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Job: Head, New Media at University of Nevada, Las Vegas

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PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY

UNLV is a comprehensive research university of approximately 27,000 students
and 2,800 faculty and staff dedicated to teaching, research, and service. The
university has internationally recognized programs in hotel administration and
creative writing; professional degrees in law, architecture, and dental
medicine; and leading programs in fine arts, sciences and education. UNLV is
located on a 332-acre main campus and two satellite campuses in dynamic
Southern Nevada. In 2009 the Brookings Institution in Washington, DC
established Brookings Mountain West on the UNLV campus to study the region.
For more information, visit us on-line at: http://www.unlv.edu.

  
PROFILE of the LIBRARIES DIVISION

This position is located within the Libraries' Division of Research and
Education. In support of the University Libraries' mission and shared values,
the Research and Education Division fosters collaborations that contribute to
our users' academic success, research, and lifelong learning. The Division
positively impacts student learning and supports the research and scholarly
agenda of the University. This mission is realized through: instruction of
learners using a variety of methods and tools, partnerships with faculty to
create an integrated, assessable, information literacy-focused curriculum,
provision of targeted information resources, expert, point-of need research
assistance, and a commitment to fostering competencies for lifelong inquiry.

  
ROLE of the POSITION

This new position will manage a core of five staff to re-envision a library
department (formerly Media and Computer Services) to focus on new media-on-
demand access to services and content anytime, anywhere, on any digital
device. Informing the work of the Libraries Systems and Web and Application
Development Services Departments, the New Media Department will provide an
interface between user needs and expectations and the Libraries' physical
technology and virtual presence.

  
Reporting to the Associate Dean for Research and Education, the Head of New
Media will collaborate across divisions to help implement the Libraries'
public technology vision through services, public spaces, and web presence.
Responsibilities include providing leadership on website usability and
content; keeping current with best practices for implementing new technology
in support of digital and media literacy; developing and coordinating
workshops and programs to educate Libraries staff and users about technology
within the public computing environment; investigating methodologies and best
practices for creating, promoting, and disseminating student-authored content;
and conducting ongoing assessments related to New Media's programming to
assist in formulating policy and determining strategic directions. The Head of
New Media will work with others to explore and evaluate technology solutions
to meet user and organizational needs and experiment with and develop
technologies and their applications for library services. The Head of New
Media will also work with Collection Management staff to identify optimal ways
for discovery, access, and use of media collections and will serve as the
Libraries' liaison to campus entities, such as the Disability Resource Center,
the Office of Information Technology (WebCampus and Instructional Technology
Services units) and Online Education. It will be important for the Head of New
Media to collaborate with fellow department heads in leading the creation of
programs and services for the UNLV community that will advance the research
enterprise and foster a climate of scholarly inquiry and student achievement
while continuously enhancing the user experience.

  
As a tenure-track library faculty member, the incumbent will be expected to
work collaboratively with others; engage in scholarly activities; and provide
service to the university, the community, and the profession in accordance
with Libraries and University standards for promotion and tenure. The Head of
New Media will have demonstrated the ability to work in a complex, changing
environment with a positive, flexible, and innovative attitude, and he or she
will have a proven capacity to work effectively and collegially in teams with
staff at all levels as well as with faculty and students.

  
PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

As a strong partner in student learning, UNLV Libraries fosters critical
thinking and lifelong learning with innovative services, entrepreneurial
staff, over one million volumes, outstanding digital collections, up-to-date
technology and internationally renowned Special Collections in four modern,
flexible facilities. We are an organization committed to continuous
improvement as informed by data and other evidence collected through review
processes such as Lean as well as a wide range of other organizational
assessments. We welcome individuals with diverse backgrounds to join our
growing organization of over 100 experienced faculty librarians and staff
members supporting teaching, learning, research and creative endeavors at one
of the nation's fastest growing universities. For more information, please
visit http://www.library.unlv.edu/employment

  
QUALIFICATIONS

Required: A master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library
Association; supervisory or managerial experience; familiarity with
digitization and delivery of digital content; experience or coursework
associated with the technologies used to support user access to and use of
electronic information resources and common productivity tools; knowledge of
media distribution and streaming video solutions; demonstrated commitment to
user-focused services and experience working collaboratively and
constructively with a wide range of groups and individuals; evidence of
energy, creativity, initiative and commitment to professional growth; the
ability to work independently and collegially; excellent written and oral
communication skills; and a record of professional engagement and scholarship.

  
Preferred: Two or more years as a manager and supervisor of full time staff in
a an academic library; experience with initiatives in support of digital and
media literacy; demonstrated experience in developing working partnerships
with academic departments and other campus communities; demonstrated project
management experience; and experience, reputation, and scholarship record
sufficient to meet criteria for appointment as a tenured faculty member.

  
SALARY RANGE

This is a full-time, 12-month, tenure-track position at Rank II or III
(equivalent to an Assistant Professor or Associate Professor). Salaries are
competitive with those at similarly situated institutions and dependent upon
labor market. Position is contingent upon funding.

  
APPLICATION DETAILS

Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and
experience, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of at least three
professional references who may be contacted. 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. The review of materials will
begin March 15, 2013, and will continue until the position is filled.
Materials should be addressed to Jennifer Fabbi, and are to be submitted via
on-line application at https://hrsearch.unlv.edu. For assistance with UNLV's
on-line applicant portal, contact UNLV Employment Services at (702) 895-2894
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