Librarian

  • Navajo Technical University
  • Crownpoint, NM, USA
  • Feb 06, 2020
Full time Education Information Technology Other Science

Job Description

JOB PURPOSE:  

Plans, directs, monitors and evaluates the daily operation of all library functions and staff. Provides direction and operational management of the library, to include planning and organizing workflow, initiating and implementing operating policies and procedures, personnel, overseeing of library public information activities, evaluation of services, and record maintenance.     

 This position description indicates in general the nature and levels of work, knowledge, skills, and abilities.  It is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities required or assigned to this position.

 JOB DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Builds library collections by selecting, recommending, ordering, receiving and shelving reference and circulation resources. Assures that collection includes adequate resources appropriate to the instructional programs of NTU.
  • Organizes collection by classifying, cataloguing, marking, and displaying resources; developing location guides; maintaining research and locator systems; re-shelving and refurbishing resources as needed.
  • Assists library patrons by clearly describing the library’s resources, methods and systems; training patrons in library research methods; and guiding them in using these to meet their learning needs.
  • Locates and secures outside resources by clarifying requests, identifying and researching sources, securing inter-library loans, and training patrons in the use of these facilities and systems.
  • Issues and tracks resources using a documented check out and accountability system.
  • Responsible for development of and adherence to Collection Development policy and guidelines.
  • Monitors and ensures library computer systems operability.
  • Develops and implements systems to maintain records on employees, inventories, compliance activities, Library Division performance measures, required and bench-marked statistics, including collection usage statistics.
  • Provides library instruction to students, faculty and staff.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 SUPERVISION RESPONSIBILITIES:    

  • Hosts regular staff meetings to ensure communication among personnel regarding departmental activities.
  • Supervises personnel which include hiring, firing, performance evaluation, training, work allocation, and problem resolution.
  • Oversees the daily operations of the library.
  • Preparing and maintaining compliance, work schedules, time keeping, and approval.

 MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS/REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science
  • New Mexico State Library Certification I.
  • Five year’s work experience in a public, private, school, special, or research library.
  • Two year in a supervisory capacity.
  • Doctoral degree in Library Science preferred.
  • Higher education experience preferred.
  • Valid and clean state driver’s license.
  • Must be able to pass background check, with NO prior convictions of any felonies and no history of child abuse and/or neglect.

 The Navajo Nation Preference in Employment Act applies to all hiring, promotions or transfers of individuals into this position.