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Health Sciences Librarian for Collections and Instruction

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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 Health Sciences Library-552500
Working Title Health Sciences Librarian for Collections and Instruction
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 NF0002769
Position ID 01002383
Posting Open Date 10/20/2017
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled Yes
Proposed Start Date 12/04/2017
Position Summary

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.

Educational Requirements

ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science

Qualifications and Experience

REQUIRED Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science
Minimum of two years of professional experience in library collection development in an academic health sciences library, hospital library, or other health-related library setting.
Experience preparing and delivering instruction on use of electronic resources.
Ability to demonstrate understanding of current trends in scholarly communication, publishing business models, and emerging technology related to collection development.
Willingness to embrace change related to developing collections and client-centered services.
Demonstrated ability to work with a broad range of constituencies.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to foster a collaborative and cooperative work environment.
Demonstrated commitment to providing outstanding customer service.

PREFERRED Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Subject expertise in one or more health sciences areas.
Demonstrated interest and experience in finding resources accessible in developing countries.
Experience preparing tutorials for delivering instruction online and globally.
Experience with collections budget planning including budget projections and needs assessment.
Broad knowledge of library materials in a variety of formats and experience in working with vendors.
Experience working in the publishing industry.
Participation in organizations addressing issues of managing collections and scholarly resources.

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/129438

Department Contact Information

Department Contact Name and Title Freda McClain
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?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. Do you have a minimum of two years of professional experience in library collection development in an academic health sciences library, hospital library, or other health-related library setting?
    • Yes
    • No