepen connections with the Fort Lupton High School.
• Develop unique programs tailored to the needs of Fort Lupton.
• Curate the best and most relevant resources for our community.
• Continue the tradition of the Library being a welcoming, supportive and inviting place for all.
The formalized job description follows. To apply, please apply via our website, www.fortlupton.org. The position closes October 25, 2016. The City of Fort Lupton is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, sex, color, religion, age, national origin or disability. Service Population: 7600.
SUMMARY: Responsible for providing teens and adults with services and programming in the library and a variety of other library functions.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The following duties and responsibilities are not all inclusive. Other duties may be assigned.
• Conducts regular community needs assessments to identify the needs of teens and adults, in order to create and deliver tailored services and programs to address identified needs.
• Provides prompt, courteous and direct assistance to patrons with basic information regarding use of library materials, equipment, and services.
• Ensures the library’s collections include relevant print, audio visual and digital resources aimed at the specific interests and needs of teens and adults in the community.
• Participates in library special projects as required or as necessary.
• Develops and conducts programs for teens and adults which encourage reading, viewing, and listening skills and the use of the library facilities and materials.
• Engages in outreach to schools and other community organizations and agencies that serve teens and adults.• Plans, implements and evaluates library programs and services which fulfill the diverse educational, recreational and personal needs of local teens and adults.
• Instructs teens and adults in information gathering, research skills and digital literacy skills.
• Leverages community experts, coaches and mentors for services and programs in order to meet the needs and interests of teens and adults.
• Develops and maintains effective relationships with schools, community groups, agencies and non-profits that target teens and adults in order to plan and deliver programs and services that meet local teens’ and adults’ needs and interests.
• Coordinates daily activities of staff and volunteers assigned to teen and adult services.
• Takes a leadership role in developing, implementing and evaluating the overall teen and adult services programs.
• Attends and participates in professional library conferences, seminars, and network committees; reads professional literature; attends and participates in staff meeting discussions.
JOB QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS:
The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
• Ability to use personal computer and appropriate software, library “Integrated Library System”, audio visual equipment, fax, copier, multi-line telephone system.
• Requires excellent organizational skills and the ability to speak in front of large groups of both teens and adults for both training and entertainment.
• Demonstrates effective interpersonal relations with teens, adults and other professionals who work with teens and adults.
• Demonstrates a knowledge and appreciation of literature for both teens and adults.
• Knowledge of developmental, recreational and educational needs of teens and adults.
• Knowledge of current trends in library services for teens and adults.
• Knowledge of standard library procedures, current information technology, Internet and database search capabilities.
• Requires knowledge of reference sources and the practices, and techniques of collection development and programming for the public and the ability to apply that knowledge to perform the essential job duties and responsibility of the position.
• Able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, patrons, user groups, community organizations, volunteer groups and to serve the public courteously.
• Must be able to drive a car and hold a valid driver’s license.
• Must be available to work evenings and weekends.
• Requires good professional judgment and strong interpersonal skills in dealing with the public and the ability to interact successfully with all age groups; ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing and the ability to deal effectively with customers who may be difficult, angry, or disagreeable.
• Requires the ability to read, interpret, understand, and follow city and department policies and procedures in the daily conduct of the job, including, but not limited to: the city’s personnel policies and procedures; department policies and procedures.
• Ability to understand verbal information and instruction. Ability to exchange information with others and to develop and present recommendations. Reads and understands written information. Ability to compose information and instruction in written form. Ability to translate verbal communication into effective written material; e.g., reports and other documents.
EDUCATION, CERTIFICATIONS AND EXPERIENCE:
• Master’s degree in Library Science (MLS or MLIS) from an ALA-accredited program required.
• Two years of library experience required.
• Experience in working for and with teens and adults.
• Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred, but not required.
Work is general performed in an office environment where exposure to temperature extremes, contaminants, and noise are not normally encountered. Hazards are minor and controllable.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, use hands, fingers, handle, feet, or operate objects, and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to reach with hands and arms. Employee must communicate clearly and effectively; must understand and be understood. The employee must occasionally carry, pull, push, or lift up to 30 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close and distance vision acuity and the ability to adjust his or her focus, allowing a broad field of vision. It is essential that the employee be physically able to operate a variety of computer and office equipment successfully in order to fulfill the essential functions of this position. Job Closing Date: 10/25/2016.