New Mexico Job Posting Acquisitions Librarian Bosman, Ellen 02 Aug 2010 23:30 UTC

ACQUISITIONS LIBRARIAN, New Mexico State University Library
The New Mexico State University Library invites applications for the position of Acquisitions Librarian (12 month appointment, non-tenure track , College Assistant Professor).  Req. #2010005726

Founded in 1888, New Mexico State University is a comprehensive land-grant university and Carnegie designated high research institution. NMSU is a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities, and is classified as a Title V Minority Institution by the U.S. Department of Education. The University is located in the southern New Mexico city of Las Cruces, which offers a variety of cultural and recreational opportunities. For additional information, visit

RESPONSIBILITIES:  With the budget management team, plans, develops and manages Voyager fund allocations and fund structure within the base budget ledger for the library materials budget ($2+ million); works closely with collection development coordinator and subject specialists regarding budgetary aspects of collection development; in consultation with the department head develops and implements policies, standards, goals, and procedures to continuously improve workflow; provides leadership and supervision of staff in the Acquisitions Unit; conducts performance reviews and provides input for merit assessments. As a college faculty member of the library, is responsible for achieving in the areas of librarianship and service.

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:  MLS from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent; ability to supervise staff; strong written and oral communication skills; ability to work in cross-organizational collaboration; strong critical thinking skills; must be able to work with vendors.

PREFERRED:  1-3 years professional experience in mid-to-large size academic or research library; demonstrated budget or accounting experience; previous management experience; knowledge of integrated library system, preferably Voyager; proficiency with Excel and Access; experience with vendor negotiations, licensing agreements, and electronic invoicing.

 Salary:  Commensurate with education and experience.

For benefits see the University's Human Resources website at

TO APPLY:  Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter stating qualifications, a resume, and names, addresses, (including e-mail), and telephone numbers of three references to Leticia Phetteplace, New Mexico State University Library, Box 30006, MSC 3475, Las Cruces, NM  88003-8006; e-mail; fax: (575)-646-6940.  Review of applications will begin September 15, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled.  For additional information, visit

NMSU is an EEO/AA employer. Men and women, and members of all racial and ethnic groups are encouraged to apply. Offer of employment contingent upon verification of the individual's eligibility for employment in the United States.

Ellen Bosman, M.L.S., CHIS
Assoc. Professor
Head of Technical Services
New Mexico State University Library
PO Box 30006 / MSC 3475
Las Cruces, NM 88003
Phone:  575-646-1723