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Employment Opportunity: Senior Librarian (Adult Services), Thomas Branigan Memorial Library, Las Cruces

Thomas Branigan Memorial Library (Las Cruces) is hiring a Senior Librarian (Adult Services)

Salary                  $53,723.90 – $76,425.65 Annually

Job Type             Full Time Regular

Opening Date     06/13/2023
Closing Date       07/10/2023  11:59 PM Mountain


For Full Details and to Apply: City of Las Cruces Job Opportunities

Minimum Qualifications:  Masters Degree in Library Science and three years experience in a public library environment.  A combination of education, experience, and training may be applied in accordance with City of Las Cruces policy.

Nature of Work: Plans, develops, coordinates, promotes, presents and supervises various library programs and services to meet needs of patron; performs professional library work involving reference assistance, reader’s advisory and collection development; may oversee the work of assigned staff.

Work Situation Factors

Position involves competing demands, performing multiple tasks, working to deadlines, occasional work beyond normal business hours, and responding to customer issues.  Regular attendance is an essential function of this job to ensure continuity of services. Position is subject to drug testing in accordance with applicable State and Federal regulations and City of Las Cruces policies.

Physical Factors
Light physical demands; mostly desk work; some lifting of heavy books and materials. Frequent use of a personal computer.

Environmental Factors
Work is performed in a library & office setting.


Duties and Responsibilities: Selects, procures, organizes, and makes available data, information, and creative and scholarly works; provides services that assist and instruct people in the most efficient and effective ways to identify, locate, access, and use public information and resources; provides information and interpretation concerning library services, policies and procedures.

·         Plans, develops, coordinates, promotes, presents and supervises various library programs and services to meet the needs of the community; conducts outreach programs, speaks to community groups and schools, and develops and distributes marketing materials to promote the City Library and programs.

·         Manages and coordinates collection development; reviews various sources and lists of library books & materials available, evaluates options, selects materials to meet the needs of the community, and recommends additions to the collection; reviews and evaluates current collection and recommends the removal of books and other resources that are no longer appropriate for the collection; manages expenditures and budget.

·         Performs library reference and research services using specialized bibliographic databases, Internet services and Inter-library loan resources; organizes reference services activities; analyzes and responds to difficult reference inquiries.

·         Circulates materials and coordinates patron services; processes book requests; researches multiple databases to determine availability of items and correct source of borrowing; administers checking in and out procedures for Library materials; authorizes and initiates book renewals; creates new patron records; provides daily supervision and training for pages, volunteers and community service workers.

·         Oversees, trains, and monitors the performance of assigned personnel; prepares schedules and assigns work activities to staff and volunteers; prepares and processes a variety of departmental reports including operational and statistical reports.

·         Oversees library security and assures patrons comply with policies and procedures; performs special research and program development projects as assigned.

·         Maintains expertise in field of service through participation in applicable educational opportunities.

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