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Innovation and Service Design 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 Innovation and Service Design 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 NF0002722
Position ID 01002349
Posting Open Date 09/18/2017
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled Yes
Proposed Start Date 11/01/2017
Position Summary

The University Library at UNC Chapel Hill invites applications from enthusiastic, collaborative, analytical, and user-centered individuals for the new position of Innovation and Service Design Librarian. Reporting to the Head of User Experience and Assessment, the Innovation and Service Design Librarian is responsible for seeking out opportunities for innovation and integrating new technologies into library services. This position will develop leading-edge service designs and apply user-centered processes in interdisciplinary teams.
The Innovation and Service Design Librarian works closely with the Kenan Science Library Research Hub and Makerspace as a substantial component of his/her work. The successful candidate will also regularly work with staff from Library Information & Technology, Research & Instructional Services, the Research Hub, Library Administration, and other innovative campus units to deliver and improve existing digital and physical library services.

Educational Requirements

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

Qualifications and Experience

Required:
ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library or information science, or related advanced degree
Knowledge of User Experience, Service Design, and Assessment practices, principles, and trends
Familiarity with the work of academic research libraries
Familiarity with emerging technologies and makerspaces in higher education
An empathetic and creative mindset for working with users and developing new services
High comfort with experimentation and intelligent risk-taking
Demonstrated ability to learn and implement new technologies and tools
Ability to work collaboratively in groups and manage projects effectively
Excellent communication skills
Strong commitment to user-centered public services
Ability to establish priorities for projects and set appropriate deadlines
A high level of motivation to develop ideas from paper to production
Preferred:
2 years of related experience
Experience in user-centered service design
Knowledge of instructional methods and training techniques including curriculum design principles, learning theory, and group and individual teaching techniques
Experience with any combination of the following: 3D printing, 3D scanning, electronics, Arduino, photogrammetry, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality
Proficiency with tools such as Adobe CS, and/or 3D modeling software like Solidworks, Autocad, Autodesk, Fusion

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/126220

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 or information science or related advanced degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. Do you have knowledge of User Experience, Service Design, and Assessment practices, principles, and trends?
    • Yes
    • No