Wednesday, February 03, 2010

E-Science Librarian: UNC Chapel Hill University Library

AVAILABLE: May 1, 2010

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented individual for the position of E-Science Librarian. The E-Science Librarian will serve as the subject librarian for chemistry. The Librarian will work with the science research community and library colleagues to develop and sustain resources and services that assist faculty and students with preserving their own and accessing others' research data, with a focus on chemical informatics. The E-Science Librarian will develop and maintain close relationships with faculty, graduate students, and undergraduates in the assigned and related academic disciplines to ensure the highest and most effective level of library support for their research, teaching, and learning.

The E-Science Librarian participates in a team of subject librarians who share responsibility for developing high quality collections and delivering both general and specialized reference, research and instructional services. Within this context, they participate in long-term planning, conduct on-going assessment of collections and services, develop web-based guides and other research and learning products, collaborate on special projects, and serve on committees and task forces as needed.

The subject librarian has primary responsibility for selecting and managing collections in all formats for the assigned subjects. In addition, the person in this position works with colleagues in media, special collections, digital publishing, and curation units to develop and promote the library’s unique resources and digital services whenever appropriate.

The E-Science Librarian will work closely with members of the Data Management Working Group to develop sustainable library services for campus researchers that support archiving and accessing their research data. The Librarian will also maintain awareness of tools and methodologies for computationally centered, data-driven research (data mining, visualization, text mining, etc.). The E-Science Librarian is also expected to participate actively in and contribute to the work of library and campus committees, professional organizations and initiatives dealing with data and metadata.

The E-Science Librarian will oversee the operation of the Kenan Chemistry Library, currently under construction, anticipated to open summer 2010. For more information, visit and


Required: ALA accredited master’s degree in library or information science. Proven ability to effectively manage and deliver on multiple projects. Demonstrated subject knowledge and experience with relevant online resources. Ability to think creatively in developing and promoting the use of collections through services, such as workshops, course-integrated instruction, and other outreach efforts. Strong commitment to public service. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work well with diverse population of faculty, students, and academic colleagues.

Preferred: Significant study or a second advanced degree in chemistry or related science discipline. Three years professional experience as a librarian. Experience in managing a branch library. Supervisory experience. Experience with data sets in numeric or other formats (images, GIS, video, etc.). Experience with SciFinder Scholar, Beilstein or Reaxys, and other chemical databases.

The University and The Libraries
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country's oldest state university. UNC-Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 27,000 students, employs more than 3,100 faculty, offers 77 doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy and law, and the Library collections include over 6 million volumes. The Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) and SOLINET. The TRLN libraries, including the Health Sciences and Law libraries at Chapel Hill plus the libraries at Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University, have combined collections of over eleven million volumes.

The Region
The Triangle region is one of the most desirable places to live and work in North America and offers its residents a wide array of recreational, cultural, and intellectual activities. The mountains or the seashore are less than half day's drive from Chapel Hill.

The University of North Carolina is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.

Salary and Benefits
This is a twelve-month academic librarian appointment; salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave, and State or optional retirement plan. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, librarians enjoy the benefit of academic status and are members of the faculty council.

Deadline for Application
Review of applications will begin on March 1, 2010. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the begin review date.

To Apply
Please visit and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, a resume and the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three professional references.