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Employment Opportunity: Library Director Artesia Public Library

For more information and to apply, click here (job link will be live on 01/13/2021).

Position Title: Library Supervisor
Department: Finance and Administration
Division: Library
Reports To: City Clerk Treasurer
Classification: FLSA-Exempt
Compensation Classification: CA43
Job Analysis Completed: January 2021
Approval Date:

Definition: Responsible for a variety of administrative and supervisory work in planning, organizing and implementing the programs and services of the Artesia Public Library.

Essential Functions: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may vary among positions, but may include the following tasks, knowledge, abilities, skills and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and not intended to be a comprehensive listing of tasks performed by all positions in the classification.)


– Responsibility for and oversight of all Library functions
– Select and purchase materials for library collection
– Manage existing collection, including decisions regarding deselection, binding, and mending
– Supervise library staff; conduct evaluations at intervals specified by the City
– Manage/maintain staff/public computers and server for library’s circulation/catalog system
– Prepare annual report for New Mexico State Library
– Prepare GO Bond and State Aid paperwork for the New Mexico State Library
– Manage petty cash
– Maintain the library’s annual budget as approved by the City Council.
– Serve on various community committees representing the library and its services
– Conduct outreach to outside organizations and groups
– Assist library staff with developing suitable programs/events for the community
– Maintain physical plant and recommend major maintenance projects to Council.
– Serve as a liaison to vendors regarding electronic resource trials, acquisitions, licensing and technical issues.
– Research emerging technologies and their application within the Library.
– Work with database providers, vendors, publishers and other personnel to resolve digital resources connectivity and access issues.
– Proactively manage technical changes to preempt resource access problems.
– Maintain accurate data about electronic resources for all Library systems.
– Manage the libraries’ web presence and social networking.

– Manage the promotion of resources in various library systems and website.

– Oversee and analyze usage statistics for electronic resources.
– Maintain current awareness of emerging trends and best practices in resource access and

– Provides leadership, skill, and expertise in the collaborative development, maintenance
and use of digital and physical library collections.

Knowledge, Abilities, Skills and Other Characteristics:
– Ability to work effectively with others and interact pleasantly with general public
including children and the elderly.
– Ability to lift objects up to 40 lbs.
– Ability to file alphabetically and numerically.
– Ability to type.
– Willingness to learn computer skills.
– Willingness to participate in on-the-job training, courses, workshops and travel as
deemed necessary.
– Knowledge of the Dewey Decimal Classification and LC Subject Headings.
– Thorough knowledge of children’s literature and its authors, illustrators, and publishers.
– Knowledge of OCLC operations.
– Knowledge of Apollo/Biblionix or other library automation system.
– Ability to plan and direct activities
– Computer skills.
– Ability to operate all library AV equipment.
– Some travel may be necessary to maintain and update skills and training.
– Possess effective and pleasant interpersonal skills, tact and the ability to “think on one’s
– Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals,
technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
– Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
– Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of
managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
– Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in
– Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or
schedule form.
– Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in
situations where only limited standardization exists.
– Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or
schedule form.

Master’s degree (M.A.) or equivalent MLS From an ALA-accredited institution and Permanent
Professional Certification, five (5) years progressively responsible experience in library operation
including two (2) years supervisory experience; OR ten (10) years related experience and/or
training, five of which must be in general library operations, grade II certification; or equivalent
combination of education and experience.

Through knowledge of the principals and practices of modern library systems and programs,
through knowledge of library collection classification and selection techniques.

Physical Functions:
– Ability to move or lift objects weighing 40 pounds or more.
– Must be able to sit up to two hours at one time, and up to four hours total per workday.
– Must be able to crouch and/or kneel for up to 10 times total per workday.
– Must be able to work with arms bent for up to four hours at one time for up to four hours
per day.
– Must be able to use arms to push/pull with an estimated force of 5 pounds, up to 5 times
total per day.
– Must be able to walk for up to four hours at a time and up to eight hours per day.
– Must be able to use hands and fingers to grasp and manipulate equipment and materials
needed to perform essential job duties.
– Must be able to coordinate use of hands and eyes in operation of various types of office
– Carry files, written documents, or office supplies weighing up to 10 pounds up to 30
minutes per day.
– Lift files, written documents, or office supplies weighing up to 10 pounds, up to one hour
per day.
– Speak to phone callers and professional staff.
– Listen to phone callers and professional staff.
– Crouch or bend as needed to file information in low file drawers or obtain office supplies
from low shelves. Low drawers of shelves may be at floor level or two or three inches
above floor level. This is done up to 15 minutes per day.

Working Conditions:
– Indoor temperature is controlled to maintain comfortable work environment year round.
– Floor has short pile carpet over concrete, without padding.
– Worker primarily works alone with or without explicit directions from supervisor.
– Worker consults with one other individual or with small groups of individuals, either on
the telephone or in person, on a regular basis.
– Noise includes sound of personnel on a personal computer or talking on phone or with
professional staff and customers.

Equipment, Tools, and Materials:
– Telephone
– Computer terminal
– Computer keyboard
– Computer printer
– Typewriter
– Photocopy machine
– Fax machine
– Calculator/adding machine.
– Books
– Periodicals
– Videotapes
– Various forms
– Wide variety of paperwork
– Writing utensils
– Various office supplies.

Salary: $4,169-$5,212/month


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