City of Bloomfield
  • Bloomfield, NM, USA
  • $11.50/hr. - $12.14/hr.
  • Hourly
  • Part Time

Free Aquatic Center/Fitness Center Membership - No Other Benefits


Works under the general supervision of the Library Services Director and Library Assistant performing a variety of entry level, routine clerical duties as needed to expedite the delivery of public library services, including circulation, reference, and technical service functions. Assists in the implementation of the library Summer Reading Program and other programs.


Performs complete circulation support duties; checks books and materials in and out, utilizes computer to record and enter circulation information; 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; takes and processes library applications, and issues library cards; operates computer to delete items from the collections.

Assists patrons with computer operations; performs regular upkeep on library equipment and machines, i.e., photocopiers, computers; assures proper supply of paper, replaces toner, removes paper jams, etc.; provides general instructions to patrons in equipment operations; sends and receives fax communications. Performs general and routine duties related to the sorting, shelving and re-shelving of library collection materials, including books, magazines, newspapers, audio-visuals, etc.; performs shelf reading to monitor the accurate placement of materials; monitors collection for damage and needed repairs; might perform routine mending, etc.

Participates in general library housekeeping; maintenance of the library/office supplies and office supplies inventory list, participates in children reading programs; sets up display windows and cases; provides general instruction to volunteer workers; oversees community service workers as assigned by the courts.

Performs related duties as required.


  1. Education and Experience:
  1. Graduation from high school; plus two (2) years of specialized training or an associate degree in library science, general studies or related field; AND
  1. One (1) year of library experience performing above or related duties; OR
  1. An equivalent combination of education and experience.
  2. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Working knowledge of the Dewey decimal system. Some knowledge of library reference, circulation, cataloging and classification methods, practices and procedures; various areas of specialization of material related to different patron groups; reader interest levels; interpersonal communication skills; various specialty routines, methods, processes and procedures related to circulation, periodicals, and technical services; software applications, i.e., MS Word, WordPerfect, Internet Explorer; various types of inter-related equipment, specifications and compatibility; specialized library system elements, i.e., INNOPAC, OPAC, MARC records, subject headings, authority records, Boolean searching, etc.

Ability to perform general clerical functions quickly and accurately; understand and follow written and oral instructions and work independently in carrying out work assignments; adhere to a prescribed routine; operate various office machines and equipment; establish and maintain effective working relationship with fellow employees and patrons of all ages; communicate effectively verbally and in writing.

  1. Special Qualifications:


  1. Work Environment:

Incumbent of the position performs in a typical office setting with appropriate climate controls. Tasks require variety of physical activities, not generally involving muscular strain, such as walking, standing, stooping, sitting and reaching. Talking, hearing, and seeing are essential to the performance of essential functions. Common eye, hand, finger, leg, and foot dexterity also utilized in performance of daily tasks. Occasional exposure to changing environmental conditions due to local automobile travel. Mental application utilizes memory for details, emotional stability, discriminating thinking and creative problem solving.


Disclaimer: The above statements describe the general nature, level, and type of work performed by the incumbent(s) assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, demands, and skills required of personnel so classified. Job descriptions are not intended to and do not imply or create any employment, compensation, or contract rights to any person or persons. Management reserves the right to add, delete, or modify any and/or all provisions of this description at any time as needed without notice. This job description supersedes earlier versions.

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