Job Opening: Archivist – NM Department of Cultural Affairs, Santa Fe

| March 4, 2015 | 0 Comments

Job posting: Archivist – Operational position in Santa Fe, NM Department of Cultural Affairs, Historic Preservation Division (closes March 6)

This message is outreach: The State of New Mexico Department of Cultural Affairs has announced an opportunity to become part of the archives team at the Historic Preservation Division during an exciting time of growth and transition.

 

HPD is embarking on a project to inventory, make accessible, and popularize its holdings related to the architectural and cultural heritage of New Mexico.

 

Our new full-time Archivist – Operational, will work with records that include:  Historic photos, architectural drawings, cultural histories, records of historic buildings, historic and cultural landscapes, archaeological sites, building rehabs, and public interpretative and public history projects such as walking tours and local history and culture publications.  While we have large holdings of traditional photographic and paper records, HPD is also beginning an initiative with born-digital records.

 

Work just a few blocks of the historic Santa Fe Plaza, including the state Art Museum, History Museum, Palace of the Governors Photo Archive, the main library, and numerous art galleries.  Other Santa Fe museums in the Department of Cultural Affairs family include the Museum of Indian Arts and Culture and the Museum of International Folk Art.

 

Full benefits, including retirement pension (the full benefits kind like employees used to regularly have).  Non-exempt, and covered by collective bargaining unit.  Free parking in adjacent structure, or convenient super clean city bus service is $20 per month.

 

Opportunity for growth in a setting that invests highly in professional development and continuing education.

 

This position reports directly to our program manager, having all the benefits of working for a really excellent supervisor.  (I know, I have the same boss!)

 

Santa Fe is ranked the top city in the US for clean air by Time Magazine, Best Small City in America (Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards), and one of 10 Great Places to Live by Kiplinger’s.  Its high quality of life has been touted by CNN Money.

 

Santa Fe provides excellent skiing and year-round outdoor sports (hiking, mountain biking, etc), and hosts a number of good time national and international events, including the annual International Folk Art Market (a 21st century convening of the Silk Road http://www.folkartalliance.org ), the high art Santa Fe Indian Market (in its 93rd year), and, in summers, the internationally ranked Santa Fe Opera.  And yes, Project Runway’s Patricia Michaels is from Taos Pueblo just up the road.

 

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in Archival Administration and Public History, History, Archeology, Anthropology or Library Sciences and one (1) year work experience in archiving and/or record keeping. Any combination of education from an accredited college or university in a related field and/or direct experience in this occupation totaling five (5) years may substitute for the required education and experience.

 

The position announcement is for grant-funded term.  It is what it is.  On the other hand, that’s how many of our positions are structured.  In the last three years alone we’ve had two people retire from their grant-funded term positions with full benefits.

 

The official announcement and online application are available at http://agency.governmentjobs.com/newmexico/default.cfm?action=viewJob&jobID=1084606 .  Closes this Friday 03/06/15 11:59 PM Mountain Time.  Please read carefully the website’s instructions about how to calculate job experience.  You may wish to use the online Experience Calculator (http://www.spo.state.nm.us/State_Employment.aspx ).  Accidental overestimation of job experience time requires disqualification of an application, so as with any government application site, please check all instructions carefully.  Contact info for further questions is included in the posting.  Thank you for looking and good luck!

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Job Opening: Reference & Illiad Librarian – New Mexico State Library

| March 2, 2015 | 0 Comments

The New Mexico State Library, a division of the Department of Cultural Affairs, is hiring a Reference & ILLiad Librarian. As part of the Public Services Bureau, this Librarian-Basic position provides basic level information services to library customers. The person in this position must demonstrate initiative and a strong customer service commitment. This position will assist with improvements to the statewide interlibrary borrowing and lending system for small, rural and prison libraries in order to effectively meet the needs of library users in New Mexico. This position also staffs the main reference desk and conducts basic research in order to respond to information requests. This position is a Pay Band 60.

