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Job Opening: Librarian I at Roswell Public Library

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POSITION:   Librarian I                                                                                                           DEPARTMENT: Library

WORK SCHEDULE:  Hours to vary Monday – Friday including nights and weekends.

SALARY RANGE: $35,117.20 to $44,819.56 annually

STATUS: Regular Full-Time

OPENING DATE: December 19, 2014

DEADLINE TO SUBMIT REQUIRED APPLICATION: January 29, 2015

Definition and Distinguishing Characteristics

This is full‑functioning professional library work.  Work involves providing professional library expertise to a major library area such as cataloging and acquisitions, reference, adult or children’s services.

Work is performed in accordance with professional knowledge and standard library procedures.  Employees are expected to make professional judgements based upon knowledge.  However, a professional supervisor is available for consultation on the more difficult problems and for providing guidance on advanced library practices and techniques.  Employees in this class do not supervise professional subordinates.  However, they may lead and direct paraprofessional Library Assistants.  Work of this class is supervised directly by the Library Director who reviews work for conformity to accepted professional standards through observation, spot‑checking of work produced, conferences or private consultations.  Work involves considerable contact with City employees and the general public.

Typical Examples of Work Performed

Responsible for the weekend employees and work schedule.

Responsible for the Library in the absence of the Library Director.

Staffs the library reference desk and provides general reference guidance and specialized reference guidance in a subject area specialty, gives out information both in person and over the phone, may do specialized and difficult subject matter reference work away from reference desk.

Performs professional‑level cataloging of the library’s non‑fiction collection and may be responsible for supervising the cataloging of all acquisitions of the library.

Develops and plans library programs for adults, school‑age and pre‑school children, assists various community groups at a professional level in developing library‑related programs, assists them in book selection, suggests reference sources to further goals of any special programs so developed.

Selects materials in area of responsibility.

May be responsible for administering inter‑library loan procedures and operating NMIS terminals to assist patrons in career‑related searches.

Develops budget for department within the Library.

May drive City vehicles.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledges, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of professional library principles, methods and techniques.

Considerable knowledge of cataloging principles and practices and the reasoning behind these practices.

Considerable knowledge of reader interests at varying educational and age levels.

Thorough knowledge of the library’s collection and the related resources available to the community.

Considerable knowledge of general reference sources and information sources available.

Ability to communicate effectively.

Ability to drive City vehicles safely and efficiently.

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees and the general public.

Minimum Requirements of Education and Experience

Either 1)    A Bachelor’s degree, preferably a Master’s degree, in Library Science from an ALA‑accredited college or university;

Or            2)    Graduation from an accredited four‑year college or university preferably supplemented by sufficient library science credits to qualify as a major and two years’ increasingly responsible advanced library experience.

Necessary Special Qualifications

Must possess and maintain a valid Class D driver’s license issued by the State of New Mexico and have a satisfactory driving record.

Must be certified as a Grade II Librarian by the State of New Mexico within one year of date of hire.

Necessary Special Requirements

Must be able to pass a rigid background investigation including work history, criminal records, driving records and other records deemed necessary.

Must pass a post pre-employment drug screen administered by a City-designated facility.

 

MUST SUBMIT THE PRE-EMPLOYMENT RELEASE AND WAIVER FORM WITH THE APPLICATION

TYPING TEST WILL BE GIVEN

IF YOU REQUIRE SPECIAL ACCOMMODATIONS, PLEASE CONTACT THE HUMAN RESOURCES DEPARTMENT AT CITY HALL, 425 N. RICHARDSON, (575) 624-6700, EXT. 268

For more information, please visit the City of Roswell website.

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