Librarian - Woodbury Branch Library 2.1.13
Denver Public Library - Denver, CO

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DESCRIPTION

Location: Woodbury Branch Library, 3265 Federal Blvd. at W. Thirty-third Ave.

Status/Schedule: Regular, full-time, 40 hours per week. The schedule will be determined by the needs of the department and will include evening and weekend hours.

Background Information: The key role of this branch's service delivery is to bring bilingual library services and resources to a diverse customer base that includes new immigrants and their families. Intergenerational programming is a focus of this branch, as is serving adults and their families as part of a diverse and vibrant neighborhood library.

DUTIES

Duties and Responsibilities: Empowers and serves a population aiming to explore new frontiers. Fulfills the expectations of a diverse population, in particular addressing the largest language needs in the community, Spanish and Vietnamese. Designs and provides programming and an environment that fits the needs of new immigrant families, and a diverse community. Provides reader's advisory and reference assistance. Staffs a busy reference desk, serving a diverse clientele of all ages and broad range of interests. Promotes community outreach and programming. Communicates effectively about issues and initiatives with customers, coworkers, and administration.

QUALIFICATIONS

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of providing library services to customers with different levels of literacy and/or technology abilities. Skill in providing programming and services in a bilingual and intergenerational environment. Skill in providing reference, reader's and media advisory. Service to all ages. Ability to thrive working in an environment with constant public contact with people from all backgrounds and age groups. Ability to demonstrate positive attitude, excellent interpersonal skills, cultural sensitivity, and a sense of humor in working with customers, coworkers, and community. Ability to creatively solve problems, negotiate and handle stressful situations in a positive manner. Ability to multi-task and prioritize. Ability to demonstrate innovation and flexibility. Ability to perform community outreach and programming for all ages.

Education: Master's in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution or planning to receive one by July 1, 2013.

Experience: Experience in providing high volume, innovative library service preferred.

Special Requirements: A background check must be passed after the offer to hire has been made. Spanish language skills are a definite plus.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER Duties and Responsibilities: Empowers and serves a population aiming to explore new frontiers. Fulfills the expectations of a diverse population, in particular addressing the largest language needs in the community, Spanish and Vietnamese. Designs and provides programming and an environment that fits the needs of new immigrant families, and a diverse community. Provides reader's advisory and reference assistance. Staffs a busy reference desk, serving a diverse clientele of all ages and broad range of interests. Promotes community outreach and programming. Communicates effectively about issues and initiatives with customers, coworkers, and administration.

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