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The J. Murrey Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte is seeking an Associate Dean for Public Services to coordinate and integrate library services for all members of the user community including students, faculty, staff, alumni, retirees, and community members. The Associate Dean ensures high quality, responsive, and continuously-improving customer service in the Research and Instructional Services unit, Circulation & Reserves unit, the Resource Sharing and Access Services unit, Collection Maintenance unit, and the library’s Offsite Storage Facility. The Associate Dean for Public Services researches, plans, develops, recommends, and implements long-and short-term goals, best practices, standards, principles, and innovative means for the provision of library public services to the UNC Charlotte Community.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a rapidly growing research-intensive University offering over 30,000 students a variety of undergraduate, masters, and doctoral programs in seven academic colleges. UNC Charlotte’s Atkins Library is a comprehensive research library with over 746,583 book volumes, 1,489,073 ebook titles, over 460 databases, approximately 212,688 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 900,000 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.
 

Essential Duties:

  • Implements and leads exceptional public service both within the Unit and across the organization that transcends a desk-based model.
     
  • Continuously seeks avenues to optimize customer service and accessibility through the application of innovative technologies, policies, and services.
     
  • Champions users’ needs and priorities in an evolving research library environment.
     
  • Articulates a positive image of the Library across campus and to community constituents.
     
  • Takes a leadership role in developing strong partnerships with academic units and co-curricular programs.
     
  • Collaborates with peers within the Library and across campus to foster student success and further the University’s goals.
     
  • Leads the Library’s User Services Committee and an ongoing effort to develop positive, patron-focused policies that are kept current and clearly communicated.
     
  • Supports the Head of Research and Instructional Services and facilitates an evolving liaison program that is responsive to campus needs, and an instructional program that is embedded into the curriculum.
     
  • Supports the Resource Development and Access Librarian to provide efficient and convenient access to library resources regardless of their location while creating a welcoming environment and anticipating the needs of every patron.
     
  • Participates in the assessment of public services in collaboration with the Head of Assessment.
     
  • Fulfills library faculty obligations relating to job performance, service, and research.
     
  • Represents the library and the Public Services unit on appropriate library and campus committees.
     
  • Participates in library and university faculty governance.
     
  • Participates in appropriate regional and/or national professional associations.
     
  • Engages in research and scholarship to improve the profession.
     
  • Contributes to university-wide and library-wide diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion initiatives.
     
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Education, Skills and Experience:

  • The minimum academic credential required for applicants for faculty positions in Atkins Library is completion of a master’s degree in the field of library and information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association by time of application.
  • Graduation with a master’s degree in a specialized area directly relevant to the position description may be an acceptable substitute in certain situations if approved by the Dean. A second masters in another discipline or an earned doctorate is highly desirable.

 

Preferred Education, Skills and Training Experience:

  • A Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association-accredited program and a second master’s degree in a relevant discipline or a PhD in a relevant discipline.
     
  • At least 5 years of experience working in public services in an academic or research library or at least 10 years of experience working in a library.
     
  • Successful experience in acquiring and managing grant-funded projects.
     
  • Excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills.
     
  • Excellent organizational skills and sound judgment.
     
  • Ability to work enthusiastically, constructively, and collaboratively with others as well as independently.
     
  • Ability to work effectively with diverse groups and to encourage an environment of mutual respect.
     
  • Ability to resolve conflict, manage change, and work effectively in an organization in which change is both necessary and constant.
     
  • Demonstrated commitment to providing positive, responsive, and exceptional public service.
     
  • Knowledge of research needs of students and faculty at a Doctoral Intensive/TopTier Institution.
     
  • Experience in developing library policies, articulating shared vision, and providing leadership and direction towards achieving strategic goals.
     
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the research life cycle, and significant experience in developing and implementing services in support of research and learning.
     
  • Demonstrated knowledge of trends and issues in higher education that impact teaching, research, and service.

 

To apply: 

ONLY ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED: https://jobs.uncc.edu/ (Search Faculty Vacancies - Position # 008990 or use direct link https://jobs.charlotte.edu/postings/39963

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The following Application Materials must be attached to your electronic submission: 

  • Cover letter
  • Resume/CV
  • 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 before verifying permission with the candidate.
  • Diversity Statement – Please include a written statement of 250 words or less on your skills, experience, and/or willingness to engage in activities that will advance UNC Charlotte’s diversity plan with a concentration on public services for the campus and Charlotte community. Applicants should attach their written statement in the “Applicant Documents” section of the application.

 

The review of applications will begin March 14, 2022. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2022. Appointment requires successful completion of background check. 

J. Murrey Atkins Library is committed to cultivating an inclusive environment where everyone feels welcome and differences are valued and respected. We embrace and support the spectrum of human and social identities and strive to create and maintain equity for all employees and users.

Our campus community is comprised of people who represent the wide breadth of gender and sexual identities, races and ethnicities, faith traditions, nationalities, and other social categories and backgrounds. J. Murrey Atkins Library supports and affirms diversity, inclusion, and multiculturalism. Through our collections, services, policies, and programs, we strive to support these values, and we encourage applications from professionals who can help us achieve this goal. As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.

Only an MLS or MLIS degree will be considered for this position, we will not accept an alternative degree.

The candidate chosen for this position will be required to provide an official transcript of their MLS or MLIS degree. 

For additional information about The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, please visit our Website: http://www.charlotte.edu. 

For further details about Atkins Library, please consult our website: http://library.charlotte.edu.

