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Job posting: Library Resident in Research and Instruction Services, Univ. of New Mexico (Linda Skye) Bob Persing 15 Feb 2006 21:00 UTC

From: Linda Skye (lskye@UNM.EDU)
Re: Job Posting
Date: 2/15/06 1:53 PM

The University of New Mexico Libraries has an opening (JR# 5976) for a
*Library Resident in Research and Instruction Services*. This is a
full-time, 12 month faculty position. The desired start date is July 1,
2006. The faculty rank will be Lecturer III, visiting status. 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.
__*Position Description** *
This post-MLS residency is designed for recent graduates of ALA
accredited library and information science programs. Prior professional
experience is not expected. The resident will participate in an
extensive orientation program that provides the opportunity to develop
expertise in all aspects of an academic research library including
research and instruction services, public and technical services,
library administration, special collections, library research programs
and library technology. Residents will participate in faculty governance
as detailed in the UNM Faculty Handbook.
*Education and Experience*
Minimum Qualifications:

    * Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited Library/Information Science
      program obtained between December 1, 2004 and July 1, 2006.
    * Experience working with culturally diverse populations.
    * Coursework in public services, library instruction or electronic
    * Interest in and/or experience with library public services,
      information literacy, or outreach activities.

Preferred Qualifications:

    * Library instruction or teaching experience.
    * Reference or library information desk experience.
    * Coursework in technical services, organization of information, or
    * Interest in and/or experience with library technical services,
      acquisitions, or cataloging.
    * Demonstrated motivation to learn new technologies such as working
      in a Windows-based environment, especially productivity software,
      communication packages, or Web page development.
    * Demonstrated problem solving experience.
    * Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.

*Primary Duties*

    * Provide public service with emphasis on general reference and
    * Participate in collection development, the development of
      web-based 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 or technical services
      activities, as appropriate.
    * Assist with outreach programs and/or in our research programs:
      DILARES (Division of Ibero and Latin American Resources/Services),
      INLP (Indigenous Nations Library Program), CHLP (Chicano, Hispano,
      Latino Library Program) as appropriate.
    * Participate in faculty governance meetings, as appropriate, and in
      library management meetings, as required.

The University Libraries (UL) of the University of New Mexico contains
over 2 million volumes and includes four libraries, Centennial Science
and Engineering Library, Fine Arts Library, Parish Memorial Library
(business and economics), and Zimmerman Library (education, humanities
and social sciences), as well as the Center for Southwest Research. The
UL 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 UL is a regional library in the Federal Depository
Library Program. The UL uses Innovative Interfaces, Inc. for OPAC,
circulation, acquisitions and serials control systems. The UNM main
campus enrolls 26,000 students and employs 3,100 faculty and 7,200
staff. UNM offers 92 baccalaureate degrees, 68 master’s degrees and 38
doctoral and professional degrees. The University attracts a culturally
diverse student population.
*To Apply*
/Required Application Materials:/
Resume, names and contact information of three references, signed letter
of interest addressing the minimum and preferred qualifications listed,
and an unofficial copy of MLS transcript.
/Submit to/:
Linda Skye
(email submission preferred) <>
University of New Mexico Libraries
MSC 05-3020
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, NM, 87131-0001
Fax (505) 277-7196

The search will remain open until the position is filled. For best
consideration, applicants are encouraged to submit their materials no
later than *March 20, 2006*.
The University of New Mexico is an Equal Employment
Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator.