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Special Collections Librarian

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Posting Details

Posting Details

Position Title Special Collections Librarian
Department Randall Library - 30800
Vacancy Number E210
Position Number 6551
Location of Workplace Main UNCW Campus
Brief Summary of Work for this Position:

Reporting to the Associate Director Library Specialized Collections, the Special Collections Librarian provides expertise and leadership for the strategic development and maintenance of Special Collections.

Minimum Requirements

ALA-accredited MLS

Knowledge of metadata and intellectual control in the context of special collections

Significant demonstrated experience (at least three years) processing special collections material

Significant demonstrated experience providing reference for special collections in a university or special library

Experience managing graduate students, interns or other temporary employees

Experience with digital library development in the context of special collections including knowledge of EAD and ArchivesSpace

Knowledge of published materials cataloging practices

Experience with managing a museum collection in an Archive, including tracking collections using PastPerfect software

Experience creating and installing exhibits

Knowledge of and experience with digitization projects and creating digital collections

Ability to work with a diverse group of donors and solicit donations in accordance with the Collection Development Policy

Experience drafting and revising policies, including those related to collection development

Experience providing reference and information literacy services in relation to Special Collections for undergraduate and grad students, faculty, patrons and visiting scholars

Commitment to professional development and membership in professional organizations

Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills

Strong service orientation

Collegial, team-focused, management orientation

Preferred Qualifications

Preservation management experience and knowledge of conservation practices

Experience digitizing and managing oral history collections

Grants writing experience

Experience with space planning in a library

Knowledge of best and innovative practices as they relate to library technology

Primary Function of Organizational Unit:

The Special Collections unit collects, manages and preserves a wide variety of both primary source and specialized materials within Randall Library. It provides access to these materials for undergraduate and grad students, faculty, patrons and visiting scholars. The Special Collections unit also coordinates multiple exhibits of materials housed in that area during any given year.

College/School Information
University Information

The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with nearly 16,500 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

EEO Statement

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Applicant Instructions
Months Per Year 11J (July-May)
Position Type Permanent
Anticipated Ending Date if Time-Limited Positions
Job Posting Date 12/05/2017
Priority Consideration Date 01/05/2018
Priority Consideration Information

Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vita
  3. List of 3 Professional References
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