 

The J. Murrey Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte is seeking a Digital Production Librarian/Archivist to coordinate the digitization program for cultural heritage materials in the Special Collections and Archives unit. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Special Collections and University Archives, the Digital Production Librarian/Archivist will work collaboratively with departmental, library, and university colleagues.

The mission of the J. Murrey Atkins Library Department of Special Collections and University Archives is to connect people with the knowledge available in unique and rare resources. We work to preserve and share the history and culture of UNC Charlotte and the Charlotte region.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte recognizes the differentiation of mission, goals, and objectives inherent in the diversity of disciplines represented by its colleges and departments. Thus, the job responsibilities and essential functions for library faculty should be interpreted in the context of the library’s strategic plan.

Library faculty engage in service to the University, community, and profession. We create physical and digital environments that encourage learning and innovation, build and preserve collections, support research, and advance scholarship. We provide access to and promote the discovery of information. We help our communities become proficient information users and lifelong learners. Library faculty serve current and future UNC Charlotte students, faculty, staff, alumni, and members of the Greater Charlotte and global community by sustaining the intellectual and creative life, and facilitating lifelong learning, discovery, and engagement.

Library faculty are expected to collaborate within the library and beyond in the performance of professional duties that may include, but are not limited to: selecting, organizing, preserving, and facilitating access to materials; supporting teaching, learning, and research; providing outreach to the campus and community; and developing and maintaining digital and technological innovations.

Library faculty participate in scholarly research, creative endeavors, and professional activities to serve the Library, the University, and the information professions. Library faculty are strongly encouraged to pursue external funding for library-related initiatives.

The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a rapidly growing research-intensive University offering over 28,500 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 1.9 million printed books, 930,000 e-books, over 400 databases, approximately 75,000 journals and an annual budget of over $10 million.

UNC Charlotte is located in the largest city in North Carolina, a beautiful southern city of 775,202 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.

Essential Duties:

  • Coordinates the library’s digitization program for cultural heritage materials in the Special Collections & University Archives unit
  • Carries out, documents, and supervises processes for digitization of still image and audio materials, including selection, digitization, post-production, quality control, publishing, and working with vendors
  • Carries out, documents, and supervises processes for the creation of metadata
  • Publishes digitized materials on digital collections platform
  • Coordinates the selection, purchase, and maintenance of digitization equipment and supplies
  • Coordinates the fulfillment of requests for the reproduction of materials
  • Hires, trains, and supervises a team of student employees, interns, and staff to assist with the activities of the digitization program
  • Conducts copyright analysis in collaboration with the Copyright Librarian and others
  • Collaborates with information technology staff and other colleagues to develop and improve the repository for digital collections
  • Collaborates with colleagues to develop and nurture digitization collaborations with community partners
  • Collaborates on the development and implementation of promotional strategies for digital collections, including social media, exhibits, presentations, and other activities
  • Participates in the provision of research services for Special Collections & University Archives, including staffing the desk in the reading room
  • Collaborates with other library departments on usability and assessment projects relating to digital collections
  • Investigates digitization grant opportunities and participates in writing proposals 
  • Participates in the development of a digital preservation strategy for the library
  • Serves on library and campus committees and contributes to the library and/or archives professions through service and scholarship
  • Conducts scholarship activities alone and in collaboration with others
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Minimum Education/Experience Requirements

  • Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association 
  • Graduation with a master's degree in a specialized area directly relevant to the position description may be an acceptable substitute in certain situations if approved by the Dean. 

Preferred Education, Skills, and Training Experience:

  • Demonstrated commitment to continual improvement in the ability to work respectfully and competently with individuals from the full range of cultural identity groups
  • Coursework or experience in archival theory and practice and/or special collections librarianship
  • Two years of experience using digitization equipment and software 
  • Experience implementing best practices in still image and audio digitization for cultural heritage institutions
  • Evidence of familiarity with library and archival metadata and descriptive standards, particularly MODS and DACS
  • Evidence of familiarity with digital repositories and content management systems, especially Fedora/Islandora
  • Experience with community engagement, particularly community archives or digitization projects
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative, successfully manage projects, prioritize work, learn new technologies and systems, and solve problems
  • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills
  • Supervisory experience

To apply: 

ONLY ELECTRONIC APPLICATIONS WILL BE ACCEPTED: https://jobs.uncc.edu/ (Search Faculty Vacancies - Position #002154) or use the direct link https://jobs.uncc.edu/hr/postings/. 

The following Application Materials must be attached to your electronic submission: 

  • Cover letter
  • Resume/CV
  • 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 before verifying permission with the candidate.
  • Diversity Statement – Please include a written statement of 250 words or less on your skills, experience, and/or willingness to engage in activities that will advance the commitment of Atkins Library and UNC Charlotte to a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment for the campus and Charlotte community (diversity.charlotte.edu). Your statement should focus on the role of the Digital Production Librarian or Archivist in these activities. Applicants should attach their written statement in the “Applicant Documents” section of the application.

Maximum budgeted salary for this position: $65,000          

The review of applications will begin 05/03/2022. Anticipated start date is 07/18/2022. Appointment requires successful completion of background check. 

J. Murrey Atkins Library supports and affirms diversity, inclusion, and multiculturalism. Through our collections, services, policies, and programs, we strive to support these values, and we encourage applications from professionals who can help us achieve this goal. AA/EOE 

For additional information about The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, please visit our Web site: http://www.uncc.edu. 

For further details about Atkins Library, please consult our web site: http://library.uncc.edu.