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New Mexico State University

New Mexico State University Library invites nominations and applications for the position of Department Head for Reference and Research Services.

POSITION DESCRIPTION: This position directly reports to the Associate Dean of the Library and is responsible for the daily operational supervision and management of the department which currently has 13 FTE faculty, 5 FTE classified staff, and 2 FTE students. Program areas include reference desk services, library instruction, collection development, and government documents. Specific duties include: responsible for programmatic planning and personnel management of the department; encouraging the professional development of staff; as a member of the department heads group and the management group advises the Dean of the Library on library-wide issues; contributes to meeting library goals/objectives/targets; assures library services are user satisfaction oriented, works with the dean and development officer in a highly collaborative setting on fund raising. As a member of the library faculty will pursue an active and ongoing program of professional development, research, and service appropriate for his/her rank at the university.

MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program; a minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in public services within an academic research library setting; demonstrated evidence of successful progressive supervisory and management experience; excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills; evidence of creativity in problem-solving; strong organizational skills; strong ability to work in collaborative group structures; strong in team building skills; demonstrated leadership skills; effective at multi-tasking.
Preferred: Strong customer-satisfaction service orientation; skilled in the development/implementation of electronic service delivery; extensive, in-depth knowledge of reference collections; experience in teaching library skills/literacy using a variety of instructional delivery approaches.

POSITION INFORMATION: This is a 12-month tenure-track or tenurable at time of hire position at rank of associate professor depending upon qualifications. Salary: commensurate with qualifications and experience. For benefits see web page at http://www.nmsu.edu/~personel/benefits.html.

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, Administrative Assistant, 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 March 7, 2003, and will continue until the position is filled. For additional information, visit our web site: http://lib.nmsu.edu.

NMSU is an EEO/AA employer. Offer of employment contingent upon verification of the individual's eligibility for employment in the United States.