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Library Spec

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

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 Janie Gutierrez
Department Contact Phone 505-287-6625
Department Contact Email

Posting Details

Posting Details

Requisition Number 1700415S
Classification Title Library Specialist
Position Job Title Library Spec
College/Division GRCC Grants CC
Department 950750-GRCC Learning Resource Ctr
Position Number 599990
Internal or External Search External - Open to all applicants
Appointment Full-time Equivalency 1.00
Reports To Position Title CC Dir, Library Svcs, Sm
Target Hourly/Salary Rate 12.98
Pay Level 05
Pay Base Hourly
Recruitment Summary

Located in sight of majestic Mount Taylor (11,300 feet), New Mexico State University Grants is a small, rural, comprehensive community college of the NMSU system located in scenic Cibola County in central New Mexico 75 miles west of Albuquerque.

NMSU Grants serves a culturally rich and diverse student body qualifying as both a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI) and a Native American Serving Non-Tribal Institution (NASNTI).

Job Duties and Responsibilities

Circulation, collection maintenance, routine database tasks, and provide assistance with reference services.

Required Education

High School diploma or GED certificate.

Required Experience

Five (5) years of experience related to the standard duties as outlined.

Classification Summary

Under minimal supervision, provides assistance as required by library services to meet the informational, educational, and research-related needs of patrons. May performs paraprofessional level technical, public, and access services.

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 to moderately complex database tasks, utilizing automated database systems, to include materials check-in, circulation, searching, ordering of materials, and/or copy cataloging. Provides assistance to higher level staff and librarians with reference services, using proficiency in specialized indexes, reference sources, and on-line databases; may perform reference services with backup assistance. Performs specialized library tasks, including copy cataloging without review or original cataloging with review, processing of non-traditional materials (such as manuscripts and archival materials) without review, and handling of routine and complex invoices and orders, using specialized databases. Implements and communicates policies pertaining to services, operations, and activities; resolves complex departmental problems, and develops and implements operational procedures. Initiates and assists with collection maintenance activities and projects including electronic collections. Trains lower graded staff and/or student employees. Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.


Knowledge of customer service standards and procedures. Knowledge of library principles, practices, and terminology.


Skill in the use of computers, preferably in a PC, Windows-based operating environment. Skill in the use of relevant automated library systems. Skill in the use of library resources.


Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing. Ability to analyze and solve problems. Ability to provide training to staff and/or student employees. Ability to perform a variety of specialized library tasks. Ability to communicate technical information to non-technical personnel.

Equivalency Completion of a post-secondary degree or certificate may substitute for years of experience.
Preferred Qualifications

Experience in database systems and Excel.

Required Certification/License
Special Requirements
Other Departmental Requirements
Standard Work Schedule Shift: Other Shift
If not a Standard Work Schedule, please describe

40 hour work week, Monday-Thursday hours 8:00am-7:00pm Friday 8:00am-5:00pm alternating shifts.

Physical Work Location State NM-New Mexico
Physical Work Location County, if in New Mexico CI-Cibola
Work Site
Contingent Upon Funding Contingent upon funding
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 08/29/2017
Closing Date 09/26/2017
Anticipated Job Begin Date (optional)
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 indoors.
Physical Effort Moderate physical activity.
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 Work environment involves some exposure to hazards or physical risks, which require following basic safety precautions.

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 diploma or GED plus five (5) or more years of experience related to the standard duties
    • Yes, I have an Associate degree and three (3) years or more of experience related to the standard duties
    • Yes, I have a Bachelors degree and one or more years of experience related to the standard duties
    • Yes, I have a Masters degree or higher level of education
    • No, I do not meet the minimum qualifications for this position

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document