Research Assistant, Scholarly Communications

The University Library Scholarly Communications Office seeks qualified applicants for a 15 hr/wk Research Assistant position. The Office provides guidance, policy development, and advocacy to faculty, students, and staff on copyright and fair use, authors’ rights, privacy rights, open access, and other information policy issues important to the creation and use of scholarly material. The position is available December 1, 2017 through May 31, 2018 with a salary of $1,002.31 per month. There is also the possibility of continuing the position through the 2018/19 school year. This position may qualify for additional benefits. Applicants must be enrolled as a graduate student at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.

Primary Responsibilities
• Assistance with regular outreach and communications through social media outlets
• Assistance with complex research projects
• Creating, updating, and revising website content
• Assistance with the creation of educational content in a variety of media
• Event planning and implementation
• General office tasks, such as filing and photocopying

Desired Qualifications
• Some education in law and information issues or demonstrated interest in the subjects—joint JD/MLS student encouraged
• General and legal research skills
• Experience with outreach and communication through social media and other dissemination outlets
• Excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills
• Attention to detail and the ability to maintain confidentiality
• General knowledge of office procedures, reception, and office management
• Solid time management skills
• Ability to work independently as well as part of a team, manage multiple tasks, and focus on individual responsibilities in an open office environment
• Demonstrated ability in the use of information technologies and familiarity with Windows Office applications (especially Word and Excel), Adobe Creative Suite, email, Internet and online resources

To Apply
Review of applications will begin immediately. Interviews will be conducted starting November 27, 2017.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to:
Jennifer Solomon
SUBJ: Research Assistant
jsolomon@unc.edu