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  • Thursday, August 12, 2021 10:45 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center seeks creative and innovative individuals to serve as Education and Research Librarians with a focus on expanding services to education programs and the research enterprise. These individuals will embed information skills into competency-based health sciences curricula through innovative instructional design, attend curricular meetings for assigned HSC programs, and collaborate with instructors both internal and external to the library. The successful candidates have a passion for integrating diversity, equity, and inclusivity best practices into their teaching and enjoy the challenge of leveraging established and emerging technologies to provide optimal user-centered services.  These faculty members also provide research support through expert searching, consultation services and instruction for health sciences researchers.  The Education and Research Librarians collaborate with colleagues to develop and present workshops and trainings on topics relevant to the HSC community, such as open access, open science and scholarly communication. These positions report directly to the Division Head for Research, Education and Clinical Information Services, and are part of a team of librarians which provide teaching and research services to our campus community. They will be required to meet research, teaching, publication, and professional service criteria for faculty tenure and promotion. Excellent interpersonal, and communication skills, both oral and written, including the ability to actively listen, understand and articulate user needs are highly valuedWe want to emphasize that the preferred qualifications are not required and that we are committed to helping our future colleague develop these preferred skills.  

    This is a full-time, benefits eligible faculty position with a primary appointment in HSLIC. The UNM provides a diversified package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through tuition remission and dependent education programs. For a more complete explanation of benefits, go to: https://hr.unm.edu/benefits

    Appointment is posted as open rank, to be determined based on qualifications. Salary range: $54,000 - $65,000.

    Responsibilities:

    • ·         Engages and participates in a shared services model to collaboratively design and deliver audience-specific curricula, library trainings and workshops, both in-person and online, in order to enhance evidence-based practice and research across the HSC. 
    • ·         Proactively seeks opportunities to engage with assigned programs to plan curricula, integrate library skills and support the evolving needs of education across the HSC.
    • ·         Contributes to HSLIC’s support of expert-level reviews, including systematic reviews, by providing consultations.
    • ·         Collaborates with HSLIC colleagues to develop and teach instruction sessions on open science, scholarly communication and publishing.
    • ·         Serves as a source of expertise in instructional design and learning management systems.
    • ·         Utilizes awareness of multiple literacies, such as cultural and visual literacy, to appropriately integrate them into the educational context, and participates in activities that enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion across education, library programs, and the profession.
    • ·         Investigates and applies, as appropriate, emerging evidence-based educational innovations to engage learners.
    • ·         Develops assessment of instruction practices and assesses efforts around online and in-person learning to improve student learning.
    • ·         Develops research guides, with an emphasis on building pedagogy into the resources.
    • ·         Provides consultations on using and retrieving literature and effectively managing citations with citation management tools.
    • ·         Pursues professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional and university service activities.

    Qualifications:

    Required/Minimum:

    • ·         Graduate Degree in Library or Information Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association or in education or instructional design.
    • ·         1 year of experience in providing instruction in a health sciences or academic library or other instructional experience.
    • ·         Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.
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    Preferred:

    • ·         Experience teaching and developing face-to-face and online instructional sessions for adult learners.
    • ·         Experience with learning management systems such as Blackboard Learn, Canvas, or Coursera.
    • ·         Experience with assessment practices for instruction.
    • ·         Demonstrated ability to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to instruction.
    • ·         Experience providing literature search services, systematic review services and other reference support to members of the health sciences community.
    • ·         Familiarity with emerging trends in health sciences librarianship, including evidence-based practice, scholarly communications, and data management.
    • ·         Experience building online research guides.
    • ·         Demonstrated excellence in written and oral communication skills that encompass interpersonal and organizational communication.
    • ·         Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.
    • ·         Demonstrated ability to develop successful collaborative partnerships with faculty in other HSC programs.
    • ·         Education, study, or experience in instructional design, education theory, or similar field of study.

