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Library Manager

Company: City of Alamogordo
Location: Alamogordo
Posted on: April 9, 2021

Job Description:

The City of Alamogordo is looking for a Library Manager with strong communication skills and proven leadership abilities. This is an exempt, supervisory level position responsible for the direction, planning and management of the City Library with Direct support from the Community Services Department.
Essential Duties

  • Manages and supervises direct-report staff by coordinating, assigning, and reviewing work to ensure compliance with policies and procedures;
  • Conducts employee evaluations, introductory and annual; makes recommendations for hiring, promoting, and releasing employees;
  • Initiates and administers corrective action, as necessary, according to the Employee Manual;
  • Mentors' employees to full potential and ensures appropriate training is given to meet the standards of the position held;
  • Plans, organizes, and administers the operations of the city library system, including formulating and evaluating achievement of library goals and objectives, developing and evaluating library policies and programs, and defining library operating procedures;
  • Reviews and selects books, publications, audiovisual materials, electronic data bases other electronic materials, and related equipment for acquisition by the library to maintain well balanced collections throughout the library system;
  • Ensures that library materials are properly cataloged;
  • Works closely with the Library Advisory Board, Friends of the Library and Library Foundation, and other Library support groups;
  • Prepares, submits for approval, and implements departmental annual budget, and monitors and approves expenditures;
  • Supervises the maintenance of library buildings, grounds, and related property;
  • Directly supervises the system administrator for the library's computer system, whose duties include; planning and training, researching new software possibilities, and updating and maintaining the library's on-line catalog and circulation systems;
  • Consults with officials of other libraries, educational agencies, and major library resource centers to develop new library programs and to remain abreast of current library trends, including traveling to conferences and trade shows;
  • Plans publicity, develops public relations programs, and participates in community activities.
  • Plans and coordinates capital improvement programs, including planning alterations to existing facilities and construction of new facilities;
  • Makes public presentations and represents the City on committees, boards, and with civic organizations and while conducting outside City-related activities;
  • Assists library patrons with requests, questions, and/or problems, as necessary;
  • Promotes local, state, and national advancement of library services, and participates in the activities of local and regional library service systems and various library professional organizations;
  • Prepares reports, as necessary;
  • Makes use of services, grants, and networks offered by local, state, and federal governments, and serves on boards and committees as appropriate;
  • Establishes procedures to assure the highest standards of risk management, employee safety, and risk avoidance;
  • Responsible for thoroughly investigating, reviewing, and addressing department or division accidents to prevent future occurrences and control risk management related costs;
  • Contributes to a high-quality work culture through participation in training and mentoring to develop skills, including safety related training and skills;
  • Interacts professionally and provides excellent customer service to all levels of City staff and citizens, to ensure high operational and service standards; and
  • Performs duties in accordance with the Employee Manual, Department Policies and Procedures, City of Alamogordo Ordinances, and any applicable State or Federal authority.
  • Performs such other duties as may be assigned.


    • Master's degree in library science;
    • Five years of related library experience;
    • One year of supervisory and administrative experience; and
    • Valid New Mexico Driver's License, or the ability to obtain within 60 days, with a driving record acceptable to the City of Alamogordo (valid out-of-state license may be considered); or
    • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and ability to perform in this position.

      The City of Alamogordo is located in southern New Mexico near White Sands National Monument. The City has a population of approximately 31,283, with a variety of businesses and activities to enjoy.
      Alamogordo is the largest community in Otero County and serves as the County seat. The City is bisected by Highway 54, a northwest arterial, and is situated at the crossroads of two transcontinental highways, U.S. 70 and 82.

      WHY APPLY?
      Alamogordo is a rich tapestry woven of authentic adventures and culture in a beautiful setting of geological formations. The tourism industry is thriving thanks to magnificent national parks, forests, and historical landmarks. Visitors and locals enjoy a variety of outdoor activities year-round, including hiking, skiing, rock climbing, biking, and hunting.
      The City of Alamogordo operates a library, recreation center and swimming pool, senior center, six (6) fire stations, a municipal water and sewer utility, a solid waste collection and disposal system, and an airport. Alamogordo is a diverse and growing City. The nearby Holloman Air Force Base provides a steady source of employment and resources.
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