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Employment Opportunity: Public Services Manager The Public Library of Silver City

The Town of Silver City seeks an individual with professional library experience for the position of Library Public Services Manager. Responsibilities include planning, coordinating and facilitating all aspects of public services including adult services, periodicals, reference, reader’s advisories, circulation, and reserves. The Public Services Manager assists in collection development and supervises library clerks, technicians, student workers and volunteers as assigned.

Prospective candidates must have library supervisory experience and customer service experience. Candidates should be able to work in a collaborative and creative team environment. Knowledge of library procedures and systems, technology, and trends in library programming and services are necessary. A bachelor’s degree is required, and Masters of Library Science degree or enrollment in a Masters of Library Science program is preferred.

The Town of Silver City’s hiring policy, application form, and complete position description are available at townofsilvercity.org.

Application and copies of required license and certification must be submitted to the Town of Silver City, Personnel Office, 101 W. Broadway, Silver City, NM 88061. Applications can be emailed to personnelofficer@silvercitynm.gov, faxed to (575) 534-6377, or mailed to PO Box 1188, Silver City, NM 88062. The position is open until filled.

POSITION DESCRIPTION
POSITION TITLE: Library Public Services Manager
REPORTS TO: Library Director
DEPARTMENT: Public Library
PAY SCALE: E-9 Exempt $24,621 – $39,479 annual basis DOQ

POSITION SUMMARY: Plans, coordinates, and facilitates all aspects of public services
including adult services, periodicals, reference, reader’s advisories, circulation, reserves and
assists in collection development.

POSITION QUALIFICATION/REQUIREMENTS
SPECIFIC CERTIFICATION AND/OR LICENSE REQUIREMENTS:
NM Class D Driver’s License with acceptable driving record.
EDUCATION-MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Bachelor’s Degree required. Prefer a Masters of
Library Science Degree, or current enrollment in a Masters of Library Science program (may be
substituted with equivalent combination of education and experience)
EXPERIENCE-MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Three years of professional public library
experience; two years library supervisory experience; two years of customer service
experience
ABILITIES-MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: Ability to work in a team environment where
consultation, flexibility, creativity, collaboration and cooperation are essential; knowledge of
trends in library programming and services; demonstrated ability to supervise and direct a team of
support staff; knowledge of library procedures; ability to organize tasks and meet deadlines;
excellent customer service skills; good writing and report skills; demonstrated flexibility and
initiative; knowledge of reference resources in both print and digital formats; experience with
troubleshooting computers, printers and other library equipment; working knowledge of common
computer applications, automated library management systems, and subscription databases.
Ability to pass drug and alcohol tests.

JOB DESCRIPTION
Plans, coordinates, and facilitates all aspects of public services including adult services. Assists in
the formulation and implementation of public services unit policies and procedures; monitors
adherence to assigned budget items or accounts. Participates in and contributes to strategic
planning and evaluation and allocation of resources in support of the library’s mission; performs
assigned collection development responsibilities. Responsible for the physical condition of the
library and for alerting director or assistant director to unsafe conditions and needed repairs.
Assists in creating, maintaining and revising daily and weekly staff schedules; supervises the
shelving of library materials and shelf reading; assist in overseeing the maintenance of the public
computers. Assists with providing instruction and training to paraprofessional staff, interns, and
volunteers. Supervises library clerks, technicians, student workers and volunteers as assigned.
Participates in circulation and reference desk rotation; maintains statistics and prepares required
reports. Performs other related duties as assigned

WORKING CONDITIONS: Library environment; requires working evenings and may require
working Saturdays. May be required to work more than 8 hours a day or 40 hours a week.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 1. (L) 12 13. Able to lift 50 lbs; ability to work standing, reaching
and bending for up to two hours; ability to pass drug and alcohol tests.

The Town of Silver City is accepting applications for the position of Library Public Services
Manager. Responsibilities include: plans, coordinates, and facilitates all aspects of public
services including adult services, periodicals, reference, reader’s advisories, circulation, reserves
and assists in collection development. Requirements include: valid NM Class D Driver’s
License with acceptable driving record; Bachelor’s Degree required; Prefer a Masters of Library
Science Degree, or current enrollment in a Masters of Library Science program (may be
substituted with equivalent combination of education and experience); three years of
professional public library experience; two years library supervisory experience; two years of
customer service experience; ability to work in a team environment where consultation,
flexibility, creativity, collaboration and cooperation are essential; knowledge of trends in library
programming and services; demonstrated ability to supervise and direct a team of support staff;
knowledge of library procedures; ability to organize tasks and meet deadlines; excellent
customer service skills; good writing and report skills; demonstrated flexibility and initiative;
knowledge of reference resources in both print and digital formats; experience with
troubleshooting computers, printers and other library equipment; working knowledge of common
computer applications, automated library management systems, and subscription databases.
Ability to pass drug and alcohol tests. Application and copies of required license and
certification(s) must be submitted to the Town of Silver City, Personnel Office, 101 W.
Broadway, Silver City, NM 88061 or mailed to PO Box 1188, Silver City, NM 88062. Position
is open until filled. The Town of Silver City’s hiring policy, application form, and complete
position description are available at City Hall or at townofsilvercity.org.

Library Public Services Manager. Silver City, NM. Population of 10,500, Salary range
$24,621 – $39,479 DOQ + benefit package (includes group health insurance, retirement and paid
vacation and sick leave). Requirements include: BA Degree required. 3 yrs. of professional
public library experience. Position is open until filled. For the complete job requirements call
(575)534-6359 or go to www.townofsilvercity.org

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