New Mexico Library Association

Supporting and promoting New Mexico libraries and librarians


  • Thursday, November 04, 2021 4:57 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Job Description

    The Youth Services Librarian manages the functions and operations of the Children's and Young Adult Department, providing reference and readers advisory, developing and maintaining collections, providing virtual and face-to-face library programs for children and young adults, assists with community-wide programs, public relations, and outreach. Work includes identifying new services for children and young adults and implementing them in a fiscally sound manner. The Youth Services Librarian is a member of the OFPL supervisory team and will work in both library locations. The Youth Services Librarian contributes to the evaluation of library clerks. This position works collaboratively with the entire library team and other City departments. Work is performed under the general supervision of the Library Director and Deputy Director with considerable freedom to assist neighbors in the assigned area. Work requires extensive contact with library staff, library neighbors, community groups, and professional organizations. Required to work a flexible schedule which includes evenings and weekends in support of public service hours.

    Additional Information

    STARTING HOURLY PAY: $24.34 p/h


    ALA accredited Master’s Degree in Library and Information (MLIS)

    Two (2) years professional experience developing and managing programs and services for children and young adults.

    One (1) year of experience in collection development

    Valid Driver’s License Must meet City's insurability requirements.

    Other Conditions:

    Must pass a background check


    Supervisory experience

    Experience with audio-editing

    Experience with video-editing

    Experience with marketing, public relations, and social media to promote library programming

    Experience in STEAM programming

    Experience working in a Maker’s Space

    Experience coordinating and/or working with teen volunteers

    Application Special Instructions

    Please respond accurately to all questions regarding your qualifications for this position.

  • Thursday, November 04, 2021 12:52 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Librarian II – Teen Services

    2 - Librarian II – Adult Services – one at Loma Colorado branch and one at Esther Bone branch

    Please see the link to job postings for more information.
  • Thursday, October 28, 2021 9:22 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The New Mexico Museum of Art, with support from an New Mexico Historical Records Advisory Board grant, seeks a part-time contract archivist to process a backlog of archival collections.

    Responsibilities will include:

    • Survey, arrange, and describe 26 linear feet of unprocessed archival materials
    • Review an additional 9 linear feet of semi-processed materials
    • Perform rehousing and basic preservation work
    • Create archival finding aids consistent with DACS/EAD standards

    Additional Information:

    Processing and review of materials and collections will be done under the supervision of the museum’s Librarian and Information Specialist. All work will take place on-site at NMMOA beginning in December 2021. The contract archivist will be asked to work 20 hours per week for a total of ten weeks (total compensation $4000). Due to the detailed and intensive nature of archival processing, working more hours for a shorter period of time will allow her/him to carry out this project in the most efficient and effective manner.

    This project will ensure the preservation of and access to NMMOA’s vibrant archival collection through proper arrangement, description, housing, and treatment of all historical materials.

    Desired Qualifications:

    • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science, Archival Administration, or Museum Studies or engagement in current program of study
    • One or more years of experience surveying, arranging, and describing archival collections
    • Knowledge of archival content standards and best practices in handling and preservation of archival material
    • Proficiency with MS Excel
    • Advanced organizational and analytical skills and excellent attention to detail

    For best consideration, email Abby Smith ( on or before November, 17 2021. Please attach a resume and cover letter and use the subject line: MOA Contract Archivist: [Your Last Name]

  • Wednesday, October 20, 2021 1:41 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The New Mexico History Museum seeks a one-year contract archivist to carry out archival work in support of an NEH-funded grant project on Native American voting rights. 

    The guest archivist will 1) process, digitize and describe any incoming collections acquired or identified during exhibition field work; they will 2) create and upload files and metadata to facilitate public access to newly digitized or described materials; and they will 3) work with NMHM staff on open-access and community consultation policies.  

