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Educational Outreach Librarian, University Libraries [R0130563]

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Educational Outreach Librarian, University Libraries [R0130563]


Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution comprised of approximately 30,000 students and more than 3,600 faculty and staff. To date, UNLV has conferred more than 152,000 degrees, producing more than 130,000 alumni around the world. UNLV is classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as an R1 research university with very high research activity. The university is committed to recruiting and retaining top students and faculty, educating the region's diversifying population and workforce, driving economic activity through increased research and community partnerships, and creating an academic health center for Southern Nevada that includes the launch of a new UNLV School of Medicine. UNLV is located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in Southern Nevada.

Here at UNLV, we have come together and created one of the most affirmative and dynamic academic environments in the country. UNLV sits in the top spot in U.S. News & World Report’s annual listing of the nation’s most diverse universities for undergraduates. The university has ranked in the top ten since the rankings debuted more than a decade ago. We continue to show our commitment to serving our wonderfully diverse population and building the future for Las Vegas and Nevada.

For more information, visit us on line at:  http://www.unlv.edu


The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as participate in maintaining a respectful, positive work environment.


As a strong partner in research and student learning, UNLV Libraries fosters critical thinking and lifelong learning at one of the nation's fastest growing universities. University Libraries comprises Lied Library and four branch libraries and we are a gateway to more than 80,000 electronic journals, 1.2 million volumes, and 1.4 million e-books. We welcome individuals with diverse backgrounds to join our growing organization of over 120 experienced faculty librarians, professionals, and staff members.

The Research and Education (RED) Division has six departments (Library Liaisons Program, Educational Initiatives, Research, Innovation & Creation, Access Services, and Safety & Loss Prevention, Teacher Development & Resources Library), three branch libraries (Architecture Studies Library, Music Library, and Teacher Development & Resources Library), and has 40 staff members, of which 21 are library academic faculty. RED fosters collaborations that contribute to our users' academic success, research, and lifelong learning. This mission is realized through instruction of learners; partnerships with faculty to create an integrated information literacy-focused curriculum; provision of targeted information resources; expert, point-of need research assistance; and fostering competencies for lifelong inquiry.


The successful candidate will demonstrate support for diversity, equity and inclusiveness as well as leading a respectful, positive work environment. The University Libraries values begin with our belief that everyone deserves a welcoming, inclusive, and equitable environment where they are treated with respect and dignity. The Libraries extends its commitment to diversity and equity in employment and especially welcomes applications from women, persons of color, persons with disabilities, persons of minority sexual orientation or gender identity, and others who contribute to diversification. 


The University of Nevada Las Vegas offers a generous annual and sick leave package, medical and dental benefits, supplemental voluntary benefits, tuition assistance, and wellness programs. Visit our benefits page for a full listing.


The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries seeks a collaborative and creative librarian who is ready to share expertise in information literacy by designing co-curricular learning experiences as an Educational Outreach Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Educational Initiatives, the Educational Outreach Librarian will join an innovative and collaborative team that supports undergraduate learning, online education, co-curricular outreach to students, and faculty development.

The Educational Outreach Librarian will collaborate with faculty and staff in the library and across the university to design holistic co-curricular learning experiences and outreach programs for students. The incumbent will lead the development, provision, and assessment of the Libraries’ outreach initiatives, such as new student orientations, programs for first-generation and transfer students, and activities designed to foster student success and lifelong learning. The Educational Outreach Librarian leads the Stuart & Flora Mason Undergraduate Peer Research Coach Program, which provides meaningful employment opportunities to 6-7 students that support co-curricular learning experiences and information literacy instruction for first-year students.

The successful candidate will have demonstrated the ability to work in a complex, changing environment with flexibility and creativity. The incumbent will be able to share examples of working effectively with a group towards accomplishing goals such as in department, division, campus, and committee meetings with students, staff, faculty, and administration. The successful candidate will be knowledgeable of inclusive pedagogies and instruction practices in order to engage students who are historically underrepresented and underserved in traditional academic libraries.


  • Serve as library liaison to university colleagues in co-curricular offices that support the student experience such as admissions, residential life, service learning programs, student affairs, and student diversity and social justice.
  • Coordinate and participate directly in the development, provision, and assessment of outreach initiatives in order for students to feel connected to and empowered by library spaces, resources, faculty, and staff.
  • Manage and oversee the day-to-day operations, including hiring, training, and assigning work activities for the Mason Undergraduate Peer Research Coach Program.
  • Work collaboratively to develop co-curricular programs in partnership with academic support units such as the Academic Success Center, First-Year Experience, International Programs, the Intersection, the Office of International Students and Scholars, and the Writing Center.
  • Participate directly in the development, provision, and assessment of curriculum-integrated instruction sessions, including but not limited to those for first-year composition and other targeted courses in the campus undergraduate curriculum.
  • Provide research assistance through individual and small group consultations both in person and online.
  • Keep current with trends and developments in outreach, co-curricular learning, and student engagement that support and enhance student success.
  • Participate in outreach efforts to promote the UNLV Libraries to campus stakeholders for the Research and Education Division.
  • Participate in the activities of the Research and Education Division and contribute significantly to the planning, development and assessment of the Division’s policies and services.
  • Participate in faculty governance activities, including attending faculty meetings, voting on bylaws changes, voting in other faculty elections, and serving on committees when elected or appointed.
  • As a faculty member, the incumbent will be expected to engage in scholarly activities and to provide service to the university, community, and profession in accordance with UNLV and UNLV Libraries standards for promotion and tenure.


Per theNevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) Emergency COVID-19 Employee Vaccination Policy, all NSHE employees must be vaccinated against COVID-19 or have an approved medical or religious waiver request.  All candidates for employment must have this information on file with Human Resources prior to their start date. Information about how the policy applies to new hires is now available on the COVID-19 Employee Vaccine Mandate webpage.  


This position requires an earned Master's Degree in library or information science from an American Library Association accredited program by the date of appointment.

  • Competence and sensitivity in working with individuals who are highly diverse regarding many facets of identity, including but not limited to gender, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, ability, income, level of educational attainment, and religion.

  • Recent experience or course work in information literacy instruction.

  • Familiarity with student engagement and co-curricular learning theory, practice, and assessment.

  • Demonstrated organizational skills.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Evidence of energy, creativity, initiative and commitment to professional growth.

  • Ability to work independently and collegially.


  • Experience developing engaging orientations, student support activities, or other co-curricular outreach to students.

  • Experience supervising student employees or volunteer teams.

  • Experience teaching in a higher education setting, including designing lesson plans and assessment tools.


This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position at the rank of Assistant (Rank II, tenure-track). Minimum salary is $65,000. Salary is competitive with those at similarly situated institutions and dependent upon labor market. Position is contingent upon funding. For more information on salary ranges please visit UNLV Salary Range.

In addition, University Libraries is committed to and helps fund professional development opportunities: each position receives annual allotment for professional development activities. Benefits information is available here: https://www.unlv.edu/hr/benefits

Residents of Nevada enjoy no state income tax.  Home to many major annual conventions, Las Vegas is one of the best-connected cities in America and the nearest major city to several of the nation’s richest natural treasures.  In addition to the world-renowned Las Vegas Strip providing a variety of culinary and entertainment opportunities, Las Vegas is home to five professional athletic organizations and continues to expand local cultural opportunities, including the internationally recognized Smith Center for the Performing Arts.  To learn more about living in Las Vegas visit our guide at https://guides.library.unlv.edu/lasvegas/welcome.


Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, addresses, emails and telephone numbers of at least three professional references who may be contacted. References will not be contacted until the search chair notifies you in advance.

Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience, with specific reference to each of the minimum and preferred qualifications because this is the information on which the initial review of materials will be based.

Although this position will remain open until filled, review of candidates’ materials will begin on June 9, 2022. Materials should be addressed to Educational Outreach Librarian, Search Committee Chair, and must be submitted through Workday, as we do not accept emailed materials. For assistance with the application process, please contact UNLV Libraries Human Resources at (702) 895-2286 or library.searches@unlv.edu.


UNLV employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the “Find Jobs” process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the job requisition number, <“R0130563”> in the search box.

If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.


UNLV is committed to assisting all members of the UNLV community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report compliance documentis available online.


The University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person’s age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race (including hair texture and protected hairstyles such as natural hairstyles, afros, bantu knots, curls, braids, locks and twists), color, or religion (protected classes). Discrimination on the basis of a protected class, including unlawful harassment, which is a form of discrimination, is illegal under federal and state law. Where unlawful discrimination is found to have occurred, UNLV will act to stop the unlawful discrimination, to prevent its recurrence, to remedy its effects, and to discipline those responsible. 


The University of Nevada, Las Vegas, does not discriminate on the basis of sex in any education program or activity that it operates.  Non-discrimination on the basis of sex is mandated by Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (20 U.S.C. §§ 1681 et seq.) and the corresponding implementation regulations (34 C.F.R. Part 106).  The University’s commitment to nondiscrimination in its education programs and activities extends to applicants for admission and employment.  Inquiries concerning the application of these provisions may be referred to:  Michelle Sposito, J.D., Title IX Coordinator, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 4505 S. Maryland Parkway, Box 451062, Las Vegas, NV 89154-1062, Frank and Estella Beam Hall (BEH) Room 553, Telephone: (702) 895-4055; Email: titleixcoordinator@unlv.edu, or to The Assistant Secretary of the United States Department of Education, U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 400 Maryland Avenue, SW, Washington, D.C. 20202-1100; Telephone: 1-800-421-3481 FAX: 202-453-6012; TDD: 1-800-877-8339; Email: OCR@ed.gov; or to both.  

Information pertaining to the University’s grievance procedures and grievance process, including how to report or file a complaint of sex discrimination, how to report or file a formal complaint of sexual harassment, and how the University will respond can be found online at the Office of Equal Employment & Title IX webpage.

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Position: Educational Outreach Librarian, University Libraries [R0130563]
Organization: UNLV University Libraries
Location: Las Vegas,  NV 
United States
Salary: Minimum salary is $65,000
Posting Start Date: 5/24/2022
Date Posted: 5/24/2022
Status: This listing expires on: 8/22/2022
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