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Librarian II

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Position Information

Position Information

Job Title Librarian II
Department Library
Department Web Address
Full Time Equivalent


Position Type Academic Faculty
Comp Grade II
Tenure Track Tenure Track
Job Description

University of Nevada, Reno Libraries seeks a Geosciences Librarian for the DeLaMare Library. The successful candidate for this position will be forward thinking and enthusiastic about the changing nature of librarianship and have a passion for leveraging technology to expand and improve access to the Library’s materials. This faculty position serves as liaison to the mining and earth sciences disciplines, bridging into the STEM and Art disciplines (STEAM), and shares responsibility for all aspects of Library services and operations, including “always-on” and just-in-time reference. Liaison responsibilities are a significant part of the position: building relationships and participating in collaborative projects across STEAM disciplines.

The position manages the Mary B. Ansari Map Library, working to improve access to the collection, taking the lead in furthering the development and integration of the printed map collections with those of the W. M. Keck Earth Sciences and Nevada in Maps websites, and promoting the use of maps and geospatial data in teaching and research. The position also serves as team leader for related digital projects, including map scanning projects.

Salary: Salary minimum $60,100. This is a full-time, tenure-track faculty position. Benefits: Competitive benefits package include 24 vacation days per year and tuition benefits for self and family. No state income tax.

The University of Nevada, Reno is the land-grant university and major research institution in the state with a student body of 22,000. DeLaMare Science and Engineering Library, a branch of the University Libraries, is a dynamic, technology rich research library noted for its innovative, user-centered services, active maker-space, and community engagement. The Geosciences & Maps Librarian is expected to support leading edge technologies, continuously innovating and promoting the Library’s reputation as an experimental, active-learning environment. For additional details see

The University of Nevada, Reno recognizes that diversity promotes excellence in education and research. We are an inclusive and engaged community and recognize the added value that students, faculty, and staff from different backgrounds bring to the educational experience.

Reno is a metropolitan area of over 400,000 situated on the eastern slope of the Sierra Nevada mountains. Reno offers a favorable quality of life recognized by numerous national sources. Residents and visitors enjoy an array of cultural activities and major festivals and events. It is an outdoor mecca, located 38 miles from Lake Tahoe and offering abundant summer and winter recreational opportunities. Sacramento and San Francisco are, respectively, two and four hour drives away.

Required Qualifications

•ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science or international equivalent
•Two years of professional experience in an academic science or engineering library setting
•Knowledge of research tools in the sciences
•Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging technologies as they contribute to meeting the needs of faculty and students

Preferred Qualifications

•Experience working with maps and GIS
•Undergraduate or graduate degree in sciences or engineering

Contact Information for this Position

Steven Harris, Asst Dean Libraries, Collections and Knowledge Access Svs,

Mel Chiguichon, AAII, Coordinator,

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach a resume, cover letter and contact information for three professional references.

Job Open Date 02/23/2017
Job Close Date 04/02/2017
Open Until Filled No
Search Number 72454
Note to All Applicants

A background check will be conducted on the candidate(s) selected for hire.

HR will attempt to verify academic credentials upon receipt of hiring documents. If the academic credentials cannot be verified, HR will notify the faculty member that an official transcript of their highest degree must be submitted within thirty days of the faculty member’s first day of employment.

The University of Nevada, Reno is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action in recruitment of its students and employees and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, and sexual orientation, or genetic information, gender identity, or gender expression. The University of Nevada, Reno employs only United States citizens and aliens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

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