SALARY: $13.83 – $24.06 Hourly / $28,766.40 – $50,044.80 Annually

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s Degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (or recognized by the appropriate body of another country).

For a full job description and to apply, please visit the New Mexico State Personnel Office website for the official posting.

For more information on the State of NM application process, click here.

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Plan to Attend the NMLA Spring Mini Conference

| February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Make your plans now!

Registration is open for the NMLA Spring Mini Conference — to be held April 9 & 10 at Laguna Pueblo.  This year’s theme “Libraries United” focuses on how we can emphasize and appreciate our common mission, goals, and passions as information professionals working for our communities.

This year, we are offering a great Thursday pre-conference tour of Sky City Cultural Center & Haak’u Museum Pueblo @ http://nmla.org/mini-conference/preconference-activities/

Conference day registration is $45 for NMLA members and $75 for non-members and includes an opening reception, lunch and programs.

 Download a printable registration form & find hotel information 

Register and pay online

 

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NMLA Legislative Bulletin #12

| February 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

COMMITTEE HEARINGS

Senate Memorial 61 will be heard in the Senate Rules Committee on Friday

morning February 27. Hearings start at 8:30 am in Room 321. This is the Senate

companion memorial to House Memorial 48, which calls for a statewide library

conference in 2016. Cynthia Shetter will again present the library community’s

case to the committee. Anyone who is able to attend is encouraged to do so.

BILL INTRODUCTION

HOUSE MEMORIAL 106
52ND LEGISLATURE – STATE OF NEW MEXICO – FIRST SESSION, 2015
INTRODUCED BY James Roger Madalena

A MEMORIAL REQUESTING THAT THE INDIAN AFFAIRS DEPARTMENT WORK WITH TRIBAL LEADERS AND THE TRIBAL INFRASTRUCTURE BOARD TO DEDICATE ONE
YEAR OF TRIBAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROJECT FUND MONEY TO ASSESS AND
ADDRESS THE MOST CRITICAL NEEDS FOR CONSTRUCTION AND RENOVATION
OF TRIBAL LIBRARY FACILITIES.

WHEREAS, tribal public libraries must compete for tribal
revenues often earmarked for infrastructure such as roads,
sewer and water lines, irrigation systems, emergency response
systems, adequate medical facilities and communications
systems, which are often lacking in tribal communities; and

WHEREAS, today, many tribal public libraries exist in
older, unsafe and inadequate buildings that were not designed
for library use, nor do they have the capacity to deliver
up-to-date technologies and services such as reliable
high-speed connectivity for ease of use and security; and

WHEREAS, tribal public libraries positively impact the
quality of life of tribal members by providing free services
such as online learning, financial literacy workshops, digital
literacy training, homework help, early literacy and
after-school activities and library programs to tribal
communities, many of which are located in rural, impoverished
areas of New Mexico; and

WHEREAS, tribal public libraries are unique community
centers that connect students, scholars and community members
to the world of information by providing access to resources
that are relevant to tribal communities; and

WHEREAS, tribal public libraries serve people of all ages
in their respective communities and are centrally located in
tribal communities, serving not only as informational resource
centers but also as cultural information centers that play a
vital role in language and cultural preservation; and

WHEREAS, many tribal public libraries lack the space to
create computer laboratories, greatly limiting the provision of
information literacy, job readiness and technology training
that would support economic development in the communities; and

WHEREAS, the Native American population in New Mexico has
high unemployment and poverty rates with low educational
attainment and poor availability of essential services, with
access to technology and connectivity in tribal libraries being
the essential source of educational and health resources and
job and career information, since every aspect of access is
technologically driven;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO that the Indian
affairs department be requested to work with tribal leaders and
the tribal infrastructure board to dedicate one year of tribal
infrastructure project fund money to assess and address the
most critical needs for construction and renovation of tribal
library facilities; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of this memorial be
transmitted to the secretary of cultural affairs, the secretary
of Indian affairs, the governor and the appropriate interim
legislative committees.

