TraCS Knowledge Management Librarian, Health Sciences Library

Position:          TraCS Knowledge Management Librarian (**At Will Appointment**)

Available:        June 1, 2014

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Health Sciences Library (HSL) seeks an experienced, collaborative, enthusiastic, and outreach-oriented individual for the position of TraCS Knowledge Management Librarian. As a member of the HSL User Services Department, the individual in this position will work closely with staff and researcher members of the North Carolina Translational and Clinical Sciences (TraCS) Institute [] which is the university’s Clinical and Translational Science Award unit.

The individual in this position will work within teams comprised of librarians, faculty Research Navigators, TraCS Institute staff, and others to manage data and publications generated by TraCS; provide training and consultation on use of traditional and new measures of research impact; participate in development, maintenance and support of management systems for faculty profiles (e.g., REACH NC and institutional and consortia research resources and services (e.g., eagle-I; provide training and consultation on compliance with public access and data management mandates for scholarly products; provide consultation on using internal and external funding resources to identify grants; maintain TraCS funding opportunity resources; and find multidisciplinary translational funding opportunities relevant for the team science program.

The TraCS Knowledge Management Librarian will identify potential new areas of collaboration among TraCS, HSL, REACH NC, and other groups and will connect the UNC statewide system libraries with relevant TraCS Institute initiatives through the University Library Advisory Council (ULAC).

The individual in this position is expected to contribute to the growing national Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) consortium’s knowledge base and to engage professionally at conferences, through research, presentation, and publication, documenting best practices learned through this collaboration and partnership.

The librarian in this position will report to the Bioinformatics and Translational Science Librarian at the Health Sciences Library ( with direction provided by the Program Director of the TraCS Institute. The librarian will have office spaces in both locations. The librarian is a member of the HSL Health and Natural Sciences Team and the User Services Department of the Health Sciences Library. This position will work closely with TraCS funding resources staff and Research Navigators.

The TraCS Knowledge Management Librarian is a liaison and ambassador, fostering clear communication and consultation between the University’s translational science community and a number of groups. These groups include campus libraries, UNC System contacts, TraCS Institute staff, members of the TraCS administrative group, TraCS partners, Health Sciences Library staff, the UNC at Chapel Hill Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research, staff of the Office of Research Development, and UNC General Administration.


Required: ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science, or a graduate degree in a related discipline. Advanced searching experience in a range of health and life sciences bibliographic databases. Demonstrated understanding of the work of research scientists and of scientific processes. Demonstrated ability to conceptualize new solutions to administrators’ and researchers’ information / data organization and access needs. Strong working knowledge of computer tools used for information organization, management and analysis (spreadsheets, databases, and bibliographic management software). Knowledge of bibliometrics and changing trends in measuring the impact of scientific research. Excellent organizational skills and the ability to manage time and set priorities. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Demonstrated ability to reach out to new and non-traditional clientele. Ability to work collaboratively with diverse colleagues in different work settings. Enthusiasm for working in an innovative, evolving and time-sensitive environment.

Preferred:  Advanced degree in a biomedical science. Experience teaching or training. Experience providing knowledge management services in a corporate or research environment. Experience searching for grant and other funding opportunities. Academic medical or health sciences library experience. Knowledge of NIH Public Access Policy, NSF data management policies, and the Public Access Compliance Monitor (

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, nursing, pharmacy, public health and law. 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 Health Sciences Library’s mission is to connect people everywhere with knowledge to help them teach and learn effectively, assure quality health care, conduct vital research, and make informed decisions. To learn more about the Health Sciences Library, please visit:  Additional information about TraCS is available at

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 and 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 an At Will Appointment. Salary will be 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 represented on the faculty council.

Deadline for Application

Review of applications will begin on April 17, 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.  Additionally, please indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position.

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