Monday, October 17, 2011

Undergraduate Experience Libarian: University of North Carolina Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC

POSITION: Undergraduate Experience Librarian

AVAILABLE: January 1, 2012

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented librarian to focus on the undergraduate experience. Working with a team of librarians at the Undergraduate Library (, this individual will spearhead undergraduate-centered user engagement activities, actively participate in instructional initiatives, and explore technologies that impact undergraduate education.

The Undergraduate Experience Librarian will explore and pilot new ways of engaging with students using methods such as social media and event programming and will lead relevant service assessment projects. This individual will schedule library instruction sessions for the First Year Writing Program [], train and mentor graduate student instructors from the School of Information and Library Science, and deliver instruction on research methods and design software. The librarian will provide reference and Design Lab assistance and will participate in collection development for the Undergraduate Library. This position will contribute to the development of the University Library’s web presence, with an emphasis on undergraduate-centered services and resources.

Librarians at UNC are expected to be actively involved with local library consortia; participate in regional, national, or international professional and scholarly organizations; and maintain an awareness of emerging research tools, methodologies, and trends in scholarly communication.

Reporting to the Undergraduate Collections and Research Services Librarian, the successful candidate joins a creative team of nineteen librarians and support staff in the R.B. House Undergraduate Library (UL). The UL’s mission is to collaborate across libraries, disciplines, campus units, institutions and communities to create an intellectual crossroads for students, faculty and the community. It is devoted to introducing undergraduates to Carolina's rich and complex library system, helping undergraduates and the faculty that support them, and acting as a test-bed for undergraduate teaching and learning initiatives. The UL also houses several core services, including a book collection aimed at undergraduates; multiple technology lab spaces; services such as reserves, media, reference, and instruction; and provision of a collegial atmosphere for learning and study.


Required: ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science; experience teaching, training, or providing library instruction, particularly to first-year students; experience providing user-centered reference service, online and in-person; experience or knowledge of web design and instructional technology, including HTML and CSS; experience assessing library services; strong communication and organizational skills; detail-oriented, with the ability to manage multiple projects and priorities; self-motivated, with strong commitment to teamwork and collaboration; commitment to supporting a diverse student and faculty population.

Preferred: Previous work experience in an undergraduate library; experience with collection development; knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite or equivalent multimedia authoring software.

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. 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.

This is an entry-level position. The anticipated hiring range for this position is an annual salary of $44,000 to $46,000.

Deadline for Application

Review of applications will begin on November 14th, 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 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.