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LIBRARY INSTRUCTION COORDINATOR


NEW MEXICO STATE UNIVERSITY

A Coordinator of Instruction Services Librarian is sought by New Mexico State University Library for a tenure-track position at the Assistant Professor or Instructor level. Required qualifications are an MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program; two years professional library experience or related teaching experience; and thorough knowledge of standard print and electronic information sources, including Internet; excellent written and oral communication skills; demonstrated ability to meet requirements for faculty promotion and tenure. Preferred: Experience in planning, designing and leading a library education program; experience teaching; demonstrable knowledge of established and emerging instructional methods and technologies, including the ability to develop computer-assisted instructional materials, especially web page design and construction; second masters degree; fluency in Spanish.

The Coordinator provides leadership through planning, coordinating and evaluating the Library's instruction program; coordinates and evaluates the Library's information literacy courses; teaches both course-related instruction sessions and for-credit courses; provides pedagogical development and training for librarians; works closely with Library and campus-wide faculty to promote information literacy; evaluates the effectiveness and outcomes of information literacy at NMSU; and other duties as assigned including general reference service with some night and weekend hours, participation in Library and NMSU committees. Reports to the Head of Humanities and Social Sciences Services Department.

New Mexico State University, New Mexico's land-grant university, enrolls approximately 15,000 students in 75 undergraduate, 51 master, and 24 doctoral degree programs. NMSU is classified as a Carnegie I research institution and is a member of the Hispanic Association of Colleges and Universities. The library contains over 1 million volumes, maintains 6,762 current periodical subscriptions and provides access to approximately 120 electronic databases and over 500 electronic journals. With a total annual budget of $5.6 million, the University Library operates 2 buildings and a state-of-the-art electronic classroom. The Library is currently migrating to the Endeavor Integrated Library System and is a member of OCLC, Amigos, the Library Services Alliance of New Mexico and other consortia. For more information, see our web page at http://lib.nmsu.edu.

Located beside the Rio Grande River in southern New Mexico, NMSU is 40 miles north of the El Paso/Juarez metropolitan area. This desert area at the southern end of the Rocky Mountains enjoys abundant sunshine and is within easy driving distance of excellent hiking, skiing, and water sports.

Salary dependent on qualifications, $34,000 minimum. Benefits include group medical and hospital insurance, group life insurance, retirement, workers' compensation, sick leave, annual leave and unemployment compensation. See http://www.nmsu.edu/~personel/benefits.html

Submit letter of application and resume, with name/address/phone numbers of three references, postmarked on or before January 31, 2000, to: Kate Shaughnessy, Personnel Specialist; NMSU Library; Box 30006, Dept. 3475; Las Cruces, NM 88003-8006

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.