Jefferson County Public Library (JCPL) is ramping up to launch expanded service hours in April. The first task: to fill 26 new full-time equivalent (FTE) positions. Nineteen of the new positions will support expanded hours at all ten JCPL libraries. The other seven positions are in support areas, including Administrative Services, Employee Relations and Development, Facilities, Finance, Information Technology.
The new positions will support the Library’s initiative to expand service hours in the second quarter. Beginning April 4, service hours at JCPL’s larger libraries (Arvada, Belmar, Columbine, Evergreen, Golden, Lakewood and Standley Lake) will expand from 51 hours a week to 65 hours a week. That means open hours from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m., Monday through Thursday; from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from noon to 5.p.m. on Sunday. Hours at JCPL’s smaller libraries (Conifer, Edgewater, and Wheat Ridge) also are expanding and final schedules will be announced in March.
“The Library’s mission is to help build an educated a vibrant community by providing equal access to information and opportunities," said Donna Walker, public services director, JCPL. “With the recent increase in the Library’s mill levy, we’re much better positioned to achieve this mission – through expanded hours, more books and materials, and enhanced technology. Now, we just need some friendly, innovative, tech-savvy people to join the JCPL team.”
The Library is partnering with the American Job Center to hold a Job Fair from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Tuesday, January 12, at the American Job Center, 3500 Illinois St. in Golden. Interested parties are encouraged to attend to learn more about the Library’s open positions. In addition, they may view available positions and apply online through January 18 at jeffco.us/jobs.
“After so many years of service reductions, we’re thrilled to be restoring services to pre-recession levels,” Walker added. “This is an exciting time to be working for the Library.”