The University of New Mexico College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences (UL&LS) seeks a service-oriented, innovative subject specialist with an expertise in Art, Art History, Photography, and Architecture to support a dynamic library system with a strong outreach and instruction program. This is a full-time, 12-month position with the faculty rank and tenure status negotiable based on qualifications and experience.
- The Art & Architecture Librarian will proactively build relationships and partnerships with students, faculty, and staff in the undergraduate and graduate art and architecture programs and deliver services that support UL&LS and University initiatives.
- Working in a team-oriented and highly electronic environment, this librarian will serve as the Libraries’ specialist for Art History, Art Studio, Art Education, Photography, and Architecture and Planning.
- The Librarian will provide instruction in the use of library resources and research in a variety of settings. He/she will provide reference services and lead in art and architecture collection development.
- The successful candidate must be an engaged, innovative, and service-oriented individual. They will join a dynamic collaborative team of service oriented information professionals.
- Successful candidates may teach credit courses for the UL&LS’s Organization, Information and Learning Sciences Program (OI&LS).
The Art & Architecture Librarian will keep current with emerging information and instructional technologies, new uses of art and architecture research, and digital scholarship and tools. They will establish and maintain strong relationships with colleagues and researchers and employ communication, organization, analytic, and problem-solving skills.
They will work to meet research and service requirements for tenure and will participate in faculty governance as detailed in the UNM Faculty Handbook. Working some evenings and weekends is required.
The UL&LS integrates the UNM values of Excellence, Access with Support to Succeed, Integrity, Diversity, Respectful Relationships, Freedom and Sustainability into all we do. The UL&LS adds to UNM’s values: Service, Trust, Collaboration and Accountability.
- Builds relationships with faculty and students to support their research and instructional endeavors.
- Provides instruction in research and in the use of library resources in a variety of settings; will participate in the first year library instruction program.
- Markets library services to assigned subject areas and to the University community.
- Provides reference services.
- Contributes to library-wide collection development activities and leads in visual arts, and architecture and planning collection development. Maintains and develops current collection strengths in photography and Latin American and southwestern Native American art.
- Works collaboratively with the UL&LS Research Data Services program to provide assistance with faculty, graduate, and undergraduate students with their data management needs.
- Works collaboratively with the Architecture Curator in the Center for Southwest Research to provide advanced architecture instruction and subject expertise.
- Participates in UL&LS faculty governance and in library management as required.
- Meets scholarship and service requirements for tenure as detailed in the UNM Faculty Handbook.
- Contributes to UL&LS initiatives that further UNM’s commitment to diversity and inclusion.
- May provide effective and timely supervision of assigned employees including all required training, career development, and performance reviews.
- An earned master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library/information sciences program or equivalent by the start date.
- An undergraduate or graduate degree in art, fine arts, or architecture, OR two years’ experience as an academic art or architecture librarian in the past five years.
- Earned graduate degree in art, fine arts, or architecture by the start date.
- Experience or demonstrated interest in working with faculty and students to support their research and instructional endeavors.
- Experience or demonstrated interest in instruction in face-to-face and online environments as well as presentation techniques and skills.
- Demonstrated proficiency with contemporary and emerging information technologies such as web authoring tools and technologies, social media, digital learning objects, screencasting, and LibGuides.
- Demonstrated problem-solving and analytical skills.
- Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills as well as a strong service orientation.
- Commitment to fostering diversity and interest in working with a multicultural and international University community.