Health Sciences Librarian for Collections and Instruction
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
October 21, 2017
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Employment Type: Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)
Vacancy ID: NF0002769
The Health Sciences Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks a collaborative, proactive, and service-oriented person to take on the new role of Health Sciences Librarian for Collections and Instruction. This person provides leadership for collection decisions made in the context of changing user needs, emerging formats, and access models, and develops and provides effective and innovative client centered education on Library collection resources in client settings, in the library, and virtually.
The Health Sciences Librarian for Collections and Instruction is part of a team of librarians, support staff, and library partners working to achieve the library’s mission to manage information and knowledge to advance health and health care. This person maintains relationships and represents the Library in University-wide activities and in other venues, such as consortial and professional association meetings, and participates in other Library activities in support of the Health Sciences Library’s mission and to serve the university community as needed.
This position reports to the Assistant Director for Information Access and Discovery and participates in the leadership of the Information Access and Discovery department. This position also works closely with subject and school liaison librarians, the HSL Special Collections Librarian, the HSL Information Resources Coordinating Group, and the University Libraries’ collection development teams.
Education and Experience:
REQUIRED Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science Minimum of two years of professional experience in library collection development in an academic health sciences library, hospital library, or other health-related library setting. Experience preparing and delivering instruction on use of electronic resources. Ability to demonstrate understanding of current trends in scholarly communication, publishing business models, and emerging technology related to collection development. Willingness to embrace change related to developing collections and client-centered services. Demonstrated ability to work with a broad range of constituencies. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to foster a collaborative and cooperative work environment. Demonstrated commitment to providing outstanding customer service.
PREFERRED Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Subject expertise in one or more health sciences areas. Demonstrated interest and experience in finding resources accessible in developing countries. Experience preparing tutorials for delivering instruction online and globally. Experience with collections budget planning including budget projections and needs assessment. Broad knowledge of library materials in a variety of formats and experience in working with vendors. Experience working in the publishing industry. Participation in organizations addressing issues of managing collections and scholarly resources.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Internal Number: 129438
About The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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