Youth Services Manager

Wilkinson Public Library / Telluride

Telluride, CO

Application Deadline

Apply By Feb 13th, 2020


$2,240.00 to $2,423.00 per Bi-weekly   Calculate


Telluride, CO





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience


Type of Library


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Job Description

We are looking for a compassionate, energetic leader to manage youth services, resources, collections, programs, and the day-to-day operations of the Youth Services department. The Youth Services department is fast-paced and full of opportunity. Last year, the Youth Services team provided almost 1,000 programs and served more than 17,000 program attendees. The Youth Services Manager will be a member of the library’s management team and contribute to fulfilling the outcomes and overall vision of the library.  

The right candidate follows current library trends and is committed to literacy, diversity, inclusion and providing services to youth from birth - teen.  The right person is adept at technology, has a knack for leading staff, has great interpersonal skills, and is in tune with the whole community. 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required

Ability to represent the library in a professional manner; consistently demonstrates organization values and professional standards of conduct.
Ability and willingness to work nights and weekends.
Exhibit flexibility and a willingness to work in a dynamic, busy, and changing environment
Ability to work under stress and handle stressful situations; adapt to changing needs.
Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
Ability to gather and analyze statistical data and generate reports.
Ability to work with children individually and in groups.
Strong knowledge of children’s literature ranging from infant through young adult.
Takes pride in the workplace and values co-workers. 
Knowledge of budget and cost control procedures.
Ability to use good judgment and tact.
Ability to work with children individually and in groups.
Ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
Ability to effectively apply the principles and practices of library science.
Displays strong teamwork, flexibility and professional demeanor.
Relates well to all kinds of people. Responds to all emails and voicemails promptly.
Strong interpersonal and communications skills and the ability to work with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Strong human relationship skills.

Additional Info & Requirements

Full Job description here

Education: Master’s in Library Science, ALA-accredited program required; Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred. 

Experience: At least three years’ experience working with youth in a public library and supervisory experience.

Working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs, Google Suite, and library databases. Knowledge of Sierra ILS is preferred. Ability to read, write, and speak Spanish fluently is preferred. 

The Community

The Wilkinson Public Library in Telluride, Colorado is in a small mountain community and resort area in the San Juan mountains of Southwest Colorado. The Library District’s permanent population is about 6,500 and the library serves more than 12,000 library cardholders with seasonal populations. The library is a community center providing programming, space and a large collection of materials for checkout.


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Please send cover letter, resume and references to: Sarah Landeryou, Library Director,

Posted Jan 24, 2020