This Memorial was referred to the House Government, Elections and Indian Affairs Committee.
It was developed by NMLA’s Native American Libraries Special Interest Group working with Regis Pecos (our Ruidoso NMLA Conference Keynote Speaker) and Rep. Roger Madalena, in response to difficulties in doing construction projects funded through the 2010 and 2012 G.O. Bond Issues.

Joe Sabatini, Co-chair
NMLA Legislation Committee

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NMLA Legislative Bulletin # 11

| February 24, 2015 | 0 Comments

FLOOR ACTION

NEW MEXICO HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
RCS# 4854 FIFTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE 2/23/15
FIRST SESSION, 2015 5:49 PM

HM 48
Rep. Armstrong, D

FINAL PASSAGE
Absent: 0 Yeas: 70 Nays: 0 Excused: 0

Our Memorial for a statewide library conference was passed by unanimous vote in

the House of Representatives this afternoon. Here is the text of the Memorial.

HOUSE MEMORIAL 48
52ND LEGISLATURE – STATE OF NEW MEXICO – FIRST SESSION, 2015

INTRODUCED BY Deborah A. Armstrong

A MEMORIAL REQUESTING THE NEW MEXICO STATE LIBRARY TO SUPPORT A NEEDS

ASSESSMENT OF NEW MEXICO LIBRARIES AND TO SUPPORT AND ASSIST WITH A STATEWIDE

CONFERENCE TO IDENTIFY POLICIES AND GOALS FOR IMPROVED LIBRARY SERVICES.

WHEREAS, with the dawn of the digital age, libraries in
New Mexico and across the United States are no longer only
repositories of books; and

WHEREAS, like the rest of American society, the library’s
role in the community has been transformed by the digital age;
and

WHEREAS, libraries have become service centers for many
New Mexicans who need free access to computer and internet
services, including residents in rural and underserved
populations in New Mexico; and

WHEREAS, according to a study completed by the university
of New Mexico’s bureau of business and economic research, New
Mexico’s public libraries provided public access to one
thousand four hundred thirty-three computers in fiscal year
2011, with each library branch averaging twelve public-access
computers; and

WHEREAS, online access has become increasingly important
for multiple purposes; and

WHEREAS, more businesses require applicants to apply for a
job online, while employment with the state of New Mexico is
only conducted through online applications, and most job
notices today are posted online exclusively; and

WHEREAS, the American library association reports that for
the third consecutive year, services for job seekers remain the
top-rated internet service that libraries provide; and

WHEREAS, libraries are being called upon to provide
technology training, assistance with job applications and
support for accessing electronic government and social
services; and

WHEREAS, students at all levels require access to internet
and computer-based resources for educational purposes, and more
people are using computers and the internet to keep in touch
with families and colleagues; and

WHEREAS, libraries provide educational programming and
services for Native American and Spanish language users; and

WHEREAS, funding for libraries was cut in New Mexico and
across the nation as a result of the economic recession, and
New Mexico libraries are challenged to meet these real and
increasing demands; and

WHEREAS, there are one hundred four public libraries,
including branch libraries, in New Mexico; and

WHEREAS, there are ninety-two school districts with eight
hundred twenty-one school libraries in New Mexico; and

WHEREAS, there are twenty-seven academic research,
comprehensive, branch and community college libraries and
nineteen tribal libraries in New Mexico; and

WHEREAS, there is a need for libraries and policymakers to
assess the expanded role of libraries and to identify the
necessary resources needed to properly fulfill this role; and

WHEREAS, there is a need for libraries and policymakers to
develop policies to provide future services to New Mexico
residents to achieve the goals of improved quality of life and
the enhanced economic well-being of its residents;

