Employment Opportunity: Library Manager, Albuquerque/Bernalillo County Library, Albuquerque

The Albuquerque and Bernalillo County Public Library is accepting applications for a full-time Library Manager.

Closing Date: 11/23/21 11:59 PM

Salary: $27.96 – $33.79 Hourly / $2,236.80 – $2,703.20 Biweekly / $4,846.40 – $5,856.93 Monthly / $58,156.80 – $70,283.20 Annually

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Position Summary:

Direct, manage, supervise and coordinate assigned operations and/or public services of one or more library facilities, programs or units; coordinate assigned activities with other divisions and outside agencies and provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Assistant Director, Library.

Minimum Education, Experience and Additional Requirements:

  • Master’s degree in library or information science from an American Library Association (ALA) certified institution; and
  • Four (4) years of managerial experience in an academic, public, bookstore or special library; and
  • To include three (3) years of supervisory experience.
  • Possession of a valid New Mexico Driver’s License, or the ability to obtain by date of hire. Possession of a City Operator’s Permit (COP) within 6 months from date of hire.

Preferred Knowledge:

  • Principles and practices of library management, program development and administration
  • Operational characteristics, services and activities of a cataloging program
  • Principles and practices of effective and efficient patron services
  • Principles and practices of materials collection, replacement and de-selection
  • Local, regional and national information resources and retrieval systems
  • Principles and practices of library circulation, reference, adult services and children’s programs
  • Principles and practices of supervision, training, performance evaluation and selection of staff
  • Principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration
  • Principles of business letter writing and report preparation
  • Principles and practices of modern computer operations
  • Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations

Preferred Skills & Abilities:

  • Oversee and participate in the management of the operations, services and activities of a library or a library program
  • Plan, direct, evaluate and coordinate the work of lower level staff
  • Select, supervise, train and evaluate staff
  • Oversee the implementation of support services at the library
  • Participate in the development and administration of goals, objectives and procedures
  • Interpret, explain and enforce City policies pertaining to library operation and function
  • Operate a variety of library and office equipment in a safe and effective manner
  • Perform analysis of patron service operations and recommend modifications, analyze problems and identify alternative solutions
  • Plan and prepare future library services
  • Prepare and administer a large and complex budget
  • Prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports
  • Respond to requests and inquiries from department personnel
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • Work independently in the absence of supervision
  • Maintain the confidentiality of the information received
  • Communicate clearly and concisely
  • Perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work

About Carmelita Aragon

Carmelita is the State Data Coordinator for the New Mexico State Library

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