Branch Librarian - Patrick Lucero Library




Pueblo, CO

Do you enjoy being a part of a top tier organization with a meaningful mission that offers an outstanding workplace? Pueblo City-County Library District has had the honor of receiving three distinguished awards in 2018 – the ELGL Leslie B. Knope Best Public Library in America award, the IMLS National Medal, and the 2018 Colorado Library of the Year!  PCCLD is currently seeking a full-time Branch Librarian for the Lucero Library.

The Branch Librarian provides professional expertise based on knowledge of library principles, to develop and facilitate programs that link outside organizations and resources to the Library that best meet the needs of the community.  The impetus behind the Branch Librarian’s activities is to promote program attendance, increase visits to the library and promote circulation of the Library’s materials and e-services.

Who you will work with:

The Branch Librarian reports to the Branch Manager. This position works as a team member to coordinate efforts and ensure staffing needs are met at the Branch Library.  The position also works closely with schools, outside organizations, authors and performers representing the Library as a knowledgeable professional.  The position provides excellent customer service demonstrating the ability to communicate effectively with people regardless of age, race, sexual orientation, ability level or background.

What you will be doing:

Promotes facilitated Customer Service by proactively approaching customers to offer assistance.  Assists customers with finding library materials and provides information to broaden their awareness of library resources and services.

For youth focus will present story times, outreach programs to schools, and coordinates library reading programs and other programs for children; provides outreach services to schools and daycares.

Arranges programs for the public which promote the use of library materials and services. 

Creates bibliographies for public distribution.

Limited supervisory responsibility as specifically delegated by the branch supervisor.

Explains library regulations and procedures, and resolves basic patron issues. 

Works with Community Relations to promote programs and services.

Provides public instruction in the use of library e-resources, computers, digital devices and other new resources and equipment available to customers.

Gives tours, visits school and senior centers, and provides community outreach.   

Provides research assistance to customers using all resources available in the Library as well as accessing outside resources. 

Stays current on library use trends and suggests titles for purchase.

Assists at the self-service station with fines, check-ins and check-outs.

Prepares reports regarding programs as requested by the Branch Manager.

Works directly to serve library patron needs with customers who have mental health, addiction, homelessness, human welfare, and exclusion issues, including troubled youth.

Supports team efforts to maintain a safe and secure environment for customers and staff by maintaining awareness of surroundings and working in accordance with safety policies and procedures.

Participates in regularly scheduled department meetings.  Attends All Staff Development Days and other training sessions to acquire new skills and to stay current on all  information that is pertinent to PCCLD.

Reads daily organizational communications from intranet, e-mail, newsletters and print announcements.  Stays current on all library services, programs and events throughout the district. Regularly accesses electronic time keeping, payroll and personnel employee access systems.

Occasionally is assigned to the role of Person in Charge (PIC) for the Rawlings Library including oversight of safety, building security and of the security guard on duty.

May serve as Person in Charge to provide back-up coverage in the absence of the Branch Manager.\

Performs other duties as needed.

What we need from you:

Masters Degree in Library Science  from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association.  One year of library experience preferred.

Skills and Abilities:   

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. 

Salary Range: $36,088.00 - $48,526.40 annually