STEM Librarian

Albuquerque, NM
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Created: September 11, 2019


Employment type: Faculty
For Best Consideration Date: October 9, 2019
Posting #: req10375

Position Summary:

The University of New Mexico College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences (CUL&LS) seeks a collaborative, service-oriented, and innovative STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Librarian to support a dynamic library system with a strong outreach and instruction program. This is a full-time, 12-month tenure track faculty position. The desired start date is Spring 2020. The annual salary is negotiable based on qualifications and includes full benefits.

As part of Learning & Outreach Services in the University Libraries, the STEM Librarian will:

* Serve as one of the Libraries' STEM subject specialists, focusing on outreach, instruction, research assistance, and collection management for Engineering, Physical Sciences, and Mathematics;

* Proactively build relationships and partnerships with faculty, staff, and students in undergraduate and graduate STEM programs;

* Work independently and collaboratively with colleagues to design, implement, and assess library instructional services, including face-to-face, hybrid, and online learning opportunities, instruction sessions and workshops, and other approaches with specific attention to the methodologies used by STEM researchers;

* Establish and maintain strong relationships with UL&LS colleagues, employing communication, organizational, analytic, and problem-solving skills;

* Work with campus partners and library colleagues to design, implement, and assess library services and activities;

* In collaboration with other units, provide support for students and researchers in the STEM fields in areas of data management, scholarly communication, etc.;

* Work to meet librarianship & teaching, scholarship, and service requirements for promotion and tenure as detailed in the UNM Faculty Handbook ( and College (CUL&LS) Guidelines (Available upon request);

* Participate in faculty governance as detailed in the UNM Faculty Handbook.


The University of New Mexico is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Greater Western Library Alliance, and the New Mexico Consortium of Academic Libraries, and it leads the LIBROS Consortium of seventeen academic libraries in New Mexico. CUL&LS contains over 3 million volumes and includes four branch libraries: Centennial Science & Engineering Library, Fine Arts & Design Library, Parish Memorial Library (business and economics), and Zimmerman Library (humanities, social sciences, and education). Zimmerman Library also houses the Center for Southwest Research and Special Collections and the Indigenous Nations Library Program. A fifth CUL&LS facility, the South Campus Repository<>, is currently being renovated, and planning is well underway for occupation in 2020. The CUL&LS grants bachelor, master, and doctoral degrees in its Organization, Information & Learning Sciences (OILS) Program<>, which prepares professionals to help individuals, groups, and organizations to learn in more effective ways. CUL&LS is home to the UNM Press<>, a respected publisher of scholarly monographs and the largest book publisher in the state of New Mexico. UNM is a Tier I Research Institution and a Hispanic-Serving Institution. For more information about UNM and the community, please see .


Minimum Requirements:

* An earned master's degree from an ALA-accredited library/information sciences program or equivalent OR a terminal degree in a STEM field by the start date;

* Two or more years of experience supporting research or learning in a library, research, and/or teaching environment.

Preferred (Desired) Qualifications:

* Undergraduate or graduate degree in a STEM field;

* Experience or demonstrated knowledge of STEM-related research methods and strategies;

* Experience providing library services (reference, research consultations, outreach, instruction, and/or collection management) in a STEM context;

* Experience or demonstrated interest in conducting outreach and engagement efforts with students, faculty, and campus collaborators to support research and instructional endeavors;

* Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with information literacy concepts and trends (e.g., the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy) through face-to-face and/or online instruction;

* Experience or demonstrated knowledge of best practices in managing and evaluating subject-specific collections;

* Ability to communicate in Spanish or an Indigenous language of the Southwestern U.S.;

* Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills as well as a strong service orientation;

* Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success as well as working with broadly diverse communities.

How to apply


Leah Boetger, Search Coordinator
277-7168 or


Published: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 21:05 UTC

Last updated: Wednesday, September 11, 2019 21:05 UTC