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Online Learning Librarian

Employer
New Mexico State University
Location
Las Cruces, New Mexico (US)
Salary
$73,300 (Annual Salary)
Date posted
Jun 12, 2024

Job Details

Classification Summary:
The position reports to the department head of NMSU Library Reference and Research Services department. Additionally, the librarian will collaborate closely with the Director of Instructional Design (DID) of the NMSU Global Campus program, supporting instructional designers, instructors, distance education students, and those enrolled in NMSU Global Campus programs.

Classification Standard Duties:

The librarian will:

  • Provide general and in-depth reference services (consultations, reference desk shifts, and virtual reference) to all online learners and specialized research consultations to faculty, graduates students, and undergraduate students in key discipline areas.
  • Participate in the RRS department’s instruction program, including: Develop and teach library online instruction sessions; serve as instructor of record for one-credit and three-credit courses from time to time.
  • Develop online research guides and tutorials that are geared towards distance education students.
  • Support online course builders to understand the electronic resources available to instructors and students.
  • Act as a liaison or library support contact to online instructional developers and respond to requests from NMSU Global Campus as appropriate.
  • Identify key discipline areas and develop a robust selection of updated materials to support instructional design staff and distance education students.
  • Advise the library’s collection team about the acquisition of new online collections that would benefit distance education students.
  • Provide leadership and vision for NMSU Library’s outreach to distance education students and online teaching faculty.

Required Education, Experience, Certification/License, Equivalency

MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited library school by the start date of the position.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Innovative and forward-thinking team player who will create new opportunities to enhance reference services within the NMSU Global campus and for distance education students. The successful candidate will work independently and collaboratively, and adapt to change in a busy, complex, and changing environment. The successful candidate will demonstrate critical thinking, patron confidentiality, attention to detail, and open-mindedness.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working in an online learning environment.
  • Knowledge of current trends in the area of online library services.
  • Experience explaining various library resources to diverse populations.
  • Experience providing library instruction.
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Position includes allowance for moving expenses. For more information about working at NMSU please visit https://talent.nmsu.edu/

New Mexico State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to assembling a diverse, broadly trained faculty and staff. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. In compliance with applicable laws and in furtherance of its commitment to fostering an environment that welcomes and embraces diversity, NMSU does not discriminate on the basis of age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, retaliation, serious medical condition, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, spousal affiliation or protected veteran status in its program or activities, including employment, admissions, and educational programs.

Company

NMSU is New Mexico’s land-grant and space-grant institution, a comprehensive research institution dedicated to teaching, research, public service and outreach. In addition, the NMSU system includes a satellite learning center in Albuquerque, Cooperative Extension Service offices located in each of New Mexico’s 33 counties, and 12 agriculture research and science centers. New Mexico State University is the institution of choice for more than 15,000 students from 49 states and 89 foreign countries.

The City of Las Cruces is the second largest city in New Mexico and is located in Doña Ana County, approximately 45 miles north of El Paso, Texas, and 225 miles south of Albuquerque. Las Cruces is the economic and geographic center of the Mesilla Valley, the agricultural region on the floodplain of the Rio Grande which extends from Hatch to the west side of El Paso, Texas. The Organ Mountains, 10 miles to the east, are dominant in the city’s landscape, along with the Doña Ana Mountains, Robledo Mountains, and Picacho Peak. Las Cruces lies within a short driving distance of the Mexican border at Santa Teresa, as well as many other locations in the broader borderland region.

Geography, climate, demographics, and ambiance of Las Cruces and NMSU combine to offer a truly excellent place to thrive. Family members will discover a warm, open community that offers an attractive array of activities and outdoor recreation, amenities, services and opportunities, whether they are looking for top-notch education, meaningful employment, or simply a safe and comfortable place to live.

 

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