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Research and Instruction Librarian, Nevada State College, Henderson, NV

The Marydean Martin Library at Nevada State College (NSC) invites applications for a Research & Instruction Librarian. Reporting to the Director of Library Services, the successful candidate will join a dynamic team with an established culture of assessment and continuous improvement. The Research & Instruction Librarian is responsible for leading the instruction program for the Marydean Martin Library. The Research & Instruction Librarian will build relationships with campus stakeholders in order to contribute to the College's mission of increasing the success of our highly-diverse and largely-underserved student population.


Potential projects in this position may include, but are not limited to:

  • Serve in a leadership role to integrate the Library's teaching and learning program into the College's core curriculum
  • Lead a summer institute to guide instructors on evidence-based methods for creating effective research assignments
  • Create a flipped model of in-person library instruction, leveraging the benefits of active learning to improve student outcomes


The ideal candidate for this position will understand the value of building relationships with instructors to maximize library impact. They will be able to advocate for the value of the Library on a campus that is focused on making measurable improvements to student retention and graduation rates.


About Nevada State College

Founded in 2002, Nevada State College (NSC) is a four-year public college located on a developing 512-acre campus in the foothills of Henderson, Nevada (adjacent to Las Vegas). Our faculty members enjoy the rare opportunity to mold the College as it continues to grow into a cornerstone of higher education in Southern Nevada.


NSC serves approximately 4,900 students who are highly diverse and largely underserved; a majority of our students are first generation, racial/ethnic minorities, parents, and/or returning students. As a teaching-oriented institution, our faculty focus on high-quality instruction, engaging learning experiences, and innovative techniques to improve student learning.


At Nevada State College, we celebrate the storied backgrounds of our campus community. We operate with a shared commitment to represent and serve the diverse population of Nevada and to encourage the exchange of ideas that respects and honors the lived experiences of our students, staff, and faculty. We foster a culture of inclusive excellence so our members can live authentically, fully engage, and flourish. To strengthen the College and progress its mission, the college dedicates itself to intentional and ongoing reflection to meet the evolving needs of NSC, the surrounding communities, and the State of Nevada.


About the Marydean Martin Library

As the first "bookless" academic library in the state of Nevada, the Marydean Martin Library focuses its effort on improving outcomes for the College's largely first-generation, diverse, and underrepresented student population. This is achieved in a highly collaborative project-based work environment that aims for demonstrable improvements. We strongly recommend applying for this position if you are excited by the prospect of:

  • A culture of assessment that encourages experimentation and drives improvement
  • An energetic project-based work environment that is both reflective and results-oriented
  • Meaningful collaboration with colleagues within and outside the Library
  • A supportive work environment with the leading academic unit scores in a recent climate survey of campus employees


The Library regularly partners with instructors on course design, enhances the affordability of course content with open educational resources, and collaborates with instructors to integrate technology such as 3D printing services into the curriculum. The Library also has a deep collaboration with the Office of Institutional Research that has led to research findings indicating that students who use the Library's digital collections and services have improved research assignment grades, semester GPA, academic standing, and one-term retention.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Provides information literacy instruction and research services for students in designated subject areas (40%)
  • Provides leadership for the Library's information literacy program, working collaboratively with campus stakeholders to integrate library resources and services into the curriculum (30%)
  • Leads assessment of the library instruction program and student learning outcomes (10%)
  • Creates scholarly products; actively participates in professional engagement or service at the library, college, and national level; and meets other NSC requirements for promotion and tenure (20%)


Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited master's degree or equivalent by the start date
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to quickly build rapport with students, faculty, and other campus stakeholders


Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience providing research and instruction services in an academic library
  • Experience leading information literacy initiatives in an academic library
  • Experience supporting the success of students who are historically underrepresented in higher education
  • Experience assessing student learning
  • Creativity in problem-solving and enthusiasm for self-directed projects
  • Enthusiasm for collaborating with campus stakeholders
  • Ability to work comfortably with ambiguity, to progress multiple priorities/projects simultaneously, and flexibility to accommodate shifting priorities
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a team-based environment


Rank, Salary & Benefits

Tenure-track, Assistant Professor level. Budgeted salary for this position is $55,000, plus excellent benefits, including 14.5% retirement match, 24 annual leave days, beginning balance of 30 sick leave days, 11 paid holidays, educational benefits, and the choice of three health insurance plans that can be supplemented with flexible spending accounts or health savings accounts.


To Apply

Please visit the following link to view the full description and apply. Early career librarians are encouraged to apply. This position is open until filled. NSC is committed to building a culturally diverse faculty and strongly encourages applications from women and racial minorities.


For questions about the position, please contact the Director of Library Services, Nathaniel King at:


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