Head, DeLaMare Science & Engineering Library

Reno, NV
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Created: February 14, 2019



Head, DeLaMare Science & Engineering Library, University of Nevada, Reno


The University of Nevada, Reno Libraries seeks an experienced and collaborative library faculty member to manage the DeLaMare Science and Engineering Library, which provides resources and services in the fields of earth sciences, engineering, chemistry, physics, and computer science and includes the Mary B. Ansari Map Library, an active makerspace, and a GIS learning area. The incumbent will work collaboratively with colleagues to provide high-quality library services that meet the evolving needs of users in the DeLaMare as well as other campus libraries.


This is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position that requires professional and scholarly activity and service. Appointment may be at the level of Librarian II or Librarian III depending on experience, record of scholarship, service and achievement.



The incumbent is expected to:


Provide strategic direction for the DeLaMare Science and Engineering Library services, technologies, and spaces.

Supervise a team of librarians, staff, and student workers, and oversee daily operations.

Partner with faculty and campus entities to meet teaching and research objectives, integrate library activities into the curriculum, and support student engagement efforts.

Collaborate and communicate effectively with other library departments to meet the organizational objectives of the University Libraries.

Demonstrate the commitment and ability to work effectively with a diverse student population and colleagues from a variety of cultures and backgrounds. 

Assess the effectiveness of library spaces and services and make decisions accordingly.

Demonstrate a commitment to effective user-centered services, while being willing to experiment with new methods and technologies.

Serve as a liaison librarian for a selection of STEM disciplines, providing research consultations, instruction, collections support, and scholarly communications support as appropriate.

Stay current with issues and trends in scholarly communication affecting the STEM disciplines.

Required Qualifications


ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent

Five years minimum of professional library experience

Three years minimum of managerial experience

Preferred Qualifications


Academic coursework and/or work experience in the STEM disciplines

Knowledge of emerging technologies and trends in higher education

Experience planning and delivering innovative and user-centered library services

Compensation Grade


Librarian II/III


Total Compensation


The total compensation package includes a negotiable competitive salary (minimum $60,000 for Librarian II), moving allowance (if applicable), a rich retirement plan, health insurance options that include dental and vision, life insurance, long-term disability, annual and sick leave, along with many other benefits. Additionally, there is a grant-in-aid educational benefit for faculty and dependents.  For more information, please visit: https://www.unr.edu/hr/benefits



Faculty Dual Career Assistance Program


The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes the importance of addressing dual-career couples’ professional needs. We offer a dual career assistance program to newly hired faculty spouses/partners that provides resources and assists them to identify career opportunities in Northern Nevada.


Department Information

The University of Nevada, Reno is the state’s land-grant university and a major research institution (Carnegie R1). The University Libraries is made up of the Mathewson-IGT Knowledge Center, which provides high-tech research, presentation, and computing spaces, inviting study areas, as well as media production including A/R and V/R services; and the DeLaMare Science and Engineering Library, a dynamic and technology-rich environment that provides innovative, user-centered services, and active learning spaces. The University Libraries also encompasses Teaching & Learning Technologies, a campus unit that oversees instructional design, WebCampus (Canvas), and instructional and classroom technology services.


Full job posting and to apply:



Review of candidates begins March 25, 2019.





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