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Job Opening: Senior Librarian, City of Albuquerque

| April 15, 2014 | 0 Comments
CLASS CODE: 700019
DEPARTMENT: Cultural Services  
DIVISION: CS-Library-City Services
BARGAINING UNIT: Management Union
REQUISITION #: 1400525
SALARY: $21.04 – $33.66 Hourly

$1,683.20 – $2,692.80 Biweekly

$43,763.20 – $70,012.80 Annually

OPENING DATE: 04/09/14  
CLOSING DATE: 04/23/14 11:59 PM  
Job descriptions are intended to present a general list of tasks/duties performed by employees within this job classification. Job Descriptions are not intended to reflect all duties performed within the job.

Lead, oversee and participate in the more complex and difficult work of staff responsible for providing a wide variety of public services to library patrons and to perform a variety of technical tasks relative to assigned areas of responsibility.
Master’s degree with major course work in library or information science from an American Library Association (ALA) certified institution, plus three (3) years library patron service or cataloging experience.


Possession of a New Mexico Driver’s License (Class D), or the ability to obtain by date of hire.

Possession of a City Operator’s Permit (CO) within six months of hire date.

  • Principles and practices of library circulation and reference resources including electronic resources
  • Principles and practices of supervision, training, performance evaluation and selection of staff
  • Methods and techniques of library cataloging and library research
  • Principles and practices of effective and efficient patron services
  • Principles and practices of collection management
  • Local, regional and national information resources and retrieval systems
  • Principles of business writing and basic report preparation
  • Principles and practices of an integrated library system (ILS)
  • Principles and practices of marketing and outreach
  • Methods and techniques of web design and on-line services
  • Methods and techniques of system-wide training
  • Principles and practices of children and young adult library services
  • Principles and practices of volunteer services coordination
  • Select, supervise, train and evaluate work of assigned staff
  • Independently perform complex library duties, including but not limited to, acquisitions, cataloging, information retrieval, web design, digital resources, training, youth services and volunteer services coordination
  • Interpret, explain and enforce City policies pertaining to library operation and function
  • Operate a variety of library and office equipment in a safe and effective manner
  • Perform analysis of patron service operations and recommend modifications, analyze problems and identify alternative solutions
  • Plan and prepare future library services
  • Prepare and administer facility budgets
  • Prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports
  • Work independently in the absence of supervision
  • Maintain the confidentiality of the information received
  • Understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • Communicate clearly and concisely
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work
  • Perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation
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Job Opening: Library Administrator, City of Las Cruces

| April 10, 2014 | 0 Comments


Library Administrator

SALARY:   $60,695.72 – $91,043.58 / Annually

OPENING DATE: 04/04/14     CLOSING DATE: 05/08/14 11:59 PM

NATURE OF WORK: Plans, organizes, and directs the staff and activities of the public Library.

Position involves competing demands, performing multiple tasks, working to deadlines, occasional work beyond normal business hours, and responding to customer issues.

Work is performed in a library in a standard office environment. Light physical demands; mostly desk work; some lifting of heavy books and materials. Frequent use of a personal computer.

Full-time, regular, exempt


·    Plans, develops, organizes, implements and manages operations and staff to deliver informational, instructional, and research services to the general public; provides leadership to assure that services are provided in alignment with the City’s strategic goals and policies.

·         Meets regularly with staff to review work in progress, discuss and resolve administrative, workload and technical issues, and to prioritize and assign tasks and projects; evaluates and analyzes functions, resources, processes, and procedures to identify issues and recommend changes for improvement; interprets statutes and regulations to provide guidance in developing, implementing, and administering policies and procedures.

·         Manages staff through proper delegation and work supervision to ensure appropriate levels of service and resources; monitors work, evaluates performance, trains, counsels, coaches, and instructs employees in order to meet established goals and objectives; ensures staff adhere to established policies and procedures to remain in compliance with local, state and federal regulations.

·         Develops, evaluates, recommends, and implements goals, objectives, policies and procedures to assure compliance with all laws, policies, and regulations; evaluates and analyzes issues and recommends and implements solutions to meet the needs of community and assure effective and efficient operations.


·         Develops, manages and monitors financial activities of assigned budgets to ensure compliance and meet performance targets; prepares special and recurring reports; analyzes future needs and forecasts resource requirements to direct, coordinate, and implement various projects and programs.

