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Jobs: Humanities Librarian, Research & Instructional Services, UNC Chapel Hill.

Humanities Librarian, Research & Instructional Services
AVAILABLE:      June 1, 2016

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks an experienced, innovative, and user-oriented Humanities Librarian with a Western European focus who combines a solid grounding in traditional humanities librarianship with a vision of future possibilities in humanities and interdisciplinary library services.

The Humanities Librarian will serve as the liaison to designated departments and centers determined by the successful candidate’s expertise. The Humanities Librarian will provide research consultations, offer innovative instruction and course development support, and, in collaboration with the Digital Scholarship Librarian and the Research Hub staff, facilitate digital scholarship projects. The Humanities Librarian will collaboratively develop collections in all formats in designated subjects, serve on the Arts & Humanities collection development team, and advance strategic cooperation with other libraries in the Triangle Research Libraries Network. The successful candidate will build strong partnerships and deepen engagement with faculty, staff, students, community members, and other scholars across disciplines. In collaboration with the Scholarly Communications Officer, the successful candidate will increase campus awareness of scholarly communication, copyright, and authors’ rights issues. The successful candidate will actively develop regional, national, and international partnerships and collaborations to advance the strategic directions of the Libraries.

The Humanities Librarian will join an energetic and service-oriented Research and Instructional Services Department that supports teaching, learning, and research in the humanities, social sciences, and the arts. Librarians in the department work collaboratively and across disciplines to apply user-centered techniques and practices in delivering instruction and reference services and should be prepared to participate in scholarly research and professional activities. As a member of the Research and Instructional Services Department, the successful candidate will contribute to library-wide initiatives by serving on library and campus committees, through participation in strategic planning activities, and through close cooperation with other library units.

REQUIRED Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program, or related advanced degree.
  • Strong background in the humanities and humanities information sources, and familiarity with scholarship trends, including digital humanities tools and methods.
  • Minimum three years of relevant work experience.
  • Advanced knowledge of at least one Western European language.
  • Experience with classroom teaching, training, or library instruction.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Ability to excel in a dynamic, collaborative, team-based environment.
  • Strong commitment to user-centered services.

PREFERRED Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Advanced knowledge of German or French.
  • Reading or bibliographic knowledge of additional languages.
  • Advanced degree in a humanities discipline.
  • Coursework in Medieval and Early Modern Studies, Religious Studies, German, French, Italian, Classics, and/or Philosophy.
  • Successful experience in fund-raising, donor relations, and/or grant-writing.
  • Collection development experience.

The University and The Libraries
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country’s oldest state university. UNC Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 29,000 students, employs more than 3,500 members of the faculty, and offers 69 doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy and law. The UNC Health Sciences Library is part of theUniversity Libraries and is a recognized leader within the Association of Academic Health Science Libraries. University Library collections include over 7.5 million volumes. The Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and the Center for Research Libraries. Together with the libraries at Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University, the members of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) provide services and collections to their students, faculty, and staff in support of the education, research, and service missions of the universities.
The University Libraries are committed to increasing the diversity of its staff, and therefore welcomes applications from candidates who bring additional dimensions to our mission and work. The University Libraries invest proudly in our employees, strive to create a diverse environment of respect and collaboration, and encourage vision and innovation.

The Region
The Triangle region is one of the most desirable places to live and work in North America and offers its residents a wide array of recreational, cultural, and intellectual activities. The mountains or the seashore are less than half day’s drive from Chapel Hill.

Salary and Benefits 
This is a twelve-month academic librarian appointment; salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave, and State or optional retirement plan. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, librarians enjoy the benefit of academic status and are members of the faculty council.

Deadline for Application 
Review of applications will begin on May 16, 2016. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the begin review date.

To Apply
Please visit and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, a resume and the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three professional references, one of whom must be a current supervisor. Additionally, please indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.


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