Makerspace Specialist, UNLV University Libraries [R0139642]

Updated: 24 days ago
Job Type: FullTime

The University of Nevada, Las Vegas invites applications for Makerspace Specialist, UNLV University Libraries [R0139642]

ROLE of the POSITION

Reporting to the Director, School of Medicine Library, the Makerspace Specialist is a key member of a team of professionals responsible for supporting the Makerspace in the School of Medicine Library. The Makerspace Specialist oversees the day-to-day operations of the School of Medicine Library's makerspace and provides expert instruction for groups utilizing multimedia and emerging technologies for educational and research purposes. The Specialist provides personalized consultation on multimedia use, creation and application. Through outreach to the Kirk Kerkorian School of Medicine at UNLV and interdisciplinary campus groups, the Makerspace Specialist exercises leadership in developing and evolving multimedia and emerging technologies and services that support knowledge creation. Additionally, the Makerspace Specialist will investigate and evaluate emerging technologies for potential adoption, develop online learning objects, coordinate projects, provide workshops, and help train student employees who support multimedia creation and use at the School of Medicine Library.

PROFILE of the UNLV UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES

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 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 located in the Las Vegas Medical District, 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, an allopathic medical school which offers both an undergraduate medical education program and a graduate medical education program. Each year the medical school welcomes a cohort of 66 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 the School of Medicine faculty and staff to provide instruction, library programming, and access to library resources and services with a team of library faculty, staff, and student assistants.

UNLV UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY

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. 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

This position requires an earned Bachelor's Degree from an accredited college or university as recognized by the United States Department of Education and/or the Council on Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA). Instructional technology or multimedia-related degrees are preferred. Credentials must be obtained prior to the start of employment. 

  • Competence and sensitivity in working with individuals who are highly diverse regarding many facets of identity, including but not limited to gender, ethnicity, nationality, sexual orientation, ability, income, level of educational attainment, and religion.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with design and fabrication using a combination of multimedia technology (e.g. Laser cutter, 3D printer, Adobe Creative Cloud, etc.)
  • Demonstrated capacity and skill to instruct learners and create and maintain instructional content (e.g. guides, handouts, lesson plans, etc.)
  • Ability and willingness to engage with and learn new and emerging technologies
  • Ability to resolve issues in a professional setting
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a team

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong organizational and project management skills
  • Experience or working knowledge of 3D Printing technology, audio or video editing technology, virtual reality or other emerging technology
  • Ability to support and troubleshoot multimedia or other emerging technology
  • 1-2 years of experience working in libraries, galleries, museums, archives, schools or other related educational setting

COMMITMENT to DIVERSITY and CAMPUS VALUES

A successful candidate will support diversity, equity, and inclusiveness and contribute to a respectful, positive work environment. They will use our Campus Values to guide their decisions and actions and demonstrate our Rebel spirit. 

SALARY 

This is a full-time, 12-month, Administrative Faculty position at a Grade B. Minimum salary is $50,000. Salary is competitive with those at similarly situated institutions and dependent upon labor market. 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 annual allotment for professional development activities. 

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 https://guides.library.unlv.edu/lasvegas/welcome .

BENEFITS OF WORKING AT UNLV

  • Competitive total rewards package including:
    • Paid time off, sick leave, and holidays
    • Excellent health insurance including medical, dental and vision
    • Comprehensive retirement plans and voluntary benefits programs
  • No state income tax
  • Tuition discounts at Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) schools
  • Tuition discounts for spouses, domestic partners, and dependents

PERKS

  • Employee recognition and appreciation programs
  • Connect with colleagues with shared interests
  • Personal and professional development opportunities
  • UNLV athletics ticket discounts
  • Statewide employee purchase program discounts
  • RebelCard discounts on and off campus
  • Wellness programming for all UNLV faculty and staff at no cost
  • Opportunity for career advancements to leadership roles

HOW TO APPLY

Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, emails, addresses, 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 Monday, January 8, 2024.

Materials should be addressed to Makerspace Specialist 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 [email protected]

SPECIAL INSTRUCTIONS FOR INTERNAL NSHE CANDIDATES

UNLV employees or employees within the Nevada System of Higher Education (NSHE) MUST use the "Find Jobs" process within Workday to find and apply for jobs at UNLV and other NSHE Institutions. Once you log into Workday, type "Find Jobs" in the search box which will navigate to the internal job posting site. Locate this specific job posting by typing the job requisition number, <"R0139642"> in the search box.

If you complete an application outside of the internal application process, your application will be returned and you will have to reapply as an internal applicant which may delay your application.

PROFILE of the UNIVERSITY

Founded in 1957, UNLV is a doctoral-degree-granting institution 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. 

For more information, visit us on line at: http://www.unlv.edu

EEO/AA STATEMENT

The University of Nevada - Las Vegas (UNLV) is committed to providing a place of work and learning free of discrimination on the basis of a person's age (40 or older), disability, whether actual or perceived by others (including service-connected disabilities), gender (including pregnancy related conditions), military status or military obligations, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, national origin, race (including hair texture and protected hairstyles such as natural hairstyles, afros, bantu knots, curls, braids, locks and twists), color, or religion (protected classes). Discrimination on the basis of a protected class, including unlawful harassment, which is a form of discrimination, is illegal under federal and state law. Where unlawful discrimination is found to have occurred, UNLV will act to stop the unlawful discrimination, to prevent its recurrence, to remedy its effects, and to discipline those responsible. Women, minorities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

TITLE IX STATEMENT

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: [email protected] , 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: [email protected] ; 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.

SAFETY AND SECURITY STATEMENT

UNLV is committed to assisting all members of the UNLV community in providing for their own safety and security. The Annual Security Report and Annual Fire Safety Report compliance document is available online.

JOB CATEGORY

Administrative Faculty 

Required Attachment(s)

Submit a letter of interest, a detailed resume listing qualifications and experience, and the names, emails, addresses, 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.


UNLV is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action educator and employer committed to achieving excellence through diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, among other things, race, color, religion, sex, age, creed, national origin, veteran status, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, genetic information, gender identity, gender expression, or any other factor protected by anti-discrimination laws. The University of Nevada, Las Vegas employs only United States citizens and non-citizens lawfully authorized to work in the United States. Women, under-represented groups, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.



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