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Library Services Director

Company name
Town of Taos

Salary: Depending on Experienc

Taos, NM

Date Last Verified
Mar 13,2018

Posted on
Nov 20,2017

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Library Services Director

Taos Public Library

FLSA Classification – Exempt

Salary: Depending on Experience (DOE)

Opening Date: November 20, 2017

Closing Date: Open until filled (First review of candidates on December 5, 2017)


Performs a variety of executive and administrative

duties in planning, organizing, controlling and directing town-wide public library services, including all aspects of public, technical and support service operations.


Works under the general supervision of the Town Manager.


Provides general supervision to all department personnel, directly or through division supervisors, including administrative support staff, or volunteer personnel either directly or through subordinate supervisors.

Manages department daily process; reports to library board as needed to communicate the direction of library services and promote change necessary to meet the demands and interests of a growing patronage; implements action plans to carry out designed strategies; establishes policies and procedures as needed; provides professional advice on library issues to supervisors; makes presentations to supervisors, boards, provides leadership and direction in the development of short and long range library plans; gathers, interprets, and prepares data for studies, reports and recommendations; coordinates department activities with other departments and agencies as needed.

Manages and supervises library operations to achieve goals within available resources; plans and organizes workloads and staff assignments; trains, motivates and evaluates assigned staff; reviews progress and directs changes as needed; issues written and oral instructions; assigns duties and examines work for exactness, neatness, and conformance to policies and procedures.

Prepares and administers budget for all areas under library department; orders all new and replacement equipment; assures that assigned areas of responsibility are performed within budget; performs cost control activities; monitors revenues and expenditures in assigned area to assure sound fiscal control; prepares annual budget requests; assures effective and efficient use of budgeted funds, personnel, materials, facilities, and time.

Prepares grant applications; prepares a variety of reports and maintains necessary operating records; directs fund-raising and development activities related to grants, donations, etc.; assures the financial stability of the library.

Develops and maintains effective community, municipal and media relations; establishes and maintains relationships and alliances as needed to promote and accomplish organizational mission and objectives, i.e. Friends of the Library; communicates official plans, policies and procedures to management, staff and the general public.

Oversees the creation of capital improvement plans; promotes the timely construction or expansion of facilities as needed to meet community interest for access and services; supervises the control of, and is responsible for, all materials and supplies used in the maintenance, construction and repair of the library facilities.

Participates in the development and promotion of library science and services through membership in state, regional and national organizations; influences the direction of the library sciences by lending expertise to large scale projects and efforts.

Oversees the selection and general collection of books and other items contained in the library; reviews major selection tools; approves library purchase orders; reviews books, periodicals and collections which are outdated or not used, and coordinates removal and disposition.

Conducts personal research to keep abreast of ever changing direction of library services and methods; promotes the implementation and development of technology and media options to enhance the quality of services and access to growing information centers.

Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education and Experience:

Graduation from college with a bachelor's degree in library science, literature, liberal arts, humanities, or a closely related and Five (5) years of library experience, Two (2) years of which must have been in an administrative or supervisory capacity; or An equivalent combination of education and experience.

Company Profile
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.

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