POSITION: Health Sciences Librarian for Collections and Instruction AVAILABLE: December 2017
The Health Sciences Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks a collaborative, proactive, and service-oriented person to take on the new role of Health Sciences Librarian for Collections and Instruction. This person provides leadership for collection decisions made in the context of changing user needs, emerging formats, and access models, and develops and provides effective and innovative client‑centered education on Library collection resources in client settings, in the library, and virtually.
The Health Sciences Librarian for Collections and Instruction is part of a team of librarians, support staff, and library partners working to achieve the library’s mission to manage information and knowledge to advance health and health care. This person maintains relationships and represents the Library in University-wide activities and in other venues, such as consortial and professional association meetings, and participates in other Library activities in support of the Health Sciences Library’s mission and to serve the university community as needed. This position reports to the Assistant Director for Information Access and Discovery and participates in the leadership of the Information Access and Discovery department. This position also works closely with subject and school liaison librarians, the HSL Special Collections Librarian, the HSL Information Resources Coordinating Group, and the University Libraries’ collection development teams. Principal responsibilities:
Collections Development and Maintenance:
Collections-Related Promotion & Instruction:
Pursues professional development, professional service activities, and publication as guided by the standards of the library’s Committee on Appointments and Promotions. Participates in self-directed learning and education programs to build subject knowledge and stay current with emerging trends. Conducts research or quality improvement projects to understand better the nature and impact of high quality information services. REQUIRED Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
PREFERRED Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
The University and The Libraries The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country’s oldest state university. UNC Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 29,000 students, employs more than 3,500 members of the faculty, and offers 69 doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy and law. The University Library collections include over 7.5 million volumes, and is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and the Center for Research Libraries. Together with the libraries at Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University, the members of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) provide services and collections to their students, faculty, and staff in support of the education, research, and service missions of the universities.
The UNC Health Sciences Library is part of the University Libraries and is a recognized leader within the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries. The Health Sciences Library’s mission is to connect people everywhere with knowledge to help them teach and learn effectively, assure quality health care, conduct vital research, and make informed decisions. To learn more about the Health Sciences Library, please visit: hsl.lib.unc.edu/
The University Libraries are committed to increasing the diversity of its staff, and therefore welcomes applications from candidates who bring additional dimensions to our mission and work. The University Libraries invest proudly in our employees, strive to create a diverse environment of respect and collaboration, and encourage vision and innovation. The Region The Triangle region is one of the most desirable places to live and work in North America and offers its residents a wide array of recreational, cultural, and intellectual activities. The mountains or the seashore are less than half day's drive from Chapel Hill. Salary and Benefits This is a twelve-month academic librarian appointment; salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave, and State or optional retirement plan. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, librarians enjoy the benefit of academic status and are members of the faculty council. Deadline for Application Review of applications will begin on November 20, 2017. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the begin review date. To Apply Please visit http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/129438 and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, a resume and the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three professional references, one of whom must be a current supervisor. Additionally, please indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
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