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Employment Opportunity: Library Clerk Taos Public Library


The Town of Taos is seeking qualified applicants for the following two (2) part-time positions.

VA# 18-19-02

Job Title: Library Clerk

Taos Public Library

FLSA Classification – Non-Exempt

Hourly: $10.04

Opening Date: July 27, 2018

Closing Date: August 10, 2018 (1st Review on August 3, 2018)


Performs a variety of entry-level technical and working level complex clerical duties as needed to expedite the delivery of public library services.


Works under the general supervision of a Librarian VI and/or Library Services Director



Performs routine public services functions related to circulation; utilize all reference avenues of the library in searching and locating information and selection materials; recommends materials to patrons; initiates actions such as placing holds, calling on loans, etc.; provide simple training to patrons in use of computer to locate collection materials via internet, etc.;

Performs regular upkeep on library equipment and machines, i.e., photocopiers, microfilm readers, computers; assures proper supply of paper, replaces toner, removes paper jams, etc.; provides general instructions to patrons in equipment operations;

Performs complete circulation support duties; checks books and materials in and out, assures proper sensitizing or desensitizing of coded information; verifies proper bar-codes, checks for damaged materials; retrieves book-drop materials; operates computer to enter and update patron records; identifies patron status in relation to obligations, i.e., fines, and communicates the same to patrons; follows established guidelines in allowing waiver of fines; issues library cards. Provide ongoing management of public computer access including assisting patrons with computer, printing and storage drive usage (including various computer programs, websites, functions, etc.), troubleshoot problems at all levels, enforcement of library policy and procedures and liaison with Town IT staff when appropriate.

Assists to organize exhibits.

Performs related duties as required.


 Education and Experience: Graduation from High School or GED; AND One (1) year of experience performing above or related duties; OR An equivalent combination of education and experience.

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Working knowledge of library reference, circulation, classification methods, practices and procedures; Dewey Decimal System; various areas of specialization of material related to different patron groups; reader interest levels; interpersonal communication skills. Some knowledge of various specialty routines, methods, processes and procedures related to circulation, periodicals, and technical services; software applications, i.e., Chrome, Firefox, Explorer; various types of inter-related equipment, specifications and compatibility; specialized library system elements, i.e., OPAC, MARC records, subject headings, authority records, Boolean searching, etc.

Good customer service skills

Ability to perform general clerical functions quickly and accurately; understand and follow written and oral instructions and work independently in carrying out work assignments; adhere to a prescribed routine; operate various office machines and equipment; establish and maintain effective working relationship with fellow employees and patrons of all ages; communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

Work Environment:

Incumbent of the position performs in a typical indoor setting with appropriate climate controls.  Tasks require variety of physical activities involving muscular strain, such as walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching, and lifting. Talking, hearing and seeing necessary to the performance of most duties.   Common eye, hand, finger, leg and foot dexterity exist.  Mental application utilizes memory for details, verbal instructions and discretionary thinking.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

APPLICATION STANDARDS AND REQUIREMENTS– If you feel you meet the education, experience and minimum qualifications for the position and you have the necessary drive and ambition to be part of the Taos Public Library Department for the Town of Taos, please submit a complete Town of Taos employment application, to:  Town of Taos Human Resources Department, 400 Camino de la Placita, Taos, NM 87571 or via e-mail:  Your application must be complete, clear, and include the correct job title and announcement number.  Applications and any attachments become the official property of the Town of Taos and cannot be returned or reused after being submitted.  Applications will be accepted until 5:00 P.M. on the closing date listed above.

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