Randall Library – UNC Wilmington
Social Science and Humanities Librarian/Lecturer

Vacancy #13F027
Position #1088

The William Madison Randall Library at The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) invites applications for the Social Science and Humanities 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 Social Science and Humanities Librarian is a creative, team-oriented librarian who combines information literacy instruction, research expertise, and outreach with collection development in the social sciences and humanities.

Public service: The Librarian is responsible for supporting research and teaching by actively engaging with faculty, students and staff in the social sciences and humanities; providing general and specialized research assistance; developing and enhancing service models for social science and humanities disciplines; developing subject specific information literacy instruction with a focus on student learning; participating in the library’s instructional services program, including planning and delivering classroom instruction, coordinating and conducting tours, and developing instructional materials (primarily web-based).  He or she collaborates with faculty to improve awareness and effective use of information resources, to incorporate use of information resources into the curriculum, and to develop strategies for the improvement of library services.  Assists with e-social science and humanities/e-research and data management plans.

Collection Management: Serves as liaison librarian to selected social science and humanities departments. Responsibilities include collection development and promoting the use of library and information services for assigned social science and humanities subject areas and acting as the liaison librarian to the academic departments linked to the subject areas. In addition to development of the print and multimedia collections in the social sciences and humanities, includes awareness, selection and promotion of authoritative web-based information resources. 

Assessment: Participates in the regular ongoing assessment of the information needs of faculty, staff and students, users’ satisfaction with library services, and the library’s impact on its users. 

General Library faculty responsibilities: This librarian contributes to planning, implementing and assessing services; participates in the development, implementation, and review of Library policies, procedures and services; and produces creative and scholarly contributions to librarianship. Serves on Library and University committees, as requested. Reports to the Associate University Librarian for Public Services.

REQUIREMENTS: ALA-Accredited Master’s degree in library and information science; a minimum of two years professional experience providing reference and research assistance in an academic or special library serving similar clientele; demonstrated knowledge of key social science and humanities information resources and publishers; experience with electronic resources, information technologies, and collection management; demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging trends in academic library services/resources; demonstrated knowledge of web design and emerging information and library technologies; demonstrated knowledge of developments in information technology and the ability to integrate appropriate technologies into the work setting; demonstrated knowledge of library policies and statement of mission, goals, and objectives; strong public service orientation; and excellent oral and written communication skills. Preferred knowledge of social science and humanities disciplines, either through undergraduate or graduate study or work experience.

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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