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COSLA maintains this listing of current employment opportunities at the nation's state library agencies, based on those that have been submitted by our members. Each listing includes the date on which it was added. Interested parties should pursue additional details via the individual state library agency.

The New Mexico State State Library is Hiring!

New Mexico State Library Opening
Development Bureau Chief (DCA #4801)

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For full consideration, please apply by June 19, 2024
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Agency: NM Department of Cultural Affairs/ New Mexico State Library

Posting End Date: 07/04/2024

Job ID: 144946
Location: Santa Fe
Full/Part Time:  Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular - PERM for State

Agency Contact Information:
Eli Guinnee, New Mexico State Librarian
(505) 476-9762
[email protected]
Salary Range
$35.04 - $56.07 Hourly
$72,885 - $116,616 Annually
This position is a Pay Band 85

Department of Cultural Affairs
Created in 1978 by the New Mexico Legislature, the Department of Cultural Affairs (DCA) represents New Mexico's dedication to preserving and celebrating the cultural integrity and diversity of our state. The Department oversees a broad range of New Mexico's arts and cultural heritage agencies. These include 15 divisions representing a variety of programs and services.

Why does the job exist?
The Development Bureau Chief supervises the Library Consultants of the New Mexico State Library’s Development Bureau all of whom provide a leadership role to libraries for summer reading programs, literacy, technology, and devices, and statistical data collection on libraries in New Mexico. This position also implements statutory requirements for distribution of monetary funds to public and Tribal libraries and travels the state on site visits to libraries to recommend improvements to New Mexico library operations and the establishment of new libraries. This position manages multiple library national, state, and local initiatives to benefit libraries in New Mexico; publicizes the work of the New Mexico library community and the Development Bureau via social and public media; and requires public speaking and ability to interpret library best practices.

How does it get done?
Supervision and management of personnel. Administration of library programs and budget. Serves as liaison between public and Tribal librarians and the NM State Library, as well as library boards and municipal leaders. Assesses the New Mexico libraries' longitudinal data for constant improvement of library services in New Mexico. Provides professional development opportunities to librarians.

Who are the customers?
This position serves librarians and personnel working on behalf of public and Tribal libraries statewide and colleagues at the NM State Library and other DCA divisions.

Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate has a Master's Degree in Library Science or Information Science; five (5) years of public library experience demonstrating progressive professional development and responsibilities; three (3) years of supervisory responsibility; and good written and verbal communication skills. Additional preferences include visionary leadership skills, the ability to build productive relationships through political acumen and effectiveness, promoting collaborative partnerships through civic engagement, excellent interpersonal skills (friendly, caring, connected, trustworthy, and empowering), and operational excellence.

Minimum Qualification
A Bachelor's Degree in any field of study from an accredited college or university and eight (8) years of professional level experience with a light strategic impact directly related to the purpose of the position defined by the agency at the time of recruitment. Substitutions Apply. See Substitution Table below. A hiring agency will designate a portion of the required experience to include management, supervisory and/or specialized experience. Any required licensure, certification or registration shall be defined at the time of recruitment and will be in addition to the above requirements.

• Education and years of experience must be related to the purpose of the position.
• If Minimum Qualification requires a specific number of "semester hours" in a field (e.g. 6 semester hours in Accounting), applicants MUST have those semester hours in order to meet the minimum qualifications. No substitutions apply for semester hours.

Employment Requirements
Employment is subject to a pre-employment background investigation and is conditional pending results. Must possess and maintain a current Defensive Driving Course Certificate from the State of New Mexico or must pass and receive Defensive Driving Course Certification as a condition of continued employment.  Must possess and maintain a valid New Mexico Driver's License.

Working Conditions
Work is performed in an office setting, overnight in state travel regularly required.

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The Washington State Library is Hiring!

Branch Librarian
Location: Multiple Locations
Salary: $46,596.00 - $65,748.00 Annually

Branch staff maintains day-to-day library services and operations, performs collection management duties, participates in branch library program and assists other branches, and performs bibliographic and information searches and answers reference questions. We currently have three openings with the Institutional Library Services of the Washington State Library.  One opening at the Stafford Creek Corrections Center in Aberdeen (SCCC-0407), one opening at the Clallam Bay Corrections Center in Clallam Bay (CBCC-0491), and one opening at the Washington State Penitentiary in Walla Walla (WSP-SC-0688). Click here to learn more about the duties/responsibilities and how to apply.

Librarian Associate
Location: Multiple Locations
Salary: $39,528.00 - $62,568.00 Annually

Under the supervision of the Branch Manager, this position is responsible for the delivery of library and information services to the incarcerated individuals, performing expert level library duties related to collection development, reference/information delivery, and automated circulation systems. We currently have 7 openings for this full-time position with Institutional Library Services (ILS) of the Washington State Library, and they are available in the following counties: Clallam, Mason, Grays Harbor, Snohomish, Spokane, and Walla Walla. Click here to learn more about the duties/responsibilities and how to apply.