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Division Head, Public Services

The University of New Mexico (UNM) Health Sciences Library and Informatics Center (HSLIC) invites applications for the division head, Public Services. We are looking for a motivated person with a high degree of managerial, analytical, and critical thinking skills to lead the Public Services unit of the library. The division head is responsible for managing the provision of frontline library and information services for all users and participates in the direct provision of these services. In addition, the division head will manage programming to support student success, wellness, and engagement initiatives. The Public Services unit is responsible for the library’s single service desk, providing reference, circulation, and interlibrary loan/document delivery services as well as managing the library’s study rooms, student virtual reality lab, and patron printing, and maintaining the library’s open hours. A successful candidate will have strong managerial skills and fluency with library systems to provide high-quality services for student, faculty, staff, and members of the public. The division head will cultivate and sustain collaborative relationships with faculty, students, and staff to support campus teaching, learning and research.

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 2 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 that address the unique health care needs of New Mexico’s urban and rural populations. 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.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Graduate library/information science degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association
  • 5 years’ professional experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified
  • Applicants must be eligible to work in the United States

Preferred:

  • Significant experience in providing frontline library and information services, including high-level knowledge of electronic and print reference sources in the health sciences.
  • Significant experience providing reference and public services to a variety of constituents.
  • Experience coordinating library programming with input from university stakeholders and constituents.
  • Ability to develop and implement training for information and reference services.
  • Demonstrated library supervisory experience.
  • Demonstrated excellence in written and oral communication skills.
  • Familiarity with library systems such as Springshare, Atlas, OCLC WorldShare, and WorldCat Discovery.

Salary Information: $65,000–$70,000. Appointment is posted as nontenure-track, open rank, to be determined based on qualifications. This is a full-time, benefits eligible position with a primary appointment in the UNM School of Medicine. 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.

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 3 professional references

To apply, please visit https://unmjobs.unm.edu/ and see the faculty job posting for ReqID 6764.

The University of New Mexico is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and educator. 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. 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.

(2026)

 

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