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Reference & Research Services Librarians (3 positions)


QUALIFICATIONS:
Required: MLS or equivalent degree, in hand by hire date, from an ALA-accredited program. Experience using traditional and electronic library research sources; ability to work independently as well as in work groups in a changing library environment. Excellent interpersonal, presentation, written and oral communication skills. Understanding of the research and information needs of students and faculty as well as the application of information technologies to support them. Academic background in the humanities or sciences or social sciences.
Preferred: Reference experience; teaching or training experience in a classroom setting; experience in a digital library environment.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Provide reference service at the Library’s reference desks, which includes working evening and weekend hours. Participate in the library's instruction program (faculty-requested library instruction sessions, 3 credit hour courses and instructional workshops). Develop collections and serve as faculty liaison to assigned departments. Cultivate and maintain strong working relationships with faculty and students in assigned area. Develop and strengthen an understanding of the research and teaching programs in assigned areas. As a member of the library faculty, is responsible for achieving in the following areas: librarianship; professional knowledge; research, publication, and creative activity; and service.

POSITION INFORMATION:
This is a 9-month appointment, tenure-track position at the rank of assistant professor.   Salary range:  $31,000 - $34,000 depending upon qualifications.   For benefits see web page at http://www.nmsu.edu/~personel/benefits.html .

TO APPLY:
Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter stating qualifications and position applying for (humanities, sciences, or social sciences), 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 October 1, 2002 , and will continue until positions are filled. For additional information, visit our Web site: http://lib.nmsu.edu. NMSU IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. Offer of employment is contingent upon verification of individual's eligibility for employment in the United States.