Library Manager

City of Alamosa

Alamosa, Colorado

Application Deadline

Apply By Feb 9th, 2022


$61,214.10 to $70,387.20 per Year   Calculate


Alamosa, CO


Not Specified



Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience


Type of Library


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Job Description

Hiring Annual Salary is $61,214.10 to $70,387.20 DOQ. Benefits package includes retirement through CO PERA, medical benefits, paid time-off, and memberships to City facilities.

Performs administrative and supervisory work in planning and delivering library services.

Essential Functions: 

1.      Oversees the daily operation of the library.  Operates within an approved budget.

2.      Manages collection development activities (assess, weed, recommend).  Selects circulation, reference, and periodical materials.

3.      Ensures library materials are classified and cataloged correctly.

4.      Prepares activity reports and presents such information to the Director and the Library Board including, but not limited to circulation and attendance figures and trends

5.      Provides input to the Director concerning division goals and objectives.

6.      Assists Director in monitoring, evaluating, and revising library policies and procedures.

7.      Responsible for hiring of all subordinate division employees. Trains, schedules, and supervises - direct reports. Advises Director on employee performance via drafting initial performance evaluations for all subordinates. Occasionally fills in for subordinate staff as needed.

8.      Ensures employee timesheets are properly completed and submitted to the Director in a timely manner.

9.      Utilizes word processing and other software to create support materials, such as work schedules and monthly calendars.

10.  Assists with ongoing and special projects, including supporting the Children’s Librarian in planning and developing the Summer Reading Program.

11.  Answers public inquiries and prepares press releases.  Requests assistance and advice from the Director as needed.

12.  Assists at the circulation/reference desk helps/trains patrons with computer issues, and assists in opening and closing procedures.  Places a high priority on quality customer service and demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations.

13.  Coordinates with the Public Works and Information Technology Departments to maintain the library facility and technology systems.

14.  Remains informed concerning library-related issues.  Maintains membership in the Colorado Association of Libraries and American Library Association.

15.  Perform, at a minimum, twice weekly deposits to the Finance Department.

16.  Maintain the Library’s website or delegate appropriately and monitor content for accuracy at a minimum on a monthly basis.

17.  Prepare and/or disseminate all division marketing materials in conjunction with the City’s Public Relations staff.

18.  Prepare the agenda and board packets for the Library Board and conduct the meetings.

19.  Performs other related duties as required including, but not limited to grant seeking, writing, and reporting, program evaluation, and community relations/projects such as the City’s Little Free Libraries and Friends of the Library/Volunteers.

Education/Experience Required:

1.      Bachelors in Library and Information Science from an accredited school; Masters preferred.

2.      Combination of relevant education, training, and experience may be substituted for degree requirements, but the incumbent must demonstrate a working knowledge of library policies and standards. 

3.      Prefer a minimum of two years related work experience with at least one year in a supervisory capacity.

Knowledge of:

1.      Principles and practices of public library functions.

2.      Principles and practices of public administration as applied to a public library.

Ability to:

1.      Work cooperatively with other city employees and the public, often under stressful circumstances.

2.      Administer the activities of a public library and to supervise the work of others.

3.      Make decisions in an environment of limited resources and competing claims.

4.      Provide leadership in a team environment, while demonstrating adaptability and openness.

5.      Establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, Director, and the public.

6.      Communicate orally and in writing with co-workers and the public in a tactful and courteous manner.

7.      Workdays include evenings and weekends.

8.      Operate a variety of equipment, such as computers, printers, scanners, ladders, step stools, dollies, book trucks, typewriters, telephone, fax, cash register, paper cutter, and copy machine.

Required Physical Capabilities:

1.      Dexterity to allow general reaching, handling, and grasping of library materials and routine office items.

2.      Hear within the normal range.

3.      Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

4.      Must be able to reach to the top of library stacks either from the floor or by standing on a movable stool and access the bottom shelves of the stacks by stooping, bending, or kneeling.

Benefits & Additional Compensation Info

Alamosa County is one of six counties in south-central Colorado's San Luis Valley. Surrounded by stunning 14,000-foot peaks, more than 50,000 residents share the love of clear blue skies, outdoor recreation, and unparalleled vistas. Alamosa is home to two institutions of higher education, Adams State College and Trinidad State Junior College. With a vibrant business community and surrounding agricultural region, The San Luis Valley attracts a diverse group of supporters.


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