Library Specialist Arabic Speaker - Part-time 20 hours - Eloise May Library job

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Job Description

Title: Library Specialist - Arabic Speaker - Part-time 20 hours

Location: Eloise May Library - 1471 S. Parker Road Denver, CO 80231

Reports to: Supervisor

Supervises: 0

Position: Part-time, non-exempt. Flexible availability is required including evenings and weekends.

Note: Demonstrated Proficiency in Arabic, required. (Eligible for a language stipend of $50.00 per pay period)

Pay Rate: $18.50 - $21.45

Purpose: Welcome and assist patrons in the use of the library by delivering outstanding, inclusive service while keeping current on internal communications and library offerings in order to connect patrons with the appropriate resources.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:


General patron assistance:

  • Greets all library visitors and provides proactive assistance
  • Assists patrons with library account inquiries, including cash register transactions
  • Provides advisory services to patrons
  • Assists patrons with basic reference questions
  • Connects patrons with other library staff as needed
  • Promotes and supports library resources, programs and events
  • Listens to patron feedback and shares through appropriate channels
  • Sets expectations for library use, de-escalates and resolves patron concerns
  • Straightens and cleans up the library to provide a welcoming experience

Technology assistance:

  • Assists patrons with basic technology and troubleshooting questions, including assistance with tablets, phones and other devices
  • Assists patrons with library technology offerings, such as e-books and online databases
  • Troubleshoots library technology and equipment, such as copiers and printers
  • Assists patrons with reservable spaces, including basic AV equipment support
  • Connects patrons with other library staff as needed for intermediate and advanced technology needs

Materials handling:

  • Helps manage library materials collection
  • Merchandizes library materials and maintains library displays
  • Processes and shelves library materials and patron holds


  • Keeps current on new library resources, trends, technology and offerings
  • Takes initiative to consistently update skills to effectively assist patrons
  • Keeps up to date on internal communication and information to effectively assist patrons and co-workers
  • Promotes positive relationships with co-workers and collaborates with others to meet the needs of staff and patrons
  • Provides ongoing and regular feedback and observations to supervisors

Performs other related duties as assigned and requested

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Two years customer service, library or education/teaching experience.
  • Ability to work varying shifts, including evenings and weekends.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in Arabic.
  • Intermediate technology skills, such as file management, file sharing, word processing, internet and website navigation, etc.
  • Ability to demonstrate curiosity in the vast technological and online resources the library has to offer and comfortable learning side by side with patrons.
  • Ability to communicate new ideas, products and services in a positive and engaging manner.
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm for an environment of constant change.
  • Ability to work with people of all ages and diverse backgrounds.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Experience working with children and teens.

Work Environment:

  • The essential duties for this position are performed in an indoor environment.
  • Moderate noise (computers, phones, printers and patron interactions).
  • Ability to work varying shifts, including evenings and weekends.

Physical Activities:

Physical activities required to perform essential duties include:

  • Must be able to remain in a stationary position 25-50% of the time.
  • Must be able to move around 75-100% of the time.
  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs.
  • Ability to carry up to 40 lbs.
  • Ability to push and pull a cart weighing up to 100 lbs.
  • Ability to kneel, crouch, reach and stoop 50% of the time.
  • Use of hands, fingers, and grasping of books, DVDs are required, with repetitive motion.
  • Long periods of sitting, remaining stationary, or moving around.
  • Frequency or repetitive actions which includes typing, shelving materials, occasionally opening and closing media cases.
  • Bending, grasping, stretching without limitations which includes reaching into bins for materials, moving bins and carts filled with materials, shelving and shifting materials at various height levels.
  • Lifting above your waist up to 25 lbs.

This job description describes the general level of work being performed and is not necessarily an all-inclusive list of job-related responsibilities, duties or aspects associated with the job, and may be amended anytime based on business need. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.

Inclusion and diversity are part of our values at Arapahoe Libraries.

Qualified applicants who represent the diversities of the communities we serve are encouraged to apply.

 This position is open. This job was posted on Wed Mar 29 2023 and expires on Fri Apr 28 2023.
Arapahoe Libraries
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The Arapahoe Library District was founded in April 1966 in order to accommodate unrestricted library assistance to all inhabitants of Arapahoe County, excluding those living in the cities of Littleton, Englewood, and Aurora. Inhabitants of these cities are served by libraries established before 1966 that are funded and maintained by their particular city governments. All Arapahoe County residents, however, are free to use any of the libraries in the county. However, it a type of government agency that has several skilled employees working there the number of employees working there exceeds from 201 to 500. Moreover, It provides a large number of facilities to its employees such as; group medical, dental, and vision benefits to employees who work 20 hours or more per week, chiropractic, acupuncture, and massage therapy benefit included in medical insurance, gym reimbursement benefit included in medical insurance, employer paid basic life and long-term disability insurance.

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