Farmington Public Library
Farmington Public Library

Farmington Public Library

Employment Opportunities at the library

All jobs available at the Farmington Public Library are listed below.



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



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.


 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:


Experiences & Values:

  1. Why do you think this public library is the place where you would like to work?
  2. Talk about any abilities or experiences that you think will help you in this job.
  3. Share with us something in your life that you are proud of. 
  4. Tell us about someone you admire and why.


Library & Reference Skills:

  1. 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?
  2.  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?
  3.  What are some ways you can tell if the information on a Web page is reliable?
  4.  Please give a detailed description of technology you are adept at using (tablets, iPods, MP3 players, eReaders, etc.)

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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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