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Employment Opportunity: Online Instructional Services Librarian UNM Health Sciences Library

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Lecturer of Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center

Posting Number req12794
Employment Type Faculty
Faculty Type Lecturer
Hiring Department HS Library (483A)
Academic Location Health Sciences Library and Informatics Ctr
Benefits Eligible The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for more information.
Position Summary The Education, Consultation and Reference Services Division at the University of New Mexico Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center seeks an experienced learner-centered Education and Research Librarian: Online Instructional Services. The successful incumbent understands the importance of lifelong learning in the health professions as well as the changing environment of technology and information literacy instruction in health sciences libraries. The Education and Research Librarian will apply learning theories, design principles, and technology to develop, implement, support, and maintain general and course-specific learning objects/modules and other library instruction materials for our credit courses and for course integrated sessions.

This position will report to the Division Head for Education, Consultation and Reference Services.

This is a full-time, benefits eligible faculty position with a primary appointment in HSLIC as an independent academic unit.

Appointment is posted as an open rank lecturer, to be determined based on qualifications. Salary range: $54,000 – $60,000.


  • Takes a primary role in developing a comprehensive online learning plan that includes learning objects, such as a repository of tutorials, exercises and assessment that are accessible through course management systems and the library systems.
  • Creates instructional materials and provides instruction to meet various information literacy, health literacy, and research needs of the campus (online and in person).
  • Advises library staff on creating digital learning objects; and develops and shares best practices for creating and assessing digital learning objects.
  • Utilizes awareness of multiple literacies, such as cultural and visual literacy to appropriately integrate them into online environments.
  • Investigates and applies, as appropriate, social media, gaming, and emerging modalities to engage learners.
  • Works with faculty and campus programs to integrate online library instruction into the curriculum.
  • Partners with instructors and instructional design specialists across the library and HSC in various teaching settings to support instruction sessions through online design.
  • Develops assessment of instruction practices and assesses efforts around online learning, including leveraging learning analytics data to improve student learning.
  • Develops research guides, with an emphasis on building in pedagogy to the resources.
  • Provides consultations on using and retrieving literature and effectively managing citations with citation management tools.
  • Participates on committees to support teaching, research, online initiatives, and clinical care activities.
  • Develops and evaluates online reference services/tools for students and faculty.
  • Pursues professional development opportunities, including research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.

Institutional Information:

Located in Albuquerque, HSLIC serves the UNM College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, College of Population Health, School of Medicine, including its Health Professions programs, and two teaching hospitals. HSLIC serves the state’s health-information needs, including its 22 Native nations. 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 (  UNM is a flagship, research-intensive university with a student population of over 22,000.

New Mexico offers over 200 days of sunshine, a rich set of cultures and histories and outdoor activities including hiking, biking and skiing. The city of Albuquerque is the largest city in New Mexico with roughly 900,000 people in the city and surrounding areas.

Qualifications Required/Minimum:

  • Graduate Library or Information Science Degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association
  • 2 years of experience in providing online learning instruction in an academic library
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the U.S.


  • Education, study, or experience in instructional design, education theory, or similar field of study
  • Significant experience providing reference and instruction to learners in the health sciences
  • Experience with web design and graphics
  • Experience with learning management systems such as Blackboard Learn, Canvas, or Coursera
  • Experience designing instruction sessions or modules using standard information literacy competencies
  • Demonstrated experience with the theory and application of instructional design models
  • Experience with assessment practices for online instruction
  • Demonstrated ability to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to instruction
  • Experience building online research guides
Application Instructions

Only applications submitted through the official UNMJobs site will be accepted. If you are viewing this job advertisement on a 3rd party site, please visit UNMJobs to submit an application.

Applicants must provide:• CV

• Cover letter addressing the minimum and preferred qualifications

• Professional writing sample

• Contact information for three professional references

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

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

For Best Consideration For best consideration, please apply by 6/10/2020. This position will remain open until filled.
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.

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