Job Opening: Instruction & Outreach Librarian – Nielson Library, Adams State University – Alamosa, CO
Instruction & Outreach Librarian (#A3C021)
STARTING DATE: March 2014
The Nielsen Library at Adams State University is seeking an enthusiastic Instruction & Outreach Librarian to lead an innovative information literacy program serving a diverse student population. The successful candidate will employ his or her knowledge of information literacy standards, instructional design principles, and assessment methods to develop a successful, student-centric library instruction program.
SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES
- Coordinates the library’s expanding information literacy program. In collaboration with library staff, assesses student information literacy needs and develops creative and effective models for delivering instruction and measuring learning outcomes.
- Leads the development of outreach efforts to engage the student community
- Leads first-year library instruction sessions and works with the library liaisons to develop instruction sessions for upper-division courses
- Teaches library research-related academic courses for credit as an adjunct instructor (separate, additional compensation).
- Works with faculty to formally integrate information literacy into the curriculum.
- Provides reference services in person and online, with some nights and/or weekends required.
- Acts as a liaison to one or more academic departments and participates in collection development.
- Serves on campus, regional, and state committees.
- Other duties as assigned.
- ALA accredited MLS degree
- Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills
- Relevant teaching experience
- Familiarity with information literacy standards and instructional design principles
- Demonstrated success in designing instructional content and applying emerging learning technologies in support of information literacy goals.
- Academic library experience
- Experience working with diverse communities
- Background in social sciences
ABOUT ADAMS STATE
Adams State University is a state-supported institution that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. Located in Alamosa in the San Luis Valley of south-central Colorado, approximately 4 hours from Denver and 2.5 hours from Santa Fe, Adams State is designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution and as a regional education provider. Additional information about the university can be found at http://www.adams.edu and further library information is located at http://www.adams.edu/library. Information about the city and surrounding areas is available at http://www.alamosa.org
Applicants should submit an electronic packet containing a cover letter, resume, three professional references, and graduate transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable). Please reference Position #A3C021. Complete applications must be received by January 17, 2014 for consideration. Applications should be submitted via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Adams State University is particularly interested in applications from women and minorities.
In compliance with the Immigration Control Act of 1986, candidates for positions must provide proof of eligibility to work before an offer of employment can me made final.
Employee Background Checks Policy at Adams State University
Adams State University is dedicated to providing a safe and secure environment for our faculty, staff, students, and visitors. To assist in achieving this goal, we conduct background checks on persons offered positions at the University prior to employment as described in the background check policy.
Full descriptions of all positions are available from the contact person listed and at
Adams State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Applications are sought from all qualified persons regardless of race, color, sex, or disability and as covered by law, veteran status. In addition, college policies prohibit discrimination on the basis of religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sexual orientation, marital status, and personal status.View Post
The College of University Libraries & Learning Sciences (University of New Mexico) has an opening for a Director of Research Data Services with an anticipated start date of May 2014. This is a full-time (12 month), tenure-track position that includes comprehensive benefits. The faculty rank, tenure status, and salary are negotiable based on qualifications and experience.
For a complete job description and instructions on how to apply, visit https://unmjobs.unm.edu/ and search for job posting #0823163. For best consideration, please submit your application by January 22, 2014.
Quicklink to the posting: unmjobs.unm.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=75487
The University of New Mexico is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator.
The Legislative Bulletin is a summary of library legislation during the 2014 Legislature, provided by the Legislation Committee of the New Mexico Library Association.
The 2014 Legislative session starts on Tuesday, January 21st. This will be a 30-day session, ending at noon on February 20th. February 5th is the
last day for new bills to be introduced.
NMLA Legislative Day will be Thursday, January 30th. Please ask library supporters, including your local board members and friends groups to save the date and plan to be there.
Now is the time to be contacting your local legislators in support of including libraries in the 2014 State General Obligation Bond Issue.
