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New Mexico State University Library
Position Announcement
Requisition #2007002331

Library Department:Reference & Research Services
Position Title:Reference & Research Services - Social Sciences Librarian
9-month, Tenure Track
Rank:Assistant Professor
Date Position Advertised:          March 16, 2007
Salary:$32,500 (entry level)

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Reference and Research Services-Social Sciences Librarian provides both general and specialized reference services, which includes traditional and electronic services and evening and weekend hours. Participates in the Library's instruction program, which includes course-related instruction sessions, for-credit courses and instructional workshops. Contributes to the development of the Library's collections. Cultivates and maintains effective working relationships with faculty, staff, and students in assigned areas. 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 by date of hire. Strong commitment to public service and outreach. Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a diverse population of faculty, staff, student, and community members. Ability to work both independently and collaboratively, and adapt to change. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Preferred:   Academic or work experience in the social sciences. Teaching or training experience in a classroom setting. Experience using and teaching a variety of print and electronic resources.

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; fax 505-646-6940; e-mail mjtorres@lib.nmsu.edu. Review of applications will begin April 12, 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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