    About the library

    The Health Sciences Library & Informatics Center (HSLIC) is New Mexico’s only publicly accessible health sciences library, serving the four colleges of the University of New Mexico’s Health Sciences Center, the UNM Health System, and the many communities of New Mexico by providing high quality health information, curriculum-engaged instruction, and outreach. Located in Albuquerque, an ethnically diverse city with a rich culture and unlimited opportunities for outdoor exploration and adventure, the University is a research-intense and Hispanic-Serving Institution, with a growing population of students in health sciences programs. The Health Sciences Center’s mission is to continuously improve health and health equity in New Mexico, with a strong emphasis on partnerships with communities and community-wide solutions. HSLIC also has a long tradition of deep engagement with biomedical informatics, including hosting a monthly Biomedical Informatics Seminar Series (BioMISS) and leadership in the Clinical Informatics fellowship program. HSLIC faculty are also well-known for their integration into health sciences programs’ curricula, teaching evidence-based practice and beyond.  We commit to building a diverse and inclusive Library as a means of promoting health equity and providing a welcoming environment for our community.

    About UNM

    Founded in 1889 as New Mexico’s flagship institution, The University of New Mexico now occupies nearly 800 acres near old Route 66 in the heart of Albuquerque, a metropolitan area of more than 500,000 people.

    The University has branch campuses in GallupLos AlamosTaos and Valencia County, as well as the extension UNM Health Sciences Rio Rancho Campus. UNM offers bachelor and graduate degree completion programs throughout the state via Extended Learning and has education centers located at the four branch campus locations as well as in Santa Fe, Farmington, and at Kirtland Air Force Base. The Health Sciences Center is the state's largest integrated health care treatment, research and education organization. U.S. News and World Report’s 2018 edition of “America’s Best Graduate Schools” ranks the UNM School of Medicine 20th in primary care and 72nd in research. Additionally, in health disciplines, UNM’s nursing-midwifery program is ranked seventh. UNM's librariesmuseums, galleries and performance spaces are a rich cultural resources for the state. Home to the Lobos and contenders in the Mountain West Conference, UNM athletics draw fans from all over. The University Arena or “The Pit” is one of college basketball's most famous and recognizable buildings. In fact, The Pit was ranked 5th by the Travel Channel as one of the best college basketball venues.

    About Albuquerque

    Albuquerque is a historic city on an expansive mesa a mile above sea level. A city that’s simultaneously cosmopolitan and soulful, urban and rural. As one of the oldest cities in the United States, Albuquerque boasts a unique multicultural history and heritage. Native American, Hispanic and Latino cultural influences are a part of everyday life.  A friendly city situated on land bisected by historic Route 66 and the great Rio Grande river, a stone’s throw from the monumental Sandia Mountains. Named for their sunset crimson hue—“sandia” is the Spanish word for “watermelon”—they appear to leap out of the landscape to the east, and serve as an awe-inspiring example of the kind of wild, natural beauty that wraps around everything here and rushes off in every direction throughout the state.  With an average of 310 days of sunshine, Albuquerque is perfect for outdoor activities, including bikingskiing and hiking.  The incomparable weather and scenery also make Albuquerque the hot air ballooning capital of the world. 

    Application Information:

    Applicants must provide:

    • ·         CV
    • ·         Cover letter addressing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications
    • ·         Professional writing sample
    • ·         Contact information for three professional references

    Finalists for this position should be prepared to provide official educational transcripts if selected for hire.

    To apply, please visit this website: https://unmjobs.unm.edu/ and see the faculty job posting for Req16380.

    For further information, please contact David Lucero at (505) 272-0634, hslic-hr@salud.unm.edu  

    The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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

    Regents' Policy Manual - Section 6.7: Disclosure of Information about Candidates for Employment, which includes information about public disclosure of documents submitted by applicants, is located at http://policy.unm.edu/regents-policies/section-6/6-7.html


  • Tuesday, August 03, 2021 1:13 PM | Anonymous

    The Embudo Valley Library and Community Center, located in Dixon, New Mexico, seeks a Librarian who will: 

    Complete an in-house training program using materials from the New Mexico State Library, 

    Work closely with the Executive Director, other staff, and volunteers, 

    Provide patrons of all ages with a variety of professional librarian services including reader guidance, reference, selection, and cataloging and maintenance of library materials, 

    Plan and implement library programming, especially STEM programming,

    Train patrons in technologies and library resources and services, and 

    Work 20-35 hours per week, including Saturdays. 

