Resource Management Librarian
Resource Management Librarian
The University of New Mexico
Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center

The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center (UNM HSLIC) seeks applications from highly motivated, innovative, technologically adept and service oriented professionals to join the library as our Resource Management Librarian. This position will provide leadership in acquiring library resources and articulating the direction, balance and emphasis of the library’s general collection. A successful candidate will have an in-depth understanding of library technical services, and the latest trends in making collections more accessible and discoverable for learners. The Resource Management Librarian works in close collaboration with personnel from appropriate HSLIC units and other academic units in the UNM Health Sciences Center in developing, evaluating and assessing the library's collections to further the campus mission of research, teaching, and public service. A successful candidate will be professionally engaged, forward-thinking, collaborative, and up to the challenge of providing necessary library resources for a comprehensive academic health center.

This is a faculty position within HSLIC and reports to the Division Head for Resources, Archives and Discovery with a primary appointment in the UNM School of Medicine. In addition to the above primary duties, the incumbent would be expected to participate in educational activities, departmental liaison responsibilities, committee service and scholarly communication activities.

The UNM provides a diversified package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through tuition remission and dependent education programs. For a more complete explanation of the benefits, go to: https://hr.unm.edu/benefits

The responsibilities of the position include:

• Provides leadership in acquiring library resources including the application of new technologies related to collection development and management.
• Articulates the direction, balance and emphasis of the library’s general collection, as well as formulates policies.
• Analyzes the use of library resources and assesses the collection.
• Participates in the collection’s budget planning process; tracks expenditures throughout the fiscal year.
• Monitors developments within the publishing industry, innovations and trends in academic library collection development practices.
• Collaborates with faculty and staff from appropriate HSLIC units and other academic units in the UNM Health Sciences Center in developing, evaluating and assessing the library's collections.
• Represents HSLIC on appropriate University, statewide and regional consortia that promote collaboration among libraries in purchasing and sharing library materials and other resources.
• Serves as a member of the Resources, Archives and Discovery unit, contributes to the planning, development, coordination, and implementation of unit initiatives.
• Conducts research and communicates it through peer-reviewed venues such as journal articles, posters, and conference presentations.
• Participates as an active member the HSLIC reference team, maintains office hours, and provides instruction on the use of library resources.
• Participates as a HSLIC faculty member in collection development, committee service, strategic planning initiatives, education, and scholarly activities.

Qualifications:

Required/Minimum:
• Graduate degree in library or information science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited institution.
• At least 3 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
• Applicants must be eligible to work in U.S.

Preferred:
• Experience working in an academic health sciences library.
• Experience working with publishers and vendors of library resources.
• Experience in communicating and collaborating with faculty to identify resources to support curricula.
• In-depth understanding of the intricacies in developing and managing a comprehensive library collection serving multiple populations.
• Demonstrated competencies in managing or troubleshooting electronic resources.
• Demonstrated experience leading and coordinating library-wide projects in the areas of process improvement such as migrating library data, migrating library catalog systems, and/or developing new library service(s).
• Demonstrated commitment to providing outstanding user experiences in making library collections more accessible and discoverable for learners.
• Understanding of publishers’ statistics standards and using an evidence-based approach to analyzing data.
• Excellent written communication skills as demonstrated in the required writing sample.

Institutional Information:
Located in Albuquerque, HSLIC serves the UNM School of Medicine, including its Health Professions programs; undergraduate and graduate programs in the College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy and College of Population Health; 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 (http://hsc.unm.edu). UNM is the flagship research intensive university with a student population of over 36,000.

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.

Application Information:
To be considered complete, application materials must include:
• A cover letter addressing minimum and preferred qualifications
• A complete C.V.
• A professional writing sample
• Contact information for three professional references

To apply, please visit this website: https://unmjobs.unm.edu/ and see the faculty job posting for REQ8616.

For more information, please contact Patti Brammer at (505) 272-0634, pbrammer@salud.unm.edu

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.

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

Regents' Policy Manual - Section 6.7: Disclosure of Information about Candidates for Employment, which includes information about public disclosure of documents submitted by applicants, is located at http://policy.unm.edu/regents-policies/section-6/6-7.html.

Additional Information
Position Type: Employee
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Contact Information
Patti Brammer
pbrammer@salud.unm.edu
University of New Mexico
1 University of New Mexico
Albuquerque, 87131
505-272-0634