    For best consideration, email Kathleen Dull ( on or before November 2, 2021. Please attach a resume and cover letter and use the subject line: NEH Guest Archivist: [Your Last Name]

    Additional Details: The New Mexico History Museum is planning a 2023 exhibition on Native American voting rights in honor of Isleta Pueblo veteran and educator Miguel Trujillo. Primarily, the guest archivist will be responsible for the appraisal, arrangement, housing, cataloging, description, and inventory of archival collections arriving during the exhibition development process. These materials may include documents, photos, films, oral history interviews, and digital materials. They will create descriptions for these collections to support interpretation, exhibition content, and long-term access. They will contribute to the creation, copy editing, and updating of records in ArchivesSpace and in a digital asset management system (i.e. ContentDM).

    Also, they will research ways to improve NMHM’s access and use policies, with an eye toward policy changes that will support diversity, equity, access, and inclusion for all New Mexico’s communities, and with a sensitivity to and focus on the needs of tribal communities. This may include background reading on open access and archival ethics, recommendations on best practices, and review of governing rules and policies. The guest archivist will compile documentation, summaries, and findings based on this research. They will, depending upon experience, make recommendations for policy updates and propose plans for implementation. Lessons learned from this work will inform NMHM’s digital access policies as well as shape processes for initiating conversations and relationships with New Mexico’s Tribal communities around NMHM’s collections.

    The guest archivist will report to NMHM’s project director for the grant and will be collaborating with the archivists at the Palace of the Governors Photo Archives, the librarians at The Fray Angélico Chávez Library, and the guest curator of the exhibition.

    Compensation is $27/hour and will be administered by the Museum of New Mexico Foundation. Starting as soon as November 2021, the guest archivist should commit to working about 30 hours per week for 50 weeks (available one year compensation of up to $40,500). Work must be complete by the end of 2022.

    The guest archivist will need to reside in New Mexico for the duration of the contract: primary responsibilities (work with physical collections) will be done on site at NMHM in Santa Fe. They must be available to attend meetings in Santa Fe and Albuquerque. However, some telework days are also possible (especially for digital records and policy development work). Relocation expenses are not reimbursed.

    Recommended Education and Experience: Master’s in Library and Information Science, Archival Administration, Public History, History, Anthropology, Indigenous Studies, American Studies, Museum Studies, or related field, and two years of work experience processing, describing, and digitizing archival collections. The ideal candidate will have demonstrated success as an individual contributor on collaborative projects and show competencies in 20th Century southwest history, Native American history, Indigenous Studies, and/or tribal consultation.

    Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s in Library and Information Science, History, Anthropology, Indigenous Studies, Museum Studies, or related field, and two years of work experience in archives. Any combination of education from an accredited college or university in a related field and/or direct experience in this occupation totaling five years may substitute for the required education and experience.

  • Monday, October 18, 2021 1:46 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Job Title: Fiscal Services Tech

    Status: Open Until Filled

    For Best Consideration Date: October 29, 2021

    Posting #: req17675

    Contact: Amy Mullins, Search Coordinator,


    Link to Posting:

  • Wednesday, October 06, 2021 5:47 PM | Anonymous

    Close Date: 10-19-2021

    Job Pay Range: KK: $25.107-$40.799 per hour

    Target Pay Range/Rate: $33.447 per hour

    Prospectively, the New Mexico Judicial Branch is requiring full vaccination status as a condition of employment to being hired into the judiciary.

    The New Mexico Supreme Court Law Library is recruiting for a full-time, at-will Reference Attorney (Attorney-Assistant) to work in the Supreme Court Building, located in historic downtown Santa Fe.


    Provide administrative assistance, customer service, technical support and training to the public and judicial patrons of the Supreme Court Law Library. Respond to correspondence, emails, telephone calls, and in-person information requests from pro se litigants, inmates, attorneys, judges, court staff, government employees, and members of the public. Prepare materials and make presentations for library tours, training, and outreach. Under general direction and review of the Law Librarian, perform legal research and analysis, which may include written work product, upon request of judges and court staff throughout New Mexico, as well as provide legal advice and make recommendations to the Court or Judicial Entity.