    The Librarian earns $17/hr to $20/hr, based on qualifications and experience. The schedule includes day time, evening, and weekend hours. 

    Minimum qualifications 

    An enthusiastic, can-do attitude and an open minded, positive approach to challenges

    Strong interpersonal and customer service skills and ability to work effectively with a broad range of personalities 

    Desire to learn and grow in a supportive environment 

    Background check for youth programming 

    Familiarity with library equipment and machines such as fax, printers, and computers

    Willingness to become a New Mexico Notary Public 

    Ability to set goals and work independently towards their completion 

    Accuracy and attention to detail 

    Basic computer literacy 

    Helpful but not required 

    Marketing via website, social media, and other platforms 

    Bilingual in Spanish/English 

    Familiarity with library software, Google Suite applications, and Microsoft Office 

    Applications will be reviewed until the position is filled. 

    To apply for this position submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to rachel@embudovalleylibrary.org

    To learn more visit embudovalleylibrary.org, call 505-579-9181, or stop by the library.


  • Wednesday, July 28, 2021 5:26 PM | Anonymous
    Classification Title Library Specialist,Sr
    Position Job Title Library Spec, Sr
    College/Division Library
    Department 390500-Library Technical Services
    Position Number 198583
    Internal or External Search External - Open to all applicants
    Appointment Full-time Equivalency 1.00
    Reports To Position Title College Professor
    Target Hourly/Salary Rate 15.43
     

    Job Duties and Responsibilities: Under the supervision of the Acquisitions Librarian this position verifies invoices, enters invoice data and first step in authorizing payments for all ongoing subscriptions. Works with vendors & publishers on price & availability. Communicates with staff and faculty on pricing and payment information. Reconciles invoices against purchase orders and authorizes payments for subscriptions and standing orders. Initiates/responds to questions and/or correspondence from vendors, library staff, faculty and patrons on the status of orders. Performs other duties as assigned.

    Under general supervision, performs moderately complex tasks in one or more library specialization, such as technical, public, and access services. May assist in the total operations of one or more specialty units. May participate in the development of policy and procedures. Participates in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of library programs and services.

    Standard Duties: Oversees, coordinates, and/or performs the integrated activities of the specialty service unit; plans, organizes, and implements the provision of services; which may include application administration of systems used for cataloging, circulation, reserves, interlibrary loan, serials, scheduling, and materials processing. Supervises and trains lower graded staff, student employees, or interns. Reviews, evaluates, and initiates services to library clients, to include students, faculty, staff, and the general public. Provides assistance to patrons regarding general and specific information about the library and library resources. Implements and maintains service quality and productivity standards for the unit. Participates in planning and policy setting; implements, communicates, and monitors policy and procedures relevant to the unit. May provide liaison services and consultation for faculty in a particular subject area. Maintains professional knowledge base and skills through continued education and/or research. May perform complex and specialized reference and/or information service activities in a specific operating unit or area of subject expertise. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

    Required Education: Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

    Required Experience: Three (3) years of experience related to the standard duties as outlined.

    For more information and to apply, click the link here: https://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/42290 


  • Thursday, July 22, 2021 9:46 AM | Anonymous

    The Public Library Albuquerque and Bernalillo County: Library Manager E17

    Salary 

    $58,156.80 - $70,283.20 Annually

    Location 

    Albuquerque, NM

    Job Type

    Full Time

    Department

    Cultural Services

    Closing

    8/4/2021 11:59 PM Mountain

    Position Summary

    Direct, manage, supervise and coordinate assigned operations and/or public services of one or more library facilities, programs or units; coordinate assigned activities with other divisions and outside agencies and provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Assistant Director, Library.

