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Adult Services Coordinator

City of Farmington

Farmington, New Mexico

Application Deadline

Apply By Oct 6th, 2023


$53,000.00 to $68,000.00 per Year   Calculate


Farmington, NM




Not Specified

Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience


Type of Library


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Job Description



JOB POSITION #144: Library Adult Services Coordinator



WORK LOCATION: Farmington Public Library

PAY GRADE: L - Exempt

HIRING RANGE: $53,000 - $68,000 Annually

DAYS WORKED: Varies, may include weekends and some holidays

HOURS WORKED: Varies, includes evenings



Resumes submitted without a City of Farmington application will not be considered in our job selection process.


Works under the guidance and direction of the Library Director.

Commits to excellence in customer service at all levels, including coworkers. Actively advocates for the library with patrons and the community.

Possesses an ability to recognize and adjust to library trends in operations and to accurately respond to changes in reading trends in public collections.

Exercises supervision over professional, paraprofessional, technical, clerical and volunteer adult services staff as assigned. Ability to create team buy-in and create opportunities for staff to develop team member skills and to model appropriate team member participation.

Performs a variety of administrative, managerial, and supervisory duties in the overall management of the library's adult services. Manages and prepares statistical measures, reports, creates and submits grants, evaluating progress as needed.

Assists in hiring, instructing, training, and evaluating the work performance of library employees.

Plans and organizes workloads and staff assignments for adult services; trains, motivates and evaluates assigned staff; reviews progress and directs changes as needed. Actively provides staff opportunities to learn new skills.

Manages budget allocations for adult collections, programs, and operations. Provides direction to ensure appropriate and quality collection development practices.

Administers the development of library collections in all formats, including special collections, and facilitates their use.

Plans, coordinates, implements and evaluates adult library programs to meet the objectives identified in library planning documents and community needs, expressed or perceived. Actively participates in in creating library-wide programming, in both a leadership role and a supporting role, with patron friendly processes.

Participates in the development of marketing materials for promoting library materials, programs, and services.

Works closely with the Library Director and other team members to maintain effective and efficient delivery of resources, both in and outside of the library.

Communicates library goals to staff with regular communication plans. Recommends departmental policies and procedures with regard to collection development and adult services operations.

Works with the Library Director in the development and maintenance of library policies.

Interprets goals, objectives and policies of the library to staff and patrons in a customer friendly manner. Models positive leadership skills when assisting with difficult interpersonal communications.

Stays informed about current trends in adult services and reference practices, and applies these trends within the library's goals and objectives.

Participates in professional organizations and activities to keep informed of current and emerging trends in public libraries.

Participates in and attends staff meetings and trainings, daily shows, programs, and other training sessions of the library.

Participates in grant writing processes to help supplement library funds.

Has an understanding of cataloging and accepted standards.

Understands and follows written and/or verbal instructions.

Must be available to work a varied schedule including evenings, weekends and some holidays.

Attendance at work is an essential function of this position.

Complies with all library procedures and policies, and the City guidelines, rules, regulations, procedures, and policies.

Operates a motor vehicle to assist in carrying out the business of the department and the City.

May serve as a member of employee committees, as assigned.

May represent the library on various community or professional bodies, as assigned.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.


This position is subject to the City's Drug and Alcohol Free Workplace Program, which includes: pre-employment testing, post-accident testing, reasonable suspicion testing, return to duty testing, and follow-up testing.

Background check is required.

This position has the responsibility to participate in and comply with the City's Environmental, Health, and Safety Program.

Valid New Mexico (or state of current residency) driver's license with acceptable driving record.

Masters of Library Science Degree, including five years of progressively responsible library and supervisory experience. Emphasis in adult services is preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

Benefits & Additional Compensation Info

Organization and Job Benefits

Full-Time, Regular

PERA:             Public Employees Retirement Association - Mandatory Retirement Program
                        11.65% of pre-tax salary with City matching 10.80%
                        5-year vesting; Must retire from City to receive any portion of City’s match

New Mexico Retiree Health Care Authority:  Employee contributes 1% of after-tax salary; City contributes 2%

PAY FREQUENCY:  26 pay periods per year – Bi-weekly on Fridays

VACATION: Year 1 – 5 = 10 days; 6+ years = 15 days; 15+ years = 20 days; 20+ years = 21days
                           Pro-rated each pay period 
SICK:              Twelve days per year – pro-rated each pay period
HOLIDAY:    Ten days annually

HEALTH INSURANCE:   Optional. (Rates effective January 1, 2023; subject to change)

BlueCross BlueShield - Medical, Dental, Vision, and Prescription Coverage
Participate in our Wellness Plan and save 20% off premiums listed below:

Employee Only $81.59

Employee + Spouse $167.25

Employee + Child/ren $150.91

Family:  $248.71
Coverage begins 1st day of month following 60 days; or during open enrollment

It is optional for those who are part of the group health plan to participate in the wellness program that is paid for by the city.

LIFE INSURANCE:  1.5 times your annual earnings, up to $200,000.  City pays premium. 

Additional Info & Requirements

Farmington Public Library's Vision
A literate and enlightened population whose lives are enriched by the resources, programs and services provided by the Farmington Public Library.

Farmington Public Library's Mission 
The Farmington Public Library enlightens, enriches, and changes lives by providing resources, programs and services that are efficient, innovative and convenient, in an environment that is clean, safe, and pleasant.

HR Info

If you have any questions, contact Stacie James at 505-599-1131 or via email at sjames@fmtn.org.

Posted Sep 7, 2023