Adult and Teen Service Librarian, Fort Lupton School & Public Library

By IS Lab May 14, 2021

Website Fort Lupton School & Public Library

The City of Fort Lupton Public and School Library is looking for an Adult and Teen Librarian. Our Library is uniquely situated, in that it is both a public and high 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 research, recognize, and educate staff in the difference in needs between our adult and teen populations and develop programs and services for each unique community. The librarian will bring their passion for both adult and teen collection development and reader’s advisory to Fort Lupton and develop unique programs tailored to the needs our community. The librarian will reach out to our community and create connections with the people who serve our you and families and continue the tradition of the Library being a welcoming, supportive and inviting place for all.

Job Responsibilities

  • Conducts regular community needs assessments to identify the needs of adults and teens, in order to create and deliver tailored services.
  • Research, recognize, and educate staff in the difference in needs between our adult and teen populations and develop programs and services for each unique community.
  • 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 adults and teens in the community.
  • Participates in library special projects as required or as necessary.
  • Develops and conducts programs for adults and teens 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 adults and teens.
  • Plans, implements and evaluates library programs and services which fulfill the diverse educational, recreational and personal needs of local adults and teens.
  • Instructs adults and teens 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 adults and teens.
  • Develops and maintains effective relationships with community groups, agencies, schools and non-profits that target adults and teens in order to plan and deliver programs and services that meet local adults’ and teens’ needs and interests.
  • Coordinates daily activities of staff and volunteers assigned to adult and teen services.
  • Takes a leadership role in developing, implementing and evaluating the overall adult and teen 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

  • 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 adults and teens.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred, but not required.
  • 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 adults, teens and other professionals who work with adults and teens.
  • Demonstrates a knowledge and appreciation of literature for both adults and teens.
  • Knowledge of developmental, recreational and educational needs of adults and teens.
  • Knowledge of current trends in library services for adults and teens.
  • 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.

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