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Employment Opportunity: Library Manager, Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Library

The Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Library is hiring a Library Manager.

SALARY: $29.36 – $30.85 Hourly
$2,348.80 – $2,468.00 Biweekly
$5,089.07 – $5,347.33 Monthly
$61,068.80 – $64,168.00 Annually
CLOSING DATE:04/21/23 11:59 PM



Direct, manage, supervise and coordinate assigned operations and/or public services of one or more library facilities, programs or units; coordinate assigned activities with other divisions and outside agencies and provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Assistant Director, Library.

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.


  • Master’s degree in library or information science from an American Library Association (ALA) certified institution; and
  • Four (4) years of managerial experience in an academic, public, bookstore or special library; and
  • To include three (3) 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.


  • Principles and practices of library management, program development and administration Operational characteristics, services and activities of a cataloging program
  • Principles and practices of effective and efficient patron services
  • Principles and practices of materials collection, replacement and de-selection Local, regional and national information resources and retrieval systems
  • 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 report preparation
  • Principles and practices of modern computer operations Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations


  • Oversee and participate in the management of the operations, services and activities of a library or a library program
  • Plan, direct, evaluate and coordinate the work of lower level staff Select, supervise, train and evaluate staff
  • Oversee the implementation of support services at the library
  • 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 a large and complex budget
  • Prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports Respond to requests and inquiries from department personnel
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • Work independently in the absence of supervision Maintain the confidentiality of the information received Communicate clearly and concisely
  • Perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work

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