Position announcement: Public Services Librarian

Brad Eden beden at ccmail.nevada.edu
Wed Mar 8 14:23:13 EST 2000

Public Services Librarian

RESPONSIBILITIES:  The University of Nevada, Las Vegas Libraries seek a Public
Services Librarian to help implement user services planned for the university's
new Lied Library opening in 2000.  Responsibilities will include participating
in an active and evolving instruction program that incorporates both general and
subject-specific sessions; serving as part of a service team on Research and
Information desks that will include weekend and evening duty; contributing to
the design and development of a variety of library web-based projects such as
tutorials, virtual reference services and an online resource library.  An area
of bibliographic responsibility may also be assigned. The position will report
to the Head of Instructional Services.

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:    ALA accredited MLS or equivalent. Information
technology experience relevant to an academic environment including a
demonstrated knowledge of Web design, HTML, and Windows.  Initiative,
flexibility, and excellent communication and interpersonal skills.  Ability to
work cooperatively and independently with diverse staff and patrons.
Demonstrable knowledge and excitement about the effective integration of
cutting-edge technology into the delivery of research and information services.
Strong commitment to teaching and user-focused service.

QUALIFICATIONS DESIRED:  Academic reference and instruction experience.
Experience with Java scripting, CGI or PERL authoring script, dynamic HTML and
multimedia computer equipment.

SALARY RANGE: This is a tenure-track position. Salary is commensurate with
qualifications and experience. The University has an excellent fringe benefits

THE SETTING: UNLV is Nevada's largest comprehensive, doctoral-degree-granting
institution with 22,500 students and more than 700 full-time faculty. The UNLV
libraries are comprised of the main James R. Dickinson Library, the Curriculum
Materials Library, the Architecture Studies Library, and a soon-to-be
constructed Music Library. Construction on a new main library, the Lied Library,
began in early 1998. This 300,000 square foot, $51 million facility will include
an Information Commons and a fully wired four-classroom Collaborative Learning
Center.  For additional information, see the UNLV World Wide Web site at

APPLICATION DEADLINE & DETAILS: Send letter of application, r
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names, addresses, telephone numbers and e-mail addresses of three professional
references to:  Michaelyn Haslam, Chair; Public Services Librarian Search
Committee; James R. Dickinson Library; University of Nevada, Las Vegas; 4505
Maryland Parkway Box 457001; Las Vegas, NV 89154-7001. Review of applications
will begin May 1, 2000 and will continue until the position is filled.  Specific
questions may be addressed to Michaelyn Haslam, Search Committee Chair, at
haslamm at nevada.edu, or call (702) 895-1899.

UNLV is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.  Persons are selected
on the basis of ability without regard to race, color, sex, age, national
origin, sexual orientation, religion, disability or veteran status.

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