On October 16th, at a joint meeting of the staffs of the Department of Finance and Administration’s Capital Outlay Bureau (DFA) and the Legislative Finance Committee (LFC) held a one hour hearing on library bond funding. Four librarians made presentations on the needs of public, tribal, academic and public school libraries.The LFC/DFA staffs were critical of the failure of many libraries fully to expend the proceeds of previous library bond issues, and particularly the unexpended funds from the 2010 bond issue. Our delegation responded with descriptions of procedural problems at the state level and at the local/institutional level which produced some of these backlogs. We also noted the importance in all types of libraries of pacing expenditures over the entire two-year period in order to maintain currency.
The LFC/DFA staffs tasked the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) with identifying these impediments (in public and tribal libraries) and reporting back. This is highly likely to occur during DCA Secretary Veronica Gonzales’ presentation to the LFC on December 9th.
The NMLA Legislation Committee calls for library supporters to be in attendance during the DCA hearing. Secretary Gonzales will “include a recognition that NM Library Association is in the audience in the Secretary’s presentation.”
Legislative Finance Committee
Room 307 – State Capitol – Santa Fe, New Mexico
Monday, December 9
8:00 — Staff Briefings (Executive Session)
9:00 — FY14 and FY15 General Fund Revenue Projections — Tom Clifford, Secretary, Department of Finance and Administration; Demesia Padilla, Secretary, Taxation and Revenue Department; Elisa Walker-Moran, Chief Economist, LFC
– Severance Tax Bond and General Obligation Bond Capacity — Tom Clifford, Secretary, Department of Finance and Administration
10:30 — Medicaid Financial Reconciliation and General Fund Financial Summary and Fund Balances — Tom Clifford, Secretary, Department of Finance and Administration; Brent Earnest, Deputy Secretary, Human Services Department; Hector Balderas, State Auditor.
12:00 — Working Lunch — Taxation and Revenue Department (333) — Demesia Padilla, Secretary, Taxation and Revenue Department
1:00 — New Mexico Environment Department (667) — Ryan Flynn, Secretary, New Mexico Environment Department
2:00 — Corrections Department (770) — Gregg Marcantel, Secretary, Corrections Department
3:30 — Department of Cultural Affairs (505) — Veronica Gonzales, Secretary, Department of Cultural Affairs
4:30 — State Engineer/Interstate Stream Commission (550) — Scott Verhines, State Engineer; Estevan Lopez, Director, Interstate Stream Commission
5:00 — Adjourn
Joe Sabatini, Co-Chair
NMLA Legislation Committee
Submitted by the Nominations and Elections Committee: Dr. Rose Diaz, Anne Lefkofsky, LeAnn Weller
The Committee is pleased to submit this roster of candidates to run for Board offices coming open in Spring 2014. Each of these candidates brings an admirable level of initiative, enthusiasm, and interest in service to NMLA. And, we’re grateful to the membership for their patience and support in taking this somewhat amended nomination process forward. Special thanks go to Joe Sabatini, for his help and support on Bylaws issues.
►The following candidates will appear on the upcoming election ballot. Additionally, Association members are welcome to petition onto the ballot from now until January 1, 2014. Petition instructions and form follow.
►Key dates in the election process, as outlined in the NMLA Bylaws, follow the candidate statements for your reference.
►Once the petition period closes, we will re-issue a final slate of candidates – again including statements from all.
- Anne Lefkofsky, Nominations and Elections Committee Chair
Candidates for Vice President / President Elect (1-position available)
Sharon D. Jenkins, Ph.D. – Candidate for NMLA Vice President
Statement of Interest and Biography:
While attending Library School, I served as an officer of the Library and Information Science Student Association (LISSA). This was my first experience with library advocacy as well as my first involvement in any professional organization. I discovered at that time what a difference member participation and interest in one’s professional society could make in the ultimate triumph or collapse of the kind of shared goals and projects such organizations promote. I resolved at the time to continue participation and service to the profession in whatever capacity my abilities allowed, especially at the local level. Later, while working as a medical librarian in Arizona, I was elected Vice-President/President-Elect of the Special Libraries division of the Arizona Library Association. After my relocation Texas to begin the doctoral program at the University of North Texas (UNT) I served as president of the student chapter of the American Society for Information Science (now called ASIST) and attended and presented at national Library Association meetings for the first time. These experiences underscored the need for participation in our professional organizations.
