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Employment Opportunity: Adult Services Librarian Farmington Public Library

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DEPARTMENT:  Administration  


HIRING RANGE: $45,000-$48,000/annually


HOURS WORKED: 40 hr/week

TYPE OF POSITION:  Regular, Full-Time





Works under the guidance and direction of the Adult Services Coordinator.

May monitor the work of Adult Services staff for specific projects, as assigned.

Provides general and in-depth reference assistance and reader advisory, using a variety of print and online resources.

Analyzes and interprets data and reports related to various department functions, and makes recommendations to the Adult Services Coordinator.

Participates in the development and maintenance of library collections including, but not   limited to, books, periodicals, online databases, and media.

Maintains and applies a current knowledge of books, authors, and trends in library services and programs.

Maintains and develops special collections and facilitates their use.

Participates in the development of the library’s web pages.

Manages the library’s book groups including the Book Group Kits to Go program.

Manages interlibrary loan operations.

Manages Government Documents collections.

Plans, coordinates, implements and evaluates library programs to meet the objectives identified in library planning documents, and community needs, expressed or perceived.

Participates in the development of marketing materials for promoting library programs, materials, and services.

Participates in the development of policies and standards with regard to collection development and adult services operations.

Participates in professional organizations and activities to keep informed of current and emerging trends in public libraries.

Plans and provides instruction and training to library staff and patrons, including library outreach programs.

May assist with evaluating the work performance of Library Associate and Reference Technicians.

Interprets and enforces library policies and procedures to library staff and the general public.

May make recommendations and assist with cataloging materials according to accepted standards.

May serve as a member of employee committees, as required and assigned.

Represents the library on various community or professional bodies, as required or assigned.

Attendance at work is an essential function of this position.

Understands and follows written and/or verbal instructions.

Must be available to work a varied schedule, including evenings, weekends, and some holidays.

Participates and attends staff trainings, daily shows, programs, and other training sessions of the library.

Operates a motor vehicle to assist in carrying out the business of the department and the City.

Complies with Adult Services department and library procedures and policies, and the City’s guidelines, rules, regulations, procedures, and policies.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


This position is subject to the City’s Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace Program which includes:  pre-employment testing, post-accident testing, reasonable suspicion testing, return to duty testing, and follow-up testing.

Background check is required.

This position requires participation in and compliance with the City’s Environmental, Health, and Safety Program.

Valid New Mexico drivers license with acceptable driving record for the past three years.

Must be available to work evenings and weekends.

Masters of Library Science Degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Operates a motor vehicle to assist in carrying out the business of the department and the City.

Extensive working knowledge of reference resources, in both print and non-print formats.

Considerable knowledge of principles and practices common to modern library operations.

Excellent oral and written communication skills necessary to work effectively with students, volunteers, and part-time and full-time staff.

Ability to understand the technology used at the library, to conduct basic troubleshooting of technology-related issues, and to accurately report issues in a timely manner.

Broad practical experience with integrated library systems software and subscription databases.

Strong collection development skills required.

Working knowledge of the principles and practices of office management, work organization and supervision.  Must have the ability to organize, prioritize, and meet deadlines.

Time management skills sufficient to organize work.  Must have the ability to organize, prioritize, meet deadlines, and meet quality and quantity standards.

Ability to establish and maintain working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, other City personnel, and the general public.

Excellent interpersonal communication skills, to effectively interact with all age levels and cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

Experience with public speaking and making presentations.

Ability to accurately classify and catalog library materials, based upon a thorough knowledge of library collection, classification, and selection tools and techniques.  Bilingual skills helpful but not required.

Ability to perform routine and complex duties as assigned with little or no supervision.

Ability to understand verbal and written instructions.

Ability to work with frequent interruptions and adapt to changes in work environment.

Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality, in accordance with library policies and laws.

Proficiency with tools, technology and equipment listed below.


Personal computer and applicable software, online subscription databases, automated library management systems (online catalog, self-check, computer reservations, etc.), online event and program applications, electronic devices (such as eReaders, tablets, smart phones, etc.), online applications and social media tools, copier and fax, sound systems and projectors, telephone, and automobile.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The employee will routinely push fully-loaded book carts requiring up to 25 pounds of force.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is generally quiet.


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