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New Mexico State University
Position Announcement
Requisition #2007013299

Library Department:Reference & Research Services
Position Title:Government Documents & Maps Librarian
9-month, Tenure-Track
Rank:Assistant or Associate Professor
Date Position Advertised:          January 14, 2008
Salary:Commensurate with Education and Experience

RESPONSIBILITIES:   The Government Documents & Maps Librarian manages the daily operations and services of the Government Documents & Maps Unit. Establishes unit goals and priorities. Supervises two staff members. Oversees the acquisition and processing of federal documents in multiple formats including ongoing retrospective conversion projects. Evaluates and develops the documents and map collections. Promotes government information and provides instruction and outreach programs for the University and community users. Provides in-depth reference and research assistance. Represents the Library at professional meetings related to federal government information. Participates in the Library's instruction program (faculty-requested instruction sessions, credit courses, and instructional workshops). As a member of the library faculty, this position is responsible for achievement in librarianship, research and creative activity, and service. This position reports to the Head of the Reference & Research Services Department.

Required:   MLS from an ALA-accredited program at time of hire. At least two years recent and direct working experience with federal government information. Experience providing reference service for government information, including maps. Knowledge of current issues and practices in processing and cataloging federal government publications. Knowledge of the United States Federal Depository Library Program and depository library standards. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated commitment to providing high quality public service. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and adapt to change.

Preferred:   Knowledge of emerging technologies in libraries and their applications for government information resources and services. Experience with spatial and numeric data services, particularly GIS. Teaching or training experience in a classroom setting. Supervisory experience.

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, NMSU Library, Box 30006, MSC 3475, Las Cruces, NM 88003-8006; e-mail mjtorres@lib.nmsu.edu; fax 575-646-6940. Review of applications will begin February 15, 2008, and will continue until the position is filled. For additional information, visit http://lib.nmsu.edu.

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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