The Search is On – Who Will Be the Next State Librarian

Colorado is in search of a new State Librarian - could it be you?




The Colorado State Library, and the Colorado Department of Education (CDE), seek an energetic and enthusiastic professional with proven leadership success to direct the State Library, be a thought leader on library topics, and communicate with leaders in Colorado and nationally about Colorado’s vision for and goals for exemplary library service.

The successful candidate will be a forward thinking leader and change agent, shaping and communicating a strong vision for Colorado’s libraries and working closely and effectively with Colorado’s engaged library community. As the State Library is part of the Department of Education, the successful candidate will also work collaboratively within CDE and with the library, school, and institutional communities to provide the best possible library service to students and citizens in the state and to foster student achievement.

The Colorado State Library was officially founded in 1876, continuing the responsibilities of the Colorado territorial library founded in 1861.  Based in Denver, Colorado and located on Capitol Hill, the State Library is primarily a service center, with two brick and mortar libraries included under its purview: the Colorado State Publications Library and the Colorado Talking Book Library.  Across the entire organization, the State Library is comprised of 7 units and 47 employees, with offices in two locations and many staff working from their homes.

If you have what it takes to be the next Colorado State Librarian and want to work with a dedicated team of exceptional library professionals to improve the services to and lives of the people of Colorado, we want to meet you. To learn more about this unique opportunity, please continue on to our official position description page and application process (