Public Services Librarian – Access Services -- Eastern New Mexico University -- Portales, NM

Public Services Librarian – Access Services – Golden Library, Eastern New Mexico University

SALARY: $43,000
OPENING DATE: 5/19/2021
CLOSING DATE: Continuous

Position Summary
The Access Services Librarian oversees all aspects of circulation, interlibrary loan and reserve services, prioritizing a user-centered and holistic approach to improve the user experience for the Golden Library. The Access Services Librarian performs a variety of operational duties involving library systems and procedures to provide access to the collection and assists patrons in the use of library resources and services both in person and online. Primary responsibilities include supervision and policy development for circulation, interlibrary loan, course reserve services and copyright guidance to the instructional community. The Access Services Librarian participates in staffing the Reference Desk in person and online, serves as a bibliographic liaison for multiple subject areas on campus and also participates in providing information literacy instruction as needed. Some evening and weekend duty may be required.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Working in a team-oriented environment, the Access Services Librarian will:

  • Supervise and train employees and student workers who perform circulation, interlibrary loan and reserves services.
  • Manage all aspects of circulation, interlibrary loan and course reserves services for the Golden Library, including physical and digital course materials, and the policies and systems related to these services.
  • Maintain awareness of current trends in policy, practices, and technologies as they pertain to access services, interlibrary loan, document delivery, user experience and academic librarianship in general.
  • Suggest, coordinate, and facilitate user engagement initiatives geared towards improving user services.
  • Monitor trends and recommend emerging technologies for resource sharing and copyright management to strategically discover, plan, and improve library services in light of evolving technologies, patron experiences, and business opportunities.
  • In collaboration with the Golden Library Systems Administrator, maintain and configure circulation, reserves and other access services policies within the ILS.
  • Serve as a collection development liaison for assigned disciplines and collaborate with faculty to develop these areas of the print and digital collections.
  • Provide reference services and research/information literacy instruction as needed.
  • Assist with specialized reports and perform other duties as assigned.
  • Contribute to Golden Library initiatives that further ENMU’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.

Minimum Job Requirements:
A master’s degree in Library Science and a minimum of two years experience (in the most recent five years) directly related to the duties specified is required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Working knowledge of all facets of library operations.
  • Familiarity of trends in library access services and the user experience.
  • Experience working with an Integrated Library System (WMS preferred).
  • Experience using Microsoft Office (Office 360) and familiarity with virtual/webex meeting technologies.
  • Demonstrated initiative and proven ability to learn new technologies and adapt to changes in the profession.
  • Evidence of excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Evidence of problem-solving and analytical skills.
  • Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
  • Ability to interpret and evaluate client informational needs and to determine appropriate alternative solutions.
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

Physical Demand and Working Conditions:

  • Work is performed during normal work hours with some evening and weekend hours.
  • Work is sedentary in nature that at times requires exerting up to 25 pounds of force occasionally and/or negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects.

  • Essential Functions: [As defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, these include the following responsibilities, minimum job knowledge, skills, and abilities. This is not necessarily an all-inclusive listing.

Application Review Date: Open Until Filled
Condition of Employment: Must pass a pre-employment background check.
Electronic Application Instructions: Electronic applications should be submitted through the "Apply" link on the top of this page. Please attach the following required documents to your electronic application:

  • Required Documents: Please ensure that you attach all required documents even if you have applied for other positions at ENMU as the committee does not have access to those records.
  • Letter of interest
  • Resume
  • Contact information for three references (Blind reference calls may be made on applicants who become a finalist for the position)
  • Transcripts (unofficial for application purposes)

ENMU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Title IX Employer. Eastern New Mexico University is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, disability, veteran status, or any other protected status in its programs, activities, or employment. People seeking additional information about the University’s non-discrimination policy should contact the Affirmative Action Officer at (575) 562-2218. Individuals with disabilities requesting an accommodation can call the office of human resources at (575) 562-2115. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs, activities, employment and admission, and the University is required by Title IX and 34 C.F.R. Part 106 not to discriminate in such a manner.


1500 S. Ave. K, Station 21
Portales, NM 88130

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