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Library Division Director: Santa Fe Public Library - Santa Fe, NM

Friday, March 25, 2022 3:00 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Position Title: Library Division Director

Department: Santa Fe Public Library

Code: 400-1

Type: Internal and External

Hourly Rate Range: $36.85 - $55.27

Best Consideration Date: 04/18/2022 

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Performs complex administrative work planning, coordinating, and directing the operations of the public library system, administering the division budget, and related work as apparent or assigned. Manages library services for the City of Santa Fe and coordinates all activities of the City library system, consisting of one main library and two branches.


  • Manages library services, coordinates all activities, and supervises the staff of the City library system including main and branch libraries.
  • Plans, presents, administers, and monitors the annual budget, State funding Friends budget, and funding City budget and develops and implements grants.
  • Plans, organizes, and directs functions of the Santa Fe Public Library system in order to meet informational, educational and recreational needs of the community.
  • Serves on City committees and represents the Library with other public service agencies.
  • Works with City agencies and outside organizations to facilitate partnerships and collaborations.
  • Conducts short and long term planning and oversees the maintenance of all system facilities.
  • Oversees the management information system, develops, and implements Library policies and procedures related to library use, meeting rooms, etc.
  • Develops implements and revises library policies and procedures.
  • Plans, organizes, and directs functions of the Library system in order to meet informational, educational, and recreational needs of the community including print books, internet access, computer access, access to databases, and programming for all ages, families, and students.
  • Oversees all system programming including grants funded and internal programs for children and youth.
  • Serves as a liaison between library staff and City administration.
  • Reviews, develops, and/or modifies work plans, methods, and procedures, determines work priorities, develops worschedules to provide adequate staff coverage, and approves leave and timesheets.
  • Provides work instruction, assists employees with difficult and/or unusual assignments, and encourages innovation. 
  • Assigns and distributes work, reviews work for accuracy and completeness, and returns assignments with recommendations for proper completion.
  • Conducts hiring interviews and selects candidate(s) for job opening(s).
  • Resolves problems, mediates conflicts encountered during daily operations, determines appropriate solutions, and promotes teamwork. Encourages regular communication and informs staff of relevant business issues and their impact on the organization.
  • Develops goals, documents performance, provides performance feedback and formally evaluates the work of the employee; provides reward and recognition for proper and efficient performance. Assists staff to achieve performance standards and identifies opportunities for continual improvement to performance standards.
  • Ensures quality, effectiveness, and efficiency of unit activities and safety measures.
  • Documents causes for disciplinary action, initiates letters of reprimand, and makes formal recommendations for disciplinary action. Responds to formal and informal employee grievances and prepares written responses.
  • Develops and manages the budget for the work function(s) and allocates funds within the budget to accomplish objectives. Ensures procurement, contractual, and financial activities are compliant with the City’s finance, accounting, and procurement policies and procedures.


  • Considerable knowledge of the methods, policies, practices, principles and procedures of professional library work.
  • Working knowledge of library automation practices.
  • Must have comprehensive knowledge of the processes of management and supervision.
  • Considerable skill in developing and implementing operating policies and procedures.
  • Ability to plan and organize workloads and schedules and to evaluate library needs and services provided.
  • Ability to develop and operate within a budget.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and concisely, orally and in writing.
  • Ability to develop and implement operating policies and procedures.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff and the general public.


  • Master's degree in library science, or related field.
  • Six (6) years of professional library experience, two (2) of which must have been in a supervisory capacity.
  • One (1) year of the appropriate type and level of experience may be substituted for each required year of post-high school education. Additional appropriate education may be substituted for the minimum experience requirements.


  • This work requires the occasional exertion of up to 25 pounds of force.
  • Work regularly requires sitting, speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel, reaching with hands, arms, and repetitive motions.
  • Frequently requires standing and occasionally requires walking, climbing or balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling and pushing or pulling.
  • Work has standard vision requirements.
  • Vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word.
  • Hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels.
  • Work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, using of measuring devices, operating motor vehicles and observing general surroundings and activities.
  • Work has no exposure to environmental conditions.
  • Work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).
  • Work is performed in an office setting.
  • Work is generally in a moderately noisy location (e.g. business office, light traffic).
  • May be required to work nights and weekends.


Applications must be submitted online at:

For questions please contact the Human Resources Department at (505) 955-6513.

"New Mexico Library  Association" is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. P.O. Box 26074, Albuquerque, NM 87125

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