    Minimum Education, Experience And Additional Requirements


    Master's degree in library or information science from an American Library Association (ALA) certified institution; and

    Four (4) years of managerial experience in an academic, public, bookstore or special library; and

    To include three (3) years of supervisory experience.

    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:  

    Possession of a valid New Mexico Driver's License, or the ability to obtain by date of hire.

    Possession of a City Operator's Permit (COP) within 6 months from date of hire.

    Preferred Knowledge
    • Principles and practices of library management, program development and administration
    • Operational characteristics, services and activities of a cataloging program
    • Principles and practices of effective and efficient patron services
    • Principles and practices of materials collection, replacement and de-selection
    • Local, regional and national information resources and retrieval systems
    • Principles and practices of library circulation, reference, adult services and children's programs
    • Principles and practices of supervision, training, performance evaluation and selection of staff
    • Principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration
    • Principles of business letter writing and report preparation
    • Principles and practices of modern computer operations
    • Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations
    Preferred Skills & Abilities
    • Oversee and participate in the management of the operations, services and activities of a library or a library program
    • Plan, direct, evaluate and coordinate the work of lower level staff
    • Select, supervise, train and evaluate staff
    • Oversee the implementation of support services at the library
    • Participate in the development and administration of goals, objectives and procedures
    • 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 a large and complex budget
    • Prepare clear and concise administrative and financial reports
    • Respond to requests and inquiries from department personnel
    • Understand and follow oral and written instructions
    • Work independently in the absence of supervision
    • Maintain the confidentiality of the information received
    • Communicate clearly and concisely
    • Perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation
    • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work

    For more information and to apply, click here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/cabq?keywords=library

  • Thursday, July 22, 2021 9:29 AM | Anonymous
    Classification Title Library Specialist,Sr
    Position Job Title Library Spec, Sr
    College/Division Library
    Department 390225-Library Access Services
    Position Number 199728
    Internal or External Search External - Open to all applicants
    Appointment Full-time Equivalency 1.00
    Reports To Position Title Mgr,Operations
    Target Hourly/Salary Rate 15.43
     

    Job Duties and Responsibilities: Manage and maintain print and non-print circulating collections in both Zuhl and Branson library buildings. Supervise up to 16 student employees to ensure accuracy and efficiency in all aspects of shelving operations. Determine space and shifting needs due to growth or other changes in collections. Monitor collection use patterns. Assist patrons at circulation desk and perform special projects as assigned.

    Reserves: Coordinate activities involved in the promotion & technical processing of reserve materials & print materials for physical accessibility. Serve as administrator of DocuTek system to provide secure, web-based access to electronic reserves.

    Copyright Compliance: Ensure materials added to the reserve collection & copied/scanned in the Copy Center comply with copyright law-Title 14 of US Code Sections 107 & 108. Evaluate materials for Fair Use, communicate potential fees with patrons & seek clearances through Copyright Clearance Center.

    Copy Services: Provide high-quality copy services through the effective management of equipment, supplies and staff. Oversee the operability & maintenance of staff and public-use copies library-wide. Collect & report all revenue & expenditures to Manager of Operations and Library Administration.

    Standard Duties: Oversees, coordinates, and/or performs the integrated activities of the specialty service unit; plans, organizes, and implements the provision of services; which may include application administration of systems used for cataloging, circulation, reserves, interlibrary loan, serials, scheduling, and materials processing. Supervises and trains lower graded staff, student employees, or interns. Reviews, evaluates, and initiates services to library clients, to include students, faculty, staff, and the general public. Provides assistance to patrons regarding general and specific information about the library and library resources. Implements and maintains service quality and productivity standards for the unit. Participates in planning and policy setting; implements, communicates, and monitors policy and procedures relevant to the unit. May provide liaison services and consultation for faculty in a particular subject area. Maintains professional knowledge base and skills through continued education and/or research. May perform complex and specialized reference and/or information service activities in a specific operating unit or area of subject expertise. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

    Required Education: Bachelor’s degree in a related field.

