Library Services Director - City of Santa Fe

Status: Full-time position

Location: Santa Fe, NM

Deadline Date: 6/24/13

Date Available:

Job Summary: Manages library services of the Main Library, Branch Libraries, or Technical Services. Participates in the planning and evaluation of system-wide policies, procedures and programs. Responsible for overseeing library facilities, budget, databases, personnel and day to day services. In the absence of the Library Division Director, may be asked to be in charge of the library system.

Qualifications: Education and Experience
Masterís degree in library science; and four (4) years of professional library experience, two (2) of which must have been in a supervisory capacity; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Extensive knowledge of library tasks and operations, resources and research methods. Knowledge of professional library practices and trends. Knowledge of the principles and applications of effective supervisory techniques. Knowledge of the tools and practical applications of acquisitions and bibliographic control. Knowledge of library automation systems and electronic resources. Knowledge of community needs and interests, and the ability to work effectively with the public. Must have knowledge of personal computers and other office equipment.

Strong organizational skills, and in communications, both orally and written.

Analytical ability, and ability to work both cooperatively and independently. Ability to present information clearly, concisely, orally and in writing; to establish effective working relationships with associates and the public.

Physical Demands/Work Environment
Work is performed in a library setting with moderate noise. Physical demands of the position include standing, walking, sitting, carrying, pulling, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, and handling. Must be able to hear, speak, and have a good visual acuity including close, distance, peripheral, depth and color vision. Evening and/or weekend work may be required. May be required to respond to emergency calls.

Duties: Supervises, administers and manages library services and personnel in the specific area of assignment.

Participates on the management team for library policy development, database integrity, community assessment, program development and evaluation, community outreach, and short and long range planning.

Conducts performance evaluations for staff; recommends hiring and disciplinary actions; plans, directs and reviews work of staff; communicates regularly with staff; trains staff.

Sets goals and objectives for staff; schedules assignments; reviews payroll information; interprets and implements City and Library Division policies and procedures; provides staff training.

Prepares annual budget requests; monitors budget; submits information for orders; solicits staff input on budget needs and consolidates requests as appropriate.

Negotiates and monitors professional services contracts for the Library System.

Oversees Main Library services such as Media, Reference, Circulation, Childrenís and supervises staff with system-wide responsibilities such as automation and interlibrary loan.

Responsible for the Main Library physical facility, its repairs, upkeep, furnishings, equipment, maintenance and building improvements, serving as liaison with other city staff and private vendors involved with the facility.

Oversees collection development for the Main Library, in collaboration with the Branch Library Services Director.

Plan and coordinates program development and community outreach such as the Santa Fe Festival of the book in collaboration with Branch Director and acts as liaison to community groups, presenters, publishers, book sellers, and volunteers.

The City of Santa Fe is an Equal Opportunity Employer. In compliance with the American's with Disabilities Act, the City will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective employees and incumbents to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.

To Apply: Submit City of Santa Fe Application by one of the following methods
Fill out application at Human Resources Department, City Hall, 200 Lincoln Avenue, Santa Fe, NM
Mail application to P.O. Box 909, Santa Fe, New Mexico 87504-0909
Or fax application to (505) 955-6810. Applications may be downloaded from our website; or apply online at Applications become public record upon receipt and may be made available for public inspection upon request.

When required of the position, attach a copy of certification(s) or license(s). Copies of high school diploma/GED & college degree must be provided at time of interview. Pre-placement physical exams are required for some positions. Incomplete applications may delay or exclude consideration of your application.


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