NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
RESEARCH LIBRARIAN FOR MANAGEMENT, EDUCATION, AND THE SOCIAL SCIENCES
The NCSU Libraries has a well-earned reputation for creating adventurous library spaces and innovative services that delight today’s students and researchers. The D. H. Hill Library combines the best of tradition and innovation, housing special collections and a beautiful gallery alongside vibrant, experiential spaces such as the Learning Commons and Technology Sandbox. In January 2013 we will open a magnificent new library that promises to be nothing less than the best learning and collaborative space in the country. Located on NC State’s Centennial Campus, the James B. Hunt Jr. Library will be an iconic space, a place where people gather to explore new ways to research, learn, experiment, collaborate, and affect the world. Designed as a working incubator for educational technology, the Hunt Library will serve as a second “main library,” complementing the D. H. Hill Library, with services focused on the Centennial Campus community. If you are a person who would like to provide a new generation of library users with everything they can imagine and more, consider applying for the following position.
The NCSU Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Research Librarian for Management, Education, and the Social Sciences in the Research and Information Services department. Major areas of emphasis for the department include engaging with faculty and students around current and emerging digital technologies for learning and research, while providing outreach and consultation in person and via email, text messaging, online chat, and the web. Department staff (eleven librarians, three staff, plus graduate/student assistants) help students to develop critical and creative thinking skills in their research; create online tutorials, video demonstrations, and web-based guides; provide geospatial and numeric data services and training; and work with students and faculty to help them use the Libraries’ collections, spaces, and services. This position reports to the Associate Head for Research and Graduate Services, Research and Information Services department.
The Research Librarian for Management, Education, and the Social Sciences:
- Provides face-to-face and online information and research services for students and faculty.
- Offers in-depth reference service and consultation and develops web-based tutorials and guides in the areas of management, education, and the social sciences.
- Works closely with faculty and students in the colleges of Management, Education, and Humanities and Social Sciences to determine and meet service needs, including the design and delivery of research skills instruction.
- Designs and conducts outreach to graduate students and graduate-level workshops on research methods and research tools, such as citation management in a web-enabled environment.
- Facilitates faculty-librarian partnerships focused on new services and capabilities such as large-scale visualization and display.
- Provides support and instruction in the discovery and use of locally and externally available data; collaborates with the Data Services Librarian to advance geospatial and numeric data services.
- Participates in departmental and library planning, and serves on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams.
- NCSU librarians are expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field.
- ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent advanced degree.
- Academic preparation or work experience in a relevant discipline.
- Knowledge of relevant information sources.
- Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging technologies as they contribute to meeting the needs of researchers in management, education, or the social sciences.
- Familiarity with key sources of data for these disciplines, its management and access, and the applications of tools for analysis such as GIS and visualization.
- Outstanding written and oral communication skills, interpersonal skills, and ability to provide exceptional service to a diverse clientele.
- Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively on teams and on independent assignments.
- Evidence of ability for ongoing professional development and contribution.
The Libraries, the University, and the Area
The NCSU Libraries and its staff have won numerous awards, including the first Association of College and Research Libraries’ Excellence in Academic Libraries Award, Library Journal’s Librarian of the Year, Paraprofessional of the Year, and six Movers and Shakers awards. The library system currently consists of the D. H. Hill Library and branch libraries for design, natural resources, textiles, and veterinary medicine, with the James B. Hunt Jr. Library opening soon. With a staff of 260+ FTE, the Libraries has more than 4.5 million volumes in its collection, acquires more than 66,000 print and electronic serials, and has a total annual budget of over $27 million, with approximately $10 million allocated to collections. The Libraries is the host site for NC LIVE, a multi-type library initiative making digital resources accessible to North Carolina residents.
The NCSU Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Digital Library Federation, the Coalition for Networked Information, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, the Council for Library and Information Resources, and the Center for Research Libraries. Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University form the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN), with combined resources exceeding 17 million volumes and collections budgets totaling more than $30 million.
Recognized as one of the nation’s leading universities in science and technology, with strong programs in the humanities and social sciences, NC State offers degrees through the Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Design, Education, Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences, Management, Natural Resources, Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Textiles, and Veterinary Medicine. As the largest academic institution in the state, NC State enrolls more than 34,000 students and offers doctoral degrees in 61 fields of study. The university is ranked third among all public universities (without medical schools) in industry-sponsored research expenditures and has more than 660 active patents. NC State is a national leader in networking technologies and a charter member of the North Carolina Networking Initiative (NCNI), an Internet2 initiative with the most advanced operational networking system infrastructure in the nation.
North Carolina's Research Triangle of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill lies between the mountains of the Blue Ridge and the shores of the Outer Banks lies. One of the nation's premier concentrations of academic, corporate, and public research, the area combines moderate year-round temperatures, rolling hills, championship college athletics, and a rich diversity of cultural events. The Triangle consistently ranks high on lists of desirable American communities. Businessweek rated Raleigh as “the best American city” in 2011, recent rankings by Forbes name the Triangle as the number-one place for business and careers and as the number-two spot for young professionals.
Salary and Benefits
The Libraries offers a highly competitive salary in recognition of applicable education and experience for this position. Librarians have non-tenure track faculty status (without levels of rank). Benefits include: 24 days vacation, 12 days sick leave; State of NC preferred provider medical insurance, and state, TIAA/CREF, or other retirement options. Additional and optional dental, life, disability, deferred compensation, and legal plans are offered. Tuition waiver program for all campuses of The University of North Carolina is available. More benefits information is available at http://www.ncsu.edu/human_resources/benefits/
Application process and schedule
Applications will be reviewed upon receipt; applications will be accepted until finalist candidates are selected. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to receive full consideration. The nomination committee may invite candidates for confidential, pre-interview screenings. Appointment requires successful completion of background check. This position is available immediately; start date is negotiable.
Applicants must apply through the NC State University online employment website at https://jobs.ncsu.edu/. Search in the keyword box by position number 00007187. Complete application, attach cover letter and résumé, and provide contact information for four current, professional references. For assistance with this process contact NCSU Libraries Personnel Services Office (919) 515-3522.
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (919) 515-3148.