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Director of Library: Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine - Las Cruces, NM

Monday, August 21, 2023 11:58 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Title: Director of Library

Department: Library

Type: Full-Time



The Director of Library administers and provides overall leadership for the library and related learning resources. The Director advocates for the needs of the library and its users, ensuring the provision of relevant and high-quality resources and services.  The Director supervises library staff, provides administrative reports, develops and maintains budgets and plans, and contributes to library and college-wide planning, policymaking, and goal/mission attainment. The Director functions as a member of a collaborative teaching team, providing support to faculty in developing and delivering instructional content within an integrated curriculum. The Director oversees the provision of user services to students, faculty, staff, and other members of the community.  The selected candidate will subscribe to and support our commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity and Accountability.

  • This position is exempt.
  • This position reports to the Dean/CAO.


  • Develop and administer the library’s annual budget and other planning documents.
  • Hire, train, and provide direction and support for library staff, supporting their professional growth and development.
  • Collaborate with the Office of Academic Affairs in the development and delivery of medical and health information literacy for students.
  • Provide medical reference and research services and support.
  • Ensure access to high-quality library resources and services for all students, faculty, staff, residents, preceptors, and other affiliates of the College both locally and at a distance.
  • Oversee all aspects of collection development and management, including the selection of materials, licensing of electronic resources and databases, and document delivery.
  • Ensure compliance with College policies and procedures.
  • Plan, coordinate, and participate in community and professional outreach activities on behalf of the library and the College.
  • Serve on College committees, task forces, and workgroups as requested.
  • Assume other duties and responsibilities as assigned.


  • Knowledge of electronic library resources, databases, information technologies, and services.
  • Knowledge of medical reference tools and resources.
  • Knowledge of relevant medical and health information literacy standards.
  • Knowledge and understanding of current trends and practices in medical libraries.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively across disciplines with administrators, faculty, staff, and students.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, organizational, time management, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work independently and in teams, and to prioritize to meet expectations.


  • Master’s degree (MLS, MLIS) in library science from an American Library Association accredited program.
  • Five (5) years working in a medical or academic health sciences focused library with three (3) years of supervisory experience.
  • Expertise in budgeting, financial management, and resource allocation.
  • Experience managing subscriptions and electronic resource licenses.


 Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) certification or other certification/specialization related to medical or health sciences librarianship.

Note: Applicants must currently be authorized to lawfully work in the United States on a full-time basis.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled; however, a review of resumes is scheduled to begin immediately.  Salary is commensurate with experience. EOE.


Applications should be submitted by electronic submission via the Burrell College Work Opportunities website.

Burrell College of Osteopathic Medicine is an equal-opportunity employer
and values diversity in our faculty and staff as an important aspect of the educational process. 
BCOM encourages individuals with varied backgrounds and experiences to apply.

"New Mexico Library  Association" is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. P.O. Box 26074, Albuquerque, NM 87125

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