New Mexico Library Association

Supporting and promoting New Mexico libraries and librarians


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  • Thursday, March 11, 2021 7:43 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    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.

    For more information and to apply, see

    Posting expires 3/16/2021

  • Friday, February 12, 2021 11:16 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Position Title: Deputy Library Director MC  

    Department: Library & Information Services Services 

    Reports to: Director of Library & Information Services 

    FLSA Status: Exempt  

    Bargaining Unit: none  

    Pay Grade: 28A 

    Job Status: Permanent, Full-time  

    Full Time Equivalent: 1.0   

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    Position Summary 

    The Deputy Library Director assists the Library Director in the management of various activities and operations within the library, which may include, library system management, library branch management, library program coordination, support services, circulation management, fiscal services, technical services, digital services, and the Integrated Library System; coordinate and plan program functions for the library; coordinate and assign activities with other departments, divisions, or outside agencies; provide highly responsible and complex administrative support to the Library Director.  

    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 (MLS). 

    Minimum number of years of directly related experience: Five years related experience in library services, including at least three years of experience supervising staff.

    Education and/or experience preferences: none 

    Certifications, Licenses and Registrations 

    Driver s License requirementInfrequent Driver -- Regular Driver's License      Required Endorsements: None  

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

    Required certifications, licenses or registrations: MLS from an ALA-accredited program. 

    Time given after hire/promotion to obtain certification or licenses: None 

    Preferred certifications, licenses or registrations: None

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities required to proficiently perform the job 

    Knowledge: Library management principles, collections and systems, and online reference applications. Knowledge of managerial policies, practices and control of library management, including building/facility maintenance and management.  

    Skills Must be able to type rapidly and accurately enough to successfully produce documents/spreadsheets, communicate via e-mail, or perform data entry as necessary to accomplish the essential functions of the position. Use of technology, equipment and software typically used in the office environment. Excellent written and verbal communication and public relations skills required.  

    Abilities: Operate a personal computer to access Internet and on-line database resources and use word processing and spreadsheet applications.   Read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical reports and procedures, or governmental regulations. Knowledge of principles and practices of library management and administration; principles and practices of municipal budget preparation and administration; Write technical reports, library planning documents, business correspondence, and procedures manuals. Effectively present information and respond to questions from customers and the general public in public meetings and forums. Apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical work situations. Solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form 

    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.   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 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: 5 to 10 
    • Approximate number of employees indirectly supervised through subordinate managers/supervisors (excludes direct reports): 11 to 20 

    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.

    • Assists in the management and administration of various activities and operations within the Library Department which may include, library system management, library program coordination, support services, circulation management, fiscal services, technical services, digital services, and the Integrated Library System.
    • Assist in establishing appropriate service and staffing levels; monitor and evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; recommend, with the section, appropriate service and staffing levels.
    • Studies, recommends, and implements policies and procedures to improve Library and employee productivity.
    • Assist in the management of Capital Improvement building projects for the library department.
    • Investigate grant opportunities; prepare and submit grant applications for the library; coordinate the management and reporting for successful grant applications and act as the principal investigator for grants.
    • Supervises assigned staff, carries out staff performance evaluations, and recommends hiring or disciplinary actions as needed.
    • Serve as liaison for the Library department with other City departments, divisions, and outside agencies; negotiate and resolve sensitive and controversial issues.
    • Participates in the creation and regular revisions of library planning documents, including Library Strategic Plan, Master Plan, Collection Development Plan, and Library Technology plan. Is responsible for ensuring implementation of these plans at assigned section level.
    • Review organizational budgetary, personnel and operational demands with departmental management staff; propose solutions and recommended courses of action.
    • Select, train, motivate and evaluate library personnel; provide or coordinate staff training; work with employees to correct deficiencies; implement discipline and termination procedures.
    • Participates in the creation of the Department budget, setting annual Library goals and objectives, and identifying expenditures needed to carry them out.
    • Provide responsible staff assistance to the Library Director.
    • May be scheduled to work nights and weekends.  