Since coming to the Land of Enchantment, I have been pleased to have the opportunity to learn more about the many facets of librarianship through participation and service in local, regional and national library organizations. I served several terms as President and Vice-President of the Estacado Library Information Network, the local library consortium for the Lea County area; I am a past-President of the New Mexico Consortium of Academic Libraries (NMCAL) and have been elected to serve again as the representative for two-year colleges. Happily, NMCAL maintains close ties to NMLA. I am a past member of the board, having served as chair of the education committee and was the local arrangements chair for the 2009 mini-conference held in Hobbs, NM. I was also twice elected as a member of the Amigos Library Consortium Board of Directors.
Through the organizational efforts of NMLA I have been privileged to see library advocacy in action; library legislative day, the successful rallies to pass bond issues and work on other statewide education and training initiatives. I realize that the Association faces unprecedented challenges in the years ahead, however, that is also what makes the prospect of assisting in its stewardship so exciting. We are at liberty to try almost anything! My strong history of organizational leadership along with a tendency toward optimism for the future of librarianship makes me an ideal candidate for NMLA Vice-president/President-Elect.
Because I believe in the power of our collective voices – raised in advocacy, and I see NMLA as the avenue that allows those voices to best be heard, I am asking the NMLA membership to allow me to serve librarianship in New Mexico by voting for me as Vice-President/President-Elect. Thank you for your consideration.
Marian Royal Vigil – Candidate for NMLA Vice President
Statement of Interest and Biography:
I am currently serving as the District Libraries Coordinator for Albuquerque Public Schools. This position affords me the opportunity to work closely with all of the APS school librarians and library educational assistants. Prior to coming here in July 2013, I served for nine years as the librarian teacher at Socorro High School in Socorro, NM and for six years as the district elementary school librarian, providing services to three district elementary schools. In my previous librarian incarnation, I was an academic medical and hospital librarian serving in various capacities at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. During that period, I directed the University Hospital Library, pioneered a Clinical Medical Librarian program, developed the UAB Dept. of Surgery library, worked in the Public Services department of the Lister Hill Library of the Health Sciences and was the Regional Medical Library Coordinator for the Southeastern Regional Medical Library Program of the National Library of Medicine. I earned my MLS from the University of Alabama Graduate School of Library and Information Service.
In the 16 years I have been a member of NMLA, I have served the association in various capacities, including Program Committee member, Land of Enchantment liaison, Conference Site Selection Chair, and most recently, By-Laws Chair. I have encouraged many members over the years to run for voting positions on the NMLA Board because I feel that the association is so important to library professionals across our state. I have wanted to run for the office of Vice-President/President-Elect for several years, but never felt I was in a situation that would allow me to give the job the time and attention it requires and deserves. With my transition to APS’s Library Services, I finally feel that I can and am very eager to serve the association at that level.
Candidates for Secretary (1-position available)
Melanie Chavez – Candidate for NMLA Secretary
Statement of Interest and Biography:
I am interested in being nominated for the secretary position for the New Mexico Library Association. Here is a brief overview of my education; I am a graduate from the University of New Mexico-Anderson School of Management, where I obtained my Bachelors of Art degree in the study of Business Administration.
My ambition is evident by my diverse work background. My career working in Libraries began as a work study at the University of New Mexico-Valencia Campus where I was employed for one year. Before graduation I was fortunate to acquire a job at the Village of Los Lunas Public Library. I was first hired as a Library Tech working in Public Service. After about a year my job position was changed to Library Tech working in Technical Service. I have developed a strong passion for all Libraries and would like to continue sharing that passion with others – students, colleagues, and the community.
It is my goal to combine my experience, with my ability to be a compassionate, enthusiastic, intelligent person who has a strong willingness to learn, and who will make a positive contribution to the New Mexico Library Association. I am determined to grow in my career, advance professionally, and work alongside a Library staff who aims to be progressive and advance the students and community in which they serve. Thank you for your time and consideration.
Cory Eckert – Candidate for NMLA Secretary
As of November 26, Ms. Eckert has withdrawn her name from candidacy for the office of Secretary. She will not appear on the final ballot.
Candidates for Member-at-Large (2-positions available)
Jose Aranda – Candidate for NMLA Member-at-Large
Statement of Interest and Biography:
José Aranda is an Assistant Professor who teaches for the Library Science Program at Doña Ana Community College of the New Mexico State University and has fourteen years of experience working in libraries. Before this role, he was that school’s first Outreach Librarian. Other jobs José has had are Young Adults Librarian, Circulation Supervisor, and Virtual Reference Librarian. José has worked for libraries in New Mexico, California and Florida. He has been an active member of ALA since 2002; ACRL since 2005; REFORMA since 2002 and is currently involved in the re-establishment of the state’s chapter (REFORMA de Nuevo México); and NMLA since 2006. He has served and co-chaired on two Local Arrangement Committees for the NMLA Annual Conference in Las Cruces (2008 & 2012), and was a member of the Planning Committee for the Library Orientation Exchange’s (LOEX) Annual Conference in Albuquerque, NM (2009). José is a member in good standing with Beta Phi Mu – The International Library and Information Studies Honor Society – since 2004 and earned his Master of Arts degree in Library & Information Science from the University of South Florida in 2003.
I believe in libraries and their ability to change people’s lives. I also value the benefits NMLA offers its members such as networking and support. I have a proven record of dedication, passion, and integrity. If elected to the NMLA Board as a Member At Large, I will be completely committed to this role as well as to those I’d represent and work for. I will work hard to make NMLA the best it can be.
Jacqueline Dean – Candidate for NMLA Member-at-Large
Statement of Interest and Biography:
I would like to take this opportunity to throw my name into the hat as a candidate for Member at Large for the upcoming election. I am currently the librarian at Mesa Middle School in Las Cruces, NM.
I became a school librarian 18 years ago, following a 21-year career as a Home Economics teacher. My experience as a school librarian includes two years at a K-8 school, four years at the middle school level, and 12 years at the high school level. I am an active member of NMLA and have attended many Fall and Annual Conferences. I am often a presenter at NMLA conferences and served on the local arrangements committee for NMLA’s last conference that was held in Las Cruces. I have also been an active participant in the ASL-SIG. I am a member of the Border Regional Library Association (BRLA) and have served as the chair of the Children’s Literature SIG for the last six years. I was selected as the BRLA Librarian of the Year for 2012 – truly an honor! I am proud to be a librarian, am a vocal advocate for libraries, and would be delighted to serve NMLA as a Member at Large.
Lynette Schurdevin – Candidate for NMLA Member-at-Large
Statement of Interest and Biography:
I have been a librarian for nine years receiving my Masters of Library Science from Texas Woman’s University-Denton in 2004. I began my library career as a Circulation Supervisor at the Moorhead Public Library, which was my hometown library. During my four plus years working at the Moorhead Library, I was an active member of the Minnesota Library Association and attended annual conferences and three consecutive years attending Library Legislative Day at the state capital.
During my work at the Moorhead Library, I worked on my Master’s degree and after graduation I explored areas throughout the United States to continue my library career. I received and accepted a Library Supervisor position at Thomas Branigan Memorial Library in December 2005 and moved to Las Cruces, NM. I left Minnesota in a snowstorm and have never looked back!
Once I settled into my work at Branigan Library, I joined NMLA and began attending annual and mini conferences. In 2009-2010, I took over as NMLA Secretary for exiting member, Kathleen Teaze. I was re-elected as Secretary, and am a current co-committee leader of Site Selection committee. I have worked with my co-leader, John Sandstrom, to confirm the 2013 annual conference, the 2013-14 fall and spring conferences. We are now in process of finalizing the 2014 fall annual conference.
