This is a description of a Staff Position Classification. It is not an announcement of a position opening. To view descriptions of current openings, please go to UNMJobs and Search Postings to view positions that are currently accepting applications.
The following statements are intended to describe, in broad terms, the general functions and responsibility levels characteristic of positions assigned to this classification. They should not be viewed as an exhaustive list of the specific duties and prerequisites applicable to individual positions that have been so classified.
Provides leadership, consultation, and expertise in the establishment and utilization of information retrieval programs, services, and systems to support research and/or educational activities within a specified University client area. Serves as a primary source of information and expertise in the area of information research, and provides formal education of clientele in the development and enhancement of information research skills.
Duties and Responsibilities
Reviews, evaluates, and initiates information research systems and services to support the specified client group, which may include students, faculty, staff, residents, and/or fellows, as applicable.
Plans and coordinates projects for the establishment and implementation of information retrieval services; develops and establishes project goals, objectives, timelines, workflow, and operating procedures.
Participates in the establishment and management of comprehensive, specialized databases and files to support strategic information management and retrieval needs.
Serves as a primary point of liaison, consultation, and expertise to faculty, students, staff, and others as applicable in the access and utilization of information retrieval services and automated library/bibliographic search systems.
Develops, implements, and maintains quality and productivity standards for the delivery of research information to clientele; participates in operational planning and policy development pertaining to delivery of services.
Provides formal and informal instruction to students, faculty, staff, and others as appropriate in the development of skills in the effective use of advanced information retrieval resources; provides consultation and liaison for faculty in specified subject areas.
Participates as appropriate in the identification of funding opportunities and in the development of grant proposals.
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.
Minimum Job Requirements
Master's degree; at least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Required
Skill in the use of computers, preferably in a PC, Windows-based operating environment.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Skill in the strategic use of a wide range of advanced automated library and bibliographic search systems.
Database management skills.
Ability to identify alternative funding/revenue sources within area of specialty.
Skill in examining and re-engineering operations and procedures, formulating policy, and developing and implementing new strategies and procedures.
Ability to plan, organize, and oversee the operations of an information service activity.
Skill in organizing resources and establishing priorities.
Ability to develop, plan, and implement short- and long-range goals.
Proposal and grant writing skills.
Ability to provide technical advice, guidance, and support to professional staff in area of specialty.
Ability to develop and present educational programs and/or workshops.
Knowledge of all facets of library operations.
Knowledge of resources in area of expertise.
Position requires: a) overseeing and coordinating the implementation of integrated information resource systems and services of a comprehensive scope; b) use of in-depth knowledge of subject specialty to provide comprehensive, proactive training and instruction; c) use of in-depth knowledge of subject speciality to provide reference services to answer highly complex questions; d) provision of leadership consultation in the development of complex user project proposals; e) representation to external constituencies for funding and development purposes, and performance of marketing-oriented outreach activities.
Working Conditions and Physical Effort
No or very limited physical effort required.
No or very limited exposure to physical risk.
Work is normally performed in a typical interior/office work environment.
The University of New Mexico provides all training required by OSHA to ensure employee safety.