City of Farmington
  • 06-Sep-2023 to 06-Oct-2023 (MST)
  • Adult Services
  • Farmington, NM, USA
  • 53000-68000 per year
  • Salary
  • Regular-Full Time



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.


Excellent interpersonal communication skills to effectively interact with all age levels and cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds. Advocates for the library in the community. Professionally represents the library and presents at a variety of levels.

Works independently with a minimum of supervision and acts with knowledge of current and emerging principles and practices common to forward-thinking public library operations.

Establishes and maintains excellent working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, other City personnel, and the general public. Models supportive and positive communications in a professional and courteous manner.

Ability to be a skilled and supportive team member to attain library goals, and the ability to train, supervise and motivate library staff members to be skilled and supportive team members, within a team environment.

Working knowledge of equipment and facilities commonly associated with the effective management of a comprehensive library system.

Extensive working knowledge of reference resources, in both print and non-print formats.

Working knowledge of common computer applications, automated library management systems, and subscription databases.

Working knowledge of the principles and practices of office management, work organization and supervision. Must have the ability to organize and meet deadlines.

Knowledge of classification and cataloging based upon a thorough knowledge of library collection classification and selection tools and techniques.

Bilingual skills helpful but not required.


Personal computer, portable computing devices, and applications including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, Publisher, various online databases, and automated library management systems.

Social Media tools, library related applications, Library's online catalog and automation system, automated book return, self-check machines, and computer reservation system. Personal computer and portable computing devices, and applicable software, book carts, printer, mouse, keyboard, calculator, copy and fax machine, telephone, and automobile.

Calculator, copy and fax machines, telephone, and automobile.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to walk, sit and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. The employee will routinely push fully-loaded book carts requiring up to 25 pounds of force. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is generally quiet.


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