·         Maintains expertise in library sciences and/or management and monitors trends in library practices to recommend operational and policy improvements; monitors operations and evaluates programs, services, and activities to assure they are meeting the needs of customers, and to identify and resolve issues.

·         Represents the Library to internal and external customers, including elected officials, groups, and agencies; explains and interprets programs, policies, and activities and negotiates and resolves sensitive and significant issues within the scope of authority; coordinates services and programs with various regional organizations, community groups, and agencies; develops recommendations, summarizes issues, and makes presentations to various councils, boards, groups, and agencies to promote strategic initiatives and meet established objectives.


Masters Degree in Library Science, Library and Resource Management, Library and Information Science, or related field AND five (5) years public library management experience.  Three (3) years of qualifying experience must include supervision of staff.  A combination of education, experience, and training may be applied in accordance with City of Las Cruces policy.

Certification as a Permanent Professional Librarian in the State of New Mexico is required within ninety (90) days of hire date.


Considerable Knowledge of:  library organizations, procedures, technology, practices and trends; state and Federal resources for Library programs; principles and practices of administrative management, including personnel rules, budgeting, strategic planning and effective employee supervision; techniques and practices for efficient and cost effective management of resources; principles and practices of managing a library collection; program planning and management principles; policies, rules and regulations governing the conduct and safety of library programs and facilities; library classification, cataloging, and acquisition protocols; techniques and protocols for researching a wide variety of online bibliographic databases; business and  personal computers, and specialized software applications; City municipal code, policies and procedures.

Ability to: assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects and demands; interpret and apply local, state, and federal rules, regulations, standards, policies, practices, and procedures; effectively communicate in verbal  and written form to groups and individuals of varied backgrounds; establish and maintain effective and  appropriate relationships with city employees and the public; firmly and impartially supervise, coach, counsel, mentor, lead and direct the activities of staff; use initiative and independent judgment within established  procedural guidelines; read, interpret, and consistently apply policies, rules, and regulations; prepare and  present accurate and reliable reports containing findings and recommendations; perform a wide variety of duties and responsibilities timely and with accuracy to meet deadlines and ensure achievement of City goals and  objectives.

Skills in: using initiative and independent judgment within established procedural guidelines; reading, interpreting, understanding, and applying policies, procedures, and applicable rules and regulations; assessing needs and developing and implementing effective solutions; researching, analyzing, and synthesizing data, evaluating alternatives and making logical recommendations based on findings; effectively managing and leading staff and delegating tasks; operating a personal computer with installed generic and specialized software; preparing and presenting information in a clear and concise manner; developing, coordinating and conducting library programs and activities; utilizing and evaluating automated library systems and computer equipment; identifying library collection issues and developing suggestions for enhancements; demonstrating effective  interpersonal communication skills, building consensus among groups and individuals, and conflict resolution.


It is policy to provide reasonable accommodations for qualified persons with disabilities who are employees or applicants for employment. If you need assistance or accommodation to interview and/or test because of a disability, please contact the Human Resources Department at 575-528-3100/ Voice or 575-528-3169/TTY.


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Job Opening: Head of Archives & Cataloging, NM Highlands – Las Vegas, NM

