Health & Life Sciences Research Librarian and Associate Director – Veterinary Medicine Library, NC State University, Raleigh NC

Join the NCSU Libraries and help us create adventurous library spaces and innovative services that delight today’s students and researchers. The William R. Kenan, Jr. Library of Veterinary Medicine occupies the heart of the Centennial Biomedical Campus, the home of the highly-ranked College of Veterinary Medicine and its outstanding Veterinary Hospital, providing the highest level of clinical care and research. The NCSU Libraries is also home to the award-winning James B. Hunt Jr. Library which offers faculty and students access to advanced technologies such as large-scale visualization, simulated environments, 3D imagery, and interactive computing that are enabling revolutionary ways to see and use information, and the D. H. Hill Library serving the main campus, with the best of tradition and innovation, housing special collections and an exhibit gallery alongside vibrant, experiential spaces such as the Learning Commons, Visualization Studio, and Makerspace. If you are a person who would like to provide a new generation of library users with everything they can imagine and more, consider applying for this position.

The NCSU Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Health & Life Sciences Research Librarian and Associate Director, Veterinary Medicine Library. The Libraries supports research and student success by engaging students and faculty early and throughout their time at the university, with services focused on core information literacies as well as emerging digital and technological literacies, to develop lifelong learning and research skills. The Veterinary Medicine Library provides high-quality health information resources, expert consultation, time-saving services, and flexible, technology-rich learning spaces for faculty, post-docs, graduate students, and staff of the College and NCSU, and for collaborating scholars from around the world who are involved with animal and human health and life sciences. Partnering with all NCSU Libraries units, Library staff help these clients explore dynamic services, spaces, and technologies for learning, discovery, and research, such as data visualization, 3D modeling, virtual environments, and digital media creation. Library staff work closely with faculty and other university partners to create meaningful connections, partnerships, and projects with key audiences in the College of Veterinary Medicine, the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, and research entities such as the Comparative Medicine Institute. Support encompasses development of online learning content and interactive learning experiences within the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine curriculum, chat and face-to-face help on demand, and engagement with research and other programs at the university. The Library team comprises two librarians, one library technician, and several student assistants.

This position develops and delivers high-impact learning experiences, including instructional sessions and workshops on library resources and tools, and on research skills such as data analysis and visualization, both in the classroom and online. S/He plans and conducts outreach and engagement opportunities, such as orientations, special events, and tours, for the entire One Health community, including referring veterinarians, health professionals at other institutions, clients of the Veterinary Hospital, and future veterinarians. The incumbent develops and manages specialized research collections; provides in-depth research consultation with students, instructors, and researchers; and collaborates with faculty, researchers, librarians, technologists and others on strategic interdisciplinary projects. As Associate Director, the incumbent is responsible for the Library in the absence of its director, including managing operations and overseeing the work of others. This position serves on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams, as well as working groups and committees within the College. NCSU librarians are expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field. The position reports to the Director of the William R. Kenan, Jr. Library of Veterinary Medicine.

Required Qualifications

  • ALA-accredited MLS, MIS, or equivalent advanced degree in library science or information science
  • Subject knowledge and literature searching experience in a relevant field, such as health, life sciences, agriculture, or medicine
  • Experience in education, teaching, training, or library instruction
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to communicate clearly and knowledgeably, orally and in writing
  • Commitment to fostering a diverse educational environment and workplace and ability to work with a diverse student and faculty population
  • Ability to plan, design, implement, and evaluate services and programs
  • Ability to work independently; ability to work on a team in a highly collaborative, flexible, proactive manner
  • Evidence of ability for ongoing professional development and contribution

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with data creation, management, curation, or visualization
  • Demonstrated ability to explore and incorporate emerging technologies into learning and research support
  • Experience with digital media including some combination of video and audio production, 3D modeling, or learning object design
  • Demonstrated record of collaboration with faculty, students, or colleagues, through presentations, publications or other scholarly communication venues.

Salary and Benefits
The Libraries offers a highly competitive salary in recognition of applicable education and experience for this position. Librarians have non-tenure track faculty status (without levels of rank). Benefits include: 24 days vacation, 12 days sick leave; State of NC preferred provider medical insurance, and state, TIAA/CREF, or other retirement options. Additional and optional dental, life, disability, deferred compensation, and legal plans are offered. Tuition waiver program for all campuses of The University of North Carolina is available. See the Benefits and Leave Administration page for more information.

Application Process
Review of applications is underway; position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. See vacancy announcement with application instructions at

Please contact Nellie Maurer,, 919-513-3394.

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information. Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (919) 515-3148.

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