Instruction Librarian/Archivist for Special Collections & University Archives
The mission of Special Collections and University Archives at J. Murrey Atkins Library is to connect people with the knowledge available in unique and rare resources. We work to preserve and share the history and culture of UNC Charlotte and the Charlotte region.
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the job responsibilities and essential functions for library faculty should be interpreted in the context of the Library’s strategic plan.
Library faculty engage in service to the University, community, and profession. We create physical and digital environments that encourage learning and innovation, build and preserve collections, support research, and advance scholarship. We provide access to and promote the discovery of information. We help our communities become proficient information users and lifelong learners. Library faculty serve current and future UNCCharlotte students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the Greater Charlotte and global community by sustaining the intellectual and creative life, and facilitating lifelong learning, discovery, and engagement.
Library faculty are expected to collaborate within the Library and beyond in the performance of professional duties that may include, but are not limited to: selecting, organizing, preserving, and facilitating access to materials; supporting teaching, learning, and research; providing outreach to the campus and community; and developing and maintaining digital and technological innovations.
Library faculty participate in scholarly research, creative endeavors, and professional activities to serve the Library, the University, and the information professions. Library faculty are strongly encouraged to pursue external funding for library-related initiatives.
Coordinates instruction activities in Special Collections & University Archives in collaboration with teaching faculty and other librarians.
Develops and conducts library instruction sessions for a diverse student body using Special Collections and University Archives materials.
Provides reference services in the Special Collections & University Archives reading room.
In collaboration with colleagues in the library, plans events and conducts other outreach activities on campus and in the community to promote the integration of Special Collections and University Archives materials in instruction, research, and community engagement.
Creates LibGuides and other instructional aides to promote the use of Special Collections and University Archives materials to support the curriculum.
Participates in the selection of rare books and the collection of manuscripts to meet the ongoing curricular and research needs of the university and the community.
Participates in, and may coordinate, the unit’s social media presence and/or online and physical exhibits.
Engages in professional service and scholarship; participates in committees and faculty governance in the library and on campus.
May supervise staff and/or students.Performs other duties as assigned.
The minimum academic credential required for applicants for faculty positions in Atkins Library is completion of a master’s degree in the field of library and information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association by time of interview.
Graduation with master’s degree in a specialized area directly relevant to the position description may be an acceptable substitute in certain situations if approved by the Dean. A second masters in another discipline or an earned doctorate is highly desirable.
Minimum one year of experience providing instruction in an academic library or other higher education setting.
Experience providing reference services in a Special Collections reading room or another service point in a library or archives.
Commitment to fostering an environment of mutual respect and inclusion in the classroom and workplace.
Demonstrated understanding of active learning pedagogies and/or inquiry-based learning.
Demonstrated knowledge of recent trends and practice relating to teaching with primary source materials in colleges and universities.
Excellent organizational and communication skills.
Commitment to assessment and employing assessment data to improve services.
Experience creating digital and/or physical exhibits.
Experience with the analysis and development of a rare book and/or manuscript collection.
Experience with outreach activities, including employing social media in the service of promoting or creating awareness of library or archival collections and services.
The following Application Materials must be attached to your electronic submission:• Cover letter• CV/Resume• Names (including titles and company/institutions), addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 professional references.
The Search Committee will not contact references without first verifying permission with the candidate.
Applications received by February 15, 2018, will receive priority consideration. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2018.
J. Murrey Atkins Library supports and affirms diversity, inclusion, and multiculturalism. Through our collections, services, policies, and programs, we strive to support these values, and we encourage applications from professionals who can help us achieve this goal. As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.
The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree.
The candidate chosen for this position will be subject to a criminal background check.
For additional information about The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, please visit our Web site: http://www.uncc.edu.
For further details about Atkins Library, please consult our web site: http://library.uncc.edu.
Dawn Schmitz, Associate Dean for Special Collections and University Archives
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