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Employment Opportunity: Adult Services Librarian, Las Cruces

The City of Las Cruces is hiring a full-time Adult Services Librarian.

  • SALARY: $37,353.81 – $56,030.72 / Annually
  • CLOSING DATE: 12/27/21 11:59 PM
  • Full-time, regular, exempt position
  • This position is graded RX13.

Performs professional-level librarian work involving selection, cataloging, reference assistance
and reader’s advisory, customer services and program coordination in the providing library
services to the community.

Work Situation Factors: Position involves competing demands, performing multiple tasks, working to deadlines, occasional work beyond normal business hours, and responding to customer issues. Position is subject to drug testing in accordance with applicable State and Federal regulations and City of Las Cruces policies.

Environmental Factors: Work is performed in a library & office setting.

Physical Factors: Light physical demands; mostly desk work; some lifting of heavy books and materials. Frequent use of a personal computer.

WHO MEET THE MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS. Meeting or exceeding the minimum qualifications does not guarantee an invitation to participate in
the process.


  • Organizes, and makes available data, information, and creative and scholarly works; provides
    services that assist and instruct people in the most efficient and effective ways to identify, locate,
    access, and use public information and resources; provides information and interpretation
    concerning library services, policies and procedures.
  • Performs professional library reference and research services using specialized bibliographic
    databases, Internet services and Inter-library loan resources; organizes reference services
    activities; analyzes and responds to difficult reference inquiries.
  • Circulates materials and coordinates patron services; processes book requests; researches
    multiple databases to determine availability of items and correct source of borrowing; administers
    checking in and out procedures for Library materials; authorizes and initiates book renewals;
    creates new patron records; provides daily supervision and training for pages, volunteers and
    community service workers.
  • Assists with collection development; reviews various sources and lists of library books & materials
    available, evaluates options, selects materials to meet the needs of the community, and
    recommends additions to the collection; reviews and evaluates current collection and
    recommends the removal of books and other resources that are no longer appropriate for the
    collection; monitors expenditures and budget.
  • Assists in determining and developing library programs and services to meet the needs of the
    community; speaks to community groups and schools, and develops and distributes marketing
    materials to promote the City Library and programs; provides proctoring of exams for distance
    learning students.
  • May oversee, train, and monitor the work activities of assigned personnel; prepares and
    processes a variety of departmental reports including operational and statistical reports; oversees
    library security and assures patrons comply with policies and procedures; performs special
    research and program development projects as assigned.
  • Maintains expertise in field of service through participation in applicable educational opportunities.


  • Masters Degree in Library Science, and one year of experience in a public library environment. A
    combination of education, experience, and training may be applied in accordance with City of Las
    Cruces policy. Bilingual skills (English/Spanish) may be preferred.


General Knowledge of: Principles and practices of public library administration; methods and
procedures for developing and maintaining library collections; policies, rules and regulations
governing the conduct and safety of library programs and facilities; library classification,
cataloging, and acquisition protocols; techniques and protocols for researching a wide variety of
online bibliographic databases; business and personal computers, and specialized software
applications; City municipal code, policies and procedures.

Skills in: Performing a wide variety of technical library support functions; utilizing and maintaining
automated library systems and computer equipment; library database research & maintenance;
identifying library collection issues and developing suggestions for enhancements; working with
several disparate computer database systems; providing customer services to and interacting with
people of different social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds; recognizing and resolving conflicts
in library data entry; organizing workload to keep pace with flow of library materials.

Ability to: Assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects and demands; communicate effectively in
verbal and written forms; establish and maintain effective working relations with co-workers and


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