Graduate Medical Education and Research Librarian -- UNLV University Libraries

Post date: July 7, 2022

Graduate Medical Education and Research Librarian, UNLV University Libraries [R0131590]

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Job Description

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Graduate Medical Education and Research Librarian, UNLV University Libraries [R0131590]


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.

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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 the 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 School of Medicine Library (SOML) was established in 2017 as part of an effort to create a new medical school in Southern Nevada. SOML was established as a mostly digital library with nearly 97% of library resources primarily online. As a division of UNLV Libraries, SOML falls within the scope of the university library system and directly reports to the Dean of Libraries. SOML primarily supports the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV (KSOM) which offers both an undergraduate medical education program comprised of medical students and a graduate medical education program comprised of residents and fellows. Each year KSOM welcomes 60 new medical students and approximately 80 residents and fellows in over 20 post-graduate programs. In support of the efforts to build physician capacity in Southern Nevada, SOML partners with KSOM faculty and staff to provide instruction, library programming, and access to library resources and services with a team of two library academic faculty, two staff, and eight student assistants at two locations within the Las Vegas Medical District.


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.


  • Generous compensation packages, separate paid time off for annual and sick leave, and holidays

  • Excellent health insurance including medical, dental and vision

  • No state income tax

  • Comprehensive retirement plans and voluntary benefits programs

  • Tuition discounts at Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) schools

  • Tuition discounts for spouses, domestic partners, and dependents



We welcome applications for an engaged and talented librarian to serve as a liaison to the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV (KSOM) with a focus on Graduate Medical Education (GME) and research support to join our growing organization of experienced faculty librarians and staff members who support teaching, learning, research and creative endeavors at one of the nation's newest medical libraries. Reporting to the Director of the School of Medicine Library (SOML), the incumbent will act as the University Libraries’ primary point of contact for GME faculty and residents.

This role is highly collaborative, and must be an active relationship builder and excellent communicator with the ability to work cross-organizationally in relaying and providing research resources/support of SOML and UNLV Libraries’ services. Collaborations will include working with KSOM faculty, residents, fellows, and research service providers within the Libraries. Successful candidates will also be engaged in developing strong instructional skills who can integrate library services, resources, and critical thinking praxis into graduate medical education.

This position will support clinical residents, and fellows practicing at hospitals throughout the Greater Las Vegas community, so a keen interest in outreach for distance learners and effective online education is highly encouraged. As a tenure-track library faculty member, the incumbent will also be expected to engage in scholarly activities, including publication, and to provide service to the university, the community, and the profession in accordance with Libraries and University standards for promotion and tenure.


  • Develop and implement instruction sessions, both in-person and online, for GME residents, fellows and faculty on topics such as scholarly activities, evidence-based practice, evidence synthesis, critical analysis, and research support

  • Lead research support efforts and outreach including working with UNLV Libraries counterparts to foster scholarship opportunities within KSOM

  • Attend KSOM Graduate Medical Education Committee (GMEC) meetings, journal club, and other functions as the library’s representative

  • Foster relationships and build strategic partnerships with GME faculty, staff, residents and fellows through outreach to individual programs

  • Collaborate in the creation and development of marketing and promotional materials for SOML resources and services

  • Collaborate with the SOML Team, KSOM and UNLV Libraries partners to develop library programming or workshops across KSOM divisions

  • Provide assistance for education, research and reference support for students and faculty in the Health Sciences Division as needed

This position may be eligible for a flexible work arrangement in accordance with the UNLV Flexible Work Policy and is evaluated on a case by case basis.


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.

  • Experience with online instructional design or teaching in the health sciences or biomedicine

  • Experience with research support or scholarly communications in the health sciences or biomedicine

  • Experience providing library outreach services

  • Willingness to be flexible and adapt to a changing environment

  • Competence and sensitivity in working at a university in which students, faculty, and staff are broadly diverse with regard to many facets of identity, including but not limited to gender, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, and religion.


  • Knowledge of critical analysis and evidence-based practice in the health sciences or biomedicine

  • Familiarity of evidence synthesis and systematic review practices in health sciences

  • Familiarity with biomedical or health information trends, tools, and resources

  • Experience in biomedical, informatics, or research-driven environments


This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track faculty 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 the labor market. The 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 an annual allotment for professional development activities. 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


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 August 8, 2022. Materials should be addressed toGraduate Medical Education and Research 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


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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:, 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:; 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.

Job Category

Academic Faculty



Full-Time Equivalent


Required Attachment(s)

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.

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Note to Applicant

This position may require that a criminal background check 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.

References will be contacted at the appropriate phase of the recruitment process.

As part of the hiring process, applicants for positions in the Nevada System of Higher Education may be required to demonstrate the ability to perform job-related tasks.

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All document(s) must be received on or before the closing date of the job announcements (if a closing date is provided).

Recruitments that provide a work schedule are subject to change based on organizational needs.