Title: Director, Natural Resources Library and Research Engagement Librarian
Position number: 00102940
The NCSU Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Director, Natural Resources Library and Research Engagement Librarian. Both the NRL and the Research Engagement department engage with faculty members, students, and researchers across the full lifecycle of research and scholarship, offering dynamic services, spaces, resources, and technologies that enable all forms of teaching, learning, and discovery. The Research Engagement team of nine librarians collaborates with faculty and students in their disciplines and on emerging tools and techniques for visualization, data curation and management, bibliometrics, and computational analysis in an evolving scholarly communication environment. All research librarians build and participate in programs and partnerships that enhance research productivity and competitiveness and support interdisciplinary collaboration.
The Director, Natural Resources Library and Research Engagement Librarian leads and manages the NRL and provides expert services for faculty, students, and staff across the research lifecycle, including information discovery, data management, visualization, application of research tools, and scholarly communication. S/He oversees the services and operations of the NRL, including supervising the Library Technician who is responsible for day-to-day operations. The position serves as liaison to the College of Natural Resources (CNR) and the Department of Marine, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences (MEAS) in the College of Sciences, working closely with faculty members and administrators. S/He manages collections in forestry and environmental resources, geospatial science, and marine, earth, and atmospheric sciences, working collaboratively with librarians in Collections & Research Strategy. S/He designs and teaches specialized workshops and seminars that incorporate complex, rapidly evolving research and collaboration tools, data science and analysis, and the use of technology-rich spaces for interactive teaching and visualization. In partnership with university research administration, s/he advises researchers in evaluation of grant opportunities and in meeting funder and university requirements for providing public access to research publications and data. The incumbent participates in library planning and serves on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams. NCSU librarians are expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field. This position reports to the Deputy Director of Libraries and to the Department Head, Research Engagement.
- ALA-accredited MLS, MIS, or equivalent advanced degree in library science or information science
- Academic preparation or relevant work experience in the physical or natural sciences
- Ability to support faculty and researchers across the lifecycle of research, teaching, and learning
- Knowledge of emerging trends in research services such as data science, visualization, or impact metrics
- Experience with teaching, training, or instruction
- Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing
- Ability to manage operations and supervise staff
- Ability to work creatively and effectively both as a team member and independently
- Ability to be proactive, flexible, and collaborative, working across multiple locations
- Commitment to fostering a diverse educational and professional environment and demonstration of the ability to work with a diverse population
- Evidence of ability for ongoing professional development and contribution
- Advanced degree in the physical or natural sciences
- Demonstrated ability to explore and incorporate emerging technologies into learning and research support
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.
Applications will be reviewed upon receipt; applications will be accepted until finalist candidates are selected. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to receive full consideration. The nomination committee may invite candidates for confidential, pre-interview screenings. Appointment requires successful completion of background check. This position is available immediately; start date is negotiable. Applicants must apply through the NC State University online employment website. For assistance with this process contact NCSU Libraries Personnel Services Office (919) 515-3522.
To Apply and for More Information
Questions: Contact Nellie Maurer, HR Specialist, at 919-513-3394 or email@example.com.
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