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Branch Manager

Pines & Plains Libraries

Towns of Kiowa and Elbert, Colorado

Application Deadline

Apply By Sep 15th, 2023


$51,600.00 to $64,500.00 per Year   Calculate


Kiowa, CO





Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience


Type of Library


This job is more than 3 weeks old or the application deadline has passed.

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

Benefits include: A Pension Plan (except PERA retirees), Health Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Vacation, Sick/Personal Leave, Holidays.

Additional Info & Requirements


  • Empowers colleagues and subordinates to create excellent service experiences.
  • Adapts to the ever-changing needs and service expectations of our patrons.
  • Positively collaborates with staff, administration, stakeholders, and patrons.
  • Staffing, admin & management, collection development, programs & outreach.

Customer Service:

  • Demonstrates an ability to consistently provide excellent customer service for all product lines, including Materials, Programs, Outreach, Electronic, and Information Services.
  • Works with Library Service Lead to ensure consistent, exemplary service among branch staff.

Technology Skills:

  • Uses Microsoft Office, Google Drive, or comparable software suites, well.
  • Teaches both patrons and staff to use new technologies.
  • Adapts to new technology.
  • Navigates WordPress and/or social media.
  • Ensures all staff can troubleshoot library and patron equipment on a basic level.


  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • MLIS preferred.


  • 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.

Any comparable combination of experience and education, per the parameters above, 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

Please follow the link above to our website to apply with a letter of application, resume and completed application.

Posted Aug 25, 2023