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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 ), 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 .  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 ( ).  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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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.


  • 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

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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:

If you have any questions regarding either position, please contact Barbara Ann Lynn by email at<>

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Job Opening: Researcher Support & Scholarly Communications Professional, Los Alamos National Laboratory

| February 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

LANL is a multidisciplinary research institution engaged in strategic science on behalf of national security. The Research Library at LANL advances discovery science in support of the Lab mission to solve national security challenges through scientific excellence. Library professionals work closely with colleagues within and across teams. The Research Library values strong outreach to Lab scientists and engineers and provides lifecycle management of scientific digital assets.

Library Professional 1: Researcher Support & Scholarly Communications Professional
Job number IRC37663 – Salary Range: $49,200 – $78,200
The Research Library seeks a forward-looking information professional to proactively develop and deliver responsive research, scholarly communications and outreach support as well as to develop and manage library collections.
Link to job number IRC37663:

If you have any questions regarding either position, please contact Barbara Ann Lynn by email at<>

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