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED BY THE HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO that the New Mexico state library,

which serves as the support agency for all
libraries, be requested to support a needs assessment of New
Mexico libraries; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that the New Mexico state library
be requested to support and assist library organizations in New
Mexico to convene a statewide library conference to develop and
adopt policies to achieve goals for improved library services;
and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that copies of this memorial be
transmitted to the state librarian of the library division of
the cultural affairs department and to the president of the New
Mexico library association.
Joe Sabatini, Co-Chair
NMLA Legislation Committee
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NMLA Legislative Bulletin #10

| February 22, 2015 | 0 Comments

House Memorial 48, the New Mexico Library Needs Assessment resolution, received a “do pass” recommendation on Thursday. It is currently on the House Calendar, and may be considered by the full House as early as Monday.

BILLS INTRODUCED

CHARTER SCHOOL FISCAL PERFORMANCE REPORTS
This is a Senate version duplicating HB 449 (Martinez, K.) described in Legislative Bulletin #8.

SENATE BILL 429
52ND LEGISLATURE – STATE OF NEW MEXICO – FIRST SESSION, 2015
INTRODUCED BY William P. Soules

AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS; REQUIRING CHARTER SCHOOLS TO SUBMIT
ANNUAL FISCAL PERFORMANCE REPORTS TO THE PUBLIC EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AND THE CHARTERING AUTHORITY; DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.

Current Location: Senate Education Committee

CAPITAL OUTLAY REQUESTS

The Legislative Council posted its final capital outlay projects list. Previous project submissions were listed in Legislative Bulletins #4,6 and 8. The entire list can be viewed at

http://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/15%20regular/capitaloutlays/2015%20Requested%20by%20Agency.pdf

The following new library projects were submitted by various legislators between February 14 and February 18, which was the last day for introductions:
Agency: CAPITAL PROGRAM FUND

MARTIN LUTHER KING JR COMMISSION OFFICE/MUS/LIBR $100,000 Albuquerque
to plan, design, construct and purchase a building for offices, a civil rights museum and a library for the Martin Luther King, Jr. commission in Albuquerque in Bernalillo county
Agency: LOCAL GOVERNMENT DIVISION

MAGDALENA LIBRARY MUNICIPAL CMPLX $400,000 Magdalena
to plan, design, construct and furnish a public library at the municipal complex in Magdalena in Socorro county
CLAYTON A. W. THOMPSON LIBRARY HEATING/COOLING SYS $50,000 Clayton
to plan, design, renovate and construct a heating and cooling system at the A. W. Thompson memorial library in Clayton in Union county
Agency: PUBLIC EDUCATION DEPARTMENT

ALAMEDA ELEM SCHL LIBRARY & INFO TECH $127,000 Albuquerque PSD
to purchase and install library equipment, furniture and information technology, including related equipment, infrastructure and improvements, in the library at Alameda elementary school in the Albuquerque public school
district in Bernalillo county

DENNIS CHAVEZ ELEM SCHL LIBRARY EQUIP & INFO TECH $75,000 Albuquerque PSD
to purchase and install library equipment, furniture and information technology, including related equipment, infrastructure and improvements, in the library at Dennis Chavez elementary school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county
INEZ ELEM SCHL LIBRARY EQUIP & INFO TECH $6,000 Albuquerque PSD
to purchase and install library equipment, furniture and information technology, including related equipment, infrastructure and improvements, in the library at Inez elementary school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county
TRUMAN MID SCHL LIBRARY EQUIP/INFO TECH $64,000 Albuquerque PSD
to purchase and install library equipment, furniture and information technology, including related equipment, infrastructure and improvements, at Truman middle school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo
county

VOLCANO VISTA HIGH SCHL LIBRARY EQUIP/INFO TECH $37,000 Albuquerque PSD
to purchase and install library equipment, furniture and information technology, including related equipment, infrastructure and improvements, in the library at Volcano Vista high school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county

Joe Sabatini, Co-Chair
NMLA Legislation Committee

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NMLA Legislative Bulletin #9

| February 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

HOUSE MEMORIAL 48 PASSES HOUSE EDUCATION COMMITTEE

It will now go to the full House for passage, possibly tomorrow (Friday, the 20th). Here is Cynthia Shetter’s report on the Education Committee hearing, followed by the committee report and an analysis by the Legislative Education Study Committee.

