Wednesday, November 02, 2011

E-Books & Specialized Acquisitions Librarian: UNC Chapel Hill, University Library (Chapel Hill, NC)

Available: January 1, 2012

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Library seeks an innovative, enthusiastic, and knowledgeable individual for the position of E-Books & Specialized Acquisitions Librarian.

Reporting to the Head of Monographic Services, the individual in this position will lead the E-Books & Specialized Acquisitions Section, which manages e-book packages and monographic standing orders, as well as special monographic orders, including rush materials, multimedia, e-books and data sets.

The E-Books & Specialized Acquisitions Librarian will train and supervise section staff, facilitate communication between section staff and internal constituents (such as subject librarians), and work collaboratively with other leaders in the Monographic Services Department to further its goals and maximize its success. The individual in this position will engage professionally at conferences, through research and scholarly collaboration to prepare the section and department for new and emerging modes of acquisitions.

This position is a part of Monographic Services, a department focused on the efficient and effective acquisition and cataloging of monographic materials (both print and electronic). The Department is responsible for expending a monographic materials budget of ca. $5,000,000 annually. The Monographic Services Department acquires print and non-print materials (including e-books) using a variety of acquisitions methods: firm orders, approval plans, blanket orders, and standing orders. The Department places the orders, claims outstanding materials, receives the material and processes invoices for payment. The Department also establishes shelf-ready arrangements with library material vendors. After receipt, the Department does quality control checks on the shelf-ready materials received and performs FastCat treatment for mainstream titles with acceptable cataloging copy at the point of receipt.


Required: ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science. Experience in library technical services. Proficiency with creating and manipulating spreadsheets. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Excellent organizational skills and an ability to manage time and set priorities. Experience with an integrated library system (ILS), preferably Millennium. Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with a diverse range of colleagues. Enthusiasm for an innovative and evolving work environment.

Preferred: Supervisory experience. Academic library experience. Experience with international library acquisitions. Track record of professional involvement in associations and organizations related to library acquisitions. Library e-resource licensing experience. Familiarity with acquisitions, list, ERM and cataloging modules of Millennium Integrated Library System. Budgeting, compiling and reviewing acquisitions data for decision making. Knowledge of accounting principles with respect to library acquisitions.

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.

The anticipated hiring range for this position is an annual salary of $48,000 to $50,000.

Deadline for Application

Review of applications will begin on November 30th, 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.