Reference Librarian -- New Mexico Junior College -- Hobbs, NM

SALARY: $57,145.00 - $69,660.00 Annually
JOB TYPE: Full-Time
JOB NUMBER: 2024-00013
DEPARTMENT: Library Administration
OPENING DATE: 03/25/2024

The NMJC Pannell Library currently has an opening for a full-time Reference Librarian. This position supports instruction, reference services, collection development, and outreach. Recent graduates/entry-level applicants are encouraged to apply.

The Reference Librarian shall report to the Director of Library Services. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Assist students, faculty, staff, and community patrons with information resources and research.
  • Maintain library technology; update library webpages; troubleshoot and update patron and staff computers; resolve subscription database issues; assist computer services staff with library network as needed.
  • Perform reference desk functions.
  • Develop, schedule, and conduct library bibliographic instruction sessions, and general Library information presentations.
  • Develop and maintain resource guides utilizing Springhare LibGuides platform software.
  • Track and compile electronic resource usage statistics for subscription evaluation and required state, federal, and library association reports.
  • Evaluate library holdings; make recommendations for acquisition and withdrawal of materials.
  • Collaborate with faculty to coordinate the acquisition of appropriate library resources to support curriculum and programs.
  • Oversee library email account; answer reference questions and process material/service requests.
  • Assist in maintaining and developing new content for the library website.
  • Assist with library print book and electronic resource acquisitions.
  • Perform circulation desk functions.
  • Assist with Integrated Library System (ILS).
  • Participate in promotion/marketing of library resources and services to the College community.
  • Perform other duties as assigned or required.

Work Schedule
Primarily Monday – Friday with evening and weekend shifts, as required.

Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution. Three (3) years of experience in a library environment, preferably with technical and research experience, OR an equivalent combination of required Library/Information Science degree, training, and experience.

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