Documents/Data Services Librarian

Posted to IASSIST on: 2006-10-24

Employer: UNC-Greensboro Libraries

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The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Libraries seek an energetic and innovative information specialist or reference librarian who will serve the University in the area of government information and data resources. As a selective Federal Depository Library, UNCG is moving its depository collections and services from print to electronic formats. Faculty and students in business and the social sciences are increasingly using data sets in their research. We seek an individual who is familiar with statistical and analytical software packages, has experience with government resources, and has a strong commitment to public service. The position is a twelve-month, non-tenure or tenure-track, faculty position defined by the educational qualifications of the chosen candidate. Demonstrated professional achievement, service, and scholarly/creative activity are required for reappointment and tenure. This position will report to the Head of Reference and Instructional Services.

  • Plan, coordinate and develop a data resource and service center within the Reference and Instructional Services Department
  • Actively market and provide specialized reference and consultation for data and government services to faculty, students and the community at large.
  • Develop an active instructional program in data and government resources
  • Create and maintain web resources that provide access to data and government sources
  • Provide guidance in the continuing transition of government information to the online environment
  • Provide oversight for the Libraries? Federal Depository Library Program (FDLP) and North Carolina state collections
  • Serve as the University?s official representative to the Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
  • Actively participate in the planning, decision-making, and continuing innovation of the department?s services and programs
  • Supervise support staff
  • Serve as liaison to academic departments
  • Provide general reference service
  • Develop connections with University GIS users

Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard benefits include state or optional (including TIAA/CREF) retirement plans, state health plan, and 24 vacation days per year.

  • Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program (required for a tenure-track position) or a Master’s degree in a social science field
  • Knowledge of federal governmental structures, organization, and information
  • Experience with census data and numeric data resources such as ICPSR, as well as data analysis software applications such as SAS and SPSS
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two or more years of experience working with federal and state government information and materials
  • Academic library experience with reference and library instruction
  • Demonstrated experience creating and maintaining web pages
  • Demonstrated experience with outreach or collaborative activities
  • Knowledge of the FDLP

Archived on: 2006-12-08