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Assessment Librarian

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For a more detailed vacancy announcement, please visit: http://library.unc.edu/personnel/employment/ A minimum of three references are required upon application submission.

Posting Information

Position Information

Position Type Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)
Department University Library-550501
Working Title Assessment Librarian
Appointment Type EHRA Non-Faculty Instructional
Position Posting Category Libraries
Salary Range
Full Time/Part Time? Full-Time Permanent
Hours per Week 40
Vacancy ID NF0002648
Position ID 01001192
Posting Open Date 08/01/2017
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled Yes
Proposed Start Date 09/01/2017
Position Summary

The University Library at UNC Chapel Hill invites applications from enthusiastic, collaborative, analytical, and user-centered individuals for the new position of Assessment Librarian. Reporting to the Head of User Experience and Assessment, the Assessment Librarian is responsible for coordinating, expanding, and enhancing Assessment efforts across the University Library and Health Sciences Library.
The Assessment Librarian works closely with staff from User Experience and Assessment, Library Information & Technology, Research & Instructional Services, the Research Hub, Library Administration and many other units on collecting and reporting data, as well as designing and delivering qualitative and quantitative assessment projects. The person in this position conducts or directs many types of assessment, including ethnographic research, usability studies, usage data collection, user needs assessments, and interviews. The Assessment Librarian designs and develops needed instruments, methods, and workflows to empower library staff to conduct and analyze their own coordinated assessment projects. The person in this position gathers, reports, and publishes statistics for the Library, serves as the Library’s primary contact for the University Institutional Review Board, and helps communicate Libraries’ impact and value in broader University-level goals and metrics.

Educational Requirements

ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library or information science, or related advanced degree

Qualifications and Experience

Required Qualifications:
ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library or information science, or related advanced degree
Familiarity with the work of academic research libraries
Knowledge of assessment practices, principles, and trends in libraries and/or higher education
Knowledge of tools and processes for analyzing and drawing insight from data
Demonstrated ability to learn and implement new technologies and tools
A commitment to high ethical standards in data collection and analysis
Excellent communication skills, including the ability to report about complex data
Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in groups
Demonstrated ability to manage projects effectively and set priorities
Strong commitment to user-centered public services

Preferred Qualifications:
User Research experience, including standard usability methodologies
Proficient with HTML, CSS, and WordPress
Experience developing or maintaining internal services and workflows
Experience with data visualization and data analysis tools
Experience building, designing, or developing programs, projects, or initiatives
Experience with national assessment initiatives such as LibQUAL, IPEDs, ACRL, ARL, etc.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Special Instructions

For a more detailed vacancy announcement, please visit: http://library.unc.edu/personnel/employment/

A minimum of three references are required upon application submission.

Quick Link http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/125274

Department Contact Information

Department Contact Name and Title Freda McClain, HR Specialist
Department Contact Telephone or Email freda_mcclain@unc.edu
Office of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to employment@unc.edu
Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select the response below that describes your level of education that best or mostly closely satisfies the education requirements for this position.
    • Bachelor’s degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
    • Bachelor's degree in any field/discipline
    • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
    • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in any field/discipline
    • None of the above
  2. Do you have an ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and Information Science, or a related advanced degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. Are you familiar with the work of academic research libraries?
    • yes
    • No
  4. Do you have knowledge of assessment practices, principles, and trends in libraries and/or higher education?
    • Yes
    • No