Western Carolina University’s Hunter Library seeks an enthusiastic and service-oriented individual to serve as the Special and Digital Collections Librarian.
This tenure-track position will support the university and the community by building, preserving, and providing access to historically significant collections that represent the region's history, culture, literature, and geography. This position will coordinate the planning, implementation, maintenance, expansion, and promotion of digital content, including the creation of new digital collections and digital preservation strategies. They will engage students with archival collections, including teaching class groups and coordinating digital humanities projects with groups or individuals, including student interns. They will stay abreast of trends in special collections and archives, digital library technologies, curation practices, preservation formats and standards.
Other responsibilities include direct supervision of 1 staff member; increasing diversity and representation in archival and digital collections; outreach to potential and existing community partners and donors; providing on- and off-campus support to patrons, including staffing the Special Collections reading room and related reference services.
Master's degree in library and/or information science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent.
At least one year supervisory experience; demonstrated ability to provide outreach to donors and members of the community; experience with project management; experience with grant writing; experience providing research help and instruction to individuals or groups; experience with digitization or digital collections; demonstrated knowledge of the history and culture of Southern Appalachia.
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Salary information available upon request. Salary and rank are commensurate with qualifications. This is a twelve-month, tenure-track position.
Applicants must apply online in order to be considered. Hard copy materials will not be accepted for review. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until a candidate has been selected for hire.
Applicants must attach the following in order to complete the application: 1. Cover Letter 2. Current CV 3. List of work-related references (include complete contact information) 4. Unofficial transcripts from highest degree earned
For questions or additional info, please contact Kristin Calvert, search committee chair at [email protected] or 828-227-3397.
WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university.
As the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina system, WCU provides comprehensive educational opportunities to residents in the state’s western region and attracts students from around the globe to explore the region’s vast natural diversity. Founded in 1889 as a teaching college, Western Carolina now provides an education to more than 10,000 students in undergraduate and graduate programs.