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Education and Research Librarian - UNM Health Sciences Library - Albuquerque, NM

Monday, February 19, 2024 12:36 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

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Best consideration is 3/20/2024

The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center (HSLIC) is seeking a collaborative, flexible individual for our Education and Research Librarian position, who is excited to take on new opportunities supporting students and faculty in a variety of allied health programs. The Education and Research Librarian continues and expands HSLIC’s library services and collaborative instructional programs to UNM’s Health Sciences Center allied health professions, College of Nursing programs and other assigned health sciences programs in a fast-paced, continually changing environment. 

The faculty librarian embeds information skills into competency-based health sciences curricula through innovative instructional design, attends curricular meetings for assigned HSC programs, and collaborates with instructors both internal and external to the library. They will provide both curriculum-integrated and freestanding instruction (synchronous and asynchronous) for a diverse health professions student population. 

The Education and Research Librarian also provides research support through expert searching, consultation services and instruction for health sciences researchers. The faculty librarian collaborates with colleagues to develop and present workshops and trainings on topics relevant to the HSC community, such as database searching, knowledge management, scholarly communication and publishing. 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.


  • ·       Engages and participates in a shared services model to collaboratively design and deliver audience-specific curricula, library trainings and workshops, both in-person and online, in order to enhance evidence-based practice and research across the HSC. 
  • ·       Proactively seeks opportunities to engage with assigned programs to plan curricula, integrate library skills and support the evolving needs of education across the HSC.
  • ·       Contributes to HSLIC’s support of expert-level reviews, including systematic reviews, by providing consultations.
  • ·       Collaborates with HSLIC colleagues to develop and teach instruction sessions on database searching, knowledge management, scholarly communication and publishing.
  • ·       Serves as a source of expertise in instructional design and learning management systems.
  • ·       Participates in activities that enhance diversity, equity, and inclusion across education, library programs, and the profession.
  • ·       Investigates and applies, as appropriate, emerging evidence-based educational innovations to engage learners.
  • ·       Develops assessment of instruction practices and assesses efforts around online and in-person learning to improve student learning.
  • ·       Develops research guides, with an emphasis on building pedagogy into the resources.
  • ·       Provides consultations on using and retrieving literature and effectively managing citations with citation management tools.
  • ·       Pursues professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional and university service activities.



  • ·       Graduate Degree in Library or Information Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association or in education or instructional design.
  • ·       1 year of experience in providing instruction in a health sciences or academic library or other instructional experience.
  • ·       Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.


  • ·       Experience teaching and developing face-to-face and online instructional sessions for adult learners.
  • ·       Experience with learning management systems, such as Canvas.
  • ·       Experience with assessment practices for instruction.
  • ·       Experience providing literature search services or systematic review services and other reference support to members of the health sciences community.
  • ·       Experience building online research guides using the LibGuides platform.
  • ·       Demonstrated excellence in written and oral communication skills that encompass interpersonal and organizational communication.
  • ·       A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and student success, as well as working with broadly diverse communities.
  • ·       Demonstrated ability to develop successful collaborative partnerships with faculty in other HSC programs.

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 on the topic of instruction, collaboration or diversity.

·       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 req28610.

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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