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Collection Development Librarian - Adult Materials

Jefferson County Public Library

Wheat Ridge, CO

Application Deadline

Apply By Jul 13th, 2021


$47,991.20 to $61,188.78 per Year   Calculate


Wheat Ridge, CO





Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library



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Job Description

We're hiring a vibrant, innovative and dynamic Collection Development Librarian to select adult materials across all formats! Your understanding of patron demands and knowledge of fiction and non-fiction from regional bestsellers to the New York Times and from mid-level titles to debut and indie authors, will ensure we provide patrons with what they want. Your passion for collecting the perfect titles for adult patrons that reflect the interest and needs of our residents, will result in an exemplary, popular and well-circulating collection for the residents of Jefferson County. You bring an understanding of the role non-fiction titles have in a library, sourcing what the Library really needs to support all areas of the collection, including what the patrons always wants, what students need, in addition to picking out the best-sellers across all categories. You will use your collaboration skills to work with the Collections team and other Library staff to support weeding practices and ensure that the best materials are being chosen for our patrons. If you're an innovator who knows what patrons love and need in fiction and non-fiction, this may be the job for you!

Jefferson County Public Library offers great benefits: Generous paid time off and paid holidays, flexibility to assist in your work/life balance, various benefit and wellness opportunities helping you maintain a healthy lifestyle, a tuition reimbursement program and trainings for personal and professional growth.


Essential duties include, but not limited to, the following:

  • Knowledge of adult book selection, both fiction and non-fiction.
  • Knowledge of library and publishing trends.
  • Knowledge of vendor services.
  • Knowledge of weeding standards.
  • Ability to translate the needs and interests of our adult patrons into materials for our collection.
  • Budget allocation and tracking.
  • Analyzing the collection for usage and trends.
  • Handles patron suggestions for adult materials.
  • List creation to highlight the collection.
  • Stays current on trends in library services and materials to adults.
  • Works on additional projects such as opening day collections.
  • Collaborates with others in cross-functional teams to accomplish goals and objectives.
  • Maintain a flexible schedule, able to work some evenings, weekends, or holidays.


  • Selection skills to create a high interest public library collection.
  • Experience with collection development for adults.
  • Ability to engage well with others and to work in a highly collaborative environment.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required.
  • Persons hired in this position must be able to perform all the essential tasks required by the position. The above statements are illustrative of the essential functions of the job and do not include other nonessential or peripheral duties that may be required. JCPL retains the right to modify or change the duties or essential and additional functions of the job at any time without notice.
  • Position must comply with laws governing patron privacy and confidentiality under CRS24-90-119, and the Code of Ethics of the American Library Association, as well as ADA governing public access to space and technology.

Additional Info & Requirements

Preferred - Master's In Library Science or Library Information Systems

Preferred - One year of public library experience.

The Community

Jefferson County Public Library is committed to providing an inclusive workplace. We seek individuals with the same passion and commitment to providing equal access to information and opportunities for our community. We value diversity and strive to incorporate our values: innovation, accountability and excellence in all our work and interactions. 

Jefferson County Public Library will always be here to connect you to the people, ideas and inspiration for whatever's next in life.  Define your destination, and we'll help you get there.  So you can always be learning.  Always be creating.  And always be discovering something new. 
We help to build an educated and vibrant community by providing equal access to information and opportunities. 

We will be the essential destination where all generations connect, discover, and create. 

We serve with care; everyone is welcome here.  We meet you where you are, give you our full attention, and strive to exceed your expectations.  
Our core values are Innovation, Accountability, and Excellence.


Human Resources / Job Listings

HR Info

Lily Keenan

Recruitment Coordinator


Posted Jun 23, 2021