| April 5, 2014 | 0 Comments

Posting Date: March 21, 2014 Deadline Date: Open Until Filled

Position Title: Librarian – Head of Archives and Cataloging Division

Department: Library Salary Grade: (15) Minimum Starting $43,200

Job Type: 12 Months/Full-Time

Reports To: Library Director FLSA: Exempt

SUMMARY: The Librarian – Head of Archives and Cataloging Division will appraise, collect, organize, describe, make available,
and preserve records of historical, legal, fiscal and/or administrative value to the University and the regional community, as
well as make all library resources accessible by providing descriptive bibliographic records. Under the general direction of
the Library Director, the Librarian – Head of Archives and Cataloging Division oversees the division and supervises
subordinate personnel.
 Evaluates, organizes, and processes material in special collections and archives;
 Protects all documentary materials by mitigating the natural physical deterioration of records;
 Preserves and repairs archival material using methods proscribed by the Society of American Archivists;
 Evaluates and selects material for digitization; implements and oversees digitization projects; implements policies to
protect digital records;
 Consults with campus departments to plan for the transfer of select university records to the archives;
 Evaluates archival material for appropriate preservation method; plans and implements preservation strategies for
special collections and archives;
 Manages the archival supply budget, including purchasing of archival supplies;
 Through donor contacts and through library acquisition, actively seeks primary documents, historical photographs,
records, and archival material pertinent to Donnelly Library special collections and archives;
 Collaborates with faculty to integrate archival and special collections resources into teaching, learning, and research,
as well as to promote the collections to the broader community and scholars with an interest in our region;
 Classifies, reclassifies, and catalogs (including original cataloging) all library resources;
 Runs reports to identify problem records in the library catalog, and supervises their clean-up;
 Trains, schedules and manages library associates, technicians, clerical workers and/or student assistants;
 Prepares monthly and annual reports;
 Develops and maintains division policies and procedures;
 Acts as the liaison with the LIBROS Consortium;
 Supports the archives and special collections in grant writing and solicitation of donations;
 Selects and/or participates in the recruitment and hiring of staff;
 Works with the collection librarian in selecting books for assigned subject areas, online databases and periodicals;
 Weeds book inventory and evaluates holdings;
 Participates in University faculty committees;
 Teaches the one-credit library research class, individuals, and other classes on request;
 On a rotational basis, provides assistance at the Reference Desk, as well as provides research assistance to patrons in
person and via phone, mail, email and chat (online Helpdesk);
 A commitment for reading job-related information and research concerning aspects of library development and
involvement in library associations is expected;
 Maintains regular attendance;
 Performs any other Library related activity as instructed by the Director of Library and Information Services.

 EDUCATION: Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited

 Certification by the Academy of Certified Archivists.
 Experience or coursework in archives and special collections.
 Experience or coursework in cataloging of library resources.
 Familiarity with metadata standards for library and archival description such as DACS, EAD, RDA and

 Occasional out-of-town travel for meetings and conferences using a personal or company vehicle.
 Willing to work occasional evenings, weekends, holidays, and odd hours.

 Knowledge of current trends and issues in special collections, archives, conservation and preservation.
 Knowledge of professional archival methods and procedures for processing and preserving primary material.
 Knowledge of cataloging procedures using national cataloging and archival standards.
 Experience with Microsoft office products.
 Experience with library or archival related software.
 Excellent analytical, problem solving and organizational skills.
 Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
 Supervisory experience.
 Demonstrate a commitment to working in a team environment as well as commitment to diversity, continuous
improvement, and the university philosophy.

 Sitting……………………………………………………………………………Frequently
 Standing………………………………………………………………………Occasionally
 Walking……………………………………………………………………….Occasionally
 Bending……………………………………………………………………….Occasionally
 Squatting……………………………………………………………………..Occasionally
 Climbing ……………………………………………………………………..Occasionally
 Kneeling ………………………………………………………………………Occasionally
 Lifting/Carrying up to twenty (20) pounds……………………….…………Occasionally

 Work is performed in a typical interior/office work environment
 Work with frequent interruptions
 Work in dirty/dusty conditions
 Occasionally work around fumes/odors

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Candidates must submit 1) a letter of interest; 2) resume; 3) University Employment
Application; 4) Copies of advanced degree transcripts; 5) Names/address/phone numbers of 3 professional references.

References will be contacted in conjunction with on-campus interviews and official transcripts should be requested upon
acceptance of the on-campus interview.

New Mexico Highlands University
Human Resources
Librarian – Head of Archives and Cataloging Division Search
Box 9000
Las Vegas, NM 87701

Email applications will be accepted:

For disabled access or services call 505-454-3242 or TDD 505-454-3003.

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Job Opening: 3 Librarian Positions – UNM

| March 28, 2014 | 0 Comments

The College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences (UL&LS) has three openings for (1) Research Services Librarian for the Social Sciences, (2) Research Services Librarian for the Life Sciences, and (3) Research Services Librarian for the Physical Sciences. These are full-time, 12-month tenure track faculty positions with the rank of Assistant Professor. The desired start date is July 1, 2014. The annual salary is negotiable based on qualifications and includes full benefits.

For full details of the posting and instructions to apply, please go to:  and search for posting #0824443, the position title: Assistant Professor, or working title: Research Services Librarian

Open until filled. For best consideration, complete applications must be received through the UNMJobs website no later than April 25, 2014.

The University of New Mexico is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator.


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