Department: University Library
Position Summary: The Physical Sciences Librarian will join a dynamic team of science, health science and bioinformatics librarians who carry out an expanding program of research support, course- and curriculum-integrated instruction, and data services. The Physical Sciences Librarian will be responsible for outreach, instruction, research and data support services, and collection development for assigned communities. These will be drawn from among chemistry, physics, astronomy, statistics, pure and applied mathematics and applied sciences, based on the successful candidate's qualifications and library needs. The individual in this position reports to the Head of Kenan Science Information Services and is a member of the Health and Natural Sciences Team. The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an exciting nexus of research and innovation and receives over 232K per faculty FTE (ranked 4th in the U.S.) in governmental contracts and grants revenue. The library collaborates with numerous interdisciplinary groups focusing on science, informatics, and institution-wide initiatives such RENCI (Renaissance Computing Institute); the National Consortium for Data Science (NCDS); the consistently top-ranked School of Information and Library Science (SILS); the Office of Innovation and Entrepreneurship; and the Energy Frontier Research Center. The Kenan Science Library, located in Venable Hall within the Department of Chemistry, is a new space with a Collaboratory that is evolving into a user-centered makerspace. The physical collections are located in the Science Library Annex in Wilson Library. For more information, see http: www.lib.unc.edu science .
Education Requirements: ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science
Qualification and Experience: REQUIRED: ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science. Two years' experience providing research services in an academic, special or research library. Demonstrated ability to successfully support the teaching, learning and research work of one or more scientific research communities. Proficient with a broad range of productivity applications and research databases used in STEM disciplines. Effective oral and written communication skills; excellent analytical and organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collegially in a complex environment. Strong commitment to user-centered public service. The ability to work effectively with diverse library users and staff. Evidence of initiative and innovation in delivering library services PREFERRED: Bachelor's or advanced degree in astronomy, chemistry, mathematics, physics, or a related science. Three to five years' experience in an academic, special or research library. Experience with research data management. Experience with assessment methods, metrics, and tools, and the application of these to decision-making and planning. Experience with makerspaces and emerging technologies. Effective project management skills. Teaching experience including experience with instructional design.
Department Contact Name and Title: Tiffany Allen, Director of Library Human Resources
Department Contact Telephone Number or Email: Tiffany_Allen@unc.edu