    Required Experience: Three (3) years of experience related to the standard duties as outlined.

    For more information and to apply, click the link here: https://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/42251 

  • Thursday, July 22, 2021 9:20 AM | Anonymous

    Salary 

    $43,241.71 - $64,862.56 Annually

    Location 

    Las Cruces, NM

    Job Type

    Full-time Regular

    Closing

    8/3/2021 11:59 PM Mountain

    Thomas Branigan Memorial Library (TBML) in Las Cruces, New Mexico, seeks a dynamic, creative, and customer-service-oriented person for a Senior Librarian position in our Public Programs section.

    Nature of Work

    Plans, develops, coordinates, promotes, presents and supervises various library programs and services to meet needs of patron; performs professional library work involving reference assistance, reader's advisory and collection development; may oversee the work of assigned staff.

    Position involves competing demands, performing multiple tasks, working to deadlines, occasional work beyond normal business hours, and responding to customer issues.  Regular attendance is an essential function of this job to ensure continuity of services.  Position is subject to drug testing in accordance with applicable State and Federal regulations and City of Las Cruces policies.

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

    Duties and Responsibilities
    • Selects, procures, organizes, and makes available data, information, and creative and scholarly works; provides services that assist and instruct people in the most efficient and effective ways to identify, locate, access, and use public information and resources; provides information and interpretation concerning library services, policies and procedures.
    • Plans, develops, coordinates, promotes, presents and supervises various library programs and services to meet the needs of the community; conducts outreach programs, speaks to community groups and schools, and develops and distributes marketing materials to promote the City Library and programs.
    • Manages and coordinates collection development; reviews various sources and lists of library books & materials available, evaluates options, selects materials to meet the needs of the community, and recommends additions to the collection; reviews and evaluates current collection and recommends the removal of books and other resources that are no longer appropriate for the collection; manages expenditures and budget.
    • Performs library reference and research services using specialized bibliographic databases, Internet services and Inter-library loan resources; organizes reference services activities; analyzes and responds to difficult reference inquiries.
    • Circulates materials and coordinates patron services; processes book requests; researches multiple databases to determine availability of items and correct source of borrowing; administers checking in and out procedures for Library materials; authorizes and initiates book renewals; creates new patron records; provides daily supervision and training for pages, volunteers and community service workers.
    • Oversees, trains, and monitors the performance of assigned personnel; prepares schedules and assigns work activities to staff and volunteers; prepares and processes a variety of departmental reports including operational and statistical reports.
    • Oversees library security and assures patrons comply with policies and procedures; performs special research and program development projects as assigned.
    • Maintains expertise in field of service through participation in applicable educational opportunities.
    Minimum Qualifications

    Master's Degree in Library Science and three years experience in a public library environment.  A combination of education, experience, and training may be applied in accordance with City of Las Cruces policy. Bilingual skills (English/Spanish) may be preferred. 

    Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

    Knowledge of: Principles and practices of public library administration; methods and procedures for developing and maintaining library collections; 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; communicate effectively in verbal and written forms; establish and maintain effective working relations with co-workers and customers

    Skills in: Performing a wide variety of technical library support functions; developing, coordinating and conducting library programs and activities; utilizing and maintaining automated library systems and computer equipment; library database research & maintenance; identifying library collection issues and developing suggestions for enhancements; working with several disparate computer database systems; providing customer services to and interacting with people of different social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds; recognizing and resolving conflicts in library data entry; organizing workload to keep pace with flow of library materials.

    For more information and to apply, click here: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/lascruces/jobs/3160408/librarian-senior-public-programs


  • Tuesday, July 20, 2021 2:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Town of Silver City – Silver City Public Library seeks an individual for the position of Children’s and Young Adult Librarian. Responsibilities include planning, directing and managing all aspects of children’s and young adult library services to meet the objectives identified in library planning documents and community needs.  The Children’s and Young Adult Librarian plans, organizes, and conducts library programs for children and youth from infancy through age 18.

