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Science Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Liaison Librarian - Updated

Position Deleted on 1/01/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Las Vegas, NV
  • Admin - Libraries
  • Faculty - Science - Library and Information Science
06/15/2012 (Reposted Job: Initially posted on 09/30/2011)
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
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The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Science Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Liaison Librarian.

UNLV is a comprehensive research university of approximately 27,000 students and 2,800 faculty and staff dedicated to teaching, research, and service. The university has internationally recognized programs in hotel administration and creative writing; professional degrees in law, architecture, and dental medicine; and leading programs in fine arts, sciences and education. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in dynamic Southern Nevada. For more information, visit us on-line at:

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas libraries seeks an innovative, collaborative, user-focused applicant for a Science Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Liaison Librarian position. Based on background and experience, candidates will be designated liaison responsibilities for departments in UNLV's College of Sciences and/or the Howard R. Hughes College of Engineering.

Reporting to the Director of Research and Education, responsibilities include: providing discipline-based research and technology assistance through individual and small group consultations and online user support; creating programs and services for UNLV's science and engineering community that will advance the research enterprise and foster a climate of scholarly inquiry and student achievement; teaching curriculum-integrated instructional sessions at all degree levels; collaborating with teaching faculty to develop course content; participating in assessing student learning; creating online tools and user guides; helping to shape new directions for development and access to science and engineering collections; and working in a team environment with a focus on continuously enhancing the user experience.

Liaison librarians proactively develop partnerships with faculty to develop and deliver value-added services as well as new methods of delivering existing services to support the University's research and teaching initiatives. The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to work in a complex, changing environment with a positive, flexible, and innovative attitude, and he or she will have a proven capacity to work effectively and collegially in teams with staff at all levels as well as with faculty and students.

As a strong partner in student learning, UNLV Libraries fosters critical thinking and lifelong learning with innovative services, entrepreneurial staff, over one million volumes, outstanding digital collections, up-to-date technology and internationally renowned Special Collections in four modern, flexible facilities. We welcome individuals with diverse backgrounds to join our growing organization of over 100 experienced faculty librarians and staff members supporting teaching, learning, research and creative endeavors at one of the nation's fastest growing universities.

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Required: A master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association. Familiarity with information literacy theory, practice, and assessment. Knowledge of emerging information technologies and their application to research and teaching. Understanding of current trends and issues in scholarly publishing and communication. Demonstrated success in a collaborative environment. Evidence of energy, creativity, initiative and commitment to professional growth. Excellent oral and written communication skills. The ability to prioritize workload assignments.

Preferred: Relevant undergraduate or graduate degree or significant discipline-specific experience in an academic library. Academic library experience with research assistance and information literacy instruction. Teaching experience or experience in instructional design in a higher education, library, or secondary education setting. Experience in developing working partnerships with academic departments and other campus communities. Demonstrated experience with project management.

This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position at Rank II (equivalent to an Assistant Professor). Salaries are competitive and dependent upon labor market. Position is contingent upon funding.

Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based. The review of materials will begin on July 15, 2012, and will continue until the position is filled. Materials should be addressed to, Science Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) Liaison Librarian Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted via on-line application at For assistance with UNLV's on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-2894 or
UNLV is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity educator and employer committed to excellence through diversity.
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