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Employment Opportunity: Tribal Libraries Coordinator New Mexico State Library

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Job ID     116790
Location     Santa Fe
Posting End Date     05/27/2021
Agency     Department of Cultural Affairs
Full/Part Time     Full-Time
Regular/Temporary     Regular – PERM for State
Job Posting Type     Standard Requisition


$18.05 – $31.40 Hourly

$37,538 – $65,316 Annually

This position is a Pay Band 70

Purpose of Position

Interviews are anticipated to be conducted within two weeks of closing date.

Why does the job exist?

The Tribal Libraries Coordinator consults, trains and advises the tribal librarians and the boards of the tribal libraries of NM. Promotes advocacy for tribal libraries. Assists tribal librarians with the summer reading program. The position requires travel to Pueblo, Apache and Navajo tribal libraries throughout the state. Collaborates with other divisions of DCA and state agencies to improve tribal library services and programs. Actively seeks out opportunities for partnerships and or pilot programs in the federal, state and private sectors.

How does it get done?

Administration of tribal library programs and budget. Coordinates payments of state aid and GO Bond payments. Serves as liaison between tribal librarians and the NM State Library. When appropriate makes presentations to tribal leadership. Makes decisions. Accesses the NM tribal libraries longitudinal data for constant improvement of tribal library services in NM.

Who are the customers?

Tribal Librarians and tribal employees working on behalf of tribal libraries. Colleagues at the NM State Library and other DCA divisions.

Ideal Candidate

Masters in Library Science or Information Science Degree preferred.
Public library experience demonstrating progressive professional development as well as responsibilities.
Additional preferences include visionary leadership skills, the ability to build productive relationships through political acumen and effectiveness, promoting collaborative partnerships through civic engagement, excellent interpersonal skills (friendly, caring, connected, trustworthy, and empowering), and operational excellence.
Written and verbal communication skills.

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.
Pre-employment background investigation is required and is conditional pending results

Working Conditions

Office setting including extensive computer and telephone usage. Overnight in state travel regularly required.. Must be able to lift 25 lbs.).

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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