Job is Expired Library Director

Nederland Community Library / Nederland

Job deadline Apply by June 2nd, 2018   Job salary $45,000.00 to $50,000.00 per year   Job type of library Public   This job is located in Colorado Colorado

Job Description

This job is being reposted to add the following change:  Appropriate experience in the field can be substituted for the required degree

Thanks to those of you who applied to the previous posting, we have retained your application for review, so you do not need to re-apply

As the director of a small town library, you have a lot of roles. You are responsible for making sure that the parts of the library are running well, both literally - the HVAC unit - and figuratively - managing the staff and volunteers. You connect patrons with resources – be it books (collection development) or ideas (programming). You manage day to day expenses while keeping the annual budget in mind. And you do this within the context of the library’s policies, procedures, and long term goals.

As you get to know people in a small town and learn how their stories fit together, your understanding of the community deepens. We recently completed a new strategic plan, after doing a community survey. You will have a lot of flexibility and the resources to support you: wonderful staff and volunteers, an engaged Board of Trustees, a great facility and stable funding.

An effective Library Director will have the knowledge, ability, and inclination to supervise all aspects of the library and to step into any role when necessary. And they will be familiar with both the work required and the resulting joy that comes from creating community through outreach and relationship building.

Description of Community

Nederland, Colorado is perched in the Rocky Mountains at 8,200 feet with a community of about 3,500 people (1,500 town population, 2,000 in the surrounding area). It has a history rich in mining and music. It is home to a diverse group of people, from scientists to artists, outdoor enthusiasts to retirees. It is surrounded by National Forests and wilderness areas, so whatever your outdoor passions are, you can find them here. Yet it is close enough to “civilization” that it is possible to ski fresh tracks in the morning, have lunch in Boulder and then visit a museum or catch a symphony in Denver. The library has a stable funding base and had over 50,000 visits last year. 

Other Required/Preferred Skills & Experience

Minimum qualifications

An MLS from an ALA-accredited institution (appropriate experience in the field can be substituted for the required degree) and three years of progressively responsible public library experience, including management and administration. Knowledge of public library services and operation and of library collections. Demonstrated experience with library facilities management, recruiting and training staff, and library budgeting and financial reporting.

Preferred qualifications

  • Demonstrated experience carrying out long-term goals – e.g. elements of a strategic plan
  • Successful marketing experience
  • Cataloging experience
  • Experience managing/supervising employees and volunteers
  • Knowledge of QuickBooks accounting software
  • Experience partnering with community organizations on shared goals
  • Experience working with a Library Friends/Foundation Group on social outreach programming

Application Requirements

Check out the formal position description (link below) for the complete required and preferred specifics.

Email a letter of interest, curriculum vitae, and the names of three professional references to

In your letter, include an answer to the following question: “What does the word community mean to you?”

HR Contact Information

Please email any questions to


Library Director Job Description:

Masters Degree in a Program of Library and Information Science

Not specified

Salary Wage Calculator $45,000.00 to $50,000.00 per year

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Vacation/Holiday Leave

Date Posted

May 15th, 2018

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