    Prospective candidates must have library experience and experience working with children or young adults. Candidates should be able to work in a collaborative and creative team environment and establish effective interpersonal relations with children and young adults, their caregivers, and other professionals who work with children or youth. The ability to learn trends in children’s and young adult programming, literature and resources, and services is necessary. Candidates should be able to develop, implement, and promote services to children and young adults. A bachelor’s degree is required, and Masters of Library Science degree or enrollment in a Masters of Library Science program is preferred. We encourage MLS/MLIS students to list in their application all experience working with children and/or teens in any setting, volunteer or paid, library or non-library.

    A complete position description is downloadable at silvercitypubliclibrary.org. The Town of Silver City’s hiring policy and application form are available at townofsilvercity.org.

    Application and copies of required license and certification must be submitted to the Town of Silver City, Personnel Office, 101 W. Broadway, Silver City, NM 88061. Applications can be emailed to personnelofficer@silvercitynm.gov, faxed to (575) 534-6377, or mailed to PO Box 1188, Silver City, NM 88062. Please do not hesitate to contact us here at the Silver City Public Library if you have a question about the application process. 

    To learn more about the Silver City Public Library, visit our website at silvercitypubliclibrary.org. We are also on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube. We are passionate about our library and our community, and we will be very happy to talk to you about it! Contact Lillian Galloway or Ken Dayer at 575-538-3672 or programs@silvercitymail.com.


  • Thursday, June 24, 2021 2:56 PM | Anonymous

    The New Mexico State University Library is accepting applications for a Library Specialist in Archives and Special Collections until July 18, 2021.

    Please visit the NMSU website at the link below for detailed job description, on-line application and guidelines. 

    Title: Library Specialist

    Pay Level:  5

    Position # 198600

    Posting Number: 2100354S

    Department: 390250-Library Archives and Special Collections

    Employee Class Code: N1-Staff FT Reg - Non-Exempt

    To apply, please click on or copy & paste this link: https://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/41844

    Job Duties and Responsibilities

    Under general supervision of NMSU Library Archives and Special Collections staff: Assists in processing and maintenance of materials related to local and regional history. Arranges, describes, indexes, and catalogs manuscripts, records, photographs and other non-book formats. Monitors the organization, accessibility and preservation of collections. Assists with monitoring building environment for collection care. Provides reference and research assistance to patrons of the department by staffing the reference desk and responding to email and telephone inquiries. Supervises student employees, training and assigning tasks after consultation with the department head, performing evaluations and monitoring annual allotment of hours. Creates access tools and participates in outreach efforts to increase awareness and use of collections. Aids in the creation of exhibits and displays. Assists in the creation and maintenance of digital content. Performs other duties as assigned.

    Classification Standard Duties  

    Provides guidance and assistance to patrons regarding general and specific information about the library and library resources. With minimal supervision, performs and/or oversees routine to moderately complex database tasks, utilizing automated database systems, to include materials check-in, circulation, searching, ordering of materials, and/or copy cataloging. Provides assistance to higher level staff and librarians with reference services, using proficiency in specialized indexes, reference sources, and on-line databases; may perform reference services with backup assistance. Performs specialized library tasks, including copy cataloging without review or original cataloging with review, processing of non-traditional materials (such as manuscripts and archival materials) without review, and handling of routine and complex invoices and orders, using specialized databases. Implements and communicates policies pertaining to services, operations, and activities; resolves complex departmental problems, and develops and implements operational procedures. Initiates and assists with collection maintenance activities and projects including electronic collections. Trains lower graded staff and/or student employees. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

    Knowledge        

    Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures. Knowledge of library principles, practices, and terminology.

