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Library Manager: The Public Library Albuquerque and Bernalillo County - Albuquerque, NM

Friday, January 05, 2024 6:38 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)


Position: Library Manager

Salary: $63,211.20 - $66,414.40 Annually

Location: Albuquerque, NM

Job Type: Full Time

Department: Arts and Culture

Division: CS-Library-City Svcs

Opening Date: 01/03/2024

Closing Date: 1/17/2024 11:59 PM Mountain


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.

Job descriptions are intended to present a general list of tasks/duties performed by employees within this job classification. Job Descriptions are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

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



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