    Must be a graduate of a law school meeting the standards of accreditation of the American Bar Association; possess and maintain a license to practice law in the State of New Mexico. Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science from an American Library Association accredited college or university is desirable.


    One (1) year of experience in the practice of applicable law or as a law clerk. Experience as a librarian or work in a law library is desirable.


    The successful candidate will be a person of high ethical standards, with strong legal research and writing skills, who will bring a service-first orientation to the New Mexico Supreme Court Law Library. The Law Library Reference Attorney will be thorough and responsive to requests for legal research assistance from judges and court staff throughout New Mexico. The successful candidate will demonstrate the ability to determine when to seek assistance, to accept constructive criticism and guidance, to display teamwork, to learn quickly and retain information, to work in a collaborative, courteous, diligent, diplomatic, timely, and organized manner, and to provide prompt and courteous service to all library patrons who contact the Supreme Court Law Library.

    Essential characteristics include broad knowledge of United States and New Mexico law, demonstrated skill in legal research and analysis, and effective communication skills in verbal and written formats. The ability to maintain confidentiality and discretion is imperative, as is the ability to provide research assistance and legal information to the public without giving legal advice. The ability to respond to multiple demands under short deadlines in a thorough and professional manner is essential.

    For a detailed description of the job qualifications, duties, and application requirements, please visit the Careers webpage on the New Mexico Judiciary’s website at

    Take a virtual tour of the Law Library at

    To Apply: Please submit a Letter of Interest, Resume, Writing Sample, Proof of Education, and New Mexico Judicial Branch Application for Employment to:

    NM Supreme Court

    Attn: Agnes Szuber Wozniak

    237 Don Gaspar, Rm. 30

    Santa Fe, NM 87501

    Applications may be emailed to

  • Friday, September 24, 2021 9:29 AM | Anonymous

    Job Title: Program Specialist

    Status: Open Until Filled

    For Best Consideration Date: September 30, 2021

    Posting #: req17375

    Contact: Amy Mullins, Search Coordinator,

    The University of New Mexico (UNM) College of University Libraries & Learning Sciences (CULLS) seeks a Program Specialist for the Indigenous Nations Library Program (INLP).

    The INLP Program Specialist is responsible for all facets of the the day-to-day operations and program activities of the Indigenous Nations Library Program (INLP). INLP supports Indigenous learning, promotes Indigenous scholarship, and cultivates Indigenous creation. The program cultivates and supports Indigenous people to be agents of change in their community by providing culturally relevant learning environments and information services, and developing a community of scholars. For additional information, please see the INLP website or visit the space in person or online through University Libraries Virtual Open House.

    The INLP Program Specialist:

    • Oversees and manages the Indigenous Nations Library Program (INLP) space in Zimmerman Library, which includes technology enabled meeting and study spaces, as well as display and collection spaces.
    • Supervises and evaluates student employees who staff INLP’s service desk..
    • Plans and implements program initiatives that serve Native American/Indigenous communities, including introductions to the UNM University Libraries resources and services, information literacy instruction, and support of collections.
    • Provides information and reference services. Creates, produces, and delivers a range of promotional, educational, and informational presentations, and develops resource materials.
    • Together with the Native American Collections Curator, liaises with the  UNM community and New Mexico Native American/Indigenous communities and provides, consultation, and support to INLP constituencies as appropriate.
    • Develops and manages INLP program resources and identifies opportunities to enhance program services and operations. Compiles and analyzes data for reports, presentations, and other presentations. Develops program operating goals, objectives, and protocols.
    • Works collaboratively with Access Services and colleagues across University Libraries, including with the Native American Collections Curator.

