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Employment Opportunities: Librarians, Albuquerque Public Library System, Albuquerque

The Albuquerque Public Library System is hiring 2 Librarian positions. Applications accepted until February 1, 2023. There are 2 open positions, each with their own requisition number. Each requisition requires its own application.

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POSITION SUMMARY: Perform a wide variety of professional library work within an assigned area of library operations including acquiring, cataloging and circulating material for a specific function  of the library; provide a wide variety of public services to library patrons including reference services, web services, circulation and research activities; maintain library collection including the cataloging of books, films, records and other materials; and participate in various special programs including children’s programs, youth programs or library educational programs; may supervise, plan and coordinate the operations and activities of an assigned branch library or unit. May perform a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned area of  responsibility.

Job descriptions are intended to present a general list of tasks/duties performed by employees within this job classification. Job Descriptions are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

MINIMUM EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in library or information science from an American Library Association (ALA) certified institution; and two (2) years of experience in an academic, public, school, special library, bookstore environment or information services field.

ADDITIONAL  REQUIREMENTS: Possession of a valid New Mexico Driver’s License, or the ability to obtain by date of hire. Possession of a City Operator’s Permit (COP) within six (6) months from date of hire.

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE: Operational characteristics of a public library Principles and practices of library science. Modern office procedures, methods and equipment including computers Principles and procedures of record keeping. Methods and techniques for conducting automated library reference and bibliographic searches. Principles and practices of providing quality library patron services. Assigned library services and functions. Practices and techniques of library material classification and cataloging Principles and practices of a collection department. Methods and techniques of creating, updating, and maintaining web pages and on-line services.

PREFERRED SKILLS & ABILITIES: Provide a wide variety of public services to library patrons Assist patrons in locating library information. Develop and conduct a search strategy. Perform library circulation, cataloging and reference duties. Perform library acquisition, cataloging and circulation duties. Perform library duties related to web design and digital resources. Respond to requests and inquiries from the general public. Communicate clearly and concisely. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work. Perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

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