As a committed and passionate librarian I know and believe in what libraries offer to students, teachers and the public. I am willing to commit two years to serve as Member at Large for NMLA. I see this as a great opportunity to continue my support of NMLA and its mission to serve the librarians and library staff in New Mexico. I believe my previous offices held and my continued NMLA membership will bring a continuity and deep understanding of the needs of NM’s libraries. I look forward to being given this opportunity to promote all the benefits of this professional organization and what it has to offer its membership.
Steven Thomas - Candidate for NMLA Member-at-Large
Statement of Interest and Biography:
2012-2013 Library Manager – Los Alamos County Library (Los Alamos, NM)
2007-2012 Assistant Director – Washington County Library System (Fayetteville, AR)
2005-2006 Assistant Director, Support Services – Kanawha County Library System (Charleston, WV)
1998-2004 Director of Operations – Fayetteville Public Library (Fayetteville, AR)
1995-1998 Assistant Branch Librarian – Brooklyn Public Library (Brooklyn, NY)
Key Professional Accomplishments
- Building projects: I was a key staff member in planning and coordinating the building of an 88,000 square foot facility in Fayetteville, AR. In Los Alamos, we’re in the process of architect selection for a new 10,000 square foot building in White Rock.
- Technology projects: I have led ILS conversions, installation of conveyor/auto-checkin systems, and RFID implementations. I have a solid background in library technologies.
- Collaboration: I have worked in several multi-library systems as well as a library that was part of an eBook consortium in Northwest Arkansas.
- Management and teambuilding: I have consistently worked with large (30+) people teams and like to find ways to be productive while still having fun!
- Professional involvement: Gave presentation at 2013 NMLA conference in Albuquerque. Giving 2014 PLA presentation in Indianapolis.
Statement of interest:
This year, I served as the Chair of the Local Arrangement Committee for the NMLA miniconference that was held in Los Alamos. It was a great experience and an excellent introduction to the organization. In the process, I believe that I was able solid relationships with the other three members of the NMLA miniconference team – Kat Gullahorn, Stephanie Wilson, and Tamara Sandia. In fact, each of the three encouraged me to apply for a position on the board, which is one of the reasons for my interest.
In addition, I’m passionate about library services and working together to find ways to collaborate and keep making our organizations better. As someone who has worked in multi-library systems in New York, Arkansas, and West Virginia, I’ve seen a lot of models for successful collaboration between libraries as well as an array of service models from across the country. Related to this, I’ve also developed a broad skill set through working in progressively more responsible roles in a series of very good libraries. I’d hope this background could be beneficial to the organization.
Although I’m new to the state, I love New Mexico and plan to be here for a long time. I would be passionate about building relationships and connections with librarians across the state and working together to find ways to help grow services to all of our users.
Important Dates in the Election Process:
- Deadline for submitting petitions to add names to the slate of candidates.
- Deadline for joining the Association to ensure eligibility to participate in election balloting.
►Note: In January, the Nominations and Elections Committee reviews all petitions for additional candidacies – validating petition signatures and membership of candidates and signers. At the Winter 2014 Board meeting, the Committee reports on validation of petition candidacies, providing documentation for Board inspection, if such has been completed.
The Nominations and Elections Committee distributes the official ballot to all members eligible to vote.
(We will follow the protocol specified by the NMLA Bylaws in conducting the balloting. In the event that we are able to conduct voting by electronic ballot, the following procedure is an option.)
►Members voting electronically receive biographical information about each candidate, plus an official electronic ballot.
►Members who are unable to vote electronically will receive a ballot package that contains:
- Biographical information about each candidate
- An official ballot
- A return envelope addressed to the Committee chair
- Instructions about casting ballots, noting the deadline for receiving ballots
Deadline for receiving election ballots.
►Following receipt of election ballots (March), the Nominations and Elections Committee validates and counts ballots – and informs the candidates, President and Bylaws & Procedures chair of the outcome of the election.
