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Employment Opportunity: Librarian Carlsbad Public Library

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Classification: Librarian                                                                                                                    Salary: $25.94 – $28.27 per hour
Department: Library

Definition: Under supervision of the Library Director, plans and implements library services and programs for assigned area at the Carlsbad Public Library.

Tasks:
Manages the library’s collection of books and materials, including assessing needs, reviewing books and materials available, selecting books and materials to meet identified needs, and determining books and materials to be removed from the library’s collection.
Plans and implements a variety of children’s library programs. Plans and
supervises the operation of public services, public information desk, and
Interlibrary Loan Service. Selects print and electronic library reference
materials. Works at the public information desk helping library patrons with reference questions.
Plans and coordinates the operation of technical services. Writes procedures and trains library staff on use of computer systems, including networking and the Internet; troubleshoots hardware and software problems.
Assists, as needed, with general circulation and check-out work, answering
reference questions, and answering general questions regarding library programs services.


Knowledges, Abilities, Skills and Other Characteristics:
Knowledge of the principles and practices of Library Science.
Knowledge of library cataloging systems, including Dewey Decimal and Library of Congress.
Knowledge of electronic and print information resources.
Knowledge of computer technology related to libraries.
Knowledge of computer hardware, software, telecommunications, Novell networks and internet services.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and the public.
Ability to evaluate collections, determine the reference needs of patrons, organize special materials and plan and execute programs.
Ability to organize and perform work functions with limited supervision.
Ability to understand and interpret complex procedures and guidelines.
Skill in oral and written communication with the ability to effectively communicate with persons of all ages and every economic and social level.
Ability to train others in the use of computer hardware and software.
Skill in meeting the informational, cultural, recreational, and educational needs of the community through effective implementation of a variety of library programs and services.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in Library Science or related field, and two (2)
years full-time professional library work. A Master of Library Science degree may be substituted in partial fulfillment of the required experience. New Mexico Grade II Librarian Certification is required within one year of employment. Must have an excellent attendance record.


Employees interested in this position can file written requests for
this vacancy at the Personnel Department. Deadline for filing written
requests for this position is December 20, 2018 at 5:00 p.m.

About Deanne Dekle

Deanne is the Youth Services & Outreach Consultant for the New Mexico State Library.

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