Wikipedia:Visiting Scholars/Participating institutions/University of New Mexico

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About the University of New Mexico[edit]

The Zimmerman Library/University of New Mexico

The University of New Mexico (UNM) is the state’s flagship institution with five campuses and a combined student population of over 32,000 as of Spring 2017. It is designated as a Carnegie-Classified “Highest Research Activity” university as well as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. Based in the large, rural state of New Mexico, one of five U.S. states to be a majority-minority state with 60.8% of the population self-identifying as being part of a minority group.

Overview of library resources[edit]

The College of University Libraries and Learning Sciences (UL&LS) supports the largest and most comprehensive library in the state of New Mexico. Its distinctive collections feature diverse materials on New Mexico and the Southwest, Indigenous Nations, and Latin America. Shared from the perspectives of Native Americans, Iberians, Chicanos, Latin Americans and others across the hemisphere, these unique holdings offer diverse lenses for addressing more than six hundred years of culture in the Southwest United States and Latin America.

The libraries can provide access to a diverse collection of databases and electronic resources, including Art Full Text, Avery Index to Architectural Periodicals, JSTOR, PAIS Index, and PRISMA Database.

Position announcements[edit]

The University of New Mexico is currently accepting applications.

The University of New Mexico Libraries would like to work with a Wikipedian to explore themes related to following interdisciplinary areas:

  • Intersections of science, design, art, and architecture in New Mexico
  • Energy, water, and environmental policy in the Southwest and Latin America
  • Healing and foodways in the high desert

The contact for this position is Laura Soito.

To apply for this position, send a copy of your resume or CV to visitingscholars@wikiedu.org and head to the Visiting Scholars application.