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Branch Manager

Pines & Plains Libraries

Towns of Kiowa and Elbert, Colorado

Application Deadline

Apply By Aug 19th, 2022


$37,500.00 to $45,000.00 per Year   Calculate


Kiowa, CO





Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience


Type of Library


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Job Description

Are you passionate about public libraries' roles in their communities? Pines & Plains Libraries is seeking a Branch Manager to lead two library branches in small rural towns. Your focus on exceptional customer service and a positive work environment will make all the difference in these libraries. You will supervise a small staff, be responsible for branch collection development, manage branch budgets, assist and develop programs, troubleshoot branch technology, and collaborate with the Library Director and two other Branch Managers to fulfill strategic plans. Above all, you will represent our libraries as a community leader.

Benefits & Additional Compensation Info

Salary is $37,500 - $45,000 annually, DOE. Benefits include: A Pension Plan (except PERA retirees), Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Health Savings Account, Vacation, Sick/Personal Leave, Public Health Emergency Leave, Holidays, Benefits Leave Buy-Back, Jury Duty and Court Leave, Military Leave, Bereavement Leave, Travel Reimbursement, Training & Workshops.

Additional Info & Requirements


  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Two to five years of library service experience.
  • Two or more years of recent supervisory or management experience.
  • Sales, customer service, or public service experience may supplement library experience, depending on the nature of previous positions.


  • MLIS/MLS degree from an ALA-Accredited Program.
  • A comparable combination of experience and education, per the above parameters, may be acceptable.

The Community

The two towns you'll be serving are beautiful but distinct. Kiowa is the county seat of Elbert County, a ranching area that's feeling growth to its west and north. Along with the historic county courthouse building, Kiowa is also home of Elbert County Fairgrounds. The Kiowa Library is also historic: it is a beautiful old church, now a designated landmark. The town of Elbert was founded around 1860, originally for lumber milling. Elbert still retains its timbered charm, including a variety of historic buildings. The Elbert Library is in a shared space within the Elbert School, a preschool through 12th grade building completed in 2014. The Elbert Library manager works closely with school staff to provide excellent service to both students and adults.

HR Info

Apply by sending your completed application materials addressed to Kathy Wilkinson, Simla Library Branch Manager, via email: kwilkinson@pplibraries.org. Application materials must include: a completed general application form as posted at https://pplibraries.org/05c-job-opportunities/, a non-form cover letter and a professional resume. Deadline to apply is the end of the work day on Friday, August 19, 2022.

Posted Aug 3, 2022