Position: University of New Mexico General Library, CSWR Director

Thu, 6 Oct 1994 09:49:00 MST

POSITION TITLE: Director, Center for Southwest Research

TYPE: Full time 12 month library faculty.
Tenure track.

LEVEL OF APPOINTMENT: Professional rank appropriate to
qualifications and experience.

RESPONSIBLE TO: Dean of Library Services

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: Required: Master's Degree in Library Science
from an American Library Association accredited program. At least five
years of post-MLS progressively significant and relevant work experience
in a university or major research library. Demonstrated ability to manage
library operations within a team-oriented environment. Demonstrated
written and verbal communication skills. Desirable: Ph.D. or second
advanced degree in Southwest studies or a closely related field.
Experience in collection preservation and management. Successful grant-
writing experience. Knowledge of Spanish. Commitment to public service.
Evidence of active participation in library-wide administrative or
managerial councils. Ability to provide dynamic leadership in a climate of
change and to support the implementation of new information and computer
technologies. Demonstrated record of research, scholarship, and
publication and/or creative works. Active participation in university
service and relevant professional organizations.

PRIMARY DUTIES: As director, is responsible for administering a newly
established research center and providing the leadership required for
planning, implementing, and sustaining the expected expansion of
collections, programs, and services of the Center for Southwest Research.
Supervises the staff which currently consists of 12.5 FTE's. Administer the
units which presently includes manuscripts, architectural archives,
university archives, photoarchives, monograph and serials collections,
oral history, New Mexico Newspaper Project, conservation/preservation,
and reference and information services. Serves as liaison between the
Center and the many constituencies throughout the Library, the University
and the state of New Mexico. Works in partnership with the Library
Development Office on public affairs and fund-raising activities for the
Center. Initiates grant proposals for the Center's programs and
collections. Facilitates research, teaching, and instructional projects.
Serves as a member of the Library Management Team which is responsible
for the management of the General Library.
BACKGROUND: The UNM General Library consists of four libraries and two
centers: Zimmerman Social Sciences, Humanities, and Education Library,
Parish Memorial Business Library, Centennial Science and Engineering
Library, Fine Arts Library, Center for Academic Program Support, and
Center for Southwest Research. The Center for Southwest Research (CSWR)
is a department of the UNM General Library and is located in the renovated
west wing of the historic Zimmerman Library building. The Center works
closely with the Center for Regional Studies, Chaco Canyon Archives,
Southwest Hispanic Research Institute, Native American Studies, and
Spanish Colonial Research Center. The Center houses and provides access
to rare books, Latin American collections, archives, monographs, and other
special collections on New Mexico history, the Southwest, and the American

UNM libraries, with a collection approaching two million volumes, are
collectively a member of the Association of Research Libraries. The
University of New Mexico main campus has an enrollment of 25,000 students
and employs 1,400 faculty and 4,000 staff. UNM offers 54 masters degrees
and 35 doctoral and professional degrees. The institution serves a multi-
cultural state and the institution/student body is one of the most
ethnically diverse in the nation.

FACULTY RESPONSIBILITIES: Tenure track faculty position. It is assumed
in he
position will comply with the policies of the
Faculty Handbook including research, publication, and service to the
profession and community.

SALARY: Negotiable from $50,000.

APPLICATIONS: Submit a resume (including addresses and phone numbers for
at least three references) and a letter describing the strengths you would
bring to this position to Rita Critchfield, Personnel Office, General
Library, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM 87131. Applications
received by December 3, 1994, will be given first consideration.
Recruitment will continue until the position is filled.

UNM is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.