Director of Library Development
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries is seeking a dynamic, innovative, and forward-thinking senior leader who will develop and execute strategy for one of the nation’s leading university libraries. Reporting directly to Elaine Westbrooks, UNC’s recently appointed Vice Provost for University Libraries and University Librarian, this individual will be part of a leadership team working together to transform its library system to meet the evolving needs of its constituents.
The Director of Library Development will lead the University Libraries' advancement outreach and fundraising programs. The Director is responsible for establishing the strategic direction and tactical implementation of activities that support library fundraising, and will direct and supervise all fundraising activities including annual, capital, and planned gift programs. In October 2017, UNC launched the $4.25 billion Campaign for Carolina, with a goal of $50 million for the libraries.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country’s oldest state university. UNC Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 29,000 students, employs more than 3,500 members of the faculty, and offers 69 doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in medicine, social work, information science, and law. The University Libraries, one of the largest research libraries in the south, is an essential part of the University’s educational and research efforts. It includes 9 libraries on campus, including the Health Sciences Library, Walter Royal Davis Library, Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, and the R.B. House Undergraduate Library. The University Libraries hold 8.2 million volumes and extensive collections of manuscripts, audio visual, microforms, graphics, government documents and rare books.