Curator for Gaming Collections [R0135560] -- University of Nevada Las Vegas - University Libraries

Post date: March 2,  2023

UNLV University Libraries seeks nominations and applications for an innovative and collaborative tenure-track faculty member to serve as the Curator for Gaming Collections. Reporting to the Director of Special Collections and Archives (SCA), the Curator for Gaming Collections acquires manuscript, archival, and rare book collections documenting the history of gaming worldwide, including gambling, casinos, e-sports, sports betting, video gaming, and other aspects of gaming business and culture. The curator will provide strategic direction for the growth of the collections and expand holdings in support of scholarly, student, and community research needs. They oversee the collection and presentation of gaming industry data and will re-envision how SCA gathers and presents that data online for the benefit of our patrons. The curator supervises temporary part-time employees and student assistants as needed and as budget allows.

Relationship building and collaboration are key aspects of this position. The curator collaborates with the Hospitality Librarian and Head of Collections, Interlibrary Loan and Acquisitions to strategically coordinate and collect hospitality and gaming resources for Lied Library and SCA. They will cultivate and maintain relationships with donors of collections to ensure smooth transfer of materials and to strengthen ties between SCA and the community. They will also collaborate broadly across SCA, UNLV Libraries, and the UNLV campus to promote use of the collections, contribute to archival instruction, and support relevant university initiatives. This position provides reference assistance, including a two-hour shift on the reference desk each week, and responds to remote and in-person reference questions. The Curator for Gaming Collections is also a core member of the SCA Area Leads Team which directs, coordinates, and advocates for the work and staff of the division.

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