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Lake County is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE). Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran status. If you need assistance or an accommodation during the application process because of a disability, it is available upon request.

Desk Clerk I

Lake County Public Library

Job Announcement: Desk Clerk I

Position Title: Desk Clerk I

Hours: 10 - 15 hours per week

Status: Non-exempt

Wage: $12.50 - $14/hr non-bilingual candidates

Application deadline: Open until filled

Job Description:

Lake County Public Library serves a population of approximately 7,750 residents. LCPL has 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.

The Desk Clerk works in the circulation department and assists patrons in several ways including, but not limited to, finding library materials, answering general inquiries, and helping with public computer usage. The Desk Clerk also shelves books using the Dewey Decimal System and prepares new books for circulation. 

Must be able to work varied hours including evenings and weekends.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Carry out circulation tasks

    • Provide excellent service to patrons

    • Sort and shelve materials in proper order alphabetically or according to the Dewey Decimal System 

    • Assist patrons with searching the catalog and locating library materials

    • Assist patrons with basic computer usage

    • Read shelves for correct placement of materials on a regular basis

  • Promote the Library’s mission and values

  • Processes new materials for circulation

  • Carries out opening and closing procedures as assigned  

  • Others duties as assigned

Bilingual Staff:

  • Bilingual staff will assist in translation for the library.

Physical Requirements: 

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

 While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to:

  • Reach with hands and arms, stand, sit, walk, use hands to finger and grasp, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls and talk or hear. Stooping, bending and kneeling is also often required.

  • The employee is occasionally required to, balance, stoop and crouch.

  • The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds. 

  • The employee is often required to be on his or her feet for up to an hour at a time.

  • Handle money and use the cash register.

Education Requirements: 

High School Diploma or equivalent required; Associates Degree or higher preferred.

**Bilingual candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.** 

Open until filled

To apply, email the following information to Lanna Gonzales lanna@lakecountypubliclibrary.org

  1. Resume
  2. Three professional references

Local History Assistant

Position: Local History & Cataloging Assistant

Reports to: Library Director

FLSA Status: Full time (40 hours/week), Non-exempt with benefits (Health, dental, vision, retirement); some evening and weekends

Department: Lake County Public Library

Wages: $34,000 annual

Job Summary:

Working under the direction of the Library Director and in partnership with the Local History & Cataloging Coordinator, the Local History & Cataloging Assistant provides patrons with research and reference assistance with the Colorado Mountain History Collection, contributes to collection management of physical and digital collections, and performs cataloging duties as needed. Other duties as assigned.

Job Duties: Local History

  • Research and reference assistance with CMHC
  • Scans documents for digital collection
  • Enters metadata for digital files in digital collection
  • Provide reference services: researching patron local history/genealogy requests; assist patrons in person as needed.

Cataloging & Processing

  • Copy cataloging of new materials    
  • Deaccessions withdrawn material
  • Cataloging the receipt of magazines and newspapers daily.

Qualifications:

Graduation from high school or GED equivalent, and additional education preferred. Willingness and ability to be active during programming and events as well as deliver programming in an outdoor setting.

  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing with staff and supervisors
  • Work independently with minimal supervision
  • Understand and follow directions
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, coworkers and the general public
  • The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills; a competence in technology; be creative, positive and promote excellent customer service

Open until filled

To apply, email the following information to Brena Smith: brena@lakecountypubliclibrary.org

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Three professional references

Spanish Services Coordinator

Position: Spanish Services Coordinator

Reports to: Library Director

Hours: 30 - 40 hours/week, depending on skill set and availability; some evenings and weekends

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt; with benefits (Health, dental, vision, retirement)

Department: Lake County Public Library

Wages: $16 - $17/hr, depending on experience

Job Summary:

 The Spanish Services Coordinator & Cataloging Specialist develops, manages and promotes programming to the Spanish-speaking community of all ages in Lake County. This includes providing outreach throughout the community.

Job Duties:

Spanish services

  • Outreach to the Spanish speaking community through attendance at community events and membership within community organizations.
  • Evaluate the needs of the Spanish speaking community to help develop programming, collections, and service.
  • Collection Development for Spanish language collections.
  • Keeps informed of trends in Spanish Services in libraries through professional development such as workshops, conferences, or online classes.
  • Participates in annual budget process by providing recommendations for Spanish Services.
  • Work closely with the Materials & Marketing Supervisor to develop marketing strategies for the Spanish-speaking community.
  • Provides translation of written materials and verbal interpretation when needed.

  Circulation operations:

  • Assists patrons at the circulation desk.
  • Carries out opening and closing procedures as assigned.

Qualifications:

Graduation from high school or GED equivalent, and additional education preferred. Willingness and ability to be active during programming and events as well as deliver programming in an outdoor setting.

Required qualifications:

  • Bilingual in Spanish and English
  • Communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing with staff and supervisors
  • Work independently with minimal supervision
  • Understand and follow directions
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, coworkers and the general public
  • The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills; a competence in technology; be creative, positive and promote excellent customer service

Open until filled

To apply, email the following information to Brena Smith: brena@lakecountypubliclibrary.org

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume
  • Three professional references