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Community Outreach & Global Health Librarian

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Posting Information

Position Information

Position Type Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)
Department Health Sciences Library-552500
Working Title Community Outreach & Global Health 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 NF0002776
Position ID 20025039
Posting Open Date 10/23/2017
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled Yes
Proposed Start Date 12/04/2017
Position Summary

The UNC Health Sciences Library seeks a collaborative, proactive, and service-oriented Community Outreach and Global Health Librarian to collaborate with a variety of state-wide and University health outreach and research projects. Working both as a team member and independently, the Librarian will be integral in building relationships with practitioners, researchers, staff, and students. The person in this position 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.
Methods of engagement include: effective and innovative client-centered education and knowledge management services using a variety of methods and technologies both in client settings and in the library; individual and group consultations on information discovery, retrieval and management; and design and creation of global health resource products focused on the needs of specific user populations.
The position reports to the Assistant Director for Information Access & Discovery.

Educational Requirements

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

Qualifications and Experience

- ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science, or related advanced degree
- Minimum of one year post-degree relevant professional experience
- Experience with needs assessment and priority setting in the development of services for interdisciplinary outreach projects
- Ability to provide expert in-depth information searches in a wide range of academic databases and other sources. Ability to synthesize information from a variety of sources
- Demonstrated knowledge of teaching and learning methods for adult learners
- Excellent oral, written, analytical and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to multitask and set priorities in a dynamic environment
- Demonstration of a commitment to professional development and service through publication and/or active membership in professional organizations
- Commitment to supporting a diverse user population and evidence of working collaboratively and cooperatively with a diverse group of colleagues
- The ability to travel domestically and internationally for extended periods of time, as assigned

- Experience in an academic health sciences library, hospital library, or other health-related library setting.
- Experience in global settings such as service outreach, study abroad, etc.
- Experience working with underserved or rural populations
- Experience, certification, or degree in health informatics, public health, nursing, or other healthcare or global development-related field
- Experience using technology to deliver information services and instruction at the point of need, particularly in global settings
- Experience participating as a member of a systematic review team
- Knowledge of funding sources and grant writing, data management plans, and data visualization
- Conversational competency in a second language

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.

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Department Contact Information

Department Contact Name and Title Freda McClain
Department Contact Telephone or Email
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
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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 a minimum of one-year post-degree relevant professional experience?
    • Yes
    • No