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Employment Opportunity: Library Information Specialist 3 Resource Sharing University of New Mexico

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Library Info Specialist 3

Requisition ID req15574
Working Title Library Info Specialist 3 – Resource Sharing
Position Grade 11
Position Summary The College of University Libraries & Learning Sciences (UL&LS) is seeking a full time Library Info Specialist 3 with strong customer service experience/skills, proven ability to work effectively in a team environment, and interest in learning new skills. We seek someone who is enthusiastic about working in an active environment doing a wide variety of tasks.  The current vacancy is in the Zimmerman Library, Resource Sharing Unit, and is part of the Access Services group within the Public Services Division. 

This position provides time-sensitive library services to UNM faculty, students, and staff. It involves processing requests for books and articles, correcting citations, and searching and ordering using the integrated library system and databases. Problem solving and analytical skills, including the ability to solve complex citation problems, are required along with the ability to ensure that library policies and procedures are followed. This position may supervise student employees and provide assistance at the circulation service and reference desks. The position involves physical activity including, but not limited to, pulling books and bound journals from shelves, lifting boxes, opening mail, sorting materials, and moving book trucks.

The resource sharing team plays a vital role in supporting the teaching and research missions of the University of New Mexico (UNM) by processing over 60,000 requests in a typical year. UNM is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Greater Western Library Alliance, and the New Mexico Consortium of Academic Libraries. University Libraries on UNM’s Central Campus contains over 3 million volumes and includes three libraries: Centennial Science & Engineering Library, Fine Arts & Design Library, and Zimmerman Library (humanities, social sciences, and education). Zimmerman Library also houses the Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections as well as the Indigenous Nations Library Program. A fourth facility, the South Campus Repository, is currently being renovated, and will serve as a long-term repository for library collections. UNM is a Tier I Research Institution and a Hispanic-Serving Institution. For more information, please see

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree; at least 3 years 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 Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience providing interlibrary loan services, especially citation correction using multiple databases, and OCLC searching and ordering.
  2. Experience with staff-side ILLiad and/or OCLC interlibrary loan software.
  3. Demonstrated successful customer service experience.
  4. Experience with providing reference-related and/or circulation services.
  5. Experience working independently with limited supervision.
  6. Demonstrated good time management skills.
Additional Requirements
Campus Main – Albuquerque, NM
Department CULLS (107A)
Employment Type Staff
Staff Type Regular – Full-Time
Term End Date
Status Exempt
Pay $2964.00 to $4078.53 monthly
Benefits Eligible This 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 Statement Temporary 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 Required No
For Best Consideration Date 5/21/2021
Application Instructions

Only applications submitted through the official UNMJobs site will be accepted. If you are viewing this job advertisement on a 3rd party site, please visit UNMJobs to submit an application.

Applicants should address qualifications in their cover letter, including experience using ILLiad, Clio, and/or OCLC’s Interlibrary Loan software.

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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