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Library Paraprofessional

City of Albuquerque

Albuquerque, NM

Application Deadline

Apply By Mar 27th, 2023


$49,275.20 to $52,041.60 per Year   Calculate


Albuquerque, NM




Not Required

Minimum Education

Associate's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience


Type of Library


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Job Description

Respond and provide assistance to library customers in the use of library services and equipment; participate in developing, preparing, coordinating, scheduling and providing special library programs for both adults and children; assist in collection development activities; provide technical services to library system including catalog database management, processing and preparing new materials for distribution, receiving and verifying invoices and providing leadership to staff performing library functions.  

Preferred knowledge:  

  • Operations, services and activities of a municipal library
  • Methods and techniques of library circulation
  • Principles of library reference services
  • Principles of efficient and effective customer service
  • Office procedures, methods and equipment including computers
  • Dewey Decimal Classification System
  • Principles and procedures of record keeping
  • Principles of business letter writing and basic report preparation
  • Available library resources including the reference collection, serials collection and other on-line resources
  • Library and City policies and procedures

Preferred skills and abilities:  

  • Independently perform the most difficult library circulation duties
  • Interpret, explain and enforce department policies and procedures
  • Operate a variety of library and office equipment in a safe and effective manner
  • Perform a variety of reference duties supporting customer requests
  • Prepare and coordinate adult and children's library programs
  • Respond to requests and inquiries from the general public
  • Prepare clear and concise reports
  • Work independently in the absence of supervision
  • 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

Benefits & Additional Compensation Info

The City of Albuquerque has an excellent benefits package.  For more information visit: https://www.cabq.gov/humanresources/employee-benefits

Additional Info & Requirements

Associate's degree from an accredited college or university in library science or general studies; and three (3) years of experience in an academic, public or special library, or bookstore environment; and to include one (1) year of lead or supervisory experience. Customer service, educational program development, or social services experience preferred. Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred.

The Community

Albuquerque is the most populous city in the U.S. state of New Mexico. It is the county seat of Bernalillo County, and it is situated in the central part of the state, straddling the Rio Grande. The city population was 558,000, with an area population of 903,000, as of the July 1, 2014 population estimate from the United States Census Bureau, and ranks as the 32nd largest city in the U.S. Albuquerque is home to the University of New Mexico (UNM), Presbyterian Health Services, Kirtland Air Force Base, Sandia National Laboratories, Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute, and Petroglyph National Monument. The Sandia Mountains run along the eastern side of Albuquerque, and the Rio Grande flows through the city, north to south.


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HR Info

The City of Albuquerque has two Library Paraprofessional positions open.  For more information, please contact Kelly Murphy, Associate Director, kkmurphy@cabq.gov or Darla Williams, Administrative Assistant, dtwilliams@cabq.gov

Posted Mar 16, 2023