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Employment Opportunity: Library Branch/Unit Manager, Albuquerque Public Library

Library Branch/Unit Manager
JOB TYPE: Full-Time
JOB NUMBER: 2302093
OPENING DATE: 06/27/2023
CLOSING DATE: 7/11/2023 11:59 PM Mountain
SALARY: $27.10 – $28.48 Hourly / $2,168.00 – $2,278.40 Biweekly / $4,697.33 – $4,936.53 Monthly / $56,368.00 – $59,238.40 Annually

Position Summary

Direct, manage, supervise and participate in the work of staff responsible for providing a wide variety of services to the library patrons within one or more library facilities or units including the planning and directing of support services; supervise the activities and operations of those engaged in maintaining the collection and distribution; recommend the purchase of reference materials and coordinate exhibits and displays; coordinate assigned activities with other divisions and outside agencies and provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Assistant Library Director.

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
  • Three (3) years of managerial acquisition, cataloging or patron services experience in an academic, public, or special library; and
  • To include two (2) years of supervisory experience.


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 6 months from date of hire.

Preferred Knowledge

  • Principles and practices of library management, program development and administration
  • Operational characteristics, services and activities and cataloging services program
  • Principles and practices of effective and efficient patron services
  • Principles and practices of book collection, replacement and de-selection
  • Local, regional and national information resources and retrieval systems
  • Principles and practices of an integrated library system (ILS)
  • Principles and practices of library circulation, reference, adult services and children’s programs
  • Principles and practices of supervision, training, performance evaluation and selection of staff
  • Principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration
  • Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation
  • Principles and practices of modern computer operations
  • Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations

Preferred Skills & Abilities

  • Oversee and participate in the management of the operations, services and activities of a library branch or unit
  • Plan, direct, evaluate and coordinate the work of lower level staff
  • Select, supervise, train and evaluate staff
  • Oversee the implementation of support services
  • Participate in the development and administration of goals, objectives and procedures
  • Interpret, explain and enforce City policies pertaining to library operation and function
  • Operate a variety of library and office equipment in a safe and effective manner
  • Perform analysis of patron service operations and recommend modifications, analyze problems and identify alternative solutions
  • Plan and prepare future library services
  • Prepare and administer facility or unit budget
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • Prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports
  • Respond to requests and inquiries from department personnel
  • Work independently in the absence of supervision
  • Maintain the confidentiality of the information received
  • 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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