Librarian I, Teens

City Of Loveland Loveland , CO 80538

Posted 2 weeks ago

Do you want to make a difference in the lives of teens? Do you jump at the chance to create innovative programming, develop community partnerships and learn new technologies? Do you stay up-to-the-minute with the latest in YA lit and pop culture? Do you enjoy working with youth with diverse backgrounds and abilities? If so, then this could be the job for you!

Loveland Public Library is looking to fill a 25 hour benefited position in its Teen Services Division. This position is responsible for teen programming, maker technology, outreach, and customer service. Our ideal candidate is enthusiastic, forward-thinking, technology-minded and excited about the prospect of growing and learning in an ever-changing environment!

Loveland Public Library serves as the single municipal library of Loveland, Colorado with a service area of 78,000. The library's Teen Hangout, a separate area designated just for teens, includes a gameroom, tinkerlab, meeting room and common area. Over 8100 teens visited the Teen Hangout last year afterschool to hang out with friends, participate in programming, access technology and enjoy snacks provided by Food Bank for Larimer County.

The salary range for this position is $19.86- $28.80 per hour with a hiring range of $19.86 - $24.33, depending on qualifications and experience.

Position will close to applicants on: 10/23/20 at 12:00 P.M. M.S.T.

This is a 25 hour per week position

Benefits Package Includes:

  • Medical

  • Wellness Clinic

  • Dental

  • Vision

  • Retirement

  • Holidays

  • Vacation

  • Medical Leave

  • Wellness Program

  • City of Loveland University


  • Relationship building, behavior support and customer service, including reference, reader's advisory and technology assistance, for tweens and teens from diverse backgrounds.

  • Coordination of the teen tech space including certifications, project cards and instruction.

  • Monthly program planning, marketing and facilitation including the annual winter and summer reading programs.

  • Establishment and maintenance of outreach partnerships with local schools, businesses and non-profits.

  • Collection development including selection, purchasing, mending and weeding of the teen collection.

  • Maintenance of the overall organization, appearance and cleanliness of the department including but not limited to shelving materials, shelf reading, placing books on display, shifting within stacks.


Service on library, city and community committees in support of teen services. Other duties as assigned.


May oversee teen and/or adult volunteers.


Knowledge, skills & abilities:

Ability to relate to and guide tweens and teens. Ability to perform job duties effectively during relaxed and stressed activity levels within the department. Excellent oral and written communication skills. General knowledge of computer based library systems, Microsoft Office, web and maker technologies. Ability to positively inspire and energize patrons of all ages about library services and materials. Ability to learn new task skills on the job. Ability to work independently, complete tasks on time and constructively problem solve. Knowledge of Young Adult literature and popular culture. Spanish language proficiency a plus.

Core competencies: Accountability and Integrity, Collaboration, Service, Courtesy and Kindness, Innovation, Safety

Education and/or experience:

Bachelor's degree required. Masters in Library Science (MLS) from an accredited program preferred. Two (2) years library or directly related professional experience required. An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may substitute for education requirement on a year-for-year basis. MLS may substitute for experience requirement.

Licensure and/or certifications:

Must possess a valid driver's license.

Material and equipment directly used:

Library computer, public catalog and staff terminals; PCs, LCD screens, Gaming Systems, e-Readers, iPads, robotics, 3D printer, laser cutter, sewing machine, Smart Boards, printers, telephone, fax, photocopier, laminator, paper cutter, DVD & monitor, ladders, library carts, library materials (books, media, etc.).

Working conditions and physical requirements:

Works in a dynamic public library environment in the Teen Services Department with extensive public contact. Must be able to visually scan library computer and staff screens and explain displayed information and direct customers to shelf locations. Must be able to position or move materials on varying height shelves and in file cabinets for extended periods of time. Must be able to move library carts weighing 50 pounds across a carpeted floor. Flexible schedule requires some evening and weekend hours.

This job description is not designed to contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee.

Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

A driving record and criminal history background check will be obtained pre-employment.

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