The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries seeks an energetic, resourceful, and collaborative individual with a strong academic background for instruction, reference, research, and public service operations at the Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library. Reporting to the Head of Special Collections Research and Instructional Services (R&IS), the Special Collections Research & Instruction Librarian fosters intellectual engagement with the collections, ensures their vital role in the curricular and research objectives of UNC academic departments and programs, and participates in the development of special collections-wide public services, instruction, and outreach.
Education and Experience:
Required: -ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science, or a related advanced degree. -Recent experience providing reference services in an archive or special collections environment. -Teaching experience or demonstrated instruction skills including an understanding of current pedagogical approaches. -Demonstrated adaptability and flexibility, as well as willingness to adjust to job duties as changes in technology and user needs dictate. -Excellent oral and written communication skills. -Excellent time management skills and demonstrated ability to meet multiple deadlines in an evolving environment. -Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively with colleagues, students, faculty, researchers, and community members. -Cultural competence and the ability to work with individuals and groups from diverse backgrounds.
Preferred: -Two to five years of relevant reference, research services, or instructional experience, particularly in an academic library. -Experience providing research support and/or teaching with audio-visual materials, particularly sound and visual recordings. -Familiarity with applications and resources relevant to special collections (library catalogs, finding aids, databases, subject guides). -Experience developing digital products that promote or facilitate use of and access to a library collection (such as subject guides or digital exhibitions). -Comfort with new digital and social media tools for historical resources. -Strong commitment to public service.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Internal Number: 155633
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