Following is the official job posting for a Reference Librarian position at our public library. We have two reference librarians on staff (including the open position), and a systems admin person who works some hours in reference. The staff is fantastic, our patrons are wonderful (and at times colorful), and you can't beat the climate - if you are tired of the snow in the east, give our HR department a call! (575) 439-4399.
P.S. I know the wage may seem low to those on the east coast, so here are some property listings to give you an idea of the cost of living in comparison.
** CITY OF
ANNOUNCEMENT ** ALAMOGORDO
OPEN RECRUITMENT Applications are now being accepted for an
Full-Time Regular Position
APPLICANTS MUST MEET MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OF POSITION AS ADVERTISED AT TIME OF APPLICATION
EXPERIENCE: Master’s degree in library science, plus at least one year of library reference experience; or Bachelor’s degree, preferably in liberal arts, plus at least two years of library reference experience; or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities. Have MLS or Grade II Library Certification or be able to obtain within 1st year of employment.
SPECIAL JOB DIMENSIONS: Knowledge of: current developments in the library field; principles and practices of professional library reference services, including use of traditional and computer reference sources. Skill/Ability to: Demonstrate proficiency in both oral and written communication; draft and prepare documents for the media; operate standard office equipment, including fax machine, copier, calculator, microfilm reader and computer using standard word processing, spreadsheet, and library reference software, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, other city employees, other local libraries, community organizations, schools, vendors, and the general public.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Library/office environment. Requires standing, walking, stooping and lifting.
JOB SUMMARY: Assists library patrons in locating material and answering reference questions;
examines review sources and selects materials for purchase; maintains nonfiction,
reference, and periodicals collection.
SALARY/ WAGE: Salaried Rate: $30,436.02
Current maximum wage potential $47,940.46
POSTING PERIOD: Friday, March 28th, 2014 until Friday, April 18th, 2014
All interested applicants must apply at City Hall.
1376 E. Ninth Street, Alamogordo,
THE CITY OF
IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER ALAMOGORDO