Government Information Librarian— Eastern New Mexico University

Post date: Mar 08, 2021

Government Information Librarian – Golden Library, Eastern New Mexico University

SALARY: $43,000

OPENING DATE: 03/03/21

CLOSING DATE: Continuous


Position Summary

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.


Duties and Responsibilities:

Working in a team-oriented environment, the Government Information Librarian will:

  • 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.

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 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.


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.


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