Town of Taos
Taos Public Library
FLSA Classification – Non-Exempt
Opening Date: March 29, 2018
Closing Date: April 12, 2018
Performs a variety of entry-level technical and working level complex clerical duties
as needed to expedite the delivery of public library services.
Works under the general supervision of a Librarian VI and/or Library Services Director
Performs routine public services functions related to circulation; utilize all reference avenues of the library in searching and locating information and selection materials; recommends materials to patrons; initiates actions such as placing holds, calling on loans, etc.; provide simple training to patrons in use of computer to locate collection materials via internet, etc.;
Performs regular upkeep on library equipment and machines, i.e., photocopiers, microfilm readers, computers; assures proper supply of paper, replaces toner, removes paper jams, etc.; provides general instructions to patrons in equipment operations;
Performs complete circulation support duties; checks books and materials in and out, assures proper sensitizing or desensitizing of coded information; verifies proper bar-codes, checks for damaged materials; retrieves book-drop materials; operates computer to enter and update patron records; identifies patron status in relation to obligations, i.e., fines, and communicates the same to patrons; follows established guidelines in allowing waiver of fines; issues library cards. Provide ongoing management of public computer access including assisting patrons with computer, printing and storage drive usage (including various computer programs, websites, functions, etc.), troubleshoot problems at all levels, enforcement of library policy and procedures and liaison with Town IT staff when appropriate.
Assists to organize exhibits.
Performs related duties as required.
Education and Experience:
Graduation from High School or GED; AND
One (1) year of experience performing above or related duties;
An equivalent combination of education and experience.
The Town of Taos was incorporated as a general law municipality on May 7, 1934. It has a Mayor/Council form of government, along with an appointed Town Manager to manage the affairs of the Town. The long and proud history of the Town dates back to August 29, 1540 when Capitan Hernando Alvarado as part of the expedition of Francisco Vasquez de Coronado arrived in the Taos Valley for the first time. They saw the magnificent ancient towering pueblo structures of the historic Taos Pueblo, and the peaceful Tiwa Indians who had inhabited the area for centuries. It was a peaceful meeting, and gifts were exchanged. That first meeting was the first of many cultural exchanges that were to forever change the valley we know as Taos today.