Thursday, June 20, 2013

Health & Human Services Librarian

The J. Murrey Atkins Library at The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is seeking a Health & Human Services Librarian. The Health & Human Services Librarian will provide research support to students and faculty members, teach instructional sessions, create online research guides, and assist with collection development for assigned academic programs.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a rapidly growing research intensive University offering over 25,000 students a variety of undergraduate, master’s and doctoral programs in seven academic colleges. UNC Charlotte’s Atkins Library is a comprehensive research library with over 42,000 serial titles and an annual budget of over $10 million.

UNC Charlotte is located in the largest city in North Carolina, a beautiful southern city of 600,000 with over 1.5 million in the greater metropolitan area, in one of the fastest growing regions in the country.  Located on a 1,000 acre wooded campus, the University is accessible to the city's performing arts and cultural and sports events and to recreational lakes.

  • Master’s degree in Library Science or equivalent from a program accredited by the American Library Association required (we will consider applications from candidates who are near completion of their M.L.S.)
  • Undergraduate degree

Strong outreach skills and commitment to providing excellent public service  

  • Advanced degree or professional library experience in nursing, social work, public health, or kinesiology
  • Familiar with relevant health and human services databases (such as CINAHL, PubMed, Medline, Social Services Abstracts, or other related resources)     

  • Actively engage with academic programs, university and external communities in assigned subject areas
  • Teach research instruction sessions in assigned subjects and academic programs
  • Develop appropriate instructional and informational aids for students, faculty, and community patrons
  • Serve as collection development liaison for assigned subjects, and monitor budget lines for acquisition of materials
  • Provide research and reference support for assigned subjects to students, faculty, and community patrons
  • Conduct collection evaluations for all proposed new courses and curriculum changes in assigned departments
  • Participate in professional activities and organizations, such as research, publication, and presentation or attendance at conferences
  • Communicate effectively and positively with diverse groups of individuals
  • Perform other duties as assigned

  • Evidence of professional growth potential through publication, professional activities, or other contributions to the field
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a diverse team environment
  • Ability to work effectively in an organization in which change is both necessary and constant

  • Full-time
  • Work schedule may include occasional evening or weekend classes as needed
  • Reports to the Interim Head of Research and Information Services
  • Excellent benefits package, including 24 days annual leave, 12 days sick leave, and 12 University holidays (see for more information)
  • Salary: Competitive and dependent upon relevant experience and abilities

(Search Faculty Vacancies - Position #2156)
The following Application Materials must be attached to your electronic submission:
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
  • Names (including titles and company/institutions), addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 professional references. 

The Search Committee will not contact references without contacting the candidate first and verifying permission.

The review of applications will begin immediately. Apply as soon as possible for full consideration. Anticipated start date is August 1, 2013.  Appointment requires successful completion of background check. Members of minority groups and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply for this position. AA/EOE

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