Job Description

Reporting to the Head of Technical Services, this Librarian manages the day-to-day operations of Special Collections, Archives, and Digital Initiatives. In addition to other related duties, essential duties and responsibilities include:

•Accessions and processes archival collections and produces finding aids
•Catalogs special collections monographs and archives materials using MARC
•Identifies, digitizes, catalogs and mounts digital collections in the digital repository
•Implements, uses and maintains the archives content management software
•Supervises scanning projects
•Produces marketing materials for the unit
•Develops Web information including LibGuides, tutorials, and unit pages
•Selects and acquires materials for special collections according to collection development policy
• Develops the collection as liaison to assigned academic departments
•Provides face-to-face and virtual reference services through regularly scheduled reference hours including evening and weekend rotations
•Teaches in library instruction program
•Solves practical problems and uses good judgment in making decisions
•Trains and supervises student assistants and interns
•Participates in committee work

Description of Community

ABOUT GRAND JUNCTION: Nestled between mountains and high-desert canyons, the Grand Junction area is home to some of the best outdoor recreation in the country and enjoys 300 days of sunshine a year. West of the Rockies and 30 miles from the Utah border, the moderate climate provides year-round recreation activities, including hiking, biking, golf, fishing and skiing. The city and valley of approximately 115,000 is the economic hub of the region, located midway between Denver and Salt Lake City.
THE UNIVERSITY: Colorado Mesa University is dedicated to providing an exceptional educational experience in a student-centered environment featuring small class sizes and a high level of student/faculty interaction. Founded in 1925, the University offers professional and technical programs at the undergraduate and graduate level. Remaining one of the most affordable universities in Colorado, enrollment exceeds 9,450 students and offers a hands-on learning environment, with professors dedicated to teaching. This dedication to providing the highest quality education in a student-centered environment continues to guide the University into the future.

Required Education

  • Master's Degree

Experience (years)

Required Preferred
Supervisor - -
Professional - 3
Library - -

Language Skills

  • Spanish is Not Required

Other Required/Preferred Skills & Experience

•ALA-accredited Master’s Degree.
•Strong service orientation.
•Positive interpersonal skills.
•Sound critical thinking skills.
•Excellent written and oral communication skills.

•At least three years of experience in special collections, and/or archives, and/or digital collections.
•Coursework relevant to Special Collections, Archives, and Digital Initiatives.
•Reference and instruction experience.
•Experience using III Millennium, OCLC, MARC, Dublin Core, Digitool and Archivists Toolkit.

Colorado Mesa University is particularly interested in candidates who have experience working with students from diverse backgrounds and who have a demonstrated commitment to improving the levels of access and success for underrepresented students within higher education.

Application Requirements

Submit a cover letter describing qualifications and experience as they relate to the specific requirements, responsibilities, and preferences of this position, current resume, a copy of transcripts for all degrees completed (official transcripts will be required upon hire), the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional references, and the following completed forms:

•Applicant Authorization to permit Search Committee members to review candidate transcript
•Applicant Authorization and Release to Conduct Reference and Background Check form
•Background Investigation Disclosure and Authorization form
•Voluntary Affirmative Action form

Mail to:
Special Collections Librarian Search Committee
Human Resources, LHH 237
Colorado Mesa University
1100 North Avenue
Grand Junction, Colorado 81501-3122

HR Contact Information

Karen McClelland
Phone: 970 248-1820

Additional info

Salary commensurate with education and experience.


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Masters Degree in a Program of Library and Information Science

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Hours per week



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Paid Sick
Vacation/Holiday Leave

Date Posted

March 21st, 2013

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