Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Physical Sciences Librarian: UNC Chapel Hill, University Library (Chapel Hill, NC)


UNC Chapel Hill, University Library

POSITION: Physical Sciences Librarian

AVAILABLE: August 1, 2011

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented subject librarian for the physical sciences. Working with a team of science librarians out of the Kenan Science Library, this individual is responsible for collection development, research and instructional services, and liaison services to assigned departments from among these physical sciences: chemistry, physics, astronomy, and mathematical sciences.

The Physical Sciences Librarian works closely with a team of subject librarians who share responsibility for developing high quality collections and delivering both general and specialized reference, research, and instructional services (including e-science information 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 librarian in this position reports to the Head of Branch Libraries.

The Kenan Science Library, located in Venable Hall with the Department of Chemistry, is an innovative new space dedicated to providing e-science services. The physical collections (monographs and serials) are located in the Science Library Annex in Wilson Library, and are available both by walk-in and document delivery services. For more information, see http://www.lib.unc.edu/science/.


Required: ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science; relevant professional library experience, preferably in an academic research library; strong communication and organizational skills; strong commitment to public service; the ability to work effectively with diverse library users and staff; experience with scientific information sources. Demonstrated ability to collaborate in a team environment and evidence of innovation in delivering library services.

Preferred: One or more years of relevant library experience; a degree or course work in chemistry or the physical sciences; knowledge of e-science and scientific data.

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 29,000 students, employs more than 3,500 members of the faculty, and offers 69 doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy and law. Library collections include over 6.5 million volumes.

The Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and the Center for Research Libraries. Together with the libraries at Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University, the members of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) provide services and collections to their students, faculty, and staff in support of the education, research, and service missions of the universities.

The University Library invests proudly in its employees, strives to create a diverse environment of respect and collaboration, and encourages vision and innovation.

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 and 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 permanent 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 July 15, 2011. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the begin review date. Recent graduates are encouraged to apply.

To Apply

Please visit http://jobs.unc.edu/2501423 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. Additionally, please indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position.