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Librarian I: Enrichment Program Coordinator

Enrichment Librarian
$54,017.60 - $81,036.80 Annually
The Lafayette Public Library is looking to hire a talented and energetic full time Enrichment Librarian I who is passionate about public libraries, community engagement, and working with people of all ages. In coordination with library staff and under the supervision of the Programs & Community Engagement Manager, the Enrichment Librarian supports Library operations by providing excellent customer service at the library’s service points and leads in the development, planning and implementation of programs that promote literacy and lifelong learning.  Some nights and weekends required.

The Lafayette Public Library serves a population of approximately 29,000 residents. We have a committed staff dedicated to facilitating equal access to services, community building, innovation, intellectual freedom, literacy, and lifelong learning. Each member of our Library team is integral to the success of our organization. We value vision, hard work, collaboration, and creative problem-solving.
Candidates with Spanish language skills strongly encouraged to apply. 
Position: Librarian I: Enrichment Program Coordinator
Organization: Lafayette Public Library
Location: Lafayette,  CO 
United States
Salary: Full Time - $54,017.60 - $81,036.80 Annually
Posting Start Date: 9/27/2022
Date Posted: 9/28/2022
Essential Functions

The following duties are illustrative only and are not intended to be all inclusive:  

  • Responsible for development and coordination of programs and events that enrich k-12 students including afterschool programs and summer learning.
  • Leads in the creation, development, and implementation of programs for all ages, both in the Library and through outreach activities at other locations within the community.
  • Coordinates with individuals and community organizations, to plan and schedule programs and events 
  • Maintains and reports accurate program records  
  • Provides excellent customer service and maintains a courteous, positive image of the Library when interacting with customers and staff; works at public service points providing information, reference services, and reader's advisory; answers questions regarding Library policies, procedures, and maintains customer and staff confidentiality.  
  • Helps customers with the use of Library equipment and resources, including computers, e-readers, the online catalog, automated reference tools, the Internet, databases, printers, scanners, and emerging technologies. 
  • Serves as person-in-charge of the library facility in the absence of Library Managers   
  • Completes special projects as assigned, in a timely manner. 
  • Participates in Library and/or City work committees and teams, as assigned. 
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.
Typical Qualifications

KNOWLEDGE: Knowledge of basic Library functions and procedures; Library principles and trends; familiarity with reference tools and philosophy; computer operations and information retrieval processes; and reader's advisory tools. Knowledge of Library's mission, values, policies, and strategic goals. Knowledge of developmental, recreational, and educational needs of children and young adults. Knowledge of effective practices in program evaluation and outcomes measurement.
SKILL: Proficiency in the operation of equipment necessary to perform the functions of the job. Excellent written and verbal communication. Excellent interpersonal skills, cultural competence and sensitivity, and a sense of humor in working with customers, coworkers, and the community members. Strong project management and organization skills.

ABILITY: Highly dependable, organized, focused, and able to successfully manage multiple projects. Self-starter who takes direction well but also able to work independently. Attention to detail, creative thinker and highly productive. Must have ability to multi-task, meet deadlines and shift priorities as needed. Able to recognize and set priorities, and to use initiative and independent judgment in a variety of situation. Commitment to working within a team environment and nurturing effective working relationships with individuals and groups. Ability to work varied shifts including some nights and weekends. Ability to translate community needs and interests into effective Library services and programs.
TRAINING: Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree in Library science or STEAM field preferred.
EXPERIENCE: Three (3) years work experience in public Library services or any equivalent combination of training and experience in customer service that provides evidence that the applicant possesses the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Previous experience demonstrating the use of multiple teaching methodologies and knowledge of research related to pedagogy and learning. Experience with current and emerging technologies and their applications.

Special Requirements

A positive, forward-thinking attitude and a willingness to take calculated risks. General curiosity and an eagerness to learn new things.  

Status: This listing expires on: 12/27/2022
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Organization Information
Lafayette Public Library
1290 South Public Road
Human Resources Office 2nd Floor
Lafayette,  CO 80026
United States
(303) 661-1193