Library Specialist,Sr -- New Mexico State University -- Las Cruces, NM

Requisition Number: 2100405S
Classification Title: Library Specialist,Sr
Position Job Title: Library Specialist,Sr
College/Division: Library
Department: 390225-Library Access Services
Position Number: 198428
Internal or External Search: External - Open to all applicants
Appointment Full-time Equivalency: 1.00
Reports To Position Title: Mgr, Operations
Target Hourly/Salary Rate: 15.43
Pay Level: 06
Pay Base: Hourly

Recruitment Summary
New Mexico State University invites you to apply to be a part of a diverse, dynamic and welcoming learning and working environment in Las Cruces, NM. NMSU seeks employees who are creative and flexible in developing and evaluating new ideas and ways to evolve NMSU into the future. Located in the borderlands and adjacent to the mighty Rio Grande, NMSU is a proud Hispanic-serving institution in the minority-majority state of New Mexico. Southern New Mexico features an average of 294 days of sunshine annually, making NMSU ideal for job-seekers who enjoy hiking, mountain biking, canoeing and bird-watching. NMSU is committed to sustainability through improving and maintaining the quality of human life while preserving the integrity, stability, and beauty of ecological systems for the future. We are looking for student-centered employees with a passion for success. NMSU invites you to take the first step to your successful and rewarding career by applying today.

NMSU is New Mexico's land-grant and space-grant institution, a comprehensive research institution dedicated to teaching, research, public service and outreach. In addition, the NMSU system includes a satellite learning center in Albuquerque, Cooperative Extension Service offices located in each of New Mexico's 33 counties, and 12 agriculture research and science centers. New Mexico State University is the institution of choice for more than 15,000 students from 49 states and 89 foreign countries.

The City of Las Cruces is the second largest city in New Mexico and is located in Doña Ana County, approximately 45 miles north of El Paso, Texas, and 225 miles south of Albuquerque. Las Cruces is the economic and geographic center of the Mesilla Valley, the agricultural region on the floodplain of the Rio Grande which extends from Hatch to the west side of El Paso, Texas. The Organ Mountains, 10 miles to the east, are dominant in the city’s landscape, along with the Doña Ana Mountains, Robledo Mountains, and Picacho Peak. Las Cruces lies within a short driving distance of the Mexican border at Santa Teresa, as well as many other locations in the broader borderland region.

Geography, climate, demographics, and ambiance of Las Cruces and NMSU combine to offer a truly excellent place to thrive. Family members will discover a warm, open community that offers an attractive array of activities and outdoor recreation, amenities, services and opportunities, whether they are looking for top-notch education, meaningful employment, or simply a safe and comfortable place to live.

Job Duties and Responsibilities
Oversees all functions of the Branson Service Desk that operates as the primary public access point for the Branson Library. Manages & maintains the current periodical collection to ensure accessibility of materials for students, faculty and other researchers. Supervises 3-5 student assistants. Guarantees functionality of equipment to support the use of non-book formats. Technical support tasks include rush processing of materials, and primary responsibility for all NMSU guest borrowers' records, including computer/software/printer support. Supervise access services student employees in Zuhl/Branson in manager’s absence and assist with training needs. Responsible for the building's opening procedures on a daily basis, and for communicating building hours to the public through various means. Work cooperatively with the Operations Manager in planning, coordinating/organizing and implementation of library services to ensure efficient and effective work practices and workflow. Assist Operations Manager with routine tasks, assignments and special projects. Perform other duties as assigned.

Classification Summary
Under general supervision, performs moderately complex tasks in one or more library specialization, such as technical, public, and access services. May assist in the total operations of one or more specialty units. May participate in the development of policy and procedures. Participates in the planning, implementation, and evaluation of library programs and services.

Classification Standard Duties
Oversees, coordinates, and/or performs the integrated activities of the specialty service unit; plans, organizes, and implements the provision of services; which may include application administration of systems used for cataloging, circulation, reserves, interlibrary loan, serials, scheduling, and materials processing. Supervises and trains lower graded staff, student employees, or interns. Reviews, evaluates, and initiates services to library clients, to include students, faculty, staff, and the general public. Provides assistance to patrons regarding general and specific information about the library and library resources. Implements and maintains service quality and productivity standards for the unit. Participates in planning and policy setting; implements, communicates, and monitors policy and procedures relevant to the unit. May provide liaison services and consultation for faculty in a particular subject area.Maintains professional knowledge base and skills through continued education and/or research. May perform complex and specialized reference and/or information service activities in a specific operating unit or area of subject expertise. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

Knowledge
Knowledge of library acquisition practices and budget availability. Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures. Knowledge of library packages, software and products as well as other emerging technologies. Knowledge of library theory, concepts, methods, and techniques. Knowledge of faculty and/or staff hiring procedures.

Skills
Skill in the use of computers, preferably in a PC, Windows-based operating environment. Skill in the use of automated library systems.

Abilities
Ability to interpret and evaluate client informational needs and to determine appropriate alternative solutions. Ability to analyze and solve problems. Ability to effectively communicate and foster a cooperative work environment. Ability to plan, organize and oversee the operations of an integrated library service activity. Ability to plan and implement operational policies and procedures in area of expertise. Ability to make evaluative judgments. Ability to provide technical advice and information to faculty in area of expertise. Ability to supervise and train employees, to include organizing, prioritizing, and scheduling work assignments. Ability to create, compose, and edit written materials. Ability to coordinate quality assurance programs in area of specialty.

Required Education
Bachelor's degree in a related field.

Required Experience
Three (3) years of experience related to the standard duties as outlined.

Equivalency
Any equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience as approved by Human Resource Services.

Preferred Qualifications
Two years supervisory experience.

Special Requirements
This position has been established as a primary key position under the "All Hazard Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP)" and is essential to operational continuity and/or recovery. In an emergency situation, primary key positions are required to report to work unless directed by supervisor or public safety authorities not to report for health and safety reasons.

Standard Work Schedule
Standard (M-F, 8-5), Shift: Other Shift

If not a Standard Work Schedule, please describe
May require some evening and weekend hours.

Physical Work Location State: NM-New Mexico
Physical Work Location County, if in New Mexico: DA-Dona Ana

Contingent Upon Funding: Not Applicable
Bargaining Unit Eligible Posting Announcement Statement
This is a bargaining unit position with American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME).

Tenure Track: No
Posting Date: 07/15/2021
Closing Date: 07/29/2021

Open Until Filled: No
Special Instructions to Applicants
The electronic application is the official document that will be used to qualify applicants. Paper/email documents will not be accepted. Required documents must be attached to this application.

Quicklink for Posting: https://jobs.nmsu.edu/postings/42041

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