Social Sciences Librarian
Department: University Library - Historical
Position Summary: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks a creative, collaborative, and service-oriented individual to join the Research and Instructional Services Department as the Subject Librarian for designated departments in the Social Sciences. The Social Sciences Librarian will possess experience in the teaching and use of resources in the social sciences, will be well versed in the use of new and emerging technologies for outreach, will understand and practice liaison librarian techniques and will have sufficient technical expertise to provide support for the discovery and use of datasets. Reporting to the Head of the Humanities and Social Sciences Section of Research and Instructional Services, the successful candidate will join an energetic and service-oriented department that supports teaching and research in the humanities and social sciences. The department is actively engaged in collaboration with the Research Hub, a new, major library initiative that brings together partners, technology, expertise and resources that scholars need to support new endeavors in today's research environment. Librarians in the Research and Instructional Services Department possess a strong commitment to applying customer service techniques and practices in delivering instruction and reference services and should be prepared to participate in scholarly research and professional activities. The Social Sciences Librarian will actively develop regional, national and international partnerships and collaborations to advance the strategic directions of the Libraries.
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. Experience teaching, training or providing instruction. Background or experience with the social sciences. Demonstrated strong time management and organizational skills, with an ability to set priorities. Commitment to supporting a diverse user population and an ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively with a diverse group of colleagues. Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills; evidence of strong written and oral communication skills. PREFERRED: Experience in an academic library. Experience providing outreach services in a subject specialty. Background, experience or an advanced degree in the field of sociology, political science, or public policy. Working knowledge of RefWorks or EndNote. Working knowledge of statistical software packages such as SPSS, STATA, SAS or similar products. Experience using data in the Social Sciences. Experience with collection management.
Department Contact Name and Title: Tiffany Allen, Director of Library Human Resources
Department Contact Telephone Number or Email: Tiffany_Allen@unc.edu