    Physical Requirements and Working Conditions 

    Daily activity level: Blend of sedentary and physical work 

    Physical characteristics: Job requires oral and aural communication; Job requires reading and comprehension of written materials; Job requires normal vision; Grasping with hand, gripping; Keystroking or repetitive motion of hands/fingers/arms; Involvement in verbal or physical confrontations; Bending/kneeling/crawling; Lifting/carrying/push/pull up to 49 lbs.; Working while standing for prolonged periods of time; Working more than 8 hours/day; Working more than 5 days a week  

    Exposures: Exposure to biological agents, human/animal body fluids, blood borne pathogens, excrement or tuberculosis 

    Extraordinary working conditions: None 

    Hazardous equipment/machinery used: None 

    Required personal protective equipment: None 

  • Friday, February 12, 2021 8:09 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The IAIA Archives is seeking to hire an experienced Archivist on a contract temporary, part-time basis to appraise, arrange, preserve, and describe a backlog of approximately 150 cubic feet of personal papers, archives, and other records related to the work of activist Suzan Harjo. Duties include but are not limited to:

    • Appraise and evaluate historical relativity and research value of collection

    • Arrange and describe the collection according to Describing Archives: A Content Standard (DACS) and other archival best practices

    • Perform basic preservation on collection where necessary

    • Re-house the collection into an acid-free environment

    • Enter collection information to the folder and sometimes item level into the Proficio: Elements database.

    • Create Encoded Archival Description (EAD) record for publication on Rocky Mountain Archives Online

    • Other duties as assigned Experience and Education Requirements:

    • Accredited M.A. of Library or Information Science, History, Museum Studies, or associated field.

    • 2 years of archival processing experience within special collections, university archives, or other archival repository.

    • Demonstrated knowledge of current trends, standards, and practices of archival services in academic archives.

    • Strong knowledge of Encoded Archival Description (EAD), XML language, and Document Type Definitions (DTD) mandatory.

    • PREFERRED: Strong background in Native American History, preferably the field of 20th century Native American Activism

    • PREFERRED: Experience with Re:Discovery Proficio: Elements database

    • This position is a contracted engagement opportunity, which may last up to 6 months depending on completion of work.

    •Hours are flexible.

    • Total project budget is for this engagement is $8,400.00 and not to exceed 400 hours.

    • The project must be completed by September 30, 2021.

    • Contractor positions are not eligible for benefits.

  • Wednesday, January 27, 2021 4:07 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The University of New Mexico (UNM) College of University Libraries & Learning Sciences (CULLS) seeks an engaged, service-oriented Native American Collections Curator to manage and promote its collections related to Southwestern Native American and Indigenous cultures and history. The College welcomes interested candidates from underrepresented groups, including but not limited to: women, people of color, LGBTQ+, ability/disability, and non-binary gender identities. We also invite candidates from members of underrepresented and/or marginalized groups that do not fit into the categories listed above.

    The Curator is part of the Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections (CSWR) and works closely with faculty and students conducting research in a variety of academic fields related to this geographic area.  The Curator supports the campus community through specialized and general reference services and instructional programs, and engages in outreach to Southwestern tribes and Pueblos. The Curator reports to the Director of the CSWR and, in consultation with colleagues, has curatorial responsibility for all Native American Collections.  This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty position. The desired start date is July 1, 2021. The annual salary is negotiable based on qualifications and includes full benefits.

    UNM Libraries values its Native American Collections, recognizes them as one of its distinctive collections, and is actively working to further develop its Native American Collections and Services as an area of strategic focus.  CSWR’s extensive Native American holdings contain rare and unique primary research collections in all formats.  Discover more about CSWR and its Native American holdings through our websites at

    Apply at

    Best Consideration: 2/19/2021

  • Wednesday, January 27, 2021 3:56 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center (HSLIC) has extended our best consideration deadline to apply to the Library Metadata Specialist position to February 10, 2021.   A successful candidate is enthusiastic about cataloging and discoverability, is adaptable, and a self-starter with the ability to pay close attention to detail and to prioritize tasks. The incumbent acts as a data custodian for the library catalog and is responsible for developing and implementing efficient workflows for maintaining the integrity of the database, and manage holdings. This includes management of the electronic resource management tool/knowledge base, cataloging, and maintaining user interfaces for library resources.

    For more information about the position and to apply:

    If you previously applied, your application is still active in our HR system and will be considered for the position. No need to reapply.

  • Wednesday, January 27, 2021 3:53 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Monthly Salary:  $4169 - $5212

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    Definition:  Responsible for a variety of administrative and supervisory work in planning, organizing and implementing the programs and services of the Artesia Public Library.

    Essential Functions:    (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may vary among positions, but may include the following tasks, knowledge, abilities, skills and other characteristics.  This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and not intended to be a comprehensive listing of tasks performed by all positions in the classification.)


