Job Description

Library Info Specialist 2

Requisition IDreq12136
Working TitleLibrary Info Specialist 2
Position Grade09
Position Summary

The College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences (CULLS) seeks a Library Information Specialist 2, to provide excellent customer, circulation and reference services, along with facility oversight to ensure a safe and productive learning environment. Incumbents will bring library experience and skills, a proven ability to work effectively in a team environment, and interest in learning new skills.

The successful candidate will join Access Services, the team that helps UNM and community library users access information by providing services across four library buildings and online in the areas of: circulation, resource sharing (Interlibrary Loan/Document Delivery), technology lending, course reserves, information and research help, and collection maintenance. Within the UL’s four main campus buildings, we provide comfortable and dynamic spaces to support individual and collaborative learning. We also offer programming within library spaces to engage our campus and community with information and ideas.

The position is based in Centennial Science & Engineering Library (CSEL) with an anticipated 12PM-9PM Monday through Thursday and 12PM-8PM Sunday schedule. CSEL supports the teaching and research programs of the University with a focus on life sciences, physical sciences, and engineering. The Library is home to the Map and Geographic Information Center (MAGIC) and contains an extensive collection of technical reports and government documents. The Library also supports technology-rich spaces and services, including specialized software for quantitative, qualitative, and spatial research as well as game development, and a virtual reality space. In addition, CSEL is home to UNM’s Math Learning Lab (MaLL), a collaborative learning space supporting mathematics education.

Incumbents will perform moderately complex and specialized tasks in a fast-paced Public Services setting within University Libraries. They will monitor daily operations and participate in implementing and communicating operating policies and procedures. They may coordinate, prioritize and oversee the work of lower level staff and/or students. Regular work assignments may involve service and process improvement. Contributing to creating an inclusive environment for all library users is an ongoing responsibility. As the College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences is in the process of planning for a new high-density collection repository in the coming year, projects involving the library’s physical collections are another high priority.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • This position is represented by a labor union and is subject to the terms and conditions of the USUNM Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree; at least 1 year of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications
  1. Experience with customer service in libraries, including reference and circulation services delivered in person, and by other mediums, such as phone, email, chat, text.
  2. Experience coordinating, prioritizing, and overseeing the work of staff or student employees.
  3. Experience working independently with building and facilities responsibilities, including safety and security.
  4. Demonstrated use of Microsoft Office Suite and knowledge of specialized software (SpringShare products, ILS products, ILL products)
  5. Demonstrated commitment to serving a diverse population of students, employees, and community members.
Additional Requirements
CampusMain - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentCULLS (107A)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeRegular - Full-Time
Term End Date
Pay$12.38 to $18.57 Hourly
Benefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check RequiredNo
For Best Consideration Date2/11/2020
Application Instructions

Only applications submitted throughthe official UNMJobs site will be accepted. If you are viewing this jobadvertisement on a 3rd party site, pleasevisit UNMJobs to submit an application.

Required documents: resume and cover letter. In the cover letter, applicants should address how their experience aligns with the position qualifications.Please provide three supervisory references. The successful candidate will be asked to provide official degree transcripts.

Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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