The Rio Rancho Public Library is hiring a professional Librarian II for our new HUB @ Enchanted Hills Branch! The HUB Librarian II will work within a brand-new library serving the northern portions of the Rio Rancho community. The HUB is a joint facility with the Parks and Rec Department and will include pickle ball courts as well as the public library.
Under the general direction of library management, the Librarian II performs a variety of professional library work such as: develops, maintains, and markets library collections and other materials; selecting/purchasing library. Provides professional library reference assistance; Designs, plans/coordinates, promotes, and present various library programs and services to meet the needs of library patrons. The Librarian II assists Supervisors in supervising lower level library staff and volunteers, planning, coordinating the operations and activities of an assigned branch or department, as needed. This position is accountable for the opening and closing of the library including maintaining and securing the building and grounds.
A Librarian-II is distinguished from a Librarian-I by the requirement for a Master’s Degree in Library Science.
Education, Training and Experience
Education / higher education: Master's Degree
For required college degrees, applicable field(s) of study: Library Science.
Minimum number of years of directly related experience: Two years experience working in a library setting or experience with any combination of similar experience in program development, event planning, teaching, inventory selection or management, book store experience, or technical customer service experience in any industry.
Education and/or experience preferences: Public library experience preferred.
Certifications, Licenses and Registrations
Driver’s License requirement: Infrequent Driver -- Regular Driver's License Required Endorsements: None
Note -- For any driver, driving record must always meet City driving and insurability standards.
Required certifications, licenses or registrations: None
Preferred certifications, licenses or registrations: None
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge: Principles and procedures of professional library administration , methods, practices, and techniques of library classification, cataloging, references, library collections, systems and online applications; Policies, rules and regulations governing conduct and safety of library programs and facilities; Working knowledge of reference tools and services; Standard bibliographic sources, the on-line cataloging databases, and verification tools; techniques and protocols for researching a wide variety of bibliographic databases; personal computers; and specialized software applications; City municipal codes; policies and procedures.
Skills: Provide excellent customer service to and interact with persons of different social, economic and ethnic backgrounds. Have a good working knowledge on the Use of technology, equipment and software. Perform a wide variety of technical library support functions; develop, coordinate, and conduct library programs and activities; utilize and maintain automated library systems and computer equipment; library database research & maintenance; identify library collection issues and develop suggestions for enhancements; recognize and resolve conflicts in library data entry; organize workload to keep pace with flow of library materials and services.
Abilities: Assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects, and demands; communicates effectively verbally and in written forms; perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
Interaction with Groups/Agencies/Entities: Internal: Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers; Works with library staff on special projects and promotions. External: Assists library customers in person and remotely to locate requested information or use library resources in print, in other formats, and online.
Benefits & Additional Compensation Info
Rio Rancho is the 3rd largest city in New Mexico, the fastest growing community in the state, and one of the fastest growing in the southwest. Rio Rancho has been recognized as one of “America’s 50 Best Cities to Live” citing exceptional public schools and well below national average crime rates (24/7 Wall Street). Rio Rancho sits at an elevation of approximately 5,290 feet and enjoys a picturesque view of the Sandia Mountains.
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