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Employment Opportunity: ILLiad Reference Librarian


The New Mexico State Library is hiring an ILLiad Reference Librarian.

Posting End Date: 9/13/2023

Salary: $25.56 – $40.90 Hourly, $53,165 – $85,064 Annually.  This position is a Pay Band 70

For complete information and to apply visit the State of New Mexico job listing – DCA#490066

As part of the Public Services Bureau, this position provides advanced or expert level information services to library customers and is responsible for the statewide interlibrary borrowing and lending system for small, rural, and prison libraries. Additionally, this position handles circulation operations, including overdues, billing, and cash handling. To effectively meet the needs of libraries in New Mexico, this position is also responsible for the library information science collection development. The person in this position must demonstrate initiative and a strong customer service commitment. The position provides direct customer assistance at the public service desk and will conduct complex research to respond to information requests. The position also assists with Center for the Book projects and represents the State Library at the annual National Book Festival.

How does it get done?
  • ILLiad and Circulation Services – performs daily statewide interlibrary borrowing and lending operation tasks according to national standards, provides Articles Plus document delivery services, and performs weekly and monthly library circulation and cash handling tasks.
  • Reference Services – provides expert, professional level information and reference service in order to provide access to information and guidance to information sources to the general public, scholars, NM libraries, and government agencies.
  • Center for the Book – assists with the National Book Festival, Letters About Literature, and other Center for the Book projects.
  • Collection Development – manages collection development for the Library and Information Science professional collection and the general serials collection.
Who are the customers?

This position serves the general public, state agencies, and libraries statewide.

Ideal Candidate:  The ideal candidate shows initiative and has a strong commitment to customer service. Has knowledge of or experience providing: interlibrary loan services; adult research and reference services in a library setting; and conducting complex library research.

Minimum Qualifications: 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.

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