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Outreach Librarian

Position Deleted on 8/30/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Las Vegas, NV
Faculty - Science - Library and Information Science
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries invites applications for Outreach 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. 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.

This new position of Outreach Librarian has been created to bring the Libraries' message to current users and to bring new users to the Libraries through existing mechanisms and experimentation with new outreach initiatives. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Research and Education, responsibilities include: working with others to develop new outreach programs for prospective, undergraduate, and graduate students in order to expose them to the Libraries collections and services; developing and maintaining relationships with campus partners around co-curricular, residential life, and service learning programs, which may include the Academic Success Center, Office of International Students and Scholars, student government organizations, and the Division of Student Affairs (Campus Life, Enrollment and Student Services, and the Center for Academic Enrichment and Outreach); re-invigorating and coordinating the Libraries' role in new student and faculty orientations; supporting targeted communication efforts to UNLV faculty, staff, and students as a member of the Campus Communication and Marketing Committee; producing a quarterly e-newsletter for the campus community (includes working with others to develop story ideas, establishing timelines, writing articles, setting up an editing cycle, and publishing the newsletter); and assessing outreach efforts. In order to increase exposure to user needs, this position may provide reference or research consultation services. 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.

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; demonstrated organization skills; excellent written and oral communication skills; evidence of energy, creativity, initiative and commitment to professional growth; and the ability to work independently and collegially.

Preferred: Demonstrated project management experience and previous employment or experience involving journalistic or creative writing.

This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position at Rank II (equivalent to an Assistant 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 April 15, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. Materials should be addressed to Outreach 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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