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Employment Opportunity: Librarian in Library for Blind and Physically Handicapped New Mexico State Library

invites applications for the position of:
Librarian-Operational (DCA #51783)
SALARY: $15.28 – $26.59 Hourly
$31,782.40 – $55,307.20 Annually


JOB TYPE: Permanent Position
OPENING DATE: 08/29/16
CLOSING DATE: 09/12/16 11:59 PM
DEPARTMENT: Department of Cultural Affairs
LOCATION: Santa Fe (City)
Attached resumes will not be reviewed or considered. You are required to include your work experience in the Work Experience section of your application.  If you have previously included work history on a resume you must transfer your work history into the Work Experience section prior to submitting your application.  For more information please visit our website: 
Employment with the State of New Mexico 

Purpose of Position
This position resides at the New Mexico State Library located in Santa Fe, New Mexico. This part-time position will support the New Mexico Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH) in areas of direct readers services and support and outreach to prospective and eligible patrons. In addition to providing reader advised services to print impaired readers in the selection of book and magazine titles in specialized audio and braille formats, the position works to increase public awareness about the program including talks and demonstrations to groups. LPBH supports about 3,000 patrons statewide with annual audio book circulation of over 100,000. LPBH works in coordination with the National Library Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS). LPBH is dedicated to increasing awareness of this free program available to eligible citizens of New Mexico. This position performs and provides operational library technical operations, effective library and information services, basic copying experience, and promoting program awareness through information distribution and public presentations.

This position is a Pay Band 65.

This position will not be hired above the mid-point of the pay band.

Master’s Degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (or recognized by the appropriate body of another country) with one (1) year experience in performing and providing operational library technical operations, effective library and information services, plus basic copy-cataloging experience.

Employment Requirements:

Statutory Requirements:

Knowledge & Skills


  • English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Computers and Electronics — Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.
  • Education and Training — Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • Clerical — Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Administration and Management — Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • Communications and Media — Knowledge of media production, communication, and dissemination techniques and methods. This includes alternative ways to inform and entertain via written, oral, and visual media.


  • Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.
  • Instructing — Teaching others how to do something.
  • Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Social Perceptiveness — Being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
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Working Conditions:
Work is performed in an office setting with exposure to Visual/Video Display Terminal (VDT) and extensive personal computer and phone usage. Some sitting, standing, bending and reaching may be required.

Conditions of Employment:
Working Conditions for individual positions in this classification will vary based on each agency’s utilization, essential functions, and the recruitment needs at the time a vacancy is posted. All requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.

Default FLSA Status:
Non-Exempt. FLSA status may be determined to be different at the agency level based on the agency’s utilization of the position.

Bargaining Unit:
This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement and all terms/conditions of that agreement apply and must be adhered to.
Agency Contact Information:
LaNelle Haught (505) 476-9783.

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