Idea Factory Librarian – Pueblo City County Library District – Pueblo, CO

Pueblo City County Library District is seeking an Idea Factory Librarian to join our team of inventors, creative geniuses and friendly library professionals!

The Idea Factory is PCCLD’s maker-space designed for exploration into anything from sewing to the latest technology.  We are seeking a librarian who has an eye on the future and a skill set for putting together programs that entice and engage our community.

The Idea Factory Librarian will have a passion for facilitating adult learning activities in the library’s maker space. In addition this position will take a lead role in the Reference and Readers Advisory Department to provide expertise in responding to reference and readers advisory requests and promote library services and resources.

Education and Experience:  A Masters Degree in Library Science from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association is required, plus a minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible work experience in a public library setting.  Prior maker space and reference experience a plus.

Skills and Abilities:  Knowledge of general public library organization, materials, services and operations.  Thorough knowledge of reference materials, databases, and other resources available to customers.  Supervisory skills including creating work schedules, managing staff shortages, resolving general employee issues.  Knowledge of adult literature in print, electronic, periodical, video, digital and other mediums. Strong customer service skills with the ability to resolve customer issues and deal with disturbances and emergencies in the Library.  Excellent research skills. Ability to conduct reference interviews.  Ability to instruct and transfer information to a diverse population; knowledge of adult learning models.  Demonstrated ability to develop programming that meets the community’s needs. Knowledge of research techniques, reference resources, databases and internet resources.  Ability to conduct complex reference interviews, to analyze requests and to apply research skills to locate specialized information or provide customers with alternative sources.  Ability to function under flexible and changing conditions.

Physical Requirements:  Must be able to lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds and push /pull a fully loaded book cart weighing up to 200 pounds.

Other Requirements:  Must be able to work a flexible schedule including days, evenings and weekends.  Must submit to and successfully pass a criminal background investigation.

Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

More information about the position is available here, and the online application is available through our employment page.

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