Business and Economics Librarian, University Library

POSITION:      Business and Economics Librarian

AVAILABLE:    March 1, 2013

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Library seeks a creative, collaborative, and service-oriented individual to join the Davis Library Research and Instructional Services Department (R&IS) as the subject librarian for the disciplines of Business and Economics.

The Business and Economics Librarian will have familiarity with a broad range of business/economic resources, will possess experience in the teaching and use of these resources, will be well versed in the use of Web 2.0 technologies for outreach, will understand and practice “embedded” librarian techniques and will be sufficiently technical to provide support for the discovery and use of datasets.

The librarian in this position will build strong partnerships and deepen engagement with the faculty, will assist and consult with faculty and students in developing research capabilities (e.g., data, business intelligence, and appropriate software and tools), and will provide support for course development.  The librarian will lead the Libraries’ engagement and collection building in the designated subject areas.

The Business and Economics Librarian will serve as the liaison to UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School and the Department of Economics in the College of Arts and Sciences; provide business and economics research consultations to faculty, staff, students, and community members; develop collections in all formats for the research and teaching needs of constituents in the designated subject areas; and increase awareness, within the assigned areas, of scholarly communication, copyright, and authors’ rights issues in collaboration with Scholarly Communications Officer.  The librarian in this position will work closely with faculty, students and other scholars (across all disciplines) to provide proactive research support and innovative instruction; build partnerships, using both innovative and traditional methods, and create shared practices that connect the Libraries’ learning environment and research knowledge with constituent needs; and broaden access to collections through digital project initiatives and actively acquire and promote both licensed and freely available digital resources of value to researchers.

Librarians in the Davis Library Research and Instructional Services Department possess a strong commitment to applying customer service techniques and practices in delivering instruction and reference services and should be prepared to participate in scholarly research and professional activities. The Business and Economics Librarian will actively develop regional, national and international partnerships and collaborations to advance the strategic directions of the Libraries.


Required: ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science.  Demonstrated experience in working effectively with business or economics faculty and students to meet their research and information needs.  Familiarity with a broad range of business and economic resources.  Experience delivering instruction and research support services for business and economics.  Experience with collection development in business and economics, in all the formats required by those disciplines.  Experience using and finding data from both commercial and non-commercial sources.  Public service experience in an academic library or comparable setting.  Demonstrated ability to successfully work in a team environment.  Excellent problem-solving, analytical, organizational, oral/written communication and interpersonal skills.

Preferred: An undergraduate or graduate degree in business or economics.  Experience with emerging technologies and their application in libraries and higher education.  Evidence of the ability to participate in professional organizations and engage in research and publish as required for promotion.

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. The UNC Health Sciences Library is a recognized leader within the Association of Academic Health Science Libraries.  University 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 Region

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 January 15, 2014.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the begin review date.

To Apply

Please visit 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 whom must be a current supervisor.  Additionally, please indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position.

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