Librarian I - Adult Services
City of Loveland, CO - Loveland, CO

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Performs entry-level professional duties under the general direction of a Librarian III. Answers reference and reader's guidance queries and assists customers with the use of the Public Access Computers and online resources.

This position is budgeted for 30 hours per week.

Our Position:

Searches for, locates and retrieves information/materials in answer to reference questions in person, by phone, and by email; explains to patrons the use of equipment including the online catalog, databases, the Internet, microform reader-printers and scanner. Coordinates programs and outreach events ; participates in collection development for the department including selection, and weeding of library materials in assigned area; and compiles and updates department reference and marketing material.

Orders, receives, processes and sends interlibrary loan materials; creates and updates reader’s advisory information; creates book and special displays.

Proctors examinations; organizes and moderates monthly book discussion groups; orders and maintains state and federal tax forms annually; indexes the Loveland Daily Reporter-Herald; troubleshoots simple computer problems; shelves and shelf reads; enters and deletes reserves on database; renews materials; assists patrons with questions and requests; opens and closes division.

Searches for and sends genealogical information as requested; processes and displays newspapers and magazines; teaches programs on library resources.

SUPERVISORY DUTIES: Supervises volunteers

Our Candidate:

Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in Librarianship preferred. One (1) year Library Aide-level experience required.
An equivalent combination of education and/or experience may substitute for education requirement on a year-for-year basis. Previous experience with Microsoft Office required.

Knowledge of library reference tools, of standard library cataloging systems, and standard library methodology. Ability to conduct a reference interview, locate information in print and online resources and effectively communicate with public and staff. Must possess effective presentation skills.

Working Environment and Required Background Checks:

Typical library environment with extensive public contact, may require sitting for extended periods of time, repetitive motion tasks, reaching, bending, kneeling, and moving or positioning objects up to 20 pounds. Moves and positions carts of library materials up to fifty (50) pounds. Requires frequent retrieval of reading materials on library shelves, which are located from five (5) inches to eighty (80) inches above the floor.
Material and equipment directly used :

Library III integrated library system; online databases, the Internet, PCs, microform reader-printers and scanner, photocopiers, fax, telephone, book carts, laminator, bar code reader

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

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

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