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Access Services Manager

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City Of Carson City, NV Carson City , NV 89701

Posted 4 months ago

Description Benefits Supplemental Questions

This recruitment will remain open until recruitment needs are satisfied. Individuals are encouraged to apply immediately, as hiring may occur early in the recruiting process. Recruitment will close without notice when a sufficient number of applications are received or a hiring decision has been made.

Under general supervision, performs professional and specialized library work involving patron service, cataloging, technical and reference services; supervises library staff involved in acquisitions, cataloging, processing new materials and circulation.

Examples of Duties:This class specification lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.

  • Provides library reference and technology help services by assisting patrons with locating materials and information; instructing patrons in the use of electronic resources and automated systems; and referring patrons to other reference resources, and placing holds.

  • Under general direction, manages, organizes, coordinates and evaluates all aspects of a full-service library branch and performs related work as required.

  • Plans, organizes, maintains and manages the processes and operations of Access Services including circulation, interlibrary loan, equipment checkout, holds, security, and facilities maintenance.

  • Participates in long-range planning, working in collaboration with management, library staff, and others to develop strategic plans supporting library access services.

  • Evaluates new technology and products and makes appropriate recommendations for purchase and implementation. Provides project management for applicable technology deployments.

  • Teaches classes to the public and staff in the use of various computer applications and library-specific equipment and electronic resources.

  • Manages the addition of new formats, services, arrangement of materials, and special projects.

  • Assists the director with the automation of cataloging and circulating functions.

  • Monitors developments in library and information sciences; participates in professional association activities.

  • Composes applications for and administers grants as required.

  • Compiles, analyzes, and submits Access services operational statistics.

  • Participates in the administration of library operations, including ordering library supplies and materials; training and supervising library staff; and evaluating and implementing policies and procedures.

  • Participates in the library's planning and marketing, including outreach activities to the community and producing various library publications.

  • Supervises subordinate staff to include scheduling, disciplining, working with staff to correct deficiencies, and completing performance evaluations.

  • Contributes to the efficiency and effectiveness of the unit's service to its customers by offering suggestions and directing/participating as a member of a work team.

  • Oversees and trains staff, volunteers and part-time staff others in work procedures.

  • Demonstrates courteous and cooperative behavior when interacting with the public and City staff; acts in a manner that promotes a harmonious and effective workplace environment.

  • At times may be required to work outside normal business hours and work extended hours to accomplish requirements of this position.

Typical Qualifications:
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Education and Experience:

Master's Degree in Library Sciences, or library certification from the Nevada State Library, Archives and Public Records OR a closely related field; AND two (2) years of professional librarian experience in a public library; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience as determined by Human Resources.


  • Valid driver license

Required Knowledge and Skills

Knowledge of:

  • Principles and practices of professional library services, including patron service, cataloging reference, technical services and collection development.

  • Library reference sources and subject background for collection development and patron services.

  • Automated library information systems and their use and operation; principles and practices of library operation and administration.

  • Supervisory principles and practices.

  • Standard office practices and procedures, including the use of standard office equipment.

  • Policies and procedures of budgeting.

  • Computer applications related to library services.

  • Record keeping principles and practices.

  • Correct business English, including spelling, grammar and punctuation.

  • Techniques for dealing with a variety of individuals from various socio-economic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds, in person and over the telephone.

Skill in:

  • Planning, implementing, monitoring and improving library services.

  • Use of automated library information systems.

  • Maintaining accurate records and files.

  • Preparing clear, accurate and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials.

  • Explaining and applying library policies and procedures.

  • Answering patrons' questions. The use of standard reference service procedures and resources.

  • Instructing patrons in the use of specialized automated library systems.

  • Exercising sound independent judgment within established guidelines.

  • Contributing effectively to the accomplishment of team or work unit goals, objectives and activities.

  • Dealing successfully with the public, in person and over the telephone.


Under General Supervision - Incumbents at this level are given assignments and objectives that are governed by specifically outlined work methods and a sequence of steps, which are explained in general terms. The responsibility for achieving the work objectives, however, rests with a superior. Immediate supervision is not consistent, but checks are integrated into work processes and/or reviews are frequent enough to ensure compliance with instructions.


The physical demands described herein 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.

Mobility to work in a typical office setting, use standard office equipment and stamina to sit for extended periods of time; strength to lift and carry up to 20 pounds; vision to read printed materials; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone; exposure to traffic conditions and external environment when traveling from one office to another.

Supplemental Information:CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • Unclassified employees are "At Will" and as such, may be terminated at any time for any reason, or no reason.

  • Continued employment is contingent upon all required licenses and certificates being maintained in active status without suspension or revocation.

  • Any City employee may be required to stay at or return to work during emergencies to perform duties specific to this classification or to perform other duties as requested in an assigned response position. This may require working a non-traditional work schedule or working outside normal assigned duties during the incident and/or emergency.

  • Employees may be required to complete Incident Command System training as a condition of continuing employment.

  • New employees are required to submit to a fingerprint based background investigation which cost the new employee $52.25 and a drug/alcohol screen which costs $36.50. Employment is contingent upon passing the background and the drug/alcohol screen.

  • Carson City participates in E-Verify and will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS, with information from each applicant's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization. All candidates who are offered employment with Carson City must complete Section 1 of the Form I-9 along with the required proof of their right to work in the United States and proof of their identity prior to starting employment. Please be prepared to provide required documentation as soon as possible after the job offer is made. For additional information regarding acceptable documents for this purpose, please contact Human Resources at 775.887.2103 or go to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services web page at

  • Carson City is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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Access Services Manager

Expired Job

City Of Carson City, NV