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Library Asst

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The electronic application is the *official* document that will be used to qualify applicants. Paper/email documents will not be accepted. Required documents must be attached to this application.

Department Contact

Department Contact Information

Applicants may contact this person if they have questions about this position

Department Contact Name Leticia Phetteplace
Department Contact Phone 5756461808
Department Contact Email

Posting Details

Posting Details

Requisition Number 1700115S
Classification Title Library Asst
Position Job Title Library Asst
College/Division Library
Department 390225-Library Access Services
Position Number 199870
Internal or External Search External - Open to all applicants
Appointment Full-time Equivalency 1.00
Reports To Position Title Library Spec, Sr
Target Hourly/Salary Rate 11.54
Pay Level 04
Pay Base Hourly
Recruitment Summary

New Mexico State University is a comprehensive land-grant institution of higher learning accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Universities. An active research university, NMSU anchors the southern end of New Mexico’s Rio Grande Research Corridor, exceeding $140 million in research and public service expenditures. NMSU is classified as a Hispanic-serving institution by the federal government with a total minority enrollment over 48%. Home to the state’s NASA Space Grant Program, NMSU is located in Las Cruces, which features desert mesas, the farmlands of the Rio Grande Valley, and the Organ Mountains, an extension of the Rocky Mountain chain. The University is committed to building a cultural diverse educational environment.

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Supervises & direct the daily operations of the Library’s Request It! Deliver & Pick-Up Service. Responsible for the retrieval, delivery & pick-up of inter- and intra- library loan materials requested by NMSU faculty, graduate students, and staff.

Document Delivery is a highly active and valued service within the InterLibrary Loan Unit which benefits all NMSU Las Cruces users. This position ensures that NMSU-Las Cruces campus users receive electronically-delivered research materials within a matter of minutes. Through this service, physical materials are often delivered to offices on the same day.

Required Education

High School diploma or GED certificate.

Required Experience

Three (3) years of experience related to the standard duties as outlined.

Classification Summary

Under direct supervision, performs defined tasks and/or services comprising one or more components of a library operational unit. Provides technical support and assistance in the performance of routine library duties in one or more library specializations, such as circulation, reference, archives, technical services, and collection maintenance.

Classification Standard Duties

Provides guidance and assistance to patrons regarding general and specific information about the library and library resources. With minimal supervision, performs and/or oversees routine tasks, utilizing automated database systems, to include materials check-in, circulation, searching, ordering of materials, and/or copy cataloging. Resolves routine operational problems and provides first-level troubleshooting of relevant library systems. Assists higher level staff and librarians with basic reference services; staffs public service desks, providing customer service and assistance. Carries out and communicates policies pertaining to unit services, operations, and activities. Assists with collection maintenance activities and projects as appropriate. May lead, guide, and train student employees, set work schedules, and ensure compliance with established procedures for a specific activity within a library unit. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of general library procedures and policies; Knowledge of automated library functions.


Skill in following directions accurately.


Ability to effectively communicate.

Equivalency Completion of a post-secondary degree or certificate may substitute for years of experience.
Preferred Qualifications
Required Certification/License
Special Requirements

Possession of a valid New Mexico driver’s license is a requirement for this job.

May require movement of books and miscellaneous materials.

Other Departmental Requirements
Standard Work Schedule Standard (M-F, 8-5)
If not a Standard Work Schedule, please describe

Work Schedule – M-F; flexible work schedule as per NMSU Library Policy #004

Physical Work Location State NM-New Mexico
Physical Work Location County, if in New Mexico DA-Dona Ana
Work Site
Contingent Upon Funding Not Applicable
Bargaining Unit Eligible Posting Announcement Statement This is a bargaining unit position with American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees (AFSCME).
Tenure Track No
Posting Date 03/07/2017
Closing Date 04/05/2017
Anticipated Job Begin Date (optional) 04/17/2017
Anticipated Job End Date, if applicable (optional)
Open Until Filled No
Special Instructions to Applicants

The electronic application is the official document that will be used to qualify applicants. Paper/email documents will not be accepted. Required documents must be attached to this application.

Quicklink for Posting

Working Conditions and Physical Effort

Environment Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
Physical Effort Light physical effort. Effort applies to no more than two (2) hours per day.
Lifting Requirements Requires handling of average-weight objects up to 25 pounds or standing and/or walking for more than four (4) hours per day.
Risk No or very limited exposure to physical risk.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you become aware of this position opening?
    • NMSU Website
    • Las Cruces Sun News/El Paso Times
    • Albuquerque Journal
    • Chronicle of Higher Ed
    • New Mexico Department of Labor
    • Other (If other please answer next question)
  2. If you became aware of this posting from another source, please describe?

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Do you meet the minimum qualifications for this position? (Student and/or volunteer work does not count towards experience)
    • Yes, I have a High School/GED diploma plus three years of experience
    • Yes, I have an Associate degree and one year or more years of experience
    • Yes, I have a Bachelors degree or higher level of education
    • No, I do not meet the minimum qualifications for this position

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts