Librarian – Old Town Library – Fort Collins, CO

POSITION TITLE:  LIBRARIAN   (Full-Time Regular) (Classified)
REQUISITION #:  req398
DEPARTMENT:  Old Town Library
BENEFIT CATEGORY: Classified (Non-CBU) View Classifications & Benefits
ANNUAL SALARY RANGE:   $47,093.00 – 65,704.00 (Salaries are paid biweekly)
SELECTION PROCESS:  Application deadline is 3:00 p.m. MT on 8/11/2015.
You will receive an email acknowledgment when you have successfully submitted an application. Your completed application will be forwarded to the hiring manager. You will be notified if you are selected for further testing or interviews. Please keep your contact information up-to-date. The status of your application will be updated in your applicant profile. Post-offer background check required.

SUMMARY:  Provides assistance and programming to library customers using research, communication and customer service  skills and knowledge. Performs a wide variety of professional level services in support of the library’s goals and mission.


  • Responds to customer inquiries for assistance in locating and using library resources including the online catalog, public computers and variously-formatted materials.
  • Promotes use of materials using Reader’s Advisory skills.
  • Furnishes information on library activities, facilities, rules, and services.
  • Provides leadership and coordination for district-wide projects and programs.
  • Explains and assists in use of electronic and print reference resources.
  • Engages with the community by providing services off-site as appropriate and by participating in activities and events outside the library.
  • Creates reference tools.
  • Designs, evaluates and maintains library web resources.
  • Develops and maintains reference and circulation collections.
  • Selects or suggests, orders, catalogs, and classifies materials.
  • Responsible for the development of special collections to meet customer needs.
  • Plans, implements and evaluates library programs.
  • Assists or leads response to emergency situations including responding to customers violating District’s Library Use policy.
  • Performs Person In Charge duties as needed.
  • Directs and oversees the work of volunteers and hourly staff.
  • Plans and directs staff and public training programs.
  • Writes and administers state and federal grants as appropriate or requested by management.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

  • Superior customer service experience and skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills including effective speaking, listening and writing are required.
  • Must communicate effectively with a diverse population.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the Dewey classification system.
  • Knowledge of current and classic books, literature, authors and illustrators for a variety of ages preferred.
  • Understanding of general areas of human knowledge, including arts, sciences, literature, as well as geography and periods of history strongly desirable.
  • Ability to use word processing, database, presentation and spreadsheet software.
  • Ability to utilize electronic resources effectively.
  • Ability to lead and facilitate public programs for a variety of ages.
  • Knowledge of the basic tenets of Intellectual Freedom.
  • Fluency in or familiarity with Spanish desirable.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  Master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited university and  a minimum of two years of paid experience in a public library providing direct service to patrons.

LANGUAGE ABILITIES:  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedures. Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, stakeholders, customers, and the general public.

REASONING ABILITIES:  Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form. Ability to gather, interpret and present data.


WORK ENVIRONMENT:  Standard library work environment.  The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; and talk or hear.  The demands on the visual sense are high. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; and reach with hands and arms.  The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.  The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.

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

The Poudre River Public Library District will make reasonable accommodations for access to Library District services, programs and activities and will make special communication arrangements for persons with disabilities.  Please call (970) 221-6535 for assistance.

The Poudre River Public Library District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants are considered for positions for which they have applied without regard to race, religion, gender, age (40 years or older), national origin, color, creed, ancestry, marital status, sexual orientation, or other characteristics protected by law.

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


Note: Some information in your application may be public information under the Colorado Open Records Act.

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