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Librarian - Valdez-Perry Branch

Denver Public Library

Denver, CO

Application Deadline

Apply By Aug 5th, 2022


$49,605.00 to $57,666.00 per Year   Calculate


Denver, CO





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience

Not Specified

Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library


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Job Description

The Denver Public Library (DPL) is a growing urban library system that serves the residents of the City & County of Denver. DPL sees more than 4 million visitors every year across its 27 locations, serves Denver’s most vulnerable communities through outreach and mobile services, hosts thousands of programs a year and manages a collection of more than 1.4 million physical and digital materials. We believe a strong library is vital for a strong community. DPL is committed to serving the evolving needs of Denverites through inspired programming, diverse collections, culturally-representative spaces, and equitable policies & procedures. 

For more information, go to denverlibrary.org. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and LinkedIn. 

DPL is hiring a Librarian for the Valdez-Perry Branch. In this position, you will serve the community through programming, reference, technology assistance, readers’ advisory, and front line customer service. You will foster curiosity through the exploration of recreational and educational resources for all audiences in multiple formats. You can expect to challenge inequity by creating welcoming spaces that foster belonging for all, and by providing technology resources and assistance. Additionally, as a DPL employee you will strengthen connections among staff and community by gathering together to discover creative ways to serve the community. You’ll be expected to honor the public trust by providing the highest level of service and equitable access to reliable information resources on a variety of topics, including the full scope of library services. This position does not have any direct reports though it may occasionally entail being the person in charge or guiding other staff in the absence of management.  

About Our Branch 

The Valdez-Perry Branch Library is a dynamic hub in the middle of the Elyria neighborhood but also serves the Globeville and Swansea communities. We are committed to offering services that demonstrate the library’s values of Connection, Curiosity, Equity, Stewardship, and Welcoming in action. We have people of all ages but have a big presence of young people that use our resources to fulfill their needs. We offer valuable service to our neighbors in Spanish and English (computers, tech help, printing and copying, and more) while doing outreach to the community as a whole. We work together with our community partners to find ways to connect people with resources in our service area. 

About You 
Our ideal candidate has: 

  • Knowledge of the core values of librarianship, including: intellectual freedom, privacy, democracy, diversity, sustainability, serving the public good, access to information for all, and library advocacy. 
  • Lived experience within the [branch] community and/or the community-building skills to build strong ties with the customers and organizations within it.  
  • Skill in providing information to a vastly diverse audience, leading with cultural humility 
  • Ability to create and implement innovative services that sparks curiosity. 
  • Experience with reference services, programming, trauma informed practices, and customer service. 
  • A demonstrated commitment to developing and maintaining a welcoming environment for young people, including babies, toddlers, preschoolers, grade schoolers, and teens. 

We anticipate this position to close on 8/5/22. Please submit an application at your earliest convenience in order to be considered.

Benefits & Additional Compensation Info

The City and County of Denver benefits package will be offered. While the full salary range is $49,605.00 - $81,848.00, we anticipate offers will fall between $49,605 and $57,666 per year.


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