Librarian - Early Literacy Department 3.8.13
|March 08, 2013 - March 22, 2013|
|Salary Range:||$19.52 - $25.38 per hour starting salary range; $19.52 - $31.23 per hour full salary range|
|Benefits:||The City and County of Denver benefit package will be offered.|
|Employment Type:||Full Time|
|Description:||Location: Early Literacy Department, Central Library, 13th & Broadway|
Status/Schedule: Regular, full-time, 40 hours per week. The schedule will be determined by the needs of the department and will include evening and weekend hours.
Background Information: Join the Childrenís & Family Cluster and work collaboratively to provide services and materials for children and families. Support the Libraryís strategic initiatives of providing early literacy experiences to infants through preschoolers, connecting with parents and caregivers and developing school-age readers and life-long learners.
|Duties:||Duties and Responsibilities: Supports system-wide excellence in ECRR-based storytimes and early literacy outreach in the community. Provides storytime and early literacy outreach training to staff. Uses training expertise and the latest research to promote and nurture pre-reading skills. Designs, presents, establishes and supports a variety of programs for children from birth to age five. Coordinates and builds staff expertise in their work with our youngest customers and the parents, caregivers and other adults who are involved in their lives. Supports and contributes to the work of the Early Literacy Department. Communicates effectively about issues and initiatives with customers, staff, volunteers and administration. Oversees library operations as assigned.|
|Qualifications:||Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of library services for infants, preschoolers and early elementary aged children. Knowledge of current research in early literacy and child/brain development. Knowledge of early literacy best practices in library and community settings. Knowledge of the Public Library Associationís ECRR initiative and supporting materials/resources. Knowledge of childrenís literature. Knowledge of information needs, collection maintenance and reader/media guidance for all ages. Ability to skillfully interpret, communicate and present information, both orally and in writing. Ability to thrive in an environment with constant contact with people from all backgrounds and age groups. Ability to demonstrate positive attitude, excellent interpersonal skills, cultural sensitivity and a sense of humor in working with customers, coworkers, volunteers and the community. Ability to creatively solve problems, negotiate and handle stressful situations in a positive manner. Ability to be innovative, flexible and well organized. |
Experience: One-year experience working with children in a library preferred. Experience in training colleagues and coworkers preferred.
Education: Masterís in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution or planning to receive one within 90 days of hire.
Special Requirements: A background check must be passed after the offer to hire has been made. Must have a valid Colorado driverís license and reliable transportation. Spanish language skills a plus.
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