DATE ENTERED: April 5, 2024
POSITION: Multiple Professional Positions available
LOCATION: Boulder Public Library District , CO
APPLY BY: Sunday, May 19, 2024

Multiple Professional Positions available

The Boulder Public Library District (BPLD) is in search of innovative and collaborative professionals for several newly created positions. BPLD serves as a centerpiece of the community, a destination for human connection, life-long learning, civic engagement, and creative exploration. The organization is experiencing significant transformation, having formed an independent district as of January 2024 and moving from a county-managed governing structure to one governed by a Board of Trustees. Thanks to the overwhelming support of Boulder County residents, the library is positioned to blossom and grow through dynamic programs, new and upgraded facilities, and expanded hours and services. It’s an exciting time to be a part of the Boulder Public Library District!

With this exciting expansion of services and facilities comes a need to grow their team. The library is on the lookout for enthusiastic and service-oriented individuals to serve in these positions:

Public Services Director (Main Library)

Main Library Manager

Youth Services Manager (Main Library)

Librarian I (North Boulder Branch, opening in June 2024!)

The Public Services Director (Main Library) will collaborate closely with other departments and assist the Executive Library Director with the vision and mission of the library. As the second-highest ranking employee in the organization, the Public Services Director may assume responsibility for the library when the Executive Library Director is not available. Minimum qualifications include: an ALA-accredited MLIS degree and a minimum of six to eight years of experience working in a public library (or equivalent), including supervisory or managerial responsibilities, managing multiple branches, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Hiring salary range: $117,395 – $135,824.

The Main Library Manager will oversee BPLD’s largest location, located in the heart of downtown Boulder, and will lead the Main Library in planning, directing, and managing patron services. Minimum qualifications include: an ALA-accredited MLIS degree and three years of experience working in a public library, including two years of progressive responsibility, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. It also requires three years of supervisory experience and experience conducting performance evaluations. Hiring salary range: $70,970 – $78,957.

The Youth Services Manager (Main Library) is part of the Public Services Management team and provides vision, planning, and implementation in children’s and teen services at the Main Library. Minimum qualifications include: an ALA-accredited MLIS degree and five years of progressive library and supervisory experience. Preferred qualifications include three years of supervisory experience in children’s and teen services. Hiring salary range: $70,970 – $78,957.

The Librarian I (NoBo Branch) creates engaging and dynamic programs for patrons of all ages with a focus on STEAM and plays a critical role in overseeing daily library operations. This position will be in the newly built North Boulder Branch library, which is poised to showcase sustainability in architecture and provide transformative library services to a thriving community. Minimum qualifications include: an ALA-accredited MLIS degree and three years of progressively responsible experience in a public library setting, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Conversational Spanish speaking skills and/or working with patrons from a variety of ethnic and cultural backgrounds is strongly preferred. Hiring salary range: $60,008 – $66,726.

The Boulder Public Library District is committed to advancing equity in its diverse community by providing accessible programs, print and digital materials, tools and technology, and educational opportunities. Across five current locations, resources such as a makerspace, art galleries, outdoor learning areas, a multimedia local history archive, community literacy programs, and a theater are available. BPLD strives to be a safe and welcoming place to all staff and patrons alike. The library circulates more than 1.5 million items annually but believes that a library is more than a place to borrow materials. As a vital civic space, opportunities are available for the 500,000+ yearly visitors to study, host meetings, be introduced to new people or experiences, and connect to essential local services. Employees are part of a vibrant, uplifting workplace culture that honors the joy and commitment of meaningful public service, while still caring for the needs of the individual. The library's work is highly collaborative, adaptive, inquisitive, and on-going. As passionate individuals with diverse backgrounds, interests, and experiences, BPLD staff are dedicated to their mission of connecting people, ideas, and information to transform lives and strengthen their community.

For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates ( Apply via our application portal ( with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or PDF attachments. These positions close on Sunday, May 19, 2024.

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