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Clinical & Education Librarian - UNM Health Sciences Library - Albuquerque, NM

Friday, February 02, 2024 9:24 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)
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Best Consideration: 2/10/2024

The University of New Mexico is seeking a dynamic and collaborative individual to join our team as a Clinical and Education Librarian. The Clinical and Education Librarian partners with the University of New Mexico’s clinical enterprise. This faculty position involves a unique blend of academic rigor and clinical support, primarily focused on assisting students, residents, physicians, nurses and allied health hospital staff with information requests and education in a fast-moving clinical environment. This position will play a pivotal role in enhancing patient care by facilitating access to the most current medical information and research.

The Clinical and Education Librarian will promote library resources and develop services for clinicians and hospital staff by participating in hospital committee meetings, resident and nursing staff orientations, and patient rounds. UNM clinician researchers are heavy users of library information services, including systematic review services, and the Clinical and Education Librarian will have the opportunity to enhance and support this aspect of patient care research. This position will be a vital part of a highly collaborative library team that seeks to learn together and support each other. A successful candidate will be curious and willing to grow and develop as a professional, while helping others to grow and learn as part of the campus community.

This position reports to the Division Head for Research, Education and Clinical Information Services (RECIS) and works with members of the RECIS team and other library departments as part of an academic health sciences library to meet the information needs of the students, staff, and faculty of the UNM Health Sciences Center, and the broader UNM community. 

This is a full-time, benefits eligible faculty position with a primary appointment in HSLIC. The UNM provides a diversified package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through tuition remission and dependent education programs. For a more complete explanation of benefits, go to:

Appointment is posted as open rank, to be determined based on qualifications. Salary range: $61,380-$75,210.


  • Develops and offers educational sessions on information resources and tools that provide the best available research to ensure evidence-based decision making at the point and place of need.
  • Responds to requests for rapid, effective literature synthesis for complex clinical cases; provides expert literature searches in support of patient care, research projects, and systematic reviews.
  • Explores and expands patient rounding opportunities with clinical teams at the University of New Mexico Hospital.
  • Promotes information services, instruction, and outreach to clinical departments.
  • Creates online tutorials and self-directed learning modules to support information discovery and management skills for students, residents, hospital staff, and faculty.
  • Collaborates with other faculty members in providing competency-based instruction for health sciences center learners.
  • Adapts instructional approaches quickly as venues and schedules change due to clinical demands.
  • Provides general reference and research consultation for health sciences students, faculty, and researchers in collaboration with HSLIC colleagues.
  • Works collaboratively and collegially with colleagues to support HSLIC’s Vision, Mission, and Strategic Goals.
  • Stays current with emerging trends in health sciences librarianship, digital resources, and healthcare information.
  • Participates in scholarly activities including research, publishing, and presenting at professional conferences.
  • Participates in professional development and continuous learning activities.



  • Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited (or foreign equivalent) program.
  • Experience working in an academic health science library or health sciences setting.
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.


  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.
  • Experience performing in-depth literature searches using biomedical and health sciences databases (e,g., PubMed, Ovid Medline, Embase).
  • Evidence of strong interpersonal skills with the ability to establish positive and productive collaborations with faculty, researchers, students, and fellow librarians.
  • Experience providing instructional services including the development and delivery of both in-person and online classes.
  • Knowledge of the systematic review processes and searching requirements.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including creating and delivering presentations.

About the Library:

Our mission is to advance health and health equity as New Mexico’s only publicly accessible health sciences library. We empower evidence-based health care, intellectual discovery, lifelong learning, and engagement with our diverse communities by providing high quality and unique collections; integrated education and programs; and innovative, inclusive spaces. HSLIC serves the UNM School of Medicine, including its Health Professions programs; undergraduate and graduate programs in the College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, and College of Population Health; the UNM Hospitals and Health System; and the Comprehensive Cancer Center.

We value diversity — in backgrounds and in experiences. We commit to equity, inclusion, justice, anti-racism, and accessibility. We embrace people of all backgrounds and seek to foster a culture where everyone is welcome and historically marginalized voices are heard. All of our employee’s points of view are key to our success, and inclusion is everyone's responsibility.

About UNM & the Health Sciences Center (HSC):

UNM is an R1 Top Tier Research, Hispanic-Serving, institution! We have a gold rating as a military friendly school, recognized as a first-gen forward institution, and enroll the highest percentage of American Indian Students relative to our R1 peers. Learn more about UNM here.

The Health Sciences Center’s mission is to continuously improve health and health equity in New Mexico, with a strong emphasis on partnerships with communities and community-wide solutions. The UNM HSC has earned a national and international reputation for its integrated education, patient care, research, and partnership initiatives which address the unique healthcare needs of New Mexico's urban and rural populations.

About the State and City:

New Mexico (The Land of Enchantment) offers over 200 days of sunshine, a rich set of cultures and histories, outstanding recreational opportunities year-round, and is home to world class skiing, hiking, biking, climbing, arts, and cuisine.  At more than a mile-high elevation, this high desert environment provides beautiful sunny days but also the variety of all four seasons. The State of New Mexico is multicultural and diverse with nineteen Pueblos, three Apache tribes, and the Navajo Nation.

The city of Albuquerque is the largest city in New Mexico with roughly 900,000 people in the city and surrounding areas. Albuquerque is 1 hour from Santa Fe, NM and 2.5 hours from Taos, NM, both world famous for their art and culture. From the magnificent mesas to the west, past the banks of the historic Rio Grande to the Sandia Mountains to the east, Albuquerque is a blend of culture and cuisine, styles and stories, people, pursuits and panoramas.

Application Information:

Applicants must provide:

·         CV

·         Cover letter addressing how you meet the minimum and preferred qualifications

·         Professional writing sample preferably about the importance of a librarian in the clinical environment.

·         Contact information for three professional references

Finalists for this position should be prepared to provide official educational transcripts if selected for hire.

To apply, please visit this website: and see the faculty job posting for Req28314.

For further information, please contact David Lucero at (505) 272-0634,  

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

The University of New Mexico is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator.

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