Join the Durango Public Library as our Youth Services Library Supervisor! In this role, you’ll oversee the continued success of our well-attended and dynamic youth programs. You’ll have the exciting opportunity to reimagine our teen programming to reflect your unique vision and expertise in teen services. As an active member of our collaborative leadership and decision-making team, you’ll not only manage Youth Services staff, collections, and programs, but also contribute to broader library initiatives. We look forward to your fresh perspectives, passion for intellectual freedom, and commitment to fostering community partnerships that enrich the experience of our young patrons.
What You’ll Do in This Role:
- Serve on the Library Management Team, a collaborative, decision-making body responsible for providing leadership to all library staff.
- Manage staff training, task delegation, performance evaluation, and disciplinary action.
- Provide professional reference and advisory services; assist patrons with using library equipment and electronic resources in a safe and effective manner.
- Conduct professional collection development and coordinate both on-site and off-site library programming.
- Prepare, implement, and monitor budget expenditures; make recommendations for budget allocation within the Youth Services Department.
- Foster effective communication within the library team, engage with professional groups, and establish relationships with vendors and community partners.
- Perform essential circulation duties, from issuing library cards and processing holds to managing returns and payments.
- Master of Library Science/Information Science degree from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited college or university
- Four years of increasingly responsible professional library experience
- Understanding of youth services development and programming
- Experience selecting, supervising, guiding, directing, and evaluating staff
- Skill in collaborating with others to accomplish goals
- A strong library services vision
- Attend professional group meetings and stay updated with library trends.
- Shape and implement library goals, objectives, strategic initiatives, and policies, and interpret them for staff and the public.
Benefits & Additional Compensation Info
What We Can Offer You:
- Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision benefits
- Basic life insurance and AD&D coverage offered at no cost to you
- Retirement benefits through a 401(a) retirement plan and optional deferred compensation plan
- Ample PTO, paid holidays, and emergency leave
- Employee Wellness Program, including a free pass to the Durango Community Recreation Center and Chapman Hill Ice Rink and Ski Area
- And more! View our benefit information here.
Additional Info & Requirements
Belong at the City of Durango:
The City of Durango believes in creating an inclusive workforce that welcomes diversity of thoughts, viewpoints, and experiences.
The City is dedicated to the principles of equal employment opportunity. We prohibit unlawful discrimination against applicants or employees on the basis of age 40 and over, race (including traits historically associated with race, such as hair texture and length, projective hairstyles), sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, color, religion, national origin, disability, military status, genetic information, or any other status protected by applicable state or local law.
About the Durango Public Library
The Durango Public Library, a department of the City of Durango, was founded in 1889 by the Reading Club of Durango. The current library building opened on December 1, 2008. The 42,800-square-foot Durango Public Library is LEED Gold Certified, and is one of the most popular community gathering spaces in Durango. The Library is currently funded through the joint sales tax fund of the City of Durango and La Plata County.