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Cataloging Librarian

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Department Contact

Department Contact Information

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

Department Contact Name Leticia Phetteplace
Department Contact Title HR Operations Unit Coord
Department Contact Phone 575-646-1808
Department Contact Email

Posting Details

Posting Details

Requisition Number 1800163F
Internal or External Search External - Open to all applicants
General Information of Campus and Unit

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 culturally diverse educational environment.

Position Number 198173
Position Job Title Cataloging Librarian
Rank Assistant Professor
Tenure Status Tenure Track
Position Summary

This is a 9-month appointment, tenure-track position. This position reports to the Head of the Technical Services Department. Performs original and complex shared cataloging in all formats, including electronic, in accordance with, RDA, OCLC input standards, LCSH, and LC Classification; contributes headings to the national authority file as a NACO contributor; performs database maintenance in Alma; serves as cataloging resource person concerning database maintenance and workflow issues. In consultation with department head develops and implements policies, standards, goals, and procedures to continuously improve workflow; provides leadership and support for the Cataloging Unit; conducts performance reviews ; resolves cataloging questions . As a member of the library faculty, is responsible for achieving in the areas of librarianship, scholarship and creative activity, service and extension and outreach.

Required Qualifications

MLS from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent; Minimum of four to seven years experience cataloging a variety of formats; knowledge of RDA, MARC formats, Library of Congress classification system, and Library of Congress subject headings; knowledge of trends in cataloging and national standards for bibliographic control; experience using a bibliographic utility; previous supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualifications (optional)

Professional experience in mid-to-large size academic or research library; knowledge of integrated library system, preferably Alma; working knowledge of at least one foreign language, preferably Spanish; familiarity with trends in cataloging, such as linked data and BIBFRAME, etc.; demonstrated potential for achieving in the areas of librarianship, scholarship and creative activity,service and extension and outreach.

Special Requirements of the Position
Special Instructions to Applicants
Campus/Work Site
Appointment Status Regular, Full-time
Appointment Full-time Equivalency 1.0
Appointment Base Academic
Posting Date 01/24/2018
Closing Date 02/28/2018
Target Salary Rate $51,740
Position funded by grant or other form of temporary funding No
Anticipated Job Begin Date (optional) 08/13/2018
Anticipated Job End Date, if applicable (optional)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Letter of Interest/Cover Letter
  3. Unofficial Transcripts (Undergraduate and Graduate Combined)
Optional Documents
  1. Other Document

Supplemental Questions

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  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)