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Head, Curriculum Materials Library

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
  • Admin - Libraries
Application Due:
Open Until Filled
Full Time
The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Head, Curriculum Materials Library.

UNLV is a comprehensive research university of approximately 28,000 students and 3,300 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 innovative, collaborative, user-focused applicants for the position of Head, Curriculum Materials Library. The position is responsible for the overall management of the Curriculum Materials Library (CML), a branch library located within the College of Education. Information about the CML can be found at

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Research and Education, responsibilities include: providing leadership in the organization, development, and enhancement of physical facilities, collections, services, and the administration of the CML; supervising one classified staff member with overall responsibility for two full-time classified staff and six-seven student employees; with the Education Liaison Librarian, providing library liaison services to the College of Education (CoE); coordinating CML services and programs with the College of Education faculty and administrators; collaborating with College of Education faculty and students and conducting ongoing assessment to provide user-oriented services. In collaboration with Education Librarian, the incumbent will be expected to contribute significantly to the planning, development, provision, and assessment of a cohesive program of library services, collections, and strategic information literacy initiatives for the CoE. Additionally, the Head of the CML will lead outreach initiatives to the Clark County School District (CCSD), the fifth largest school district in the United States, including: identification and/or acquisition of CCSD-adopted or internally developed curriculum materials; marketing CML services to CCSD educators; creating professional development opportunities for CCSD teachers and librarians; and building partnerships with CCSD employees with the intention of improving college readiness of CCSD students in the area of research skills and information literacy.

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. 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.

Required: A master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association. A minimum of two years as a manager and 2 years of supervisory experience. 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. Knowledge of school curriculum resources (PK-12). Knowledge of current pedagogical and curriculum practices. 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. Experience in grant writing and managing funded projects. 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 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 June 1, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled. Materials should be addressed to the Head, Curriculum Materials Library 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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