Senior Librarian

Denver Public Library

Bear Valley Branch

Application Deadline

Apply By Aug 23rd, 2019


$58,433.00 to $93,493.00 per Year   Calculate


Denver, CO





Minimum Education

Master'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

What You'd Do

Create lifelong library customers by implementing and managing library services designed to attract and meet the needs of customers of all ages seeking entertainment and information resources, professional reference assistance and excellent service. Supervise the daily operations of a busy branch location including personnel and scheduling. Oversee the design of engaging displays as well as the implementation of programming.  Work with a team of Senior Librarians and a Manager to design and implement branch-specific and system-wide services. Participate in system-wide cross functional teams to develop services in support of Library strategic initiatives. Communicate effectively about the Library, including issues and initiatives, with customers, staff and administration.

You Have

Knowledge of library services and promotion of library services. Knowledge of popular materials for all ages and of current trends in library programming. Skill in bringing imaginative programs to the public. Skill in providing reference, reader and media advisory service. Skill in merchandising of library materials inside the library and out. Skill in providing strong, dedicated and compassionate leadership. Ability to thrive working in an environment with constant public contact with people from all backgrounds and age groups. Ability to select, train, motivate and supervise professional and clerical staff. Ability to creatively solve problems, negotiate and handle stressful situations in a positive manner. Ability to create and maintain positive staff relationships. Ability to model positive attitude, excellent interpersonal skills, cultural sensitivity and a sense of humor in working with customers, coworkers and community. Ability to multi-task and prioritize. Ability to demonstrate innovation and flexibility. Ability to use extensive workplace and other technology including email, internet, databases, eMedia, social media and other software. Ability to pass a background check after the offer to hire has been made. 

A Master's in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution.

Two years of post-MLS professional-level work in a library.

Two years of supervisory experience (strongly preferred, not required).

Two years of professional-level program coordination, outreach, community engagement or leadership (strongly preferred, not required).

Spanish language fluency (preferred, not required).

Interest in working with teen and tween's through DPL programs such as After School Is Cool (ASIC) is a plus. 

Additional Info & Requirements

Other Things You Should Know

Although the full salary range for this position is provided,offers are typically made within the starting salary range and depend on qualifications. The City and County of Denver benefit package will be offered.

The schedule will be determined by the needs of the branch and will include evening and weekend hours.

HR Info

Please submit an application online by Friday August 23, 2019 in order to be considered.

Posted Aug 2, 2019