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Library Info Specialist 3: UNM Taos Library - Taos, NM

Friday, April 15, 2022 4:32 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Position Title: Library Info Specialist 3

Department: Taos - Branch

Employment Type: Staff

Monthly Rate Range: 2964.00-4078.53

Best Consideration Date: 5/13/2022

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The UNM-Taos Library is looking to fill a full-time Library Information Specialist III position with someone who is passionate about helping students succeed, and connecting with the campus community as well as the community at large. This position encompasses a variety of areas of responsibility including technology such as library website maintenance, circulation and reference, library programs and outreach, and overseeing the archival and digital collections. The successful candidate will possess excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to be a team player, the ability to prioritize, and the ability to analyze and solve problems. There will be evening hours involved to best serve the patrons’ needs.


  • Oversees, coordinates, and/or performs integrated activities; plans, organizes, and implements the provision of services.
  • Reviews and evaluates services for library customers, to include students, faculty, staff, and the general public.
  • Provide guidance and assistance to library customers at public information service points, regarding general to complex information, demonstrating proficiency in library resources, making referrals as appropriate.
  • Provides general problem-solving by working with other library departments, vendors and other entities outside the library.
  • Implements and maintains service quality and productivity standards.
  • Participates in planning and policy setting; implements, communicates, and monitors policy and procedures.
  • Monitors and performs daily operations.
  • May monitor building security and facilities.
  • May hire, supervise and train lower level staff, student employees, volunteers, and/or interns, as appropriate.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


  • Skill in the use of relevant database and/or integrated library systems.
  • Knowledge of library customer service standards and procedures.
  • Ability to interpret and evaluate customer informational needs and to determine appropriate alternative solutions.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and foster a cooperative work environment.
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems.
  • Ability to plan, organize and oversee the operations of an integrated library service activity.
  • Ability to plan and implement operational policies and procedures in area of expertise.
  • Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments.
  • Skill in the use of computer with Windows-based operating environment.
  • Knowledge of library principles, practices, and terminology.
  • Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials.
  • Maintains professional knowledge base and skills through continued education and/or research.


  • Bachelor's degree; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.


  1. Experience with automated library systems, preferably OCLC – Worldshare Management Services (WMS).
  2. Knowledge of archival and digitization software and technology.
  3. Experience with website maintenance and social media outreach.
  4. Ability to assist with reference questions and perform research.
  5. Skill in using online research databases.
  6. Prior experience in planning and facilitating library programming.
  7. Ability to monitor daily operations in an academic unit or department.


  • Considerable physical activity. Requires heavy physical work; heavy lifting, pushing, or pulling required of objects up to 50 pounds. Physical work is a primary part (more than 70%) of job.
  • No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
  • Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.


Only applications submitted through the official UNMJobs site will be accepted. If you are viewing this job advertisement on a 3rd party site, please visit UNMJobs to submit an application.

Required documents: 1. Cover letter (In your cover letter please discuss how you meet the preferred qualifications posted for this position.); 2. Resume/CV; 3. Three previous supervisory references with contact information;

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