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Branch Manager

Garfield County Libraries

Colorado, USA

Application Deadline

Apply By Sep 27th, 2021


$52,000.00 to $65,560.00 per Year   Calculate


Rifle, CO




Not Specified

Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Specified

Type of Library


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Job Description

Garfield County Public Library District (GCPLD) is a progressive organization that fosters a culture of open communication, trust, shared learning, and independent quest for knowledge. GCPLD was honored in 2020 to receive the prestigious "Library Partnership of the Year" award from the Colorado Association of Libraries for our Business   Breakfast event series. At GCPLD, Branch Managers divide their time between two essential duties 1) providing day-to-day supervision of all aspects of public library services for the Branch, building and sustaining staff morale, promoting work-life balance, and training and empowering our staff, and 2) serving as an engaged member of the GCPLD's Public Services Management Team (PSMT). The PSMT is responsible for the development of systemwide public service objectives and for implementing and championing the decisions of the PSMT, the Executive Leadership Team (ELT) and the Executive Director to their staff.
GCPLD leaders must be nimble, adapting to change quickly and effectively communicating changes to their staff.

We welcome and expect new ideas and challenges to the status quo. We embrace failure as part of the formula for growth. Successful Branch Managers here are those who push themselves and their staff out of their comfort zones; actively participate in the growth of their branch as well as GCPLD as a whole; and effectively communicate to all levels. GCPLD is a place for innovation and collaboration. We work in a fast paced, strategic environment with a lot on our plates at all times.

GCPLD is one district made up of six library branches. Our Branch Managers are able to see the big picture without losing sight of the details. They provide effective leadership to their individual branches while working collectively with the Public Services Management Team in the pursuit of district-wide initiatives and goals. We celebrate the uniqueness of each community we serve and we bring the strength of a unified district to each of our branches.

If you are looking to make a big impact, to be a part of a highly talented, award winning team of individuals who work collectively toward being a trusted and valued resource to everyone in our communities, we want to talk to you!

Education   Experience:


MLS or MLIS degree from a graduate library school accredited by ALA

Knowledge of the principles and practices of public library functions

Previous supervisory experience required


3-5 years of progressively responsible library experience preferred

This is a full-time (minimum 40 hours per week), exempt position. The hiring range for the Branch Manager position is $52,000 - $66,560 annually (DOE); benefits include medical, dental, vision, and employer contribution to retirement fund; paid vacation, sick, and holidays.

About our location and lifestyle...

Garfield County is home to approximately 60,000 residents and is located approximately 180 miles west of Denver via Interstate 70. Garfield County encompasses a geographical area of almost 3,000 square miles, of which nearly 60% is federal public lands. The county enjoys moderate weather year-round with 300 days of sunshine annually!

Garfield County and the Rocky Mountains offer an incredible lifestyle. Residents and visitors experience a wide variety of outdoor activities including skiing, fishing, rafting, hiking, biking, camping, and more. The beautiful Colorado River stretches through the county along the I-70 corridor. Limitless activities are just minutes away. Take a leisurely float on the Colorado River, with amazing views of the majestic Roan Plateau. Spend a day skiing at our nearby resorts, including Sunlight, Aspen, Vail, Breckenridge, or Copper Mountain (to name just a few!). Then relax in the gorgeous Glenwood Hot Springs or Iron Mountain Hot Springs in Glenwood Springs on your way home. Enjoy fine dining in Glenwood Springs or take an art walk in Carbondale. Head west an hour toward Palisade and Grand Junction to experience Colorado's wine country, the Grand Mesa, and the Colorado National Monument. It's all right here waiting for you!

For more information, or to apply now, you must go to the website below. Please DO NOT email your resume to us as we only accept applications through our website.


Benefits & Additional Compensation Info

Medical, dental, vision, and employer contribution to retirement fund; paid vacation, sick, and holidays

The Community

The town of Carbondale is nestled in the heart of the Rocky Mountains at an altitude of 6,171 feet.  World class ski resorts, including Aspen, Snowmass and Sunlight, are located within 45 miles of this charming community.  Carbondale residents enjoy a lively arts and music community, great dining, community gatherings and a wide range of economic, social and philosophical viewpoints. 

Denver, the Mile High City, is 170 miles to the east of Carbondale and offers a wide variety of entertainment & sporting events, restaurants, shopping and is home to Denver International Airport.

Garfield County encompasses a geographical area of almost 3,000 square miles of which approximately 60% is federal public lands, and the furthest towns are 60 miles apart from each other. The population density is 19 people per square mile.

Our communities are located in beautiful valleys surrounded by high mountain desert, snowy Rocky Mountains, and several amazing tributaries of the Colorado River. A big reason people choose to live in Garfield County is the abundance of outdoor activities, including biking, skiing, soaking in hot springs, fishing, camping, and more.

HR Info

Kim Owens, Human Resources Manager



Posted Sep 13, 2021