Graphic and Design Skills Librarian


POSITION:     Graphic and Design Skills Librarian 

AVAILABLE:   November 1, 2019

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented individual for the role of Librarian. Working with a team of media and design staff at the Media Resources Center in the R. B. House Undergraduate Library, this individual will play a role in the University Libraries ongoing mission to impact student success by providing digital literacy services and media and design instruction. This Librarian joins a team dedicated to teaching emerging scholars to approach research with confidence, creativity, and critical insight, empowering them to access, critically evaluate, and use information to create and distribute their own research in a technologically evolving environment. The successful candidate will have a deep understanding of the role of a 21st century library in connecting students to the collections, services, and expertise found in libraries. This librarian will help develop and deliver design instruction and related services, explore technologies supporting undergraduate education, and participate in instruction and outreach initiatives. This position reports to the Head of the Media Resources Center.

The Media Resources Center (MRC), part of the R. B. House Undergraduate Library (UL), serves the instructional and curricular needs of the University community and the individual study, scholarship and cultural enrichment of UNC students and faculty.  In direct service to the UL’s mission of collaborating across disciplines and campus units to support the teaching and learning needs of the University community, MRC staff provide expert research and technology instruction and pedagogical support to library users including faculty, students, staff and other campus and affiliated clients. As a campus leader in Digital Literacy, the MRC provides one-to- one consultations, course-related instruction sessions, technology workshops open to the campus community, all manner of media production resources, as well as access to user-focused, research-level curated film and media collections.

Principal responsibilities:

  • Support student success by connecting students with the collections, services, and expertise found in research libraries in the 21st century.
  • Design and deliver instruction and individual consultations on 2D digital design such as academic posters, infographics, etc. and web development projects like websites, e-portfolios, etc.) in support of our suite of Digital Literacy Services
  • Teach course-integrated and co-curricular digital literacy instruction sessions.
  • Lead co-curricular digital literacy programming
  • Collaborate with faculty and library colleagues to help evaluate and develop supporting services
  • Utilize Adobe Creative Cloud and free online tools to support students in creating graphics, webpages, and print publications
  • Design and maintain instructional materials
  • Participate in supervision and provision of services at Media Resources Center public service point
  • Work on special projects as needed
  • Participates in UNC Libraries’ initiatives, serves on Library committees and engages with professional associations as it related to job.

REQUIRED Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • ALA-accredited MIS, MLS, or other advanced relevant degree, such as a master’s degree in Education, Instructional Design, Journalism, Media Arts, Communications, Graphic Design.
  • Strong public service orientation and commitment to empowering a diverse student, staff, and faculty community
  • Ability to provide excellent user-centered consultation service
  • Demonstrated applied experience providing technology instruction
  • Demonstrated applied relevant experience working with web development technologies (HTML, CSS and content management systems such as WordPress), digital design software (particularly the Adobe Creative Suite including Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator), and graphic design principles.
  • Knowledge of emerging instructional technologies
  • Knowledge of digital literacy concepts

PREFERRED Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of Universal Design for Learning
  • Mastery and applied use of the Adobe Creative Cloud including Photoshop, InDesign, and Illustrator; WordPress; and graphic design principles.

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 medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy and law. The UNC Health Sciences Library is part of the University Libraries and is a recognized leader within the Association of Academic Health Science Libraries. The University Libraries’ collections include over 7.5 million volumes. The UNC Libraries also include the Research Hub, which provides spaces, technology, and expertise to assist with all phases of research. 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 Libraries are committed to increasing the diversity of its staff, and therefore welcomes applications from candidates who bring additional dimensions to our mission and work. The University Libraries invest proudly in our employees, strive to create a diverse environment of respect and collaboration, and encourage 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.

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 upon receipt. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by October 11, 2019.    

To Apply
Please visit and complete the online.  Please include a resume of relevant experience, a cover letter highlighting your interest in this position and Carolina’s libraries, and the names, titles, and contact information for three professional references.  Additionally, please indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.