- At the pre-Conference Board meeting, the Committee reports on the conduct of the election and the results.
- During the Conference, the election results are announced at the business meeting.
- Results are also published in the post-Conference Newsletter
We are interested in hearing from you about your experiences at the recent Mini Conference in Los Alamos. Your Members at Large and the Local Arrangements Committee are beginning to plan the next Mini Conference, scheduled for April 3-4, 2014, at Laguna Pueblo. Please give us your feedback now so that we can work on fulfilling your interests and requests. Return this form via mail or email to the address listed above. Thank you for your time!View Post
Dear ALA Members:
The LLAMA Mentoring Committee has begun recruiting mentors and mentees for our July 2014-June 2015 year. The mentoring program pairs librarians who are currently in leadership positions with librarians who are interested in becoming leaders.
For mentors, it is a chance to pass on your experience and knowledge by working one-on-one with an enthusiastic colleague who is ready to learn and benefit from your experience.
For mentees, it is a great opportunity to learn from an accomplished leader how to:
. explore your leadership potential
.demonstrate leadership in your current position
.acquire the skills, attitudes and relationships that you will need to move into leadership roles.
Participants must be ALA and LLAMA members as of the start of the program, and must either attend the Mentor/Mentee orientation at ALA Annual or be able to participate in a virtual orientation at a time to be determined.
The deadline to apply to become a mentor or mentee is January 30, 2014. To apply, go to:
Mentor: https:// www.surveymonkey.com/s/SW9LV2Q
For more information on the program, contact Debbie Tenofsky at email@example.com
Thank you- Brook Minner, Joyce Wright, and Melissa Laning, LLAMA Mentoring Committee members.View Post
University of New Mexico College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences Dean
The University of New Mexico College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences is a sponsoring member of the Seminar on the Acquisition Latin American Materials (SALALM), member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Greater Western Library Alliance, and the New Mexico Consortium of Academic Libraries and leads the LIBROS Consortium that hosts the shared catalog for fourteen academic libraries in New Mexico. The College holds over 3 million volumes and includes four branch libraries: Centennial Science and Engineering Library; Fine Arts & Design Library; Parish Memorial Library (management and social sciences); and Zimmerman Library (education and humanities). Zimmerman Library also houses the Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections, Inter-American Studies, and the Indigenous Nations Library Program. The UL is a regional library in the Federal Depository Library Program.
The College includes the Organization, Information, and Learning Sciences academic program (OI&LS) that offers a unique perspective on learning sciences by concentrating on the convergence of organization development; information design and data management; e-learning; instructional design and technology. The program focuses on adult learning at the individual, group, and organizational levels. OI&LS offers bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees, currently to 70 undergraduate and 150 graduate students.
Reporting to UNM’s Provost, the Dean of the College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences provides administrative leadership for all college operations and is responsible for positioning the college to enhance the university within the vision of the university’s strategic plan. The Dean leads the College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences in its mission of supporting the needs of a rapidly growing research university, provides vision and direction as the College evolves to support research, learning, and teaching in the twenty-first century, and advocates for the college within the university and the larger community. The Dean develops strong relationships with Deans of other units, the Office of the Provost, the President, and other university administrators while promoting college programs that address the needs of students, staff, faculty, and the community, on and off-campus and online. The Dean oversees recruitment, retention, and evaluation of high-quality faculty and staff. The Dean will work collaboratively to fulfill the university’s educational and research mission through the provision of both traditional and innovative library resources and services. The Dean is responsible for the College’s fiscal resources and actively participates in development and grant activities. The Dean represents the college within the university and at the local, state national and international level.
Education and Experience:
- Earned a Master of Library Science, or the equivalent, from an ALA accredited program and at least one additional graduate degree, such as a doctorate or subject masters
2. A record of accomplishment meriting appointment as tenured professor in the College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences
3. A minimum of five years of progressive experience in academic leadership or administrative experience with supervisory responsibilities in the area of a) teaching, b) comprehensive research or c) a university library.
