Health sciences library and center Job at State of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

  • State of New Mexico
  • Albuquerque, NM

Job Description

Posting Number

Employment Type: Faculty

Faculty Type
Open Rank

Hiring Department
HS Library (483A)

Academic Location
Health Sciences Library and Informatics Ctr

Benefits Eligible
The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for more information.

Position Summary

The University of New Mexico (UNM) Health Sciences Library & Informatics Center (HSLIC) seeks a dynamic Scholarly Communications Librarian to enhance the visibility and impact of scholarly research. This role primarily involves leading initiatives on scholarly communication, advocating for ethical publishing practices, recommending technological solutions, and working closely with HSLIC team members to integrate and elevate research services. The ideal candidate will bring expertise in scholarly communication tools, demonstrate excellent communication skills, and possess a strong analytical ability to navigate and influence the scholarly publishing landscape. This position offers the opportunity to work in a team-oriented environment that values innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration.

This is a full-time, benefits eligible faculty position with a primary appointment in HSLIC. 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 benefits, go to:

Appointment is posted as open rank, to be determined based on qualifications. Salary range: $61,380-$75,210.


  • Leads, develops, and implements comprehensive scholarly communication strategies that enhance the visibility and accessibility of research outputs.
  • Actively participates in relevant committees and working groups within and beyond the institution to advocate for open science, open access, open data, and open educational resources.
  • Evaluates and recommends technological solutions and infrastructure improvements that support the management and sharing of research outputs openly and effectively.
  • Collaborates with HSLIC colleagues in the development and maintenance of digital collections and repositories that support the academic community.
  • Initiates and maintains strong partnerships with academic departments, research centers, and other campus units.
  • Develops and leads educational opportunities for the UNM Health Sciences Center on a variety of scholarly communication topics, such as publishing strategies, copyright and the use of digital tools in scholarly workflows.
  • Participates in and supports research impact initiatives to assist UNM Health Sciences Center faculty in discovering, tracking and communicating the impact of a variety of research outputs, including scholarly articles and data sharing.
  • Provides consultations and training for best practices in tracking and communicating the impact of research, such as use of ORCID and other impact metrics tools.
  • Stays informed of national and international scholarly communications trends, policy changes, and academic research in scholarly publishing, ensuring that HSLIC colleagues and users are updated on the latest developments.
  • Participates in faculty activities including librarianship, education, research, publishing, presenting at professional conferences, and providing service.
  • Other duties may also be assigned.

About the Library:

Our mission is to advance health and health equity as New Mexico's only publicly accessible health sciences library. We empower evidence-based health care, intellectual discovery, lifelong learning, and engagement with our diverse communities by providing high quality and unique collections; integrated education and programs; and innovative, inclusive spaces. 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; the UNM Hospitals and Health System; and the Comprehensive Cancer Center.

We value diversity - in backgrounds and in experiences. We commit to equity, inclusion, justice, anti-racism, and accessibility. We embrace people of all backgrounds and seek to foster a culture where everyone is welcome and historically marginalized voices are heard.All of our employee's points of view are key to our success, and inclusion is everyone's responsibility.

About UNM & the Health Sciences Center (HSC):

UNM is an R1 Top Tier Research, Hispanic-Serving, institution! We have a gold rating as a military friendly school, recognized as a first-gen forward institution, and enroll the highest percentage of American Indian Students relative to our R1 peers. Learn more about UNM here.

The Health Sciences Center's mission is to continuously improve health and health equity in New Mexico, with a strong emphasis on partnerships with communities and community-wide solutions. The UNM HSC has earned a national and international reputation for its integrated education, patient care, research, and partnership initiatives which address the unique healthcare needs of New Mexico's urban and rural populations.

About the State and City:

New Mexico (The Land of Enchantment) offers over 200 days of sunshine, a rich set of cultures and histories, outstanding recreational opportunities year-round, and is home to world class skiing, hiking, biking, climbing, arts, and cuisine. At more than a mile-high elevation, this high desert environment provides beautiful sunny days but also the variety of all four seasons. The State of New Mexico is multicultural and diverse with nineteen Pueblos, three Apache tribes, and the Navajo Nation.

The city of Albuquerque is the largest city in New Mexico with roughly 900,000 people in the city and surrounding areas. Albuquerque is 1 hour from Santa Fe,NM and 2.5 hours from Taos,NM, both world famous for their art and culture. From the magnificent mesas to the west, past the banks of the historic Rio Grande to the Sandia Mountains to the east, Albuquerque is a blend of culture and cuisine, styles and stories, people, pursuits and panoramas.



  • Master's degree
    in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited (or foreign
    equivalent) program.
  • At least 2
    years of experience working in an academic health sciences library or
    academic library.
  • Applicants must
    be eligible to work in the U.S.


  • Experience
    performing similar responsibilities, developing and/or participating in
    scholarly communication initiatives.
  • Experience
    using and supporting digital scholarly tools and platforms, including the
    selection and implementation of these technologies to enhance research and
    scholarly communication.
  • Experience
    assisting faculty in discovering, tracking, and communicating the impact
    of diverse research outputs such as scholarly articles, data sharing, and
    open access.
  • Strong
    innovative problem-solver who looks for creative solutions and experiments
    with new approaches to enhance scholarly communication.
  • Excellence in
    leadership and initiative, capable of leading projects and inspiring
    others towards achieving library goals.
  • Strong
    interpersonal skills with the ability to establish positive and productive
    collaborations with faculty, researchers, students, and fellow librarians.
  • Excellent oral
    and written communication skills, including creating and delivering
  • A demonstrated
    commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and student success, as well
    as working with broadly diverse communities.
Application Instructions

Only applications submitted through
the official UNMJobs site will be accepted. If you are viewing this job
advertisement on a 3rd party site, please
visit UNMJobs to submit an application.

Applicants must provide:

  • CV
  • Cover letter addressing why you are interested in this position, and how your skills/experience would make you successful in this role.
  • Writing sample such as an article, book chapter, or unpublished scholarly work on related topic.
  • List of 3 previous or current supervisory references

Finalists for this position should be prepared to provide official educational transcripts if selected for hire. For further information, please contact David Lucero at (505) 272-0634,

For Best Consideration
For best consideration, please apply by 7/13/2024. This position will remain open until filled.


Job Tags

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