    • Responsibility for and oversight of all Library functions
    • Select and purchase materials for library collection
    • Manage existing collection, including decisions regarding deselection, binding, and mending
    • Supervise library staff; conduct evaluations at intervals specified by the City
    • Manage/maintain staff/public computers and server for library’s circulation/catalog system
    • Prepare annual report for New Mexico State Library
    • Prepare GO Bond and State Aid paperwork for the New Mexico State Library
    • Manage petty cash
    • Maintain the library’s annual budget as approved by the City Council.
    • Serve on various community committees representing the library and its services
    • Conduct outreach to outside organizations and groups
    • Assist library staff with developing suitable programs/events for the community
    • Maintain physical plant and recommend major maintenance projects to Council.
    • Serve as a liaison to vendors regarding electronic resource trials, acquisitions, licensing and technical issues.
    • Research emerging technologies and their application within the Library.
    • Work with database providers, vendors, publishers and other personnel to resolve digital resources connectivity and access issues.
    • Proactively manage technical changes to preempt resource access problems.
    • Maintain accurate data about electronic resources for all Library systems.
    • Manage the libraries’ web presence and social networking.
    • Manage the promotion of resources in various library systems and website.
    • Oversee and analyze usage statistics for electronic resources.
    • Maintain current awareness of emerging trends and best practices in resource access and discoverability.
    • Provides leadership, skill, and expertise in the collaborative development, maintenance and use of digital and physical library collections.

    Knowledge, Abilities, Skills and Other Characteristics:

    • Ability to work effectively with others and interact pleasantly with general public including children and the elderly.
    • Ability to lift objects up to 40 lbs.
    • Ability to file alphabetically and numerically.
    • Ability to type.
    • Willingness to learn computer skills.
    • Willingness to participate in on-the-job training, courses, workshops and travel as deemed necessary.
    • Knowledge of the Dewey Decimal Classification and LC Subject Headings.
    • Thorough knowledge of children’s literature and its authors, illustrators, and publishers.
    • Knowledge of OCLC operations.
    • Knowledge of Apollo/Biblionix or other library automation system.
    • Ability to plan and direct activities
    • Computer skills.
    • Ability to operate all library AV equipment.
    • Some travel may be necessary to maintain and update skills and training.
    • Possess effective and pleasant interpersonal skills, tact and the ability to “think on one’s feet”.
    • Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. 
    • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals. 
    • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
    • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. 
    • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
    • Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. 
    • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


    Master’s degree (M.A.) or equivalent MLS From an ALA-accredited institution and Permanent Professional Certification, five (5) years progressively responsible experience in library operation including two (2) years supervisory experience; OR ten (10) years related experience and/or training, five of which must be in general library operations, grade II certification; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

    Through knowledge of the principals and practices of modern library systems and programs, through knowledge of library collection classification and selection techniques. 

    Physical Functions:

    • Ability to move or lift objects weighing 40 pounds or more.
    • Must be able to sit up to two hours at one time, and up to four hours total per workday.
    • Must be able to crouch and/or kneel for up to 10 times total per workday.
    • Must be able to work with arms bent for up to four hours at one time for up to four hours per day.
    • Must be able to use arms to push/pull with an estimated force of 5 pounds, up to 5 times total per day.
    • Must be able to walk for up to four hours at a time and up to eight hours per day.
    • Must be able to use hands and fingers to grasp and manipulate equipment and materials needed to perform essential job duties.
    • Must be able to coordinate use of hands and eyes in operation of various types of office equipment.
    • Carry files, written documents, or office supplies weighing up to 10 pounds up to 30 minutes per day.
    •  Lift files, written documents, or office supplies weighing up to 10 pounds, up to one hour per day.
    • Speak to phone callers and professional staff.
    • Listen to phone callers and professional staff.
    • Crouch or bend as needed to file information in low file drawers or obtain office supplies from low shelves.  Low drawers of shelves may be at floor level or two or three inches above floor level.  This is done up to 15 minutes per day.                                                        

    Working Conditions:

    • Indoor temperature is controlled to maintain comfortable work environment year round.
    • Floor has short pile carpet over concrete, without padding.
    • Worker primarily works alone with or without explicit directions from supervisor.
    • Worker consults with one other individual or with small groups of individuals, either on the telephone or in person, on a regular basis.
    • Noise includes sound of personnel on a personal computer or talking on phone or with professional staff and customers.

    Equipment, Tools, and Materials:

    • Telephone
    • Computer terminal
    • Computer keyboard
    • Computer printer
    • Typewriter
    • Photocopy machine
    • Fax machine
    • Calculator/adding machine.
    • Books
    • Periodicals
    • Videotapes
    • Various forms
    • Wide variety of paperwork
    • Writing utensils
    • Various office supplies.

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