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Head, Library Liaison Program

Position Deleted on 4/25/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Las Vegas, NV
Faculty - Science - Library and Information Science
10/22/2012 (Reposted Job: Initially posted on 10/05/2012)
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries invites applications for Head, Library Liaison Program.

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. In 2009 the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC established Brookings Mountain West on the UNLV campus to study the region. For more information, visit us on-line at:

This position is located within the Libraries' Division of Research and Education. In support of the University Libraries' mission and shared values, the Research and Education Division fosters collaborations that contribute to our users' academic success, research, and lifelong learning. The Division positively impacts student learning and supports the research and scholarly agenda of the University. This mission is realized through:
  • instruction of learners using a variety of methods and tools,
  • partnerships with faculty to create an integrated, assessable, information literacy-focused curriculum,
  • provision of targeted information resources,
  • expert, point-of need research assistance, and
  • a commitment to fostering competencies for lifelong inquiry.
Reporting to the Director of Research and Education, responsibilities include: providing guidance, mentorship, and supervision to nine discipline-based liaison librarians in all aspects of their work, including teaching curriculum-integrated instructional sessions at all degree levels, collaborating with teaching faculty to develop course content, participating in assessing student learning, providing research and technology assistance, creating online tools and user guides, and shaping new directions for development and access to collections; collaborating with fellow department heads in leading the creation of programs and services for the UNLV community that will advance the research enterprise and foster a climate of scholarly inquiry and student achievement; leading outreach programs to the campus and local communities; and working in a team environment with a focus on continuously enhancing the user experience. The successful candidate may also be assigned one or more curricular or co-curricular liaison areas. As a tenure-track library faculty member, the incumbent will be expected to work collaboratively with others; engage in scholarly activities; and provide service to the university, the community, and the profession in accordance with Libraries and University standards for promotion and tenure.

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 Head of the Library Liaison Program 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 are an organization committed to continuous improvement as informed by data and other evidence collected through review processes such as Lean as well as a wide range of other organizational assessments. 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. For more information, please visit

Required: A master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association; a minimum of three years as a manager and supervisor of full time staff in a an academic library; demonstrated experience in mentoring and coaching new professional librarians/library faculty members; experience in representing an academic library in an outreach role; familiarity with information literacy theory, practice, and assessment; knowledge of emerging information technologies and their application to research and teaching; demonstrated success in a collaborative environment; evidence of energy, creativity, initiative and commitment to professional growth; the ability to work independently and collegially; excellent written and oral communication skills; and a record of professional engagement and scholarship.

Preferred: Experience as a liaison librarian to an academic department; experience in developing working partnerships with academic departments and other campus communities; demonstrated project management experience; and experience, reputation, and scholarship record sufficient to meet criteria for appointment as a tenured faculty member.

This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position at Rank II or III (equivalent to an Assistant Professor or Associate Professor). Salaries are competitive with those at similarly situated institutions 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 January 1, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. Materials should be addressed to Head, Library Liaisons Program 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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