Associate Director Library Specialized Collections – Randall Library, University of North Carolina Wilmington, Wilmington NC

** Previous applicants for this position are encouraged to re-apply. Priority Consideration Date is April 3, 2017.  **

Summary of Position
Serves as a member of Randall Library’s senior leadership team, providing high-level leadership, vision, and strategic direction for Library Special Collections, University Archives and the Curriculum Materials Center. Full job description:

Minimum Requirements
ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library and information science, and/or an advanced degree in a specialized area directly relevant to the position. Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with archives and special collections. Three to five years of supervisory experience, including supervision of librarians and/or professional staff in any kind of library/institution. Ability to provide leadership to achieve organizational goals.

Preferred Qualifications
Minimum five years of increasingly responsible, professional, relevant work experience in an academic library, to include experience in the design, delivery and assessment of user-centered services, as well as supervision. Minimum three years archival or special collections’ experience. Knowledge of instructional and research needs of students and faculty in programs preparing educators for P-12 schools.

Strong leadership skills, including keen analytical and conceptual abilities; strong interpersonal and public communication skills; and the ability to serve as an advocate for Randall Library’s specialized collections. Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively and to play a leadership role in promoting teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within Randall Library and the campus. Ability to build successful partnerships at the local, regional, and national level. Experience with human resources (supervision, staff development, mentoring, etc.).

Ability to articulate a vision for specialized collections and experience in planning and implementing strategic plans and projects. Experience in writing and managing successful grant proposals.

Demonstrated commitment to service excellence; progressive, innovative library programs and services; and engaging diverse constituencies, including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and researchers, and the general public. Knowledge of emerging trends in higher education and new developments in the management and promotion of specialized collections in support of a library’s mission.

Record of scholarly and creative engagement and involvement in appropriate professional organizations.

Primary Function of Organizational Unit
Academic Affairs is the central division for implementing the mission of the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Through effective academic policies, practices and programs, it provides leadership for excellence in teaching, scholarship and creative work as well as service to local, regional and global communities. William Madison Randall Library supports the mission of the University of North Carolina Wilmington through the provision of information resources, services and programs relevant to the needs of its students, faculty and staff. It also serves as a rich cultural resource for the surrounding community and the region. To accomplish this mission, the library provides (1) diverse collections of informational resources in multiple formats; (2) efficient access to informational resources; (3) assistance and instruction in identifying, evaluating and interpreting information; (4) a safe and comfortable facility which stimulates intellectual curiosity and reflective thinking; and (5) programs that connect scholars and interested individuals with information and expertise to inspire lifelong learning.

University Information
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with over 15,000 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

EEO Statement
UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Months Per Year: 11 Months (August-June)

Position Type: Permanent

Priority Consideration Date4/3/17
Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

** Previous applicants for this position are encouraged to re-apply. **

To Apply: Visit

Questions: Please contact Sherry Matson, Library Budget Manager,, 910-962-3199.

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