Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Associate University Librarian for Collections and Services,UNC Chapel Hill

POSITION: Associate University Librarian for Collections and Services
AVAILABLE: May 1, 2010

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks an energetic and innovative Associate University Librarian (AUL) to lead the newly reorganized and evolving collection development and public services division of the University Library. The AUL has the unique opportunity to lead the transition from a centralized bibliographer model to a new service-based model that integrates research, consultation, instruction and access services with collection development programs focused on UNC’s academic program and faculty needs. Currently included in the division are 90 librarians and staff in Research and Instructional Services, which includes general collection development, Global Resources and Area Studies, Interlibrary Services, Circulation, the R.B. House Undergraduate Library, and eight subject-based branch libraries.

The AUL will lead, administer and coordinate public services and collection development of Carolina’s 6.5 million volume collection, and will lead planning for the provision of effective services, selection and use of library resources to meet changing user needs and expectations. The person will chair the Collection Development Council to define policies and prioritize acquisitions expenditures and will also lead the parallel group for public services. Additionally, the person will also serve as the library’s primary spokesperson regarding collections and services to faculty, students, alumni and administrators, and will work to build collaborative partnerships with academic departments and programs.

The individual in this position will have significant responsibilities in: collection development and public services; library leadership, budgeting, and building partnerships and collaboration regionally and nationally. As a member of the Library's senior leadership team, the individual in this position will help define overall priorities and will participate in determining the long-range needs of the University Library. The AUL will oversee allocation and use of the $11 million acquisitions budget and will initiate projects and proposals in support of more effective collection building and the improved delivery of library services.

Serving as a resource for the library, campus and state of North Carolina, the AUL will be responsible for developing partnerships and collaborative relationships. Working with the Library's senior leadership team, the AUL will help develop technology strategies and will encourage attention to scholarly communications issues within the library and on campus. The AUL will foster and promote professional development of librarians and staff to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing environment. Finally as a member of the Library’s senior management team, the AUL represents the Library locally, regionally, and nationally as appropriate.


Required: ALA accredited master’s degree in library or information science. Minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience related to collection development and/or public services in an academic research environment and a minimum of three years of management and supervisory experience, preferably in a large department such as Reference or Collection Development. Must be conversant with scholarly communications issues. Superior communication skills, interpersonal skills, and the ability to set priorities and manage time. Demonstrated success managing people, projects and budgets. Record of professional activity and engagement. Leadership and a demonstrated ability to articulate priorities and values across a diverse constituency, including librarians, faculty, students, administrators and donors. Ability to build partnerships and work collaboratively. Familiarity with emerging trends and technologies in the areas of collection development and public services.

Preferred: Second advanced degree preferred. Grant-writing and/or grant management experience.
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. The Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, and the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN). The TRLN libraries, at Chapel Hill, 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 April 5, 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 http://jobs.unc.edu/1002420 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.