    Skills    

    Skill in the use of computers, preferably in a PC, Windows-based operating environment. Skill in the use of relevant automated library systems. Skill in the use of library resources.

    Abilities              

    Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to analyze and solve problems. Ability to provide training to staff and/or student employees. Ability to perform a variety of specialized library tasks. Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical personnel.

    Required Education       

    High School diploma or GED certificate.

    Required Experience    

    Five (5) years of experience related to the standard duties as outlined.


  • Tuesday, June 15, 2021 1:54 PM | Anonymous

    Rio Rancho Public Libraries is currently hiring a Library Branch Supervisor for the Esther Bone Memorial Library.

    Position Title:      Library Branch Supervisor MC

    Department:        Library & Information Services

    Reports to:          Dept. Deputy Director or assigned Manager

    FLSA Status:        Exempt

    Bargaining Unit:   None                         Pay Grade:  23A

    Job Status:           Perm/FT                    FT Equiv:  1.0

    ** Focus is on supervision and family programs **  Esther Bone Memorial Library 

    Position Summary

    The Library Branch Supervisor oversees and coordinates the administrative, reference, collection, and planning and program functions for an assigned library department or branch, tasked with providing library services to the community. The Supervisor will direct, manage, supervise, and participate in the work of assigned library staff and volunteers and will perform a variety of functions to support the development and marketing of library collections, professional library reference assistance, and relevant programing and services for patrons. This position is accountable for the opening and closing of the library including maintaining and securing the building and grounds.

    Education, Training and Experience minimum required to proficiently perform the job

    Education/higher education: Master's Degree

               For required college degrees, applicable field(s) of study: Library Science.

    Minimum number of years of directly related experience:  Three (3) years related experience in library services.

    Certifications, Licenses and Registrations

    Driver s License requirement: Infrequent Driver -- Regular Driver's License     Required 

    Note -- For any driver, driving record must always meet City driving and insurability standards.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required to proficiently perform the job

    Knowledge: Library management principles and procedures of professional library administration, methods, practices, and techniques of library classification, cataloging, references, library collections, systems and online applications; Policies, rules and regulations governing conduct and safety of library programs and facilities; Working knowledge of reference tools and services; Standard bibliographic sources, the on-line cataloging databases, and verification tools; techniques and protocols for researching a wide variety of bibliographic databases; personal computers; and specialized software applications; City municipal codes; policies and procedures.  

    Skills: Provide excellent customer service to and interact with persons of different social, economic and ethnic backgrounds. Have a good working knowledge on the use of technology, equipment and software. Perform a wide variety of technical library support functions; develop, coordinate, and conduct library programs and activities; utilize and maintain automated library systems and computer equipment; library database research & maintenance; identify library collection issues and develop suggestions for enhancements; recognize and resolve conflicts in library data entry; organize workload to keep pace with flow of library materials and services; select, supervise, train, and evaluate work of assigned staff.

    Abilities: Assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects, and demands; communicates effectively verbally and in written forms; perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.

    Interaction with Groups/Agencies/Entities: Internal: Works with librarians and library clerical staff in planning and implementing programs, special events, projects, and promotions. Maintains harmonious, courteous, and understanding relationships, while fostering a collaborative teamwork environment. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers. External:   Works closely with library system staff, with public schools teachers and administration, outside vendors, and state and national library association members to coordinate efforts and provide programs. Works with community organizations and the general public in promoting library services and collections. Answers reference queries and assists library customers in locating and using library materials both on the shelves and on-line. Presents a courteous and friendly image for the City with the general public.

    Authorities and Accountabilities

    Level of independent decision making: High--incumbent is expected to analyze complex situations and take appropriate action

    Budgetary/Financial/Asset accountability: Low -- Position is accountable to a Department Director or Division Manager and cannot make major decisions or obligate the City

    Span of control: Responsibility for the assigned workgroup

    For positions that supervise:

    • Approximate number of employees directly supervised: 6 to 10

    Essential Functions

    The following functions are typical for this position. The omission of specific functions does not exclude them if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment for this position. Other duties may be required and assigned.

