Government Information Librarian, Eastern New Mexico University

By IS Lab March 5, 2021

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Eastern New Mexico University

The Government Information Librarian acts as the Coordinator of the Federal and State Depository collections, serves as the primary contact person for the Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP), makes selections and deselections for the depository collections, and maintains and develops the map collection. The Government Information Librarian will develop and maintain collection development policies, cataloging processes, processing procedures, and workflows for all depository and map collections. This position reports to the Director of the Golden Library.

Job Duties

  • Supervise and train employees and student workers who perform copy cataloging and technical processing operations for depository material.
  • Actively participate in training sessions and meetings for the Federal Depository Library Program and the New Mexico State Depository system.
  • The Government Information Librarian assumes responsibility for their own continuing education and keeps current on updates, developments and changes in processes for each depository system.
  • Oversee the selection and deselection for all depository and map materials in all formats including print, digital, and microform.
  • Serve as a collection development liaison for assigned departments and collaborate with faculty to develop these areas of the print and digital collections.
  • Maintain a knowledge of current trends and issues in library collection management and practices.
  • Promote user awareness of and access to government information in all formats.
  • Provide reference services and research/information literacy instruction as needed, including government information specific instruction.
  • Serves on department and university committees and working groups.
  • Contribute to Golden Library initiatives that further ENMU’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
  • Assist with specialized reports and perform other duties as assigned.

Job Qualifications

  • 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.
  • Working knowledge of the Superintendent of Documents (SuDocs) classification system, the Library of Congress classification system, and copy cataloging in all formats.
  • Working knowledge of the Legal Requirements and Program Regulations for the Federal Depository Library Program.
  • Working knowledge of all facets of library operations.
  • Experience working with an Integrated Library System.
  • 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.
  • Experience working with diverse student populations and first-generation students is highly desirable.
  • Experience using Microsoft Office (Office 360) and familiarity with virtual/webex meeting technologies.
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

Please attach the following required documents to your electronic application:

  • 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)