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Employment Opportunity: Library Technical Services Manager University of New Mexico

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Technical Analyst 2

Requisition ID req11097
Working Title Library Technical Services Manager
Position Grade 13
Position Summary The Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center (HSLIC) is looking for a dynamic and detail-oriented individual for the library’s Technical Services Manager in the Resources, Archives and Discovery (RAD) unit.  The RAD unit is responsible for the selection and acquisition of general and special collections, managing exhibits, maintaining records for the digital repository, and maintaining vendor/publisher relations.

The Library Technical Services Manager provides stewardship and oversight of the library’s Integrated Library System (ILS) – including management of the electronic resource management tool/knowledge base, cataloging, as well as developing and maintaining of user interfaces for better discovery of library resources.


  • Develops and maintains user interfaces for the discovery and delivery of library collections and library technical services.
  • Provides copy and original cataloging of library materials (general and special collections – including e-books, monographs, serials, rare-books, manuscripts, data-sets, and audiovisual material) according to local and national standards.
  • Develops and implements procedures to integrate and maintain library systems with campus, university, or third-party systems and applications.
  • Works with library and HSC faculty in managing course reserves.
  • Prepares and maintains reports and statistical data from various systems to assist the library in maximizing data-driven decision-making.
  • Documents workflows, standards, and procedures related to the library systems, services, and related applications.
  • Analyzes current and proposed library systems; may provide configuration of advanced systems including data migration.
  • Participates in the review, evaluation, and recommendation of emerging technologies, software, and/or tools to aid in the promotion and delivery of library resources.
  • Maintains awareness of technical advances in discovery systems, web development and protocols through engagement with local and national professional communities, and other professional development opportunities.
  • Supervises the Library Services Coordinator for electronic resource management, and provides functional direction for student employees and other library staff as needed.
  • Provides shelf management for the library and related projects.
  • May perform record loads and configure new collections and data sources and work to integrate records from disparate systems into the discovery system.
  • May use available APIs and web services, develop or modify API scripts as needed for data retrieval and system integrations with third-party applications and systems.
  • Serves on library committees.

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • Specialty licensure/certification may be required, as specified by the department.
  • Successful candidate may be subject to a criminal background check prior to starting work.
Minimum Qualifications Bachelor’s degree; at least 1 year of progressively responsible experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Higher education and/or experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified may be interchangeable on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree, at time of hire, in library or information science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited institution.
  • Experience working in an academic library performing similar job duties.
  • Proficiency with copy and original cataloging of library materials.
  • Experience in managing complex library systems, creating and maintaining records, electronic resources management tools, or knowledge base such as WorldShare, Sierra, EBSCO Discovery Services, etc.
  • Proficiency creating metadata and/or schemas for digital library management systems or digital asset management systems.
  • Experience with project management and the ability to resolve complex problems and issues.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Additional Requirements
Campus Health Sciences Center (HSC) – Albuquerque, NM
Department HS Library and Informatics Ctr (483A)
Employment Type Staff
Staff Type Regular – Full-Time
Term End Date
Status Exempt
Pay $3,434.31 – $5,151.47
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 11/4/2019
Application Instructions Along with completed application, please include a resume, writing sample, and cover letter detailing how you meet the preferred qualifications for this position.
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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