Randall Library – UNC Wilmington
Coordinator of Collection Development Librarian/Lecturer

Vacancy #13F026
Position #1085

The William Madison Randall Library at The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) invites applications for the Coordinator of Collection Development Librarian/Lecturer position. UNCW is a member institution of the University of North Carolina, a multi-campus university composed of all 17 of North Carolina's public institutions. UNCW is nationally recognized for its marine sciences teaching and research programs, and for its strengths in arts and sciences, business, education, and nursing.  The University is situated on a beautiful arboretum campus located in an historic port city within five miles of the Atlantic Ocean and currently enrolls approximately 13,000 students.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:    The person in this position works in the Technical and Collection Management Services Division and coordinates all collection development activities, including selection and assessment of library resources in all formats including digital and electronic collections, and provides leadership in the application of existing and emerging technologies to the collection of library materials to optimize selection process, access, and use.

Collection Development: Develops annual materials budget allocation strategy and rollout, including communication plans. Coordinates the Library’s collection services within the framework of the Library’s materials budget and the needs of the University community. Coordinates the creation and revision of collection policies. Provides leadership and coordination for collections-related projects and initiatives, e.g. approval plan investigation and implementation. Conducts data analysis, including collection analysis, to inform collections strategy and applies data to evaluate overall effectiveness and collections decisions. Collects and provides collections-related data for contributions to academic program reviews, accreditations, university initiatives, and statistical reports. Promotes collaborative relationships with academic units for effective collection development. Manages the library’s gifts and donations program, working with donors and University Advancement.

Governance: Participates in the development, implementation, and review of Library policies, procedures and services.

General Library faculty responsibilities: As a member of the Library’s Technical and Collection Management team, s/he serves on Library and University committees and engages in research assistance, including weekly shifts at the Learning Commons Help Desk, providing individual research assistance in person, by phone, email and chat. This librarian also contributes to planning, implementing and assessing services; and produces creative and scholarly contributions to librarianship. Reports to the Associate University Librarian for Technical and Collection Management Services.                  

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: ALA-Accredited Master’s degree in library and information science. Minimum of two (2) years professional experience in building and managing library collections in print and digital formats. Demonstrated ability to develop and implement strategy in building or managing library collections including ability to align strategy with local priorities and evolving multi-institutional cooperative environments. Knowledge and understanding of 21st century collections issues, emerging practices, standards, and trends relating to collection development and management in an academic library environment. Demonstrated ability to work independently, as well as collaboratively, in planning, coordinating, and implementing effective projects. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, both orally and in writing. Excellent organizational, analytical and problem-solving skills. Knowledge of developments in information technology and the ability to integrate appropriate technologies into the work setting. Knowledge of library policies and statement of mission, goals, and objectives. Knowledge and experience with Microsoft Office applications. Preferred: Experience researching, implementing and managing a library approval plan.

SALARY & BENEFITS: Salary commensurate with labor market for this position.  This is a renewable 11 month position with faculty status (lecturer, non‑tenure track).  Generous benefits package, including 22 days of vacation.  To apply, please complete the online application process available on the Web at http://consensus.uncw.edu Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF attachments are preferred. For questions regarding the online application process, contact Jennifer Corder at (910) 962-3270. Priority review of applications will begin October 15, 2012. Position is available January 2, 2013 (start date negotiable).  Under North Carolina law, applications and related materials are confidential personnel documents and not subject to public release. Criminal background checks will be conducted on finalists prior to offers of employment.  For information about UNCW see http://www.uncw.edu/index.html; for information about Randall Library see http://library.uncw.edu/index.phtml; and for information about The University of North Carolina see http://www.northcarolina.edu/.

UNCW 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 are strongly encouraged to apply.


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