Associate University Librarian for Collections Strategy & Services

Job description

Position Type: Permanent Staff

Department: University Library - 550501

Appointment Type: EHRA Non-Faculty Instructional

Vacancy ID: NF0003039

Position Summary: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Library seeks an energetic and innovative Associate University Librarian (AUL) to lead the development and management of library collections and to install a comprehensive content strategy. This senior position reports to the Vice Provost for University Libraries & University Librarian. The AUL is a member of the Library Leadership Team (LLT) and collaborates with other members of the LLT to develop and execute the Library's strategic objectives and to ensure organizational effectiveness. The Library is looking for a leader who will want to make Carolina a model for the nation in how it defines, expands, and sustains research collections in the digital age, and who will transform how Carolina builds collections that provide the highest level of services throughout the research lifecycle. The AUL's portfolio includes approximately 80 staff who build and manage general collections and provide research, teaching, and learning services to the UNC community. Within an overall collections budget of nearly $16 million, the AUL oversees the strategic allocation and management of an $11 million general materials budget and coordinates the materials budget for the health sciences. The portfolio also includes user experience and assessment, scholarly communication, as well as research services that support the full range of digital scholarship such as GIS, data visualization, data curation, and makerspace initiatives.

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Education Requirements: ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science, or combination of related advanced degree and relevant experience.

Qualification and Experience: ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science, or combination of related advanced degree and relevant experience. Minimum of six years of progressively responsible experience related to collection development and/or public services in an academic research environment. Superior communication and interpersonal skills; demonstrated ability to articulate a vision, and to set goals and priorities. Demonstrated success managing people, projects, and budgets. Demonstrated ability to articulate priorities and values across a diverse constituency, including librarians, faculty, staff, students, administrators, and donors. Demonstrated deep understanding of the role of the library and scholarly information resources, data, and institutional assets in supporting research, teaching, and healthcare in research and higher education. Preferred: Grant-writing and/or grant management experience. Experience and success with fundraising. Experience in publisher and vendor negotiations. Demonstrated understanding of challenges regarding scholarly communications, copyright, and intellectual property. Experience with coordinating and assessing library participation in resource sharing, collaborative collection development, shared print, and consortia programs.

Equal Opportunity Employer: 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.

Department Contact Name and Title: Freda McClain, HR Specialist

Department Contact Telephone Number or Email: [email protected]

Special Instructions for Applicants: For a more detailed vacancy announcement, please visit: A minimum of three references are required upon application submission.




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Posted: 4/10/2018
Application Due: 6/10/2018
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