Job is Expired Senior Librarian

The Denver Public Library / Smiley Branch Library

Job deadline Apply by August 3rd, 2012   Job salary $22.05 to $28.62 per hour   Job type of library Public   This job is located in Colorado Colorado

Job Description

Become a Senior Librarian at the Smiley Branch Library and bring a materials rich environment to customers of all ages. The key role of this branch’s service delivery is to meet the needs of the customer who is looking to the library to provide the newest and most popular materials. A strong emphasis is placed on providing materials and reference services in an efficient and merchandised environment.

Creates lifelong library customers by implementing and managing library services designed for customers of all ages seeking popular materials and quick service. Oversees the design of engaging displays for all ages. Works with a team of Senior Librarians and a Manager to develop, design, and implement system-wide services. Supervises daily operations of a branch location including personnel, scheduling and customer service issues. Communicates effectively about the Library, issues and initiatives with customers, staff, and administration.

Required Education

  • Master's Degree

Preferred Education

  • Master's Degree

Other Education Credentials

Two years of post-MLS professional-level work in a library.

A Master’s in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution.
A background check must be passed after the offer to hire has been made.

Experience (years)

Required Preferred
Supervisor - -
Professional 2 -
Library - -

Other Required/Preferred Skills & Experience

Knowledge of library services for all ages. Knowledge of publishing trends and popular materials. Skill in providing strong, passionate and compassionate leadership. Skill in the recruitment, selection, training and motivation of a brilliant staff. Skill in providing reference, reader’s and media advisory service to all ages. Skill in developing eye-catching display design and merchandizing of library materials. Ability to select, train, motivate and supervise professional and clerical staff. Ability to creatively solve problems, negotiate and handle stressful situations in a positive manner. Ability to create and maintain positive staff relationships. Ability to demonstrate positive attitude, excellent interpersonal skills, cultural sensitivity, and a sense of humor in working with customers, coworkers, and community. Ability to multi-task and prioritize. Ability to demonstrate innovation and flexibility.

Application Requirements

Submit an electronic application at or mail or bring application and resume (optional) to: Denver Public Library, 10 West 14th Avenue Parkway, Denver, CO 80204. Applications and resumes (optional) may be faxed to (720) 865-2085. Resumes are not accepted without a completed employment application.


Masters Degree in a Program of Library and Information Science


Salary Wage Calculator $22.05 to $28.62 per hour

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Date Posted

July 20th, 2012

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