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Electronic Resources Librarian

Western New Mexico University

Silver City, NM

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


$42,000.00 to $50,000.00 per Year   Calculate


Silver City, NM





Minimum Education

Bachelor's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience

Not Required

Type of Library


Job Description

Position TitleLibrarian - Electronic Resources
Position ClassificationStaff
Employment TypeFull Time
BenefitsFull Time Benefitted
DepartmentMiller Library
SummaryResponsible for ensuring that Miller Library continually provides high-quality, robust access to its electronic services and resources.
  1. Investigates, recommends, implements, manages, and troubleshoots access to electronic library resources, including databases, e-books, and other applications. Ensures that electronic resources maintain compatibility with existing library systems.
  2. Establishes and maintains relationships with vendors to learn about relevant new products and services.
  3. Serves as the liaison between Miller Library and WNMU’s IT and Online / Distance Education Departments. Coordinates new software releases and evaluates the functionality of electronic product features.
  4. Assists with library instruction, especially in the creation and delivery of online instruction materials.
  5. Responsible for the development, implementation, maintenance, and advancement of digital projects and collections.
  6. Works with Technical Services personnel to maintain and optimize the library’s ILS operations.
  7. Regularly participates in Reference Desk shifts by providing general and specialized reference assistance to library patrons. Assists in the development and delivery of new services made possible by emerging technologies. This includes but is not limited to reference services, library instruction, self-paced tutorials, and making library resources available for faculty to integrate into their LMS course sites.
  8. Updates the library website through the University’s CMS.
  9. Participates in library and WNMU committees.
  10. Provides a broad range of administrative and supervisory functions. Supervises assigned staff in accordance with WNMU personnel practices including recruitment, training, performance evaluation, guidance, etc. Participates in the process of ongoing personal and professional development. Maintains comprehensive communication among all contacts (internal and external). Models professional standards and ethics in accordance with WNMU philosophy.
  11. Performs other duties as assigned.
Education/BackgroundMaster’s degree in Library Science or related field or Bachelor's degree with 3 years of library experience. Bilingual (especially Spanish) preferred.

Benefits & Additional Compensation Info

Full benefits, including health, dental, vision insurance; approximately 24 days paid holiday in addition to vacation and sick leave.  Use of university wellness center (gym), free admission to WNMU sports and cultural events, 12 credit hours of coursework tuition-free each year to employees and their dependents after probationary period has elapsed. 

The Community

Silver City is a small city in Southwestern New Mexico located about 20 minutes from the Gila National Forest.  Hiking, mountain biking and camping activities abound.  At almost 6,000 ft elevation, Silver City is cooler than the rest of southern New Mexico and averages 300 sunny days / year.  The town hosts many cultural events through the university, an artist community and the Tour of the Gila bike race.


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HR Info

WNMU Human Resources

Phone: 575-538-6328

Email: employment@wnmu.edu

Website: https://hr.wnmu.edu

Posted Nov 20, 2023