Employment Opportunities at the library
All jobs available at the Farmington Public Library are listed below.
CITY OF FARMINGTON
- JOB POSITION #144: LIBRARY REFERENCE TECHNICIAN
- NUMBER OF VACANCIES: 1
- DEPARTMENT/LOCATION: Library
- TYPE OF POSITION: Temporary, Part-Time
- HIRING RANGE: $9.50 per hour
- DAYS WORKED: Varied
- HOURS WORKED: Varied
- APPLICATIONS WILL BE RECEIVED THROUGH: Until Filled
- JOB DUTIES
Resumes submitted without a City of Farmington application will not be considered in our job selection process.
A Supplemental Questionnaire is located at the bottom of this job posting. To be considered for an interview for this position, the Supplemental Questionnaire must be completed and submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Works under the supervision of the Adult Services Coordinator.
- Greets and assists library users at the reference desk and other areas in the library.
- Assists library users with the library online catalog and locating materials.
- Assists and instructs library users in placing holds, interlibrary loans, and other requests using the online system.
- Provides basic reference assistance, using a variety of formats.
- Assists in maintaining display materials.
- Assists with processing and preparing materials related to adult services/reference.
- Assists in processing interlibrary loan transactions.
- Under the guidance of Librarians, assists with book selection and collection development.
- Performs basic duties in other areas of the library or outreach locations as needed.
- Provides back-up assistance with the computer reservation system and public computers.
- May serve on various employee committees, as required and assigned.
- Ability to understand verbal and written 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.
- 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 requires participation in and compliance with the City's Environmental, Health, and Safety Program.
- Valid New Mexico driver's license with acceptable driving record for the past three years.
- High school diploma or equivalent. Some college desirable.
- Familiarity with Dewey Decimal System and arrangement of library materials.
- Previous library reference experience preferred.
- Must be available to work evenings and weekends.
- Ability to perform basic mathematical functions such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, etc.
- Ability to operate personal computers, including the library's online catalog.
- Ability to communicate courteously and effectively with the public on all age levels and cultural backgrounds, both verbally and in writing.
- Ability to perform routine duties as assigned with little supervision.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, other City personnel and the public.
- Ability to work with frequent interruptions and adapt to changes in work environment.
- Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality, in accordance with library policies and laws.
- Ability to learn to operate tools and equipment listed.
TOOLS AND EQUIPMENT USED:
Personal computer and applicable software, online subscription databases, automated library management systems (online catalog, self-check, computer reservations, etc.), online event and program applications, electronic devices (such as eReaders, tablets, smartphones, etc.), online applications and social media tools, copier and fax, sound systems and projectors, 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 the 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 stand, 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 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.
WE ARE AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER, M/F/D/V.
Supplemental Questionnaire Experiences and Library Skills
Temporary, Part-Time Reference Technician JOB #144
Thank you for submitting your application for the Library Reference Technician position with the Farmington Public Library in Farmington, New Mexico. This is a temporary, part-time position, paid at the hourly rate of $9.50, without benefits. Organizational advancement is neither expressed nor implied.
As of January 14, 2014, the number of hours for this position must be less than 30 per week.
Interviews for this position will occur in two phases:
Phase One (experiences & library skills) Supplemental Questionnaire
Phase Two (customer service & availability) On-site interview
Qualifying applicants will be selected to advance to the next phase; others will be eliminated.
The first phase consists of a supplemental questionnaire that needs to be completed and submitted with your job application. Answers must be 200 words or less. Submit responses to: email@example.com
Experiences & Values:
- Why do you think this public library is the place where you would like to work?
- Talk about any abilities or experiences that you think will help you in this job.
- Share with us something in your life that you are proud of.
- Tell us about someone you admire and why.
Library & Reference Skills:
- You are helping a young man use the library's online catalog to find books on a subject he describes as "animals." How would you help him?
- What is your Internet search engine of choice? Describe how you would use it to look up information about raising broccoli. What techniques will you use to narrow your search?
- What are some ways you can tell if the information on a Web page is reliable?
- Please give a detailed description of technology you are adept at using (tablets, iPods, MP3 players, eReaders, etc.)
How to apply for a position.
The City of Farmington Personnel Division handles all Employment Opportunities for the Farmington Public Library.
Applications must be made for a specific job with the correct title and job number, each job requiring a separate application. Open applications and resumes are not accepted. Application must be for a current posted position and cannot be transferred from one posted position to another. Applications are active only for the period of time that the job for which you applied is posted.
All jobs for the library are posted on the City of Farmington's job page. Applicatons are now online and a link is on each job description page.
If you are not looking for a job but would like to help, you can volunteer at the library!
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