HM48 & SM61 Library Needs Assessment updates

The House Education Committee met this morning and Representative Deborah Armstrong presented House Memorial 48 Library Needs Assessment. Michael Delello, Joy Poole, Larry Horan, Maureen Wilks (NMTech Senior Geologist of Archives and Collections) and Cynthia Shetter gave testimony in support of the memorial. Rep. Jimmie C. Hall motioned for a do pass and Rep. Alonzo Baldonado 2nd. Chairwoman Espinoza opened for questions and comments from the committee. Rep. Hall spoke in favor of rural libraries and their impact on their communities. Rep. Tomas E. Salazar liked how we used the term “Hub of the Community”. Rep. Stephanie Garcia Richard was surprised that NMLA had a lobbyist and questioned why we needed a needs assessment. She also had questions if small libraries like Dixon and Anton Chico would be included in the assessment. Dennis J. Roch asked why Mora and Harding County didn’t have a public library.  Rep. Hall stated that the State Library had the rural bookmobiles to cover that area.   Rep. Roch also stated that he was concerned that the legislature was giving out money for the GO Bond and there hasn’t been a needs assessment since 1991. Rep. Salazar asked about the status of the Dave Cargo Library and stated that Mr. Cargo would be disappointed in the state of libraries today. Joy Poole, Michael Delello and Cynthia Shetter provided answers to these questions. The motion passed unanimously. We will be watching the House Floor Agenda for final vote.

SM61 is in the Senate Rules Committee. After speaking to aides in the Rules Office, the bill will likely be heard next week unless it is deemed noncontroversial and Senator Sanchez takes it directly to the floor. We will be watching the Rules Committee and Floor Agendas. Larry Horan will speak to Senator Linda Lopez, the chair of the Senate Rules Committee, to see about the status of the memorial.

Looking good! Stay tuned!!!

 Cynthia Shetter, Co-Chair
NMLA Legislation Committee

FIFTY-SECOND LEGISLATURE, FIRST SESSION, 2015
February 19, 2015

Mr. Speaker:

Your EDUCATION COMMITTEE, to whom has been referred
HOUSE MEMORIAL 48
has had it under consideration and reports same with
recommendation that it DO PASS.

Respectfully submitted,
Nora Espinoza, Chair

The roll call vote was 12 For 0 Against
Yes: 12
No: 0
Excused: Youngblood
LEGISLATIVE EDUCATION STUDY COMMITTEE BILL ANALYSIS
Bill Number: HM 48 52nd Legislature, 1st Session, 2015
Tracking Number: .199065.1

Short Title: NM Library Needs Assessment
Sponsor(s): Representative Deborah A. Armstrong and Others
Analyst: James Ball Date: February 18, 2015

Bill Summary:
HM 48 requests the State Library to:
• support a needs assessment of New Mexico libraries; and
• assist library organizations to convene a statewide conference to develop and adopt policies to achieve goals for improved library services.
HM 48 further resolves that copies of the memorial be transmitted to the State Librarian and to the President of the New Mexico Library Association (NMLA).

Fiscal Impact:
Legislative memorials do not carry appropriations.

Fiscal Issues:
The analysis of HM 48 by the New Mexico State Library (NMSL) notes that conducting a needs assessment and convening a statewide conference would have fiscal implications. The analysis adds, “It is within the . . . NMSL mission to assist and support in terms of data for the needs assessment, and NMSL could serve as co-sponsor in terms of support for the statewide conference.”

