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Employment Opportunity: Reference/Inter-Library Loan Librarian, Roswell Public Library

The Roswell Public Library has an opening for a Reference Librarian/Interlibrary Loan Librarian. Our ideal candidate is a new graduate interested in providing knock-your-socks-off library service in the southwest. This job has many hats in which providing reliable and actuate information is the major task. Other hats include programming, reading advisory, and leadership.

Posting Start : 03/27/2024

Posting End : 12/31/9999


Education, Training and Experience Guidelines:
 Master’s Degree in Library Service from an ALA accredited school.
 OR an equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the Library Director, is responsible for reference and information service, Interlibrary Loan, and material selection for adults. The position is a member of the programming team and reference team and will serve as a Librarian in charge as scheduled.

For full details and to apply: City of Roswell Human Resources

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: — Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by incumbents of this class; employees may be assigned duties which are not listed below; reasonable accommodations will be made as required. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement and is subject to change at any time by the employer. Essential duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to, the following:

• Oversees as well as directly selects and weeds the adult collection.
• Oversees Interlibrary Loan services for the Roswell Public Library.
• Regularly serves as Librarian in charge.
• Provides reference and information service, and reader’s advisory to library patrons.
• Follows procedures, guidelines and best practices for reference services.
• Reports to the Library Director issues with library computers and equipment.
• Provides one-on-one training to library patrons for the public computers, printers and other equipment and devices.
• Recommends website and social media updates to the Library Director.
• Creates pathfinders, reading lists, displays, exhibits and bulletin boards with assistance of the Heads of Service area.
• Participates in a team to plan and provide programing for select months. Coordinates with library staff, city departments and/or other agencies to implement library programs, special events, and intergenerational and inclusive programming.
• Promotes engagement with community agencies and organizations.
• Serves as the Roswell Public Library representative on various committees and workgroups.
• Communicates effectively with staff and the public.
• Contributes to the Roswell Public Library by suggesting areas of improvement, innovation and training.
• Understands library policies and procedures and can apply them to library operations.
• Maintains harmonious, courteous and understanding relationships, while fostering a collaborative teamwork environment in the Roswell Public Library.
• Submits monthly reports to Library Director.
• Participates in the preparation of the annual Roswell Public Library budget.
• Supports the relationship between the City of Roswell and the general public by demonstrating courteous and
cooperative behavior when interacting with visitors and City staff; maintains confidentiality of work-related issues
and City information; performs other duties as required or assigned.
• Applies City of Roswell policies and procedures.

Knowledge of:
• City policies and procedures.
• Regulations and standards governing public library operations.
• Public library programs, policies, and procedures.
• Reference and reading advisory, resources and practices.
• Collection development and management.
• Cataloging and processing procedures.
• Dewey Decimal System.
• Basic computer functions.
• Basic database administration rules and procedures.
• Safety rules and regulations, occupational hazards, and safety precautions in public facilities.

Skill in:
• Delivering quality library programs and services to the community.
• Selection and maintenance of library collections.
• Applying library research methods and practices.
• Interacting with people of different social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds.
• Operating a personal computer and specialized software and equipment (for example, printers, facsimile, telephones, mobile devices, iPad, Kindle).
• Establishing and maintaining cooperative working relationships with co-workers and local agencies.
• Effective verbal and written communication.
• Ability to acquire a thorough knowledge of library activities.

Desirable Special Qualifications:
• Bilingual in English and Spanish.
• Library work and experience with cataloging of library materials.
 3-5 years of experience in a public library.

New Mexico Permanent Professional Librarian Certification or master’s degree from an ALA accredited school.

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