    The Environment:

    Founded in 1889, the University of New Mexico sits on the traditional homelands of the Pueblo of Sandia. The original peoples of New Mexico – Pueblo, Navajo, and Apache – since time immemorial, have deep connections to the land and have made significant contributions to the broader community statewide. We honor the land itself and those who remain stewards of this land throughout the generations and also acknowledge our committed relationship to Indigenous peoples. We gratefully recognize our history.

    UNM CULLS is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, Center for Research Libraries, and the Greater Western Library Alliance and leads the LIBROS Consortium of seventeen academic libraries in New Mexico. The UNM Libraries contains over 3.5 million volumes and includes three libraries: Centennial Science & Engineering Library, Fine Arts & Design Library, and Zimmerman Library (humanities, social sciences, business, and education). Zimmerman Library houses the Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections. UNM is a Tier I Research Institution and a Hispanic-serving institution. UNM is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and educator. CULLS condemns racism.

    Indigenous Peoples' Land and Territory Acknowledgement:

    Founded in 1889, the University of New Mexico sits on the traditional homelands of the Pueblo of Sandia. The original peoples of New Mexico - Pueblo, Navajo, and Apache since time immemorial, have deep connections to the land and have made significant contributions to the broader community statewide. We honor the land itself and those who remain stewards of this land throughout the generations and also acknowledge our committed relationship to Indigenous peoples. We gratefully recognize our history.

    Conditions of Employment: 

    • Employees who provide services or work in patient care or clinical areas are required to be in compliance with the University's influenza vaccination requirement.
    • If located at the UNM Children's Campus, successful candidate must pass a comprehensive post-offer, pre-employment criminal and New Mexico Children, Youth and Families Department (CYFD) fingerprint background check, and a continued successful status will be verified by periodic future background checks.

    Minimum Qualifications:

    High school diploma or GED; at least 6 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.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    1. Two years library experience.
    2. Customer service experience.
    3. Familiarity with New Mexico Native American/Indigenous communities.
    1. Experience providing information and reference services, including services delivered in person and online
    2. Experience with program or service activity planning and evaluation
    3. Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate with a wide range of individuals and constituencies in a diverse community
    4. Teaching or training experience
    5. Knowledge of a Native American language.

    Campus: Main

    Salary: Full-time position, $3199.73 to $4585.53 monthly. Benefits eligible position.

    For more information and to apply, visit  

  • Tuesday, September 21, 2021 6:44 PM | Anonymous

    The Town of Silver City seeks an individual with professional library experience for the position of Library Public Services Manager. Responsibilities include planning, coordinating and facilitating all aspects of public services and formulating and implementing policies and procedures. The Public Services Manager assists in monitoring budget line items, creating schedules, monitoring building maintenance, and doing collection development. The Public Services Manger supervises library clerks, technicians, student workers and volunteers as assigned.

    Prospective candidates must have library supervisory experience and customer service experience. Candidates should be able to work in a collaborative and creative team environment. Knowledge of library procedures and systems, technology, and trends in library programming and services are necessary. A bachelor’s degree is required, and Masters of Library Science degree or enrollment in a Masters of Library Science program is preferred. The Town of Silver City’s hiring policy and application form are available at

    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, faxed to (575) 534-6377, or mailed to PO Box 1188, Silver City, NM 88062.

    Public Services Manager 2021.pdf

  • Thursday, September 02, 2021 10:14 AM | Anonymous


    $56,942 - Commensurate with Qualifications and experience

    Closing Date: 


    Job Duties and Responsibilities: 

    Manage integrated library system, currently Ex Libris products Alma and Primo. Integrate new technology  into library operations and services as needed to maintain high quality of services and accessible resources. Participate in internal and external teams, task forces, committees, and councils as appropriate to position responsibilities. Preform related duties as required. 

    Classification Summary:

    Provides strategic leadership for all functions of a large community college library in collaboration with other academic units and in support of the mission of the college.

