This is a newly-created position in Special Collections Technical Services
for which UNC-Chapel Hill is actively recruiting. Please share with anyone
who might be interested in applying.
Position: Assistant Head of Technical Services, Special Collections
Available: November 1, 2008
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks an experienced,
collaborative, and enthusiastic individual to manage the cataloging of rare
and specialized published materials for the rich, diverse, and growing
collections of the Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library. The
Library includes the North Carolina Collection, the Rare Book Collection,
the Southern Historical Collection, the Southern Folklife Collection, and
University Archives and Records Management Services. Together they hold
extensive collections of books, rare books, pamphlets, government
documents, newspapers, periodicals, maps, manuscripts, archives,
photographs, audiovisual materials, and digital materials primarily
documenting the University, North Carolina, and the American South; the
Rare Book Collection has significant national and international literary
and historical holdings, from clay tablets to medieval manuscripts to
modern printings and artists' books.
Reporting to the Head of Special Collections Technical Services, the
incumbent will have direct responsibility for the cataloging of rare and
specialized published materials in the newly consolidated Technical
Services Department. Responsibilities are chiefly managerial in nature, but
the incumbent will be expected to participate in cataloging of collections
as needed. The Department includes approximately 12 full-time staff, plus
numerous graduate and undergraduate assistants; about half of the staff is
engaged in cataloging rare and specialized published materials chiefly
housed in the Rare Book Collection and the North Carolina Collection.
The Assistant Head will work with the Head of Technical Services to advance
a collaborative environment in the Technical Services Department and with
curatorial, public services, and conservation staff to set library-wide
standards and priorities for special collections. The Assistant Head will
also work with the University Library's general collections technical
services staff and with staff of the Carolina Digital Library and Archives
to help develop, articulate, and maintain shared policies and metadata
standards. The incumbent is expected to help ensure that the Wilson Library
adopts and contributes to the development of relevant standards; to be
involved in professional discussions on technical services issues; and to
be active in professional organizations concerned with cataloging and
special collections issues.
ALA-accredited MLS. Five years cataloging experience with a working
knowledge of online library systems, AACR2r, LCRI, LCSH, DCRM, MARC21
formats, and authority control. Three years work experience in special
collections in an academic or research library setting. Reading knowledge
of one or more European languages (Spanish especially desired). Experience
in supervising full-time professional and paraprofessional staff.
Commitment to professional participation in areas relevant to the position.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively to set priorities and
accomplish goals. Excellent oral communication and writing skills.
Commitment to a high level of service to faculty, staff, and students.
Experience with NACO, BIBCO, or other PCC programs. Reading knowledge of
one or more classical or non-European languages. Knowledge of standard
descriptive bibliographies. Familiarity with Innovative's Millennium
system. Familiarity with non-MARC metadata schema. Experience in developing
and administering technical services grants.
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 27,000
students, employs more than 3,100 faculty, offers 77 doctoral degrees as
well as professional degrees in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy and law, and
the Library collections include over 6 million volumes. The Library is a
member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research
Libraries, and SOLINET. Together with the Health Sciences and Law libraries
at Chapel Hill plus 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 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
Review of applications will begin on October 1, 2008. Applications will be
accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to
applications received by the begin review date.
Please visit https://s4.its.unc.edu/RAMS4/searchCriteria.do?type=N and
complete the online application. Be sure to include a cover letter, a
resume and the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number
of three professional references.
An Equal Opportunity Employer
Margaretta J. Yarborough 919-962-9693 (voice)
Head, Resource Description & Management 919-962-4450 (fax)
Davis Library CB# 3914 [log in to unmask]
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill