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Santa Fe Public Library, Reference Librarian/Webmaster Position

Recruitment Announcement # 2015-011 (position #911)


POSITION TITLE:         Librarian                                                                    

SALARY RANGE:         $20.21-35.22

DEPARTMENT:             Community Services                                                 


PERIOD TO APPLY:    7/10/14-7/23/14 (NO LATER THAN 5:00 P.M.)              


SUPERVISOR:             Ray Graumlich                                                           

LOCATION:                  Main (Reference/Webmaster)



Provides assistance to library patrons in various sections of the library. Provides library services to all patrons to assist them in their recreational, informational, research, and education needs. May assist in the development and implementation of special library section programs including selection of materials, publicity, scheduling, events, etc. May supervise a small staff of Library Technicians or Assistants.


Works under the general guidance and direction of Library Service Director or Library Section Manager.


Provides close to general supervision to staff as directed.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (A position may not include all of the duties listed, nor do the listed examples include all duties that may be found in a position of this class.)

For assignment in Reference Services:

Answers reference questions using reference resources, the general collection, the internet, periodicals, on-line databases and referrals to other library sections; assists and trains patrons in the use of the library and its resources, including searching databases and the internet; generates loan requests; makes adjustments to equipment in public service areas as needed; assists patrons in the use of various computer software programs on public computers; assists patrons in the selection of material; schedules public access computers.

Reviews professional literature and makes recommendations for the selection of new material; assists in weeding the collections and ordering replacement copies.

Assists in staff training.

May be required to oversee the facility in the absence of the Library Section Manager or the Library Services Director.

May be responsible for specific aspects of library operations such as scheduling, subscriptions, volunteers, publicity, production of handouts and bibliographies, maintenance of web pages, adult programming including the book festival, vertical files, computer systems, statistics (collecting, compiling and evaluating) and budget maintenance.

In cooperation with the security guard and other staff, enforces library rules to the public and completes incident reports.


1. Education and Experience:

A.  High School Diploma; and

B.  Five (5) years of experience in library functions and operations such as cataloging, reference, interlibrary loan, media and children’s services. MLS preferred. Relevant education may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

2. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Considerable knowledge of types of materials in collections Knowledge of the tools and practical applications of acquisitions, including the City of Santa Fe purchasing policies and the State of New Mexico purchasing agreements

 Considerable skill in demonstrating good interpersonal communication skills when dealing with coworkers and library patrons, including adults, children and young adults, skill in the use of library reference tools, and must possess general office and computer skills.

Must have ability to use good judgment in decision-making and be able to work with little supervision. Must be able to work accurately with detail, present information clearly and concisely both orally and in writing. Must be able to learn the operation of specialized equipment in the area of assignment

  1. Work Environment:

This position is performed in a library environment with quiet to moderate level of noise. Position involves standing, walking, sitting, carrying, pulling, climbing, stooping, kneeling, crawling, crouching, reaching, and handling. Must be able to speak, hear and have good visual acuity including close, distance, peripheral, depth and color vision. Must be able to lift and/or move 25 pounds (40 pounds for employees in media services section). May be required to work evenings and weekends.

ADA/EEO Compliance

The City of Santa Fe is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the American’s with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.


Pursuant to City of Santa Fe Resolution No. 2013-079, the City of Santa Fe Human Resources Department (HRD) has implemented a Veterans’ Hiring Initiative policy in order to provide opportunities for veterans who meet or exceed the minimum qualifications for city employment to obtain City employment. The Governing Body does not guarantee that a veteran shall be hired for the position being applied for, only that the veteran will be given an interview; and, it does not intend to supersede or modify any collective bargaining agreement that is currently in place with the City of Santa Fe.Job applicants who are veterans who have an honorable discharge from the military or are members of the National Guard or Reserve who have successfully completed basic training, must use the Veteran Certification Form to identify themselves and then must attach a copy of their DD214 or DD215 and/or their proof of current Active, Guard or Reserve enlistment in order to certify their status.

TO APPLY: Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the city application form. Submit City of Santa Fe Application by one of the following methods: Fill out application at Human Resources Department, City Hall, 200 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM; mail application to P.O. Box 909, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-0909; or fax application to (505) 955-6810. Applications may be downloaded from our website:; or apply online at   Applications become public record upon receipt and may be made available for public inspection upon request.

When required of the position, attach a copy of certification(s) or license(s). Copies of high school diploma/GED & college degree must be provided at time of interview. Pre-placement physical exams are required for some positions. Incomplete applications may delay or exclude consideration of your application.


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