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Adult Services Librarian

City of Durango

Durango, CO, United States

Application Deadline

Apply By Jun 21st, 2024


$62,358.00 per Year   Calculate


Durango, CO





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience


Type of Library


Job Description

Working at Durango Public Library

The Durango Public Library (DPL) is seeking a creative and engaging Adult Services Librarian to join our team of trusted, connected, and innovative employees. Apply today and help us achieve our vision of creating a welcoming place for all people to gather, learn, discover, and belong. We pride ourselves in finding people who want to serve and learn from our community. We in turn learn from you!

Our Values Are:

  • Diversity, Equity, Belonging, and Inclusion: We are dedicated to services, programming, collections, and spaces that serve our entire community.
  • Lifelong Learning: We are a learning platform from birth on, supporting the educational needs and goals of the community.
  • Intellectual Freedom: We develop collections, programming, and services open to information from all points of view.
  • Service: We provide friendly, professional, and discreet service to our patrons in our building, virtually, and in the community.
  • Community: We are a cornerstone of community culture, providing a place to meet, educate, and connect.
  • Place: DPL is a place for all people to connect, collaborate, and be.
  • Privacy: Everyone, regardless of origin, age, background, or views, has a right to privacy and confidentiality in their library use.

The Position:

Flex your creativity, uplift diverse stories, and join a team of valued and passionate colleagues dedicated to serving their community. In addition to providing traditional library, reference, and reader's advisory services, as an Adult Services Librarian, you will be responsible for creating, implementing, and planning programs, special events, and outreach opportunities for adults in our community. In this role, you will have the opportunity to collaborate with a diverse range of community partners and organizations. You will represent the library at outreach events, as well as coordinate and serve adults with outreach services.

What You’ll Do in This Role: 

  • Offer friendly, proactive assistance, and answer research-related questions for library visitors.
  • Help visitors use library equipment and electronic resources, including the online catalog, databases, downloadable content, computers, printers, scanners, self-service checkout stations, copiers, and more.
  • Design, implement, and manage library programs, program series, special events, outreach services, and outreach events.
  • Develop and maintain collections.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with community partners, uplifting underserved populations.
  • Assist in the development and review of DPL policies and procedures and their interpretation.
  • Prepare statistical reports.
  • Organize and improve the efficiency of processes within your area of responsibility.
  • Perform circulation duties, including issuing library cards, checking materials in and out, inspecting returns for damage, managing material status, processing holds, generating notices, and accepting payments.
  • Communicate effectively with team members, both verbally and in writing.
  • Help provide a safe environment for everyone in the library.
  • Sort and shelve library materials as needed, maintaining the upkeep and cleanliness of the library and its collections.
  • Attend professional meetings and keep up with the latest library science trends.
  • Create promotional materials, activities, and library displays.
  • Provide mentorship, support, and training to paraprofessional staff.

You Have: 

  • A Master’s Degree, preferably in Library Science.
  • An awareness of the purposes and functions of the public library and the ability to learn routine library procedures.
  • Knowledge of current methods and techniques for selecting library materials.
  • Commitment to delivering excellent customer service.
  • Ability to solve problems effectively using logic, judgment, and data.
  • Skill in collaborating with others to accomplish goals.

Benefits & Additional Compensation Info

What We Can Offer You:

  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance
  • Ample personal time off (PTO) and 11 paid holidays
  • 401(a) retirement plan and optional deferred compensation plan
  • Basic life insurance and accidental death & dismemberment (AD&D) coverage
  • Long-term disability coverage
  • Paid Family and Medical Leave (FMLA).
  • Access to Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Free access to the Durango Community Recreation Center and Chapman Hill Ice Rink & Ski Area
  • Holistic Employee Wellness Program, addressing physical, mental, financial, and professional well-being
  • Free transit pass and family member discounts
  • Reimbursement for job-related classes to foster continuous learning
  • Sixteen hours of volunteer time off per year to support local non-profit organizations.

Additional Info & Requirements

Belong at the City of Durango:

We believe in creating an inclusive workforce that welcomes diversity of thoughts, viewpoints, and experiences.

The City of Durango is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis age 40 and over, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, military or veteran status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation or any other applicable status protected by state or local law. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions are based on job-related factors.


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