Security Officer (On Call) (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – October 2, 2018
Provide safety to employees and customers. Conduct external and internal patrols. Conduct fire check. Screen customers and employees entering the facility. Ensure library policy and procedures are enforced.
Shelver (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – June 5, 2018
My co-workers and responsibilities blended well and created a very fun and relaxed environment. My ability to work with customers and interact with others was greatly enhanced through my time at the library.
Working in the Idea Lab and CTC(community technology center)
Docent (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – May 15, 2018
this was a relaxed and easy going setting in which case i worked with kids 12-19 who were mostly low income or did not have other access to the multi media software that the Denver Public Library provided. Note: this was a volunteer position.
Security Officer (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – May 5, 2018
The department itself is a great place to work, I don't have a problem with any of my fellow officers, management is fine for the most part. We don't get paid anywhere near enough for the work that we do and the people that we have to deal with. It is a city job, so you do get decent city benefits.
Librarian (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – January 28, 2018
I'm grateful the opportunities I have had while working at this organization, I have gained so many skills and have been given some great opportunities. However, in my current position I'm not being challenged and I'm BURNED OUT and need a change!
Circulation Clerk (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – January 16, 2018
I'm just filling this out because it's required. The place is pretty good place to work although difficult to move up in. There tends to be a lot of clicks and connections so if you're interested in climbing the ladder it's important to be outgoing and make strong connections.
Practicum Student (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – January 9, 2018
The team I worked with was collaborative. Co-workers respected one another and always offered to help each other out. Tasks were coordinated and delegated appropriately so that things were done efficiently. Employees were encouraged to grow in their career and always seek professional development opportunities.
Great place to work for someone looking for a purpose
Administrative Support Assistant I (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – May 25, 2017
Denver's libraries are a fun and exciting places to work if you are passionate about books, research and new frontiers in community building and education. If you are looking for long term stability, a living wage, and any kind of promotion you should look elsewhere. The library gets by on asking for 'flexibility' in their duties from junior workers taking on projects and responsibilities that are above their pay grade with promises of positive performance reviews and job experience that will not pan out long term. Advancement is difficult and depends largely on seniority, the right contacts and politicking. Management is entrenched and largely unreachable meaning that there is often little recourse in situations where employees and supervisors come into conflict.
If you are able to stay out of the way of politics and are looking for an exciting job that can leave you with the glow of achievement and purpose the library is a good fit. But you'll never feed a family on what you make.
Facilities Assistant (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – December 9, 2016
I recommend this place of employment to anyone trying to build success and advance in the organization. Your job is not limited to specifics and the staff and work environment are fascinating. The opportunities are endless. Management, training and support are the best I have experienced so far.
Circulation / Security Clerk (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – April 27, 2016
I worked in a hostile work environment almost the whole time I worked there. The people at the branch are worst then high school students when it comes to talking and gasping about staff. The lead even makes up stuff about people so she has something to gasp about. You don't get breaks because the lead said you can't because you get an Hour lunch, no I take an hour lunch because I have to or I would be in overtime. I was told I had to clock out on time at the end of the day but had to continue closing because I couldn't have over time. The senior let's the lead have way to much control, probably explains the turn over rate. If you go to HR about anything you will be told it's your fault and then treated even worse. I would never recommend Denver public library to anyone. You don't get paid close to what you should, Raises are horrible, the list goes on.
No breaks, horrible health benefits, hostile workplace, horrible management
14th and Broadway - Senior Clerk/Bookmobile Driver (Current Employee) – Denver, CO – October 22, 2015
It's difficult to get hired, but they have good benefits. The employees are nice. Customers can be a handful sometimes. I worked on a bookmobile with the same person everyday which I enjoyed as we got along well.
Very openminded workplace, no dress code, easy job.
Senior Library Clerk / Bookmobile Driver (Former Employee) – Denver, CO – September 28, 2015
I was only at this position for a short time, due to a serious injury. This library treated me like gold. It is hard to rate certain things, based on the short amount of time I was there. However, people stick around. The benefits are excellent. I am still receiving benefits after only working here a short time, due to disability, and I hope to be able to return to work soon. I would love to restart my career at this library. Every manager I have met is intelligent, listens, and really values people and the library. It was obvious things are well run.