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Health & Human Services Librarian

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The J. Murrey Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte invites applications for a Health & Human Services Librarian to provide research support for students and faculty in the academic programs of the College of Health & Human Services. The following Application Materials must be attached to your electronic submission: ● Cover letter ● Resume/CV ● Names (including titles and company/institutions), addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 professional references. The Search Committee will not contact references before verifying permission with the candidate. The review of applications will begin March 30. Anticipated start date is August 1, 2017. As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups. The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree. The candidate chosen for this position will be subject to a criminal background check. For additional information about The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, please visit our Web site: http://www.uncc.edu. For further details about Atkins Library, please consult our web site: http://library.uncc.edu.

Position Information

General Information

Position Number 002156
Working Title Health & Human Services Librarian
Classification Title Librarian
College Library (Adm)
Department Public Services
Position Designation Faculty
Employment Type Permanent - Full-time
Months per year 12
Primary Purpose of Department

Research and Instructional Services provides the University and community with a relevant suite of programs and services designed to enhance information literacy, scholarly research, campus partnerships, and targeted assessment, in order to help students and faculty meet intellectual, curricular, and professional goals.

Vacancy Open to All Candidates
Description of Work

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the job responsibilities and essential functions for library faculty should be interpreted in the context of the Library’s strategic plan.

Library faculty engage in service to the University, community, and profession. We create physical and digital environments that encourage learning and innovation, build and preserve collections, support research, and advance scholarship. We provide access to and promote the discovery of information. We help our communities become proficient information users and lifelong learners. Library faculty serve current and future UNC Charlotte students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the Greater Charlotte and global community by sustaining the intellectual and creative life, and facilitating lifelong learning, discovery, and engagement.

Library faculty are expected to collaborate within the Library and beyond in the performance of professional duties that may include, but are not limited to: selecting, organizing, preserving, and facilitating access to materials; supporting teaching, learning, and research; providing outreach to the campus and community; and developing and maintaining digital and technological innovations.

Library faculty participate in scholarly research, creative endeavors, and professional activities to serve the Library, the University, and the information professions. Library faculty are strongly encouraged to pursue external funding for library-related initiatives.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

—Actively engage with academic programs, and university and external communities in assigned subject areas
—Teach research instruction sessions for assigned subjects and academic programs
—Develop appropriate instructional and informational aids for students, faculty, and community patrons
—Serve as collection development liaison for assigned subjects, and expend budget lines for acquisition of materials
—Provide research and reference support for assigned subjects to students, faculty, and community patrons.
—Conduct collection evaluations for all proposed new courses and curriculum changes in assigned departments
—Participate in professional activities such as research, publication, and/or presentation at conferences
—Communicate effectively and positively with diverse groups of individuals
—Perform other duties as assigned

Minimum Experience/Education

The minimum academic credential required for applicants for faculty positions in Atkins Library is completion of a master’s degree in the field of library and information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association by time of interview.

Graduation with master’s degree in a specialized area directly relevant to the position description may be an acceptable substitute in certain situations if approved by the Dean. A second masters in another discipline or an earned doctorate is highly desirable.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience

—Professional experience in an academic library, health sciences library, or relevant clinical setting
—Two or more years of instruction or liaison experience in an academic research library
—Experience with systematic reviews and evidence-based practice protocols
—Knowledge of the research needs of students and faculty at a Doctoral Intensive Institution
—Knowledge of the structure, use, and preservation of information resources in assigned areas
—Excellent oral and written communication skills
—Ability to work collaboratively as well as independently
—Ability to work effectively with diverse groups and to create an environment of mutual respect
—Knowledge of relevant professional and technological issues in assigned areas
—Ability to work effectively in an organization in which change is both necessary and constant
—Demonstrated commitment to exceptional public service
—Intellectual curiosity and adaptability

Necessary Licenses/Certifications
Special Notes to Applicants

The J. Murrey Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte invites applications for a Health & Human Services Librarian to provide research support for students and faculty in the academic programs of the College of Health & Human Services.

The following Application Materials must be attached to your electronic submission:
● Cover letter
● Resume/CV
● Names (including titles and company/institutions), addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 professional references. The Search Committee will not contact references before verifying permission with the candidate.

The review of applications will begin March 30. Anticipated start date is August 1, 2017.

As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.

The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their highest earned degree.

The candidate chosen for this position will be subject to a criminal background check.

For additional information about The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, please visit our Web site: http://www.uncc.edu.

For further details about Atkins Library, please consult our web site: http://library.uncc.edu.

Job Open Date 02/27/2017
Job Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Date Review of Applications will Begin 03/30/2017
Proposed Hire Date 08/01/2017
If time-limited, please indicate appointment end date
Contact Information

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • UNC Charlotte Website
    • Another Website
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • HERC Job Board
    • Personal Referral
    • Other
  2. Where did you learn about this posting?

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter / Letter of Interest
  2. Resume / Curriculum Vitae
  3. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents