Position: Librarian for Slavic and East European Resources (**INTERNAL SEARCH**)
Available: January 1, 2013
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Library seeks a knowledgeable, resourceful, and collaborative individual for the position of Librarian for Slavic and East European Resources. The Librarian is responsible for collection development, primarily in Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences dealing with Central and Eastern Europe, both in the languages of the region and in other West European languages. The Librarian is also the primary liaison to students, faculty, and other patrons in these areas.
The Librarian for Slavic and East European Resources and Curator of the Savine Collection will coordinate assessment, collection development, and acquisitions of Slavic and East European resources ensuring that the collection meets the University's research and curricular needs. The Librarian will develop and deliver high quality reference, outreach and instructional services to faculty and students in relevant departments. The individual in this position supervises one full-time acquisitions specialist, as well as graduate and undergraduate student assistants.
The individual in this position also serves as the Curator of the Savine Collection. As Curator of the Savine Collection, the individual is responsible for the stewardship of the personal collection of Andre Savine and the holdings of his bookstore, Le Bibliophile Russe. Additionally, the individual in this position coordinates processing, promotion, and specialized reference for the collection.
Librarians at UNC-Chapel Hill are expected to participate in professional and scholarly organizations and activities, pursue personal professional development, and maintain awareness of the evolving trends in library and information services.
ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science. Fluency in Russian and proficiency in at least one other Slavic language. Experience in collection development and reference and outreach services. Supervisory experience. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with others to accomplish goals and meet deadlines. Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
Graduate degree in a related field. Advanced knowledge of Czech. Experience with special collection management, cataloging and metadata.
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 dentistry, medicine, pharmacy and law. Library collections include over 6.5 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 Library invests proudly in its employees, strives to create a diverse environment of respect and collaboration, and encourages vision and innovation.
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.
The University of North Carolina is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.
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
This is an internal search, limited to current UNC Chapel Hill employees only. Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2012. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the begin review date.
Please visit http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/8147 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 which must be a current supervisor. Additionally, please indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position.
An Equal Opportunity Employer