    Classification Standard Duties: 

    Supervise, direct, delegate and evaluate work of assigned staff. Plan, budget, evaluate Library and Media Services resources and services. Oversee selection, acquisition, and management of print, media and electronic collections. Provide direction for information literacy program, local and statewide initiatives. Manage of integrated library systems; integrate technology into library operations and services. Develop and strengthen interlibrary cooperation with main campus libraries, other libraries in counties and academic institutions across New Mexico. Participate in grant-related activities; seek additional sources of funding. Market and promote library/media resources and services internally and externally. Participate on committees, related to professional activities. Perform related duties as required.


    Knowledge and understanding of principles, procedures, regulations, and standards applicable to the job. Understanding of the University’s mission, vision and goals.


    Short- and long-term planning; problem analysis and resolution; report preparation and presentation; interpersonal and organizational communication, both oral and written.


    Develop and maintain effective working relationships; maintain accurate and orderly records; use independent judgment and initiative; organize and direct activities.

    Education and Experience: 

    Master’s degree in a related field. Five (5) years of professional experience related to the standard duties as outlined.

    Preferred Qualifications: 

    Master degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association accredited program. Work experience in post secondary libraries.

    To apply:

  • Wednesday, August 25, 2021 11:49 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The Center for Development and Disability (CDD), established in 1990, is New Mexico's University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research and Service. These centers, authorized by the Developmental Disabilities Assistance and Bill of Rights Act, build the capacities of states and communities to respond to the needs of individuals with developmental disabilities and their families.

    The position will lead efforts of the Center for Development and Disability Information Network Library statewide. The applicant will have excellent customer service and public relation skills as the library is the public face of the Center for Development and Disability. The position will also represent the library at community events and meetings. Responsibilities include standard library procedures such as processing, classifying, cataloging, shelving, stack maintenance, assisting library patrons to find materials, circulation, and maintaining journals. Position will also create displays, plan events, monitor the book drop and the returns, assist in keeping the holdings current by acquiring new materials and weeding.

    The library uses the EOS.WEB ILS system for adding new patrons and checking items in and out of the library. The position will develop educational materials and presentations, and conduct both online and in person trainings on the use of accessing information and resource. This position works with other CDD departments to select and acquire new materials relevant to the staff and public related to assisting individuals with disabilities and their families. This position will research journal articles upon request.

    See the Position Description for additional information.

    Conditions of Employment

    Employees who provide services or work in patient care or clinical areas are required to be in compliance with the University's influenza vaccination requirement.

    Minimum Qualifications

    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.

    Preferred Qualifications

    **Be sure to address our preferred qualifications listed below in your cover letter**


    · working in an academic or public library with shelf maintenance, circulation, renewals, overdues, and using an ILS software platform.

    · developing and conducting educational materials and trainings.

    · with copy cataloging, cataloging using MARC or RDA records.

    · training people to access electronic books or audio books. Use of CLOUD eBooks platform or eSebco platform preferred. Familiarity with multimedia library platforms and resources.

    · with UNM P-Card, Banner or Chrome River finance systems.

    Highly effective skills in customer service and communication.

    Spanish speaker.

    Additional Requirements This position will require passing a DOH Background Check with fingerprinting.

    Campus Health Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM

    Department Pediatrics Center for Development (997H)

    Employment Type Staff

    Staff Type Term - Full-Time

    Term End Date 06/30/2022

    Status Exempt

    Pay $2,964.00 to $4,078.53 Monthly

    Benefits Eligible This is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.

    ERB Statement Temporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.

    Background Check Required Yes

    For Best Consideration Date 8/26/2021

    Application Instructions

    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.

    To be considered for this position: • Complete the official application; you must include all prior work experience and # of hours worked per week. • Attach your Current Resume; listing three former or current Supervisor References. • Attach your Cover Letter that addresses our Preferred Qualifications. Incomplete Applications may not be considered.

"New Mexico Library  Association" is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. P.O. Box 26074, Albuquerque, NM 87125

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