The J. Murrey Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte invites applications for a Health & Human Services Librarian to provide research support for students and faculty in the academic programs of the College of Health & Human Services. As an engaged faculty librarian in Research & Instructional Services, the person in this position will design and teach instructional sessions, provide in-depth, specialized research consultation and reference services, and assist with collection development for assigned academic programs.
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a rapidly growing research intensive University offering over 28,500 students a variety of undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs in seven academic colleges. UNC Charlotte’s Atkins Library is a comprehensive research library with over 1.9 million printed books, 930,000 e-books, over 400 databases, approximately 75,000 journals and an annual budget of over $10 million.
UNC Charlotte is located in the largest city in North Carolina, a beautiful southern city of 775,202 with over 1.5 million in the greater metropolitan area, in one of the fastest growing regions in the country. Located on a 1,000 acre wooded campus, the University is accessible to the city’s performing arts and cultural and sports events and to recreational lakes.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities:
● Actively engage with academic programs, and university and external communities in assigned subject areas
● Teach research instruction sessions for assigned subjects and academic programs
● Develop appropriate instructional and informational aids for students, faculty, and community patrons.
● Serve as collection development liaison for assigned subjects, and expend budget lines for acquisition of materials.
● Provide research and reference support for assigned subjects to students, faculty, and community patrons.
● Conduct collection evaluations for all proposed new courses and curriculum changes in assigned departments
● Participate in professional activities such as research, publication, and/or presentation at conferences
● Communicate effectively and positively with diverse groups of individuals
● Perform other duties as assigned
Minimum Education/Experience Requirements:
● Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association
Preferred Education, Skills and Training Experience:
● Professional experience in an academic library, health sciences library, or relevant clinical setting.
● Two or more years of instructional or liaison experience in an academic research library
● Experience with systematic reviews and evidence-based practice protocols
● Familiarity with relevant health and human services databases (such as CINAHL, PubMed, Medline, Social Services Abstracts, or other related resources)
● Knowledge of the research needs of students and faculty at a Doctoral Intensive Institution
● Excellent oral and written communication skills
● Ability to work collaboratively as well as independently
● Ability to work effectively with diverse groups and to create an environment of mutual respect
● Knowledge of relevant professional and technological issues in assigned areas
● Ability to work effectively in an organization in which change is both necessary and constant
● Demonstrated commitment to exceptional public service
● Intellectual curiosity and adaptability
The following Application Materials must be attached to your electronic submission:
● Cover letter
● Names (including titles and company/institutions), addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 professional references. The Search Committee will not contact references before verifying permission with the candidate.
The review of applications will begin March 30. Anticipated start date is August 1, 2017. Appointment requires successful completion of background check.
J. Murrey Atkins Library supports and affirms diversity, inclusion, and multiculturalism. Through our collections, services, policies, and programs, we strive to support these values, and we encourage applications from professionals who can help us achieve this goal. AA/EOE
For additional information about The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, please visit our Web site: http://www.uncc.edu.
For further details about Atkins Library, please consult our web site: http://library.uncc.edu.
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