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Denver Public Library: Librarian - Ross-Broadway Branch

Denver Public Library is looking for a Librarian to serve our community through programming, reference, technology assistance, readers’ advisory, and front line customer service. In this position, you will foster curiosity through the exploration of recreational and educational resources for all audiences in multiple formats. You can expect to challenge inequity by creating welcoming spaces that foster belonging for all, and by providing technology resources and assistance. Additionally, as a DPL employee you will strengthen connections among staff and community by gathering together to discover creative ways to serve Denverites. You’ll be expected to honor the public trust by providing the highest level of service and equitable access to reliable information resources on a variety of topics, including the full scope of library services. This position does not have any direct reports though it may occasionally entail being the person in charge or guiding other staff in the absence of management. 

You’ll additionally be responsible for developing, planning, promoting and implementing culturally inclusive and responsive programming for youth, adults and older adults. We’re looking for someone to plan fun, engaging and age-appropriate story times using ECRR practices and books that represent a diverse range of characters, identities and experiences.

The ideal candidate will be able to meet customers where they are with a compassionate and trauma informed lens in particular people experiencing homelessness and older adults

You will provide a high level of customer service while assisting in circulation tasks in a busy environment with consistent public exposure. You will also need to be able to approach challenging situations with empathy, compassion and informed judgment while keeping in mind library use policies and safety of all customers and staff. We ask that you be willing to take the library outside of its walls by performing outreach activities in the community. 

Position Salary Range:

$49,605.00 - $81,848.00

Starting Pay

$49,605 - $57,666

To view the full job profile including position specifications, physical demands, and probationary period, click here.

The City and County of Denver benefits package will be offered.

The City and County of Denver provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, genetic information, age, or any other status protected under federal, state, and/or local law.

PLEASE NOTE: For more information and to apply, visit the City and County of Denver Careers website. Interested?: Please CLICK HERE.

Position: Denver Public Library: Librarian - Ross-Broadway Branch
Organization: Denver Public Library
Location: Denver,  CO 
United States
Salary: $49,605 - $57,666
Posting Start Date: 5/25/2022
Date Posted: 5/25/2022

Our ideal candidate has:

Knowledge of the core values of librarianship, including: intellectual freedom, privacy, democracy, diversity, sustainability, serving the public good, access to information for all, and library advocacy.

Skill in providing information to a vastly diverse audience, leading with cultural humility

Ability to create and implement innovating programming that sparks curiosity, especially for children ages 0-5, and older adults

Experience with reference services, programming, trauma informed practices, and customer service

Ability to self-motivate in constantly learning and sharing about new reference resources

We know your time is valuable. Applicants who meet the following minimum qualifications will be considered:

Education requirement: Master's Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited program.

Experience Requirement: One (1) year of experience solving problems and providing customer service to business or public clients.

Education/Experience Equivalency: No substitution of experience for education is permitted.

License/Certifications: None

The Community

The Denver Public Library (DPL) is a growing urban library system that serves the City & County of Denver. DPL sees more than 4 million visitors every year across its 27 locations, serves Denver’s most vulnerable communities through outreach and mobile services, hosts thousands of programs a year and manages a collection of more than 1.4 million physical and digital materials.

We believe a strong library is vital for a strong community. DPL is committed to serving the evolving needs of Denverites through inspired programming, diverse collections, culturally-representative spaces and equitable policies & procedures.

Ross-Broadway Branch Library is located at the intersection of the Baker, West Washington Park, and Speer neighborhoods. The Broadway business district anchors the neighborhood, and is bustling with activity from bars, restaurants, and vintage stores. We value and welcome all members of our community, including youth, older adults, and our unhoused neighbors. Though small in square footage, our library is highly used by our community, who rely on the library for access to materials and technology, and for a space to connect with their neighbors. You will work with a small team of library professionals who share common values, enjoy fostering relationships, and work to provide opportunities for every person in our community to thrive.

PLEASE NOTE: For more information and to apply, visit the City and County of Denver Careers website. Interested?: Please CLICK HERE.
Status: This listing expires on: 8/23/2022
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Denver Public Library
10 W. 14th Ave. Pkwy.

Denver,  CO 80204
United States
(720) 865-1258
James Vallejos