Please have your application submitted by November 7th.

Do you enjoy helping people? Do you love books? Join our team!

We are currently hiring for the following position:

Library Director

Minimum Requirements: Master’s Degree preferred. 5 years library experience, or equivalent. Travel is required for this position. Pay Range: Negotiable salary and benefits based on experience, education, and time working for the district. $55,000 to $75,000. Work Schedule: Work schedule varies from 8:00 am to 7:00 pm, Monday through Friday. The schedule shall not exceed 40 hours/week.


  1. Personnel Management (Up to 5 hours/week)
  • Hiring and training new staff and volunteers
  • Staff scheduling to ensure adequate coverage
  • Professional development and staff meetings
  • Monitor employee performance relative to accomplishing respective tasks
  • Personnel evaluations
  • Personnel records
  • Maintaining and fostering a positive work environment and library climate
  • Create an atmosphere of cooperation and positive communication
  • Report personnel needs, challenges and successes to the board.
  1. Finances (1-2 hours/week)
  • Financial forecasting, budget preparation and analysis
  • Approve expense reports and invoices
  • Review and correct financial records
  • Prepare financial reports
  • Review outsourced financial materials for accuracy
  • Review income streams
  1. Professional Collaborations (3-5 hours/week)
  • Liaison with 9R administration and principals, facilities and IT, etc.
  • Assist with IGA negotiations
  • Maintain strong and productive relationships with community groups, businesses, county officials, local agencies
  • Collaboration with LaPlata and 4-corners area libraries
  • Schedule and supervise contract services.
  1. Board responsibilities (3-5 hours/week)
  • Attend board meetings. Keep board apprised of all aspects of the library district.
  • Assist with strategic planning and capital improvements
  • Provide information to the board regarding library operations, library legislation, and public library trends
  • Provide leadership and direction for major development projects
  • Recommend implementation of additional facilities, including but not limited to
    • Relocated branches
    • Additional Branches
    • Bookmobile
    • Offsite Storage
    • Pop-up Libraries
  1. Community Outreach – Primary responsibility:  Increase library patronage (Some items may be delegated to LA III) (10-15 hours/week)
  • Maintain website and meeting room calendars
  • Approve submitted social media posts and post to appropriate platform
  • Monitor and facilitate changes based on patron feedback
  • Distribute materials to homebound patrons
  • Promote library programs throughout the communities
  • Press relations (articles and press releases)
  • Marketing
  • Coordinate with Friends’ outreach programs
  • Attend Friends’ meetings and offer library support when appropriate
  • Attend parent organization meetings; offer library assistance where appropriate
  • Monitor usage statistics
  • Promote the library as a community meeting space
  • Create mailers (newsletters, postcards, etc).
  1. Grant Coordination – Primary responsibility:  Oversee and coordinate grant writing for the entire district (5+ hours/week)
  • Ensure equitable distribution of grant resources
  • Research grant opportunities that align with programs and other library needs
  • Write grants seeking funding for programs and other library needs
  • Coordinate with Friends’ grant writing initiatives.
  • Maintain compliance with grant requirements

Library Assistant I

Minimum Requirements:  Candidate must be 18-years-old with a high school diploma or equivalent.  Candidate must be responsible, diligent, friendly and personable.

Pay Range: $13 – $15.00/hour; benefited if working 20 hours/week or more

Work Schedule:  Monday through Friday, 2:30 pm to 7:00 pm

Responsibilities (Up to 4 hours/day)

  1.   Patron Assistance and General Facility Upkeep
  • Assist patrons
  • Check materials in and out
  • Shelve books
  • Straighten displays and public areas
  • Bulletin boards
  • Dust, vacuum, trash, etc., in absence of 9R maintenance
  • Clean and maintain LEGO, games, puzzles, toys, etc.
  • ILL and Curbside
    • Process and Fill requests
    • Receive and ship ILL materials
    • Assist patrons with ILL requests
  1. Collection Management (1 to 3 hours/day)
  • Maintenance of all circulating materials including cleanliness and repair
  • New material labeling, jacketing, etc.
  • Shelf reading
  • Monitor library supplies and submit material requests as needed (barcodes, library cards, labels, repair supplies, etc).
  1. Internet and social media: (30 min to 1 hour/day)
  • Create and submit posts for website and social media platforms
  1. Basic IT (As needed)
  • Determine when an IT situation requires outsourcing
  • Update computers and equipment as needed
  • Maintain ink and paper inventory
  • Monitor and maintain equipment and circulating technology items
  • Coordinate with IT professionals to troubleshoot IT problems
  • Coordinate with 9R tech professionals as needed
  • Order and install software; manage subscriptions, databases, etc.

Library Substitute

Minimum Requirements:  Candidate must be 18-years-old with a high school diploma or equivalent.  Candidate must be responsible, diligent, friendly and personable.

Pay Range: $13.00 – $15.00/hour

Work Schedule:  Monday through Friday, 2:30 pm to 7:00 pm, variable

Responsibilities:  The library substitute will assist library personnel in keeping the library branch operating.  Responsibilities may include patron assistance, general facility upkeep, shelving and straightening books and displays, dusting, vacuuming, etc.  The library substitute may also assist with afterschool programs in the library.  The library substitute will receive paid instruction and training for all tasks they are asked to complete.