    • Responsible for assigned operations and public services of one (1) or more library facilities or units including the planning and directing of assigned staff and support services. 
    • Oversees, trains, and monitors the performance of assigned personnel; prepares schedules and assigns work activities to staff and volunteers; 
    • Prepares and processes a variety of departmental reports including operational and statistical reports. 
    • Studies, recommends, and implements policies and procedures to improve department and employee productivity.
    • Oversees and assists with planning, organizing, publicizing and implementing library educational or other special projects and programs within assigned areas (e.g., children s story time); monitors program contractors to ensure contract compliance; may also develop materials and/or serve as instructor for designated projects and programs (e.g., internet safety training); participates in developing, designing and setting up exhibits and displays. Assists in the development, implementation, and evaluation of programs and services in such areas as children s services, adult services, computer access services; recommends program and procedure changes.
    • Oversees and directs the daily operations for circulation, acquisition or cataloging of library materials, processing and maintenance of library materials, and the assistance provided at public information desks within the library.
    • Assists the general public in accessing and using library resources both in-house and on-line.
    • Evaluates, selects, orders, and weeds materials to maintain effective and timely library collections in line with the library s collection development plan and budget guidelines.
    • Contributes to the marketing of the library collections by giving library tours and by developing and maintaining displays, bibliographies, flyers, brochures, and library user guides, both printed and electronic.
    • Records service statistics, answers correspondence and telephone calls, develops procedures as needed, and contributes to the development and revision of library planning documents, including budget items.
    • Keeps abreast with professional developments and current events; reads journals, reviews books, bibliographies and other media. Participates in applicable educational opportunities.
    • May empty book-drops when closed and on holidays, when needed.
    • Serves on library committee s as assigned.
    • May be scheduled/required to work nights and weekends.
    • Lead on implementation and coordination of system-wide training of all staff and volunteers on topics including, but not limited to: circulation, selection, specialty services, programs, customer service, etc.
    • Train assigned employees; verify their work for accuracy in procedures, techniques and compliance with standards and specifications.
    • Provide full range of public services including: circulation, registration, information and reader's advisory, assistance in using electronic resources and all library equipment, promotion of library services, and programming.
    • Monitor the maintenance and security; ensure the safety and cleanliness of an assigned area and/or buildings and grounds.

    For more information and to apply, visit http://ciriorancho.hrmdirect.com/employment/job-opening.php?req=1607771&&#job

  • Saturday, May 29, 2021 1:47 PM | Anonymous

    The Institute of Historical Survey Foundation is hiring an Executive Director.

    The Institute of Historical Survey Foundation (IHSF) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) Archive dedicated to the conservation and preservation of paper, film, sound, digital recordings, and muniments of historical importance.  IHSF is seeking an Executive Director for this non-traditional repository.

    The collections of the Foundation are diverse and include a plethora of materials with unlimited geographical and topical subjects.  IHSF, most particularly, has comprehensive laboratories capable of migrating “retired” recordings to current digital media.  Staff members are primarily volunteers.

    Major duties and responsibilities:

    The position involves overall supervision of historical projects (secular/ecclesiastical), the accession and preservation of archival acquisitions, reference services, and promotion of the IHSF Mission. 

    Qualifications Preferred

    ALA accredited Master’s degree in Library Science; or Certified Archivist; or Master’s degree in History or related field

    Good communication skills including written/spoken English and electronic media

    Knowledge of archival theory, practice, and automated systems

    Ability to be flexible and adaptable to changing requirements

    Ability to work with retirees and senior volunteers, as well as university students

    Physical Requirements

    Ability to lift 35 lbs, move boxes and items via ladders when necessary

    Current driver’s license required

    COVID-19 protocols apply

    Reply to:

    Dr. Evan Davies

    POB 36   Mesilla Park, New Mexico   88047

    ihsf@zianet.com    Tele: 575.525.3035   www.ihsf.org

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