Library Director

Spanish Peaks Library District


Application Deadline

Apply By Apr 9th, 2021


$35,000.00 to $45,000.00 per Year   Calculate


Walsenburg, 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

Would you like to live and work where other people come to vacation? If you’ve been thinking you’ve had enough of the big city, the Spanish Peaks Library District in Walsenburg, Colorado may be right for you.  This small library is located in a culturally diverse community three hours south of Denver.  Close to New Mexico it’s an easy drive to Santa Fe and Taos.  The Great Sand Dunes and Wolf Creek Pass ski area are to the west.  On the eastern plains one can find dinosaur tracks and petroglyphs.  Lathrop State Park, just outside of town, has boating and fishing.

As the Director, this is a unique opportunity to lead the library on its current course of growth and expansion, bring new innovative ideas forward and implement positive change.  You would even be able to help host “Trivia Night” at the local brew pub.

The Director would be able to build and grow existing programs, develop new outreach initiatives, seek ways to engage the community while working with many other community entities.  If you are the kind of person that thinks outside the box, likes challenges and to watch projects flourish with your assistance and guidance, while being mindful of your community, this is YOUR place.  With the collaboration of staff and the Board of Trustees, you could be the change agent for developing a library for the future.  The possibilities are endless.

If this appeals to you, speaks to you, calls you to rural life, this adventure awaits you!

Additional Info & Requirements

Required Education

Bachelor’s degree

Required Experience

Previous experience in a supervisory role

Dealing with the public

Preferred Education

Master’s Degree in Library Science

Preferred Experience

Previous library experience

Information technology and software programs

Previous budgetary implementation

Community projects involvement

Project management experience

The Community

Spanish Peaks Country in Southern Colorado has drawn explorers, settlers, and visitors for centuries. Cut by a scenic highway wrapped in tales and tradition and packed with natural wonders, outdoor recreation, and artistic inspiration, this unique corner of Colorado is not only where legends roam… it’s where they play, create, explore, and thrive.

Walsenburg, Huerfano Country’s county seat, sits in the heart of Spanish Peaks Country. With I-25, Highway 160, and Highway 10 meeting in Walsenburg, this quaint, Southern Colorado gem is a popular stop for travelers who delight in its small-town charm and history, natural wonders, and artistic inspiration of the surrounding area.

HR Info

Please submit a non-form cover letter and a professional resume. Please include in your cover letter your response to the following question:

“As the Director, how would you promote the Spanish Peaks library within the community?”

Apply to the board of trustees:

Application deadline is April 9, 2021

Posted Mar 12, 2021