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Vacancy Announcement
Reference Librarian
Time Limited, One-year appointment

North Carolina State University Libraries invites applications and nominations
for the position of Reference Librarian.  This is a full time, 9-month
position for Fall and Spring semesters (August - May).  Hours will normally be
12 midnight to 9:00 a.m.  The incumbent will be a member of the Libraries'
Research and Information Services Department, delivering user centered
information services with a strong emphasis on the application of new
technologies and providing support for more than one hundred bibliographic and
full-text databases.

Provides information and research services to students, faculty, and other
users of the D.H. Hill Library via e-mail and individual consultation with
clients. Collects and analyzes use statistics for service area. Develops and
coordinates efforts to inform the university community of twenty-four hour
reference service. Other duties or projects as assigned. Reports to the Head
of the Research and Information Services Department.

Required: MLS degree from an ALA-accredited library program.  Experience
providing reference services in an academic or research library. Experience
with government publications. Skill in question negotiation and instructional
techniques. Ability to communicate clearly, knowledgeably, and personably,
orally and in writing, with clients and colleagues.  Demonstrated ability to
set priorities, work effectively with others and independently, and exercise
sound judgement.  Preferred:  Prior experience in delivering information and
research services after traditional business hours.

The University and the Libraries
North Carolina State University is located in Raleigh within the Research
Triangle.  This region of North Carolina encompasses one of the nation's
premier concentrations of academic, corporate, and public research. The area
offers outstanding opportunities for professional growth and an exceptional
quality of life.

As one of the nation's outstanding land-grant universities, NC State offers
degrees through the Colleges of Engineering, Agriculture and Life Sciences,
Physical and Mathematical Sciences, Humanities and Social Sciences,
Management, Education and Psychology, Veterinary Medicine, Forest Resources,
Textiles, and the School of Design.  As the largest academic institution in
the state, NC State enrolls 28,000 students and offers doctoral degrees in 58
fields of study.  The university ranks seventh nationally in research support
from private industry and ninth in the number of patents awarded.

The library system consists of a central library and branch libraries for
design, natural resources, textiles, and veterinary medicine, and maintains an
affiliation with a separately administered learning resources library and
African-American Cultural Center reading room.  With a staff of 309 FTE, the
Libraries has over 2.6 million volumes in its collection, acquires more than
26,000 current serials, and has a total annual budget in excess of $18
million, with over $7 million allocated to collections.

The NCSU Libraries is a founding member of SOLINET and a member of the
Association of Research Libraries and the Center for Research Libraries.  Duke
University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Central University and NC State form the Triangle Research Libraries Network,
with combined resources approaching 12 million volumes, and collections
budgets totaling more than $22 million.

For more information about the NCSU Libraries, visit our home page at:

Salary and Benefits
Salary: $25,000- $26,800 for nine months commensurate with experience.
Librarians have academic status without tenure or rank.  Benefits include:
health insurance (comprehensive major medical or HMO); and state, TIAA/CREF or
other retirement options.  Additional and optional dental, life, disability,
deferred compensation, and legal plans are available.  Tuition waiver program
for all campuses of The University of North Carolina is available.

Recruiting Schedule
Position available August 15, 1998.  Review of applications will begin April
10, 1998.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Candidates are encouraged to apply by the review date above to receive full

To apply, send cover letter (including title of position), resume, and the
names, addresses, and telephone numbers of four current, professional
references to:   Wendy L. Scott, Office of Personnel Services; Box 7111, NCSU
Libraries;  Raleigh, NC  27695-7111

North Carolina State University is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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