1. Doctorate preferred
2. Proven leadership in academic program management and interdisciplinary collaboration in a complex research, teaching, and/or library setting
3. Evidence of success in securing external funding and a proven success in stewardship within and beyond the university
4. Demonstrated success in fostering university, regional, national and international cooperation in resource sharing, advocacy, networking, and collection development
5. Dedication to diversity and social justice, recognizing diverse learning and research styles, and promoting a respectful, open and engaging work environment
6. Exceptional oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills
7. Knowledge of Spanish or Native languages
8. Demonstrated understanding of emerging technology, standards and practices for learning sciences, information resource and discovery in the digital age, including changes in information technology and scholarly communication
9. Demonstrated commitment to research and scholarly activity and growth with an understanding of traditional and innovative methods of information dissemination such as Open Access, institutional repositories, and research data management
UNM enrolls nearly 27,000 students and employs 2,800 faculty and 4,400 staff. UNM offers 102 baccalaureate degrees, 75 master’s degrees, and 45 doctoral degrees/professional degrees. The University of New Mexico is a Tier I Research Institution and a Hispanic-Serving Institution. UNM attracts a culturally diverse student population and has strong academic and research programs concerned with the Southwestern United States, indigenous studies, and Latin America.
The University of New Mexico actively seeks and encourages nominations of and applications from individuals who are members of under-represented groups. For information regarding the confidentiality of inquiries and applications call or email to the address listed below.
A complete application consists of:
1. A letter of interest addressing the minimum and preferred qualifications posted for the position
2. A current curriculum vitae
3. The names, addresses and contact information of three professional references
Applicants will be notified before references
Applications should be submitted online at http://unmjobs.unm.edu referencing posting 0822876. For best consideration, applications should be submitted by December 31, 2013; however the position will remain open until filled.
Nominations should be submitted by email to Lauren Medrano, Search Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org. The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, Educator.
For additional information about UNM, see http://www.unm.edu.
On behalf of the Nominations and Elections Committee, I would like to acknowledge, and apologize for, circumstances precluding the timely announcement of our slate of candidates for the 2014 Officer and Board vacancies. We are now trying to sync up with the timeline specified by the NMLA Bylaws.
Your patience with this process is appreciated – and your participation is encouraged! The Committee welcomes candidate nominations for the following Association posts. Service in this capacity is rewarding, and represents an invaluable professional and personal commitment in taking the NM library community forward.
►Please note that the timeline indicated in this announcement allows more than a month for members to add candidates to the ballot by petition, and resume the Bylaws-designated dates for announcing the candidates in January and beginning the balloting on February 1st.
NMLA membership will elect four officers to the Board this winter. Our open positions are:
Vice President / President-Elect (1 position open)
- Term of service: 3 years (Vice President, President, Nominations and Elections Committee Chair)
- Duties: See Bylaws and Procedural Manual Section 230 – Vice President/President-Elect and Conference Chair
Secretary (1 position open)
- Term of service: 2 years
- Duties: See Bylaws and Procedural Manual Section 230
Member at Large (2 positions open)
- Term of service: 2 years
- Duties: See Bylaws and Procedural Manual Section 241 – Members at Large
The revised deadline for nominating candidates is now Friday, November 15, 2013.
Steps for submitting a nomination
Please include this information in your nomination letter:
- Name of Candidate
- Candidate Biography
- Statement of Interest in running for office
Submitting a nomination:
- Send your nomination as an email message (or as an email attachment) to: email@example.com .
- Nominations must by time stamped by 11:59 pm on Friday, November 15, 2013 for consideration by the Nominations and Elections Committee.
All suggestions received by the Committee will be reviewed and evaluated for inclusion in the slate of candidates.
The Nominations and Elections Committee will report the slate of candidates (including each candidate’s biography and statement of interest) in a special edition of the newsletter to be published circa Friday, November 22, 2013. Petition forms and instructions will be included in this announcement.
We thank you all for your patience and support as this important process goes forward!
Anne E. Lefkofsky, M.Libr.
Nominations and Elections Committee Chair