STEM Librarian

Posted to IASSIST on: 2019-09-11

Employer: University of New Mexico, Main Campus (Albuquerque)

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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.

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.

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