NCSU Libraries Fellow, 2020-2022

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Vacancy TypeNon-Tenure-Track FacultyIs Internal Transfer OnlyNoWorking TitleNCSU Libraries Fellow, 2020-2022Salary RangeAnticipated Hiring Range$65,000Position Number00061609Work ScheduleMonday - Friday, exempt positionFull Time Equivalent (FTE)1.00Department250101 - NCSU LibrariesDepartmentNCSU LibrariesJob City & StateRaleigh, NCPrimary Function of Organizational Unit

The NC State University Libraries supports and enables research and learning by providing collections, services, spaces, and technologies for the NC State community and its partners. The Libraries is committed to being a powerful competitive advantage for the university in every aspect of its mission, including attracting and retaining the best faculty and students and promoting their success. To that end, we foster a culture of creativity, diversity, and innovation. The library system consists of the D. H. Hill Jr. Library, the James B. Hunt Jr. Library, and branch libraries for design, natural resources, and veterinary medicine. With a staff of almost 300 FTE, the Libraries has more than 5.3 million volumes in its collection and has a total annual budget of over $30 million.

The NCSU Libraries Fellows program offers a unique opportunity to a select group of recent M.L.S. and M.I.S. graduates. Fellows will be appointed at the rank of faculty librarian for a two-year term from July 2020 through June 2022. An option for January or September placement may be available, depending upon graduation date. In order to be eligible, the terminal degree must be awarded between December 2019 and September 2020. To learn more about the Fellows Program, please visit our website at http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/fellows

For more information about the Libraries, please see http://www.lib.ncsu.edu/aboutthelibraries/

Essential Job Duties

The NCSU Libraries Fellows Program provides the launching pad for your career in a leading research library. As a Fellow you will experience the rewards of working with a diverse clientele, including outstanding faculty and students in nationally ranked academic programs. You will gain experience in a highly collaborative work environment with access to key decision makers throughout the organization. You will also develop expertise in a functional area of academic librarianship while contributing meaningfully to an innovative initiative of strategic importance. In addition to a competitive salary, the Libraries provides Fellows a generous professional development stipend.

The success of the Program is illustrated by the success of its graduates. Launched in 1999, eighty-two Fellows have completed the Program. Ninety-five percent of Fellows have been offered academic positions or have entered doctoral programs upon completion of the Program. Many former Fellows, including six named as Library Journal Movers and Shakers, are recognized as leaders in the field, adding to the reputation of the Program as a training ground for library trailblazers.

The NC State University Libraries is well known for its technological advances and commitment to defining the future of librarianship. We seek out candidates with interests and aptitudes in these areas and Fellows’ assignments reflect these areas of focus. Fellows perform as entry-level librarians half-time in a home department. The remaining time is devoted to an initiative of strategic importance in an area outside the home department.

The Libraries recognizes that self-determination is an important consideration. During the interview process, candidates learn more about the Libraries’ departments and initiatives. Candidates are then given the opportunity to indicate their preferences for department and project assignments. The Libraries makes assignments that consider those preferences.

Other Work/ResponsibilitiesMinimum Education/Experience

ALA-accredited M.L.S. or M.I.S. degrees awarded between December 2019 and September 2020.

Departmental Required Skills
  • Demonstrated potential to develop expertise in science or engineering librarianship, in current and emerging digital technologies, or in management and administration of academic libraries.
  • Evidence of leadership potential, including excellent interpersonal skills and ability to perform in a highly collaborative environment.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the educational mission of a research university.
  • Commitment to valuing inclusion and to fostering a diverse educational environment
Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Internship or practicum in a research-oriented environment

Required License or Certification

N/A

Special Instructions

Please complete application and submit a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for four current, professional references.

The unit plans on hiring for multiple vacancies from this posting.

Job Open Date08/29/2019Anticipated Closing DateIs this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?NoProposed Hire DateAA/EOE

NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at www.wes.org or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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  1. * How did you learn of this opportunity?
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    • Professional Journal
    • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
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    • Higher Education Recruitment Consortium (HERC)
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    • Other
  2. If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.

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