The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for a Health
Sciences Librarian, to collaborate in building a state-of-the-art Health
Sciences Library for its School of Medicine (UNLV SOM), a new public
medical school in Southern Nevada.
University Libraries seeks innovative, collaborative, user-focused
applicants for a new, entry-level Health Sciences Librarian position.
Reporting to the Founding Director, Health Sciences Library, and joining
three new Health Sciences Librarian faculty, a Multimedia and Emerging
Technologies Coordinator, and a Library Technician II, applicants for this
position should be familiar with health sciences library resources and
services, and knowledgeable about information literacy and evidence-based
medicine principles and practice. Successful applicants should have
interest in using the latest technologies to build a new health sciences
library from the ground up and be passionate about service and delivering
dynamic, mostly digital, collections seamlessly and reliably, to the health
sciences community. We offer a supportive, team-oriented library
environment where discussion of innovative ideas and experimentation with
new ways of planning and implementing the health sciences library of the
future are a part of our culture.
The successful candidate will work closely with the School of Medicine to
develop curriculum-integrated instructional sessions, provide research
support and consultations, collaborate with teaching faculty on assignment
and course content, and maintain effective collections in the medical and
health sciences disciplines in order to meet the teaching and research
needs of faculty, residents, fellows, and students. The incumbent is
expected to contribute to the planning, development, provision, and
assessment of a cohesive program of library services, collections, and
strategic information literacy initiatives. This will include supporting
biomedical and health informatics, data services, information literacy &
evidence-based medicine, open access, research data management, and
scholarly communication initiatives within the library and on campus.
The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to work in a
complex, changing environment with a positive, flexible, and innovative
attitude, and will have a proven capacity to work effectively and
collegially on teams with staff at all levels, as well as with faculty,
residents, fellows, and students.
As a tenure-track library faculty member, the incumbent will also be
expected to engage in scholarly activities, and provide service to the
university, the community, and the profession in accordance with UNLV and
University Libraries standards for promotion and tenure.
UNLV is one of the most diverse universities in the nation with a large
first-generation college student population. The University Libraries has
an enduring commitment to diversity and encourages individuals from
historically under-represented populations to apply.
For more information, please visit: https://www.library.unlv.edu/employment.