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Librarian (40 hour)

City of Albuquerque

Albuquerque, NM

Application Deadline

Apply By Jun 19th, 2024


$53,248.00 to $58,760.00 per Year   Calculate


Albuquerque, NM





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library


Job Description

Perform a wide variety of professional library work within an assigned area of library operations including acquiring, cataloging and circulating material for a specific function of the library; provide a wide variety of public services to library patrons including reference services, web services, circulation and research activities; maintain library collection including the cataloging of books, films, records and other materials; and participate in various special programs including children's programs, youth programs or library educational programs; may supervise, plan and coordinate the operations and activities of an assigned branch library or unit. May perform a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned area of responsibility.

Preferred Knowledge:  

  • Operational characteristics of a public library
  • Principles and practices of library science
  • Modern office procedures, methods and equipment including computers
  • Principles and procedures of record keeping
  • Methods and techniques for conducting automated library reference and bibliographic searches
  • Principles and practices of providing quality library patron services
  • Assigned library services and functions
  • Practices and techniques of library material classification and cataloging
  • Principles and practices of a collection department
  • Methods and techniques of creating, updating, and maintaining web pages and on-line services

Preferred Skills and Abilities:  

  • Provide a wide variety of public services to library patrons
  • Assist patrons in locating library information
  • Develop and conduct a search strategy
  • Perform library circulation, cataloging and reference duties
  • Perform library acquisition, cataloging and circulation duties
  • Perform library duties related to web design and digital resources
  • Respond to requests and inquiries from the general public
  • Communicate clearly and concisely
  • 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

Master's degree from an accredited college or university in library or information science from an American Library Association (ALA) certified institution; and Two (2) years of experience in an academic, public, school, special library, bookstore environment or information services field. 

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

For more information contact Reanna Fox, Assistant Director, refox@cabq.gov or Darla Williams, Administrative Assistant, dtwilliams@cabq.gov

Posted Jun 10, 2024