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Collection Development Librarian

High Plains Library District

Greeley, CO

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


$25.31 to $34.24 per Hour   Calculate


Greeley, CO





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library


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Job Description

Collection Development Librarian



Selects materials and develops the collection. 

Major Duties and Responsibilities: 

25% - COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT – Responsible for selection of materials as part of a centralized collection development by evaluating and analyzing various collection areas, works collaboratively with Librarians and other public services staff, and develops the collection in accordance with the goals of the collection development policy in order to provide a collection that meets the community’s needs.  

20% - MATERIALS SELECTION – Identifies materials for purchase by reading reviews on materials, reviewing best seller lists, patron requests, staff suggestions, collection analysis results, meets with vendors and orders materials for the collection.  

20% – COLLECTION ANALYSIS – Creates selection lists, hold lists, circulation and other reports, and analyzes statistical data in order to determine collection
improvement strategies.  

15% - COLLECTION MAINTENANCE – Provides training and support for the weeding report process, evaluates donations and damaged/missing items in order to keep collection current and useful.  

5% - COLLECTION PROMOTION – Creates reading lists, bookmarks, brochures and other marketing materials in order to promote materials in the collection.  

5% - BUDGET – Monitors assigned budget area for expenditures in order to spend allocated dollars on materials for collection.  

10% - OTHER DUTIES – Participates in meetings and activities and assists the Supervisor with departmental projects to ensure the smooth operation of the department.  

Minimum Requirements: 


Master of Library and Information Science 



Three years’ experience providing public service in a public library setting and/or working with library collections, selecting materials and using vendor databases 

Experience with centralized collection development processes (preferred) 

District Success Factors: 

Focuses on the customer 


Contributes to a positive work environment 

Strategic thinking 

Pursues personal development 

Continuous improvement 

Takes pride in the workplace 

Emotionally intelligent 


Knowledge of public library operations 


Job Success Factors: 

Knowledge and experience working with public library collections 

Knowledge of literature/media and reading/viewing/listening interests 

Knowledge of publishing world and trends 

Knowledge of print and online resources 

Proficiency in using an online library catalog system including report writing 

Proficiency in Windows, Word, Internet Explorer, Outlook, and Publisher 

Able to operate various office equipment 

Physical Success Factors: 

Able to push a fully loaded book-cart weighing up to 200 lbs.  

Able to lift 50 lbs.



This Job Description is not a complete statement of all duties and responsibilities comprising this position.


Benefits & Additional Compensation Info


Medical Insurance

Dental Insurance

Vision Insurance

Life Insurance

Accidental Death and Dismemberment (AD&D) Insurance

Short-Term Disability

Long-Term Disability

401(a) Defined Contribution Retirement Plan

457 Deferred Compensation Plan

Flexible Spending Accounts for transportation, dependent care and medical expenses

Tuition Reimbursement

Paid Leave

Additional Info & Requirements

Pay Grade: 48
Wages/Benefits:  $25.31-$34.24/hr; Full-time benefits
FLSA Classification: Exempt
Hours: Full-Time; Some days, evenings, and weekends 
Location: Administration Offices (DSS), Greeley, CO 80631
Supervisor: Collection Resources Manager
Supervises: None
Deadline: Open until filled


Human Resources / Job Listings

HR Info

1.888.861.READ (7323)

Posted Aug 18, 2023