Library Resident for Research and Instruction Services

University of New Mexico


Application Deadline

Apply By Feb 18th, 2008


$40,000.00 per Year   Calculate


Albuquerque, NM





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience

Not Specified

Supervisory Experience

Not Specified

Type of Library


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Job Description

Primary Duties § Provide public service with emphasis on general reference and instruction. § Participate in collection development, the development of webbased services, e.g. subject pages, finding guides, and online tutorials and other liaison activities as assigned. § Participate in library technology problem solving, discussions, and applications. § Participate in collection development, outreach, or technical services activities, as appropriate. § Provide effective and timely supervision of any assigned employees including all required training, career development, and performance reviews. UNM Libraries Full Ad and Job Description - Library Resident 2008 Page 2 of 2 § Participate in faculty governance meetings, as appropriate, and in library management meetings, as required.

Additional Info & Requirements

This is a fulltime, 12 month faculty position. The desired start date is July 1,2008. The faculty rank will be Visting Lecturer III. This position may be extended by the University Libraries for up to one additional year subject to program needs, library budget, and job performance. The annual salary is $40,000.

The Community

The University of New Mexico Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and the Greater Western Library Alliance, and participates in the OCLC system as a member of AMIGOS. The University Libraries contains over 2 million volumes and includes four branch libraries, Centennial Science and Engineering Library, Fine Arts & Design Library, Parish Memorial Library (business and economics), and Zimmerman Library (education, humanities and social sciences). Zimmerman Library also houses the Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections. The University Libraries is a regional library in the Federal Depository Library Program. The Libraries use Innovative Interfaces, Inc. for OPAC, circulation, acquisitions and serials control systems. The UNM main campus enrolls 32,000 students and employs 2,900 faculty and 5,000 staff. UNM offers 103 baccalaureate degrees, 73 master's degrees and 40 doctoral degrees 3and professional degrees. The University of New Mexico is a Tier I Research Institution and a HispanicServing Institution. UNM attracts a culturally diverse student population. For more information on the libraries, please visit our website at For more information on the Residency Program, see our website at

HR Info

Education and Experience Minimum Requirements: § Master’s degree from an ALA accredited Library/Information Science program obtained between December 1, 2006 and July 1, 2008. § Experience working with culturally diverse populations. § Coursework in public services, library instruction or electronic resources. § Interest in and/or experience with library public services, information literacy, or outreach activities. Preferred (Desired) Qualifications: § Demonstrated knowledge of or experience working with Native American Tribal and/or Hispanic communities and issues of the Southwest § Library instruction or teaching experience. § Reference or library information desk experience. § Coursework or experience working with government documents. § Interest, coursework or experience in library technical services, organization of information, acquisitions, or cataloging. § Demonstrated motivation to learn new technologies such as working in a Windowsbased environment, especially productivity software, communication packages, or Web page development. § Demonstrated problem solving experience. § Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

Posted Jan 28, 2008