Early Literacy Outreach Librarian 11.4.11
|November 04, 2011 - November 18, 2011|
|Salary Range:||$20.63 - $25.77 per hour starting salary range; $20.63 - $32.91 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.
Salary Range: $20.63 - $25.77 per hour starting salary range; $20.63 - $32.91 per hour full salary range. The City and County of Denver benefit package will be offered.
Background Information: Join the Children’s & Family Cluster and work collaboratively to provide services and materials for children and families. This position support the Library’s 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. The Read Aloud Program matches volunteers and staff with Head Start and Early Childhood Education Centers in Denver. Volunteers and staff read to classes on a weekly basis during the school year.
|Duties:||Duties and Responsibilities: Creates positive experiences by providing community outreach, ECRR-based story times, reference, readers and media advisory. Manages a special collection of children’s materials and their distribution to volunteers and staff. Recruits, trains, coaches, and coordinates approximately 100 volunteers and staff members. Oversees program rewards, celebrations and special events. Maintains and builds relationships with volunteers, teachers and school administrators via phone, email and classroom visits. Conducts observations and provides constructive feedback for readers. Promotes and nurtures pre-reading and reading skills. Communicates effectively about early literacy issues and initiatives with customers, staff, volunteers, and school administrators. Builds relationships with a variety of child-focused community organizations.|
|Qualifications:||Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Knowledge of library services for infancy through adolescence and 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 Association’s ECRR initiative and supporting materials/resources. Knowledge of children’s literature. Knowledge of information needs, collection maintenance and reader/media guidance for all ages. Skill in interpreting, communicating, and presenting information, both orally and in writing. Skill in providing excellent customer service both internally and externally. Ability to demonstrate a positive attitude, strong interpersonal skills, cultural sensitivity, and a sense of humor. 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 of experience working with children in a structured environment. Experience working with schools, teachers, and literacy organizations. Experience working with adult volunteers is desirable.
Education: Master’s in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution.
Special Requirements: A background check must be passed after the offer to hire has been made. A valid Colorado driver’s license and a vehicle are required to do site visits.
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