Randall Library

Health and Human Services Librarian/Lecturer


Vacancy # 14F082
Position # 1086

The William Madison Randall Library at The University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) invites applications for the Health and Human Services Librarian position. UNCW is a member institution of the University of North Carolina, a multi-campus university comprised 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 14,000 students.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Support research and teaching by actively engaging with students, faculty and staff in the College of Health and Human Services (CHHS). The College is home to the School of Health and Applied Human Sciences (SHAHS), School of Nursing (SON), and School of Social Work (SSW).The Health and Human Services Librarian is a creative, team-oriented librarian who combines information literacy instruction, research expertise, and outreach with collection development in the health and human services disciplines.

Research and Instructional Services: Serves as liaison librarian to the College of Health and Human Services, providing instruction and research consultation for students and faculty; collaborates with health and human services 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; collaborates with colleagues to design, deliver and assess information literacy instruction with a focus on student learning; participates in the library’s instructional services program, including planning and delivering classroom instruction, coordinating and conducting tours, and developing instructional materials (primarily web-based).

Collection Management: Performs collection development for assigned health and human services subject areas and acts as the liaison librarian to the academic departments linked to the subject areas.  In addition to development of the print and multimedia collections in health and human services, includes awareness, selection and promotion of authoritative web-based information resources.   

General Library faculty responsibilities: 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. This position reports to the Associate Director Library Research and Service Quality.

REQUIREMENTS: ALA-Accredited Master’s degree in library and information science; experience providing reference and research assistance in an academic or special library serving similar clientele; demonstrated knowledge of key health and human services 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 and the ability to integrate appropriate technologies into the work setting; strong public service orientation; excellent oral and written communication skills. PREFERRED:  Knowledge of health and human services disciplines, either through undergraduate or graduate study or work experience; experience providing information literacy instruction to groups; demonstrated ability to work effectively on teams. 

SALARY & BENEFITS: Salary $48,500.  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 required.  For questions regarding the online application process, contact Sherry Matson at (910) 962-3199.  Priority review of applications will begin March 9, 2014, however applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Position is available April 1, 2014 (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 CHHS see http://www.uncw.edu/chhs/about.html; for information about CHHS strategic initiatives see http://www.uncw.edu/chhs/includes/documents/CHHSAY2013-14StrategicInitiatives1Pager.pdf; 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/.

UNC Wilmington 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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