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Undergraduate Medical Education (UME) Liaison Librarian and Technology Manager

  • Post Date:August 12, 2019
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  • Offered Salary 60,000 - 80,000
    Employer Name University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Job Description

TheUniversity of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Undergraduate MedicalEducation (UME) Liaison Librarian and Technology Manager [R0117487]


Foundedin 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised ofapproximately 31,000 students and more than 3,900 faculty and staff. To date,UNLV has conferred more than 136,000 degrees, producing more than 120,000alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for theAdvancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high researchactivity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top studentsand faculty, educating the region’s diversifying population and workforce,driving economic activity through increased research and communitypartnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada thatincludes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.  Formore information, visit us on line at:


Thesuccessful candidate will demonstrate   support for diversity,equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining arespectful, positive work environment. The University Libraries extends thiscommitment to diversity and equity in employment and especially welcomesapplications from women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, personsof minority sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who contribute todiversification.


Asa strong partner in student learning, UNLV Libraries foster critical thinkingand lifelong learning with innovative services, entrepreneurial staff. TheUniversity Libraries are a gateway to more than 80,000 electronic journals and1.7 million books, outstanding digital collections and up-to-date technology.As one of the nation’s newest Health Sciences Libraries (HSL), we operate as astart-up culture within an established University Libraries structure. The HSLis a complementary team of recent library graduates, early-career andmid-career librarians, and experienced library professionals who support eachother in education, research, clinical and community outreach across the healthsciences. The HSL enjoys tremendous goodwill and support from the faculty andstaff at the UNLV School of Medicine. Together we are building a medical schoolin one of the world’s most exciting cities.


Wewelcome applications for an engaged and enthusiastic librarian to serve as theliaison to the UNLV School of Medicine (SOM) with a focus on undergraduatemedical education to join our growing team of faculty librarians and staffmembers. Reporting to the new HSL Director, the incumbent will build on strong,existing professional connections with UME students and faculty. This positionwill lead in the development and assessment of instruction for undergraduatemedical students at UNLV, with support from HSL colleagues. This position willalso seek out opportunities to embed technology across a ‘high tech, hightouch’ medical education, including a virtual anatomy lab, 3D printing andvirtual reality. This position will support UME students practicing athospitals throughout the Greater Las Vegas community, so a keen interest inoutreach for distance learners and effective online education is essential.Working closely with peers at the HSL and UNLV Libraries, this position willprovide support for education, research and clinical information needsprimarily in the School of Medicine and in the Division of Health Sciences asneeded. As a tenure-track library faculty member, the incumbent will also beexpected to engage in scholarly activities, including publication, and toprovide service to the university, the community, and the profession inaccordance with Libraries and University standards for promotion and tenure.


  • Develop, implement, and assess instruction sessions, both in-person and online, for UME students and faculty on topics such as evidence based practice and critical analysis
  • Attend SOM UME curriculum subcommittee meetings, journal club, and other functions as the library’s representative
  • Collaborate with the HSL Director and the UNLV Libraries team to conduct a needs assessment and feasibility study for expanding technology resources and a makerspace in the HSL
  • Collaborate in the creation and development of promotional materials for HSL programming, resources and technologies such as 3D printing and virtual reality
  • Assist collections manager with selecting electronic resources, proactive marketing and promotion of tools and resources, and assessment of collection use
  • Create and maintain learning objects such as LibGuides, webpages, online modules, etc.
  • Foster relationships and build strategic partnerships with SOM faculty and researchers
  • Provide assistance for education, research and reference support for students and faculty in the Health Sciences Division as needed


Thisposition requires an earned Master’s Degree in library or information sciencefrom an American Library Association accredited program by the date ofappointment. 


  • Competence and sensitivity in working at a university in which students, faculty, and staff are broadly diverse with regard to many facets of identity, including but not limited to gender, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.
  • Experience with online instructional design or teaching
  • Experience providing library outreach services
  • Willingness to be flexible and adapt to a changing environment


  • Familiarity with biomedical information trends, tools, and resources
  • Knowledge of evidence based practice for biomedicine
  • Experience in biomedical, informatics, or technology-driven environments
  • Experience with conducting technology needs assessments


Thisis a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position at Rank II (equivalent toAssistant Professor). Salary range is $65,000 – $68,000. In addition,University Libraries is committed to and helps fund professional developmentopportunities. Salaries are competitive with those at similarly situatedinstitutions and dependent upon labor market. Positions are contingent uponfunding.

UNLVand the Libraries provide a rich array of benefits including a generous 401 (a)retirement plan with a 15.25% university match of the employee’s 15.25%contribution; HSA / FSA options; 24 days of annual leave and 11 days of holidayleave; 30 days of initial sick leave which accrues at 2 days/month after thefirst year of employment; grant-in-aid benefits for university courses; andmore as detailed at The Libraries provide generous support for individual professional development,and residents of Nevada enjoy no state income tax.  Home to many majorannual conventions, Las Vegas is one of the best-connected cities in Americaand the nearest major city to several of the nation’s richest naturaltreasures.  In addition to the world renowned Las Vegas Strip providing avariety of culinary and entertainment opportunities, Las Vegas is home to fiveprofessional athletic organizations and continues to expand local culturalopportunities, including the internationally recognized Smith Center for thePerforming Arts. 

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Submita letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience,and the names, addresses, emails and telephone numbers of at least threeprofessional references who may be contacted. Applicants should fully describetheir qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of theminimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on whichthe initial review of materials will be based.

Althoughthis position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materialswill begin on September 3, 2019 and best consideration will be gained formaterials submitted prior to that date.  Materials should be addressed toUndergraduate Medical Education Liaison Librarian and Technology Manager,Search Committee Chair, and are to be submitted online as we do not acceptemailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contactUNLV Human Resources at (702) 895-3504 or [email protected].


UNLVemployees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUSTuse the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobsat UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type “FindJobs” in the search box which will navigate to the internal job postingsite. Locate this specific job posting by typing the requisition number,”R0117487″ in the search box.

Ifyou complete an application outside of the internal application process, yourapplication will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internalapplicant which may delay your application.


UNLVis committed to assisting all members of the UNLV community in providing fortheir own safety and security. The Annual Security Report and Annual FireSafety Report compliance document is available online.

UNLVis an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed toachieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receiveconsideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race,color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical ormental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity,gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws.The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens andnon-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women,under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouragedto apply.