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Employment Opportunity: STEM Librarian University of New Mexico

University of New Mexico College of University Libraries & Learning Sciences

STEM Librarian

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.

Position Description

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.

Some job duties may require evening and weekend hours.

The CUL&LS integrates the UNM values of Academic Freedom, Diversity Within the Academic Community, Creativity and Initiative, Excellence, Integrity and Professionalism, and Access and Student Success into all we do. As identified in the CUL&LS strategic plan, we strive to be “a leader in imagining, creating, and realizing the 21st century academic research library and university.”

Primary Duties

  • Serve as primary liaison and actively develop professional relationships with faculty, staff, and students in STEM disciplines;
  • Provide instruction in research and information literacy in a variety of settings;
  • Contribute to library-wide collections activities including developing and managing electronic, multimedia, and print collections in the relevant disciplines to support the research and teaching needs of the UNM community;
  • Engage in library outreach activities to assigned liaison areas and to the UNM community;
  • Provide research consultations to individuals or groups as requested;
  • Work collaboratively with UL&LS departments and the campus community;
  • Participate in UL&LS faculty governance and in library management as required;
  • Meet librarianship & teaching, scholarship, and service requirements for promotion and tenure as detailed in the UNM Faculty Handbook;
  • Contribute to CUL&LS initiatives that further UNM’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.


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

To apply: Applicants must apply online. Visit the UNMJobs website at

Instructions: Please prepare the following documents: CV, Cover Letter addressing each Minimum and Preferred Qualification, and a list of three professional references including email and phone contact information. Questions may be directed to Leah Boetger, search coordinator, at

Deadline: The search will remain open until the position is filled. For best consideration, complete applications must be received through the UNMJobs website no later than October 9, 2019.

The University of New Mexico is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and Educator.

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