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New Mexico State University
Position Announcement
Requisition #2006-00-8559

Library Department:Archives and Special Collections
Position Title:Processing Archivist
9-month, Tenure Track
Rank:Assistant Professor
Date Position Advertised:          Fall 2006
Salary:$33,500 (entry level)

Required:   MLS or equivalent degree with specialization in archives administration, in hand by hire date, from an ALA-accredited program. Knowledge of current arrangement and description, and processing standards; emphasis and experience with computers and electronic databases and appropriate microcomputer applications; ability to work efficiently and meet project goals and deadlines in a fast-paced work environment. Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Preferred:   Two years professional experience working in an archive or manuscript repository in an academic or research library. Demonstrated abilities in project planning, management, and library development/fund-raising. Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively in a complex, changing environment. Ability to supervise.

Responsibilities:   Reporting to the Department Head for Archives and Special Collections, the Processing Archivist will process collections and prepare finding guides; provide reference service; supervise staff and student employees; and be assigned special projects. Trains other members of the department as needed. As a member of the library faculty, is responsible for achieving in the following areas: librarianship, research, publication, and creative activity; and service.

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://www.nmsu.edu/~personel/benefits.html.

Reply to/Deadline for Applications:    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; fax 505-646-6940; e-mail mjtorres@lib.nmsu.edu.

Review of applications will begin October 1, 2006, 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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