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New Mexico State University Library
Position Announcement
Requisition #2007001878

Library Department:Technical Services
Position Title:Acquisitions Librarian
9-month, Tenure Track
Rank:Assistant or Associate Professor
Date Position Advertised:          February 23, 2007
Salary:Commensurate with Education and Experience

RESPONSIBILITIES: With the budget management team, plans, develops and manages aspects of library materials budget ($2+ million); works closely with collection development coordinator and subject specialists regarding budgetary aspects of collection development; in consultation with the Head of Technical Services develops and implements policies, standards, goals, and procedures to continuously improve workflow; provides leadership and support for the Acquisitions Unit; conducts performance reviews and provides input for merit assessments. As a member of the library faculty, is responsible for achieving in the following areas: librarianship, research, and creative activity; and service.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Required:   MLS from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent; demonstrated budget management experience; minimum of 1 year of recent acquisitions experience. Experience with vendor negotiations and licensing agreements, electronic invoicing, scholarly communication; ability to multitask and manage detail; strong written and oral communication skills; previous personnel management experience; ability to work in cross-organizational collaboration; strong critical thinking skills.

Preferred:   Knowledge of integrated library system, preferably Voyager; proficiency with Excel and Access.

Benefits Offered:   Group medical and hospital insurance, group life insurance, long-term disability insurance, state educational retirement, workers' compensation, and unemployment compensation. Opportunity for educational advancement. For additional information, visit the NMSU Employee Benefits web page http://benefits.nmsu.edu.

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 Marti Torres, Business Operations Specialist, New Mexico State University Library, Box 30006, MSC 3475, Las Cruces, NM 88003-8006; fax 505-646-6940; e-mail mjtorres@lib.nmsu.edu. Review of applications will begin March 26, 2007, and will continue until the position is filled.

NMSU is an EEO/AA employer and encourages applications from women, minorities, and all under-represented groups. Offer of employment contingent upon verification of the individual's eligibility for employment in the United States.


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