Substantive Issues:
According to the NMSL analysis, HM 48 calls for policymakers “to re-examine the role of libraries and put into place public policies and resources necessary for libraries to properly fulfill the goals of improved quality of life and enhanced economic well-being” of New Mexico residents.

The NMLA January/February 2015 newsletter states that the NMLA and the New Mexico Library Foundation are laying the groundwork for a statewide needs assessment which will culminate in a proposed Governor’s Conference on Libraries in the second half of 2016.

Committee Referrals:
HEC

Related Bills:
SM 61 NM Library Needs Assessment (Identical)

 

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NMLA Legislative Bulletin #8

| February 20, 2015 | 0 Comments
BILLS INTRODUCED
HOUSE BILL 449
INTRODUCED BY W. Ken Martinez
AN ACT RELATING TO PUBLIC SCHOOLS; REQUIRING CHARTER SCHOOLS TO SUBMIT
ANNUAL FISCAL PERFORMANCE REPORTS TO THE PUBLIC EDUCATION DEPARTMENT AND THE CHARTERING AUTHORITY; DECLARING AN EMERGENCY.
BE IT ENACTED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF THE STATE OF NEW MEXICO:
SECTION 1. A new section of the Charter Schools Act is enacted to read:
“[NEW MATERIAL] CHARTER SCHOOLS’ ANNUAL FISCAL PERFORMANCE
REPORTS–UNIFORM STATEMENT OF REVENUE AND EXPENSES.–
A. No later than August 1 of each year, each charter school shall submit to the department and to the charter school’s chartering authority an annual fiscal performance report for the preceding school year. The annual fiscal performance report shall contain, at a minimum, the
following disaggregated information:….
(15) salaries and other expenses for specific
activities, reported by:
(a) general administration, including administrative and management services provided by other persons on behalf of the charter school for which the charter school pays a fee or other compensation;
(b) instructional supervision;
(c) all other instruction, including teaching of regular students, school library and audiovisual services, educational television, computer-assisted instruction and other modes of instruction;
(d) student services, including the functions of an attendance office, a guidance office, student health services, student psychological services, social work services, co-curricular activities and interscholastic athletics;
(e) services for students with disabilities;
(f) marketing and recruiting activities;
(g) student transportation services;
(h) community services; and
(i) operation and maintenance.
B. The annual fiscal performance report shall include a copy of the charter school’s lease, rental agreement or deed.
C. The department shall develop a template for the annual fiscal performance report.
D. The annual fiscal performance report shall be made publicly available.”
disabilities;

CAPITAL OUTLAY REQUESTS

The Legislative Council updates its capital outlay projects list each Friday. Previous project submissions were listed in Legislative Bulletins #4 and 6. The entire list can be viewed at

http://www.nmlegis.gov/Sessions/15%20regular/capitaloutlays/2015%20Requested%20by%20Agency.pdf

The following new library projects have been submitted by various legislators between February 7 and February 13:
Agency: LOCAL GOVERNMENT DIVISION

ALB CHERRY HILLS LIBRARY SECURITY SYSTEM $38,000 Albuquerque
to purchase and install a digital camera security system at the Cherry Hills public library in Albuquerque in Bernalillo county

ALB INTERNATIONAL DIST PUBLIC LIBRARY/LAND $300,000 Albuquerque
to purchase land for and to plan, design and construct a public library in the international district in Albuquerque in Bernalillo county

ALB JUAN TABO LIBRARY EXTERIOR IMPROVE $180,000 Albuquerque
to repair and make improvements, including replacing stucco, to the exterior of the Juan Tabo public library in Albuquerque in Bernalillo county

ALB SAN PEDRO PUBLIC LIBRARY DIGITAL SEC CAM SYS $35,000 Albuquerque
to purchase, install and construct a digital security camera system at the San Pedro public library in Albuquerque in Bernalillo county

ALB SPECIAL COLLECTIONS LIBRARY LIGHTING/SECURITY $34,000 Albuquerque
to purchase, install and construct improvements to the exterior lighting and to purchase and install a digital security camera system at the special collections public library in Albuquerque in Bernalillo county

Agency: PUBLIC EDUCATION DEPARTMENT
CLEVELAND MID SCHL LIBRARY & INFO TECH $52,000 Albuquerque PSD
to purchase and install library equipment, furniture and information technology, including related equipment, infrastructure and improvements, at Cleveland middle school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county

GRANT MID SCHL LIBRARY & INFO TECH $82,000 Albuquerque PSD
to purchase and install library equipment, furniture and information technology, including related equipment, infrastructure and improvements, in the library at Grant middle school in the Albuquerque public school district in
Bernalillo county

WILSON MID SCHL LIBRARY & INFO TECH $175,000 Albuquerque PSD
to purchase and install library equipment, furniture and information technology, including related equipment, infrastructure and improvements, in the library at Wilson middle school in the Albuquerque public school district in Bernalillo county

Joe Sabatini, Co-Chair
NMLA Legislation Committee

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Job Opening: Library Association, Cataloging Section – New Mexico Highlands University

| February 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Deadline: Open UntilFilled Position

Title: Library Associate – Cataloging Section Department

Library Salary Grade: 13

Job Type: 12 Months/Full-Time Minimum

Starting Salary: $34,609

Reports To: Librarian – Head of Archives and Cataloging Division

FLSA: Exempt

POSITION SUMMARY: The Library Associate is responsible to independently catalog all types of materials, organize/prioritize work, answer cataloging questions, train others when necessary and assist in troubleshooting.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Facilitate access to the Library’s collection through the LIBROS consortium’s integrated library system (ILS), by providing descriptive bibliographic records of the collection, primarily organized by subject classification;
  • Add, edit, replace or delete OCLC records, ILS records and item records to make complete bibliographic information available to library patrons;  Create original records while following national and local standards for books, as well as for more complex material such as maps, electronic resources, serials, music, archival resources and videos;
  •  Maintain and improve access to Library materials by updating and correcting bibliographic and item records;
  • Reclassify materials by changing call numbers or locations, withdrawing materials, verifying authority work and updating records as necessary;
  • Keep statistics on library tasks performed each month and submit them to the Librarian – Head of Archives and Cataloging Division;
  • Work closely with the Librarian – Head of Archives and Cataloging Division to maintain a quality catalog;
  • Assist in maintaining the Cataloging Procedures Manual;
  •  On a rotational basis, provide assistance at the Reference Desk, as well as provide research assistance to patrons in person and via phone, mail, email and chat (online Helpdesk);
  • Assist patrons in utilizing library resources and equipment;
  • Supervise, train and schedule technicians, clerical workers, and student assistants as needed;
  • Attend workshops, take online courses, and use available resources to self-teach in both cataloging and reference development;
  •  Maintain regular attendance;
  • Perform any other Library related activity as instructed by the Librarian – Head of Archives and Cataloging Division

For more information see https://its.nmhu.edu/announcementsPIX/006004.pdf 

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Job Opening: Library Technology Professional 2: Metadata Librarian, Los Alamos National Laboratory

| February 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Job number IRC37665 – Salary Range: $65,200 – $106, 300
The Research Library seeks an experienced Metadata Librarian with broad knowledge of industry standards and practices.  The focus of this position is to develop, document, maintain and apply standards and procedures for creating metadata used to manage, preserve, and provide access to digital content and scientific digital assets.
Link to job number IRC37665:
https://jobszp1.lanl.gov/OA_HTML/OA.jsp?OAFunc=IRC_VIS_VAC_DISPLAY&OAMC=R&p_svid=37665&p_spid=1734202&p_lang_code=US665

If you have any questions regarding either position, please contact Barbara Ann Lynn by email at bal@lanl.gov<mailto:bal@lanl.gov>

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