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Position Number: 00007187
Primary Function of Organization Unit: The NCSU Libraries serves as the gateway to recorded knowledge and information for the NC State community and its partners, offering a competitive advantage in attracting and retaining the best faculty and students to the university. For more information about the Libraries, please see http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/aboutthelibraries/
Essential Job Duties: The Research Librarian for Management, Education, and the Social Sciences is a member of the Research and Information Services department. Major areas of emphasis for the department include engaging with faculty and students around current and emerging digital technologies for learning and research, while providing outreach and consultation in person and via email, text messaging, online chat, and the web. Department staff (eleven librarians, three staff, plus graduate/student assistants) help students to develop critical and creative thinking skills in their research; create online tutorials, video demonstrations, and web-based guides; provide geospatial and numeric data services and training; and work with students and faculty to help them use the Libraries’ collections, spaces, and services. This position reports to the Associate Head for Research and Graduate Services, Research and Information Services department. The Research Librarian for Management, Education, and the Social Sciences: •Provides face-to-face and online information and research services for students and faculty. •Offers in-depth reference service and consultation and develops web-based tutorials and guides in the areas of management, education, and the social sciences. •Works closely with faculty and students in the colleges of Management, Education, and Humanities and Social Sciences to determine and meet service needs, including the design and delivery of research skills instruction. •Designs and conducts outreach to graduate students and graduate-level workshops on research methods and research tools, such as citation management, in a web-enabled environment. •Facilitates faculty-librarian partnerships focused on new services and capabilities such as large-scale visualization and display. •Provides support and instruction in the discovery and use of locally and externally available data; collaborates with the Data Services Librarian to advance geospatial and numeric data services. •Participates in departmental and library planning, and serves on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams. •NCSU librarians are expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field.
Minimum Education/Experience: •ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent advanced degree. •Academic preparation or work experience in a relevant discipline.
Department Required Skills : •Knowledge of relevant information sources. •Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging technologies as they contribute to meeting the needs of researchers in management, education, or the social sciences. •Familiarity with key sources of data for these disciplines, its management and access, and the applications of tools for analysis such as GIS and visualization. •Outstanding written and oral communication skills, interpersonal skills, and ability to provide exceptional service to a diverse clientele. •Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively on teams and on independent assignments. •Evidence of ability for ongoing professional development and contribution. •Must be able to lift up to 30 pounds.
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education: N/A
Necessary Licenses and Certifications: N/A
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