Jobs at the Library

The Garfield County Public Library District is a great place to work. Whether you are paid or volunteering, we have something for everyone. 


Temporary Contract Work Opportunity

Are you connected to a network of caregivers of preschool children in the communities of Rifle and Carbondale? If so, we have a project for you! The Garfield County Libraries seeks an individual to help us with a limited-duration project of approximately 11 months. We are seeking someone to connect our libraries with friend, family, and neighbor (FFN) caregivers of preschool children, and assist these caregivers with providing early literacy skills to the children in their care. Finding FFN caregivers is tricky, and that's where you can help!

If you would like more information about this exciting opportunity, please contact Amy Shipley, Assistant Executive Director of the Garfield County Libraries, at or 970-625-4270.


Branch Manager

The Garfield County Libraries are seeking an individual who is led by the ALA's Code of Ethics to join our team of enthusiastic librarians as Branch Manager for the New Castle Branch Library.

If you are looking to make a big impact, to be a part of a highly talented team of individuals who work collectively toward being a trusted and valued resource to everyone in our communities, we want to talk to you!

The Branch Manager fosters a creative and innovative work environment; is flexible and open-minded, with a constant desire to learn more; and supports and cultivates staffs’ skills and interests.  Additionally, the Branch Manager encourages staff well-being through a healthy work/life balance; adapts quickly to change; is a creative problem-solver; and effectively communicates to all levels of the Library District.

The minimum requirements for this position include a MLS or MLIS degree from a graduate school accredited by ALA, previous supervisory/leadership experience and knowledge of the principles and practices of public library functions.  This is a full time (40 hours per week), exempt position. The annual compensation for this position starts at $52,000 (DOE), plus medical, dental, vision and retirement plan benefits; paid vacation, sick and holidays. Some evenings and weekends may be required.

View the full job description and download an application.  Submit application materials to or fax to 970-665-1101.


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Garfield County Libraries is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, national origin, gender, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, veteran status, or marital status.


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