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Employment Opportunity: Government Documents Librarian New Mexico State Library

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Job ID 102506
Location Santa Fe
Posting End Date

Agency Department of Cultural Affairs

Full/Part Time Full-Time
Regular/Temporary Regular – PERM for State
Job Posting Type Continuous Job Opening


$17.01 – $29.60 Hourly

$35,381 – $61,568 Annually

This position is a Pay Band 70

Purpose of Position


Why does the job exist?

As part of the Public Services Bureau, this position provides advanced or expert level government information services to library customers, as well as professional oversight of both the State Documents Depository Clearinghouse library system and collection and the Federal documents New Mexico Shared Regional depository collection.

How does it get done?

This position will:

*  Provide expert, professional level government information reference service in order to provide access to information and guidance to information sources for the general public, scholars, NM libraries, and government agencies
*  Manage the NM Shared Federal Regional depository collection to ensure current and future public access to both physical and digital publications, focusing on the four corners region and the portions of the regional collection for which the State Library is responsible

Who are the customers?

The New Mexico State Library is committed to providing leadership that promotes effective library and literacy services and access to information for all residents of New Mexico.

Ideal Candidate

The Ideal Candidate has:

*  Experience providing adult research and reference support in a library setting.
*  Experience working in a government documents depository, managing and developing a government documents collection.

Minimum Qualification

Master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (or recognized by the appropriate body of another country) with two (2) years of experience in performing and providing advanced library technical operations, effective library and information services, plus cataloging experience and managerial experience. Substitutions Apply. See Substitution Table below.

Substitution Table

These combinations of education and experience qualify you for the position:

Education Experience
1 Master’s degree or higher in the field(s) specified in the minimum qualification AND 2 years of experience

• Education and years of experience must be related to the purpose of the position.

• If Minimum Qualification requires a specific number of “semester hours” in a field (e.g. 6 semester hours in Accounting), applicants MUST have those semester hours in order to meet the minimum qualifications. No substitutions apply for semester hours.

Employment Requirements

Must possess and maintain a valid New Mexico Driver’s License. Must possess and maintain a current Defensive Driving Course Certificate from the State of New Mexico or must pass and receive Defensive Driving Course Certification as a condition of continued employment.

Working Conditions

Worked is conducted in a library environment, mostly at a computer monitor. Lifting of up to 25 lbs., moving of boxes, shelving, and climbing of stairs. Occasional evening and/or weekend work required. Occasional travel required.

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Agency Contact Information: Lori Thornton (505) 476-9717 Email

For information on Statutory Requirements for this position, click the Classification Description link on the job advertisement.

Bargaining Unit Position

This position is covered by a collective bargaining agreement and all terms/conditions of that agreement apply and must be adhered to.

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