Librarian for Art and Art History 


POSITION:       Librarian for Art and Art History

AVAILABLE:    June 1, 2023

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks a collaborative and creative professional for the position of Librarian for Art and Art History. Funding for this position is contingent. At this time, projected funding for this position is one year.

The Librarian for Art and Art History will serve as primary library liaison to the Department of Art and Art History and Ackland Art Museum, supporting the teaching, learning, research, and creative practices of scholars and artists.


  • Serve as primary library liaison to the Department of Art and Art History and Ackland Art Museum.
  • Support the teaching, learning, research, and creative practices of scholars and artists by providing specialized research and instructional services, developing core research collections, and developing exhibitions and outreach programs.
  • Collaborate closely with the Interim Head of the Sloane Art Library to support public services and daily operations in a busy branch library setting.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science or advanced subject degree in a relevant field.
  • Academic background in the visual arts, art history, or closely related field.
  • Demonstrated ability to excel both independently and as a team member in a collaborative working environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Prior experience working in an academic research library.
  • Prior experience in instruction and/or collection development.
  • Reading or bibliographic knowledge of a Western European language.

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, social work, information science, and law.

The University Libraries aspires to set the standard for public university research libraries in the digital age. One of the largest research libraries in the U.S. South, The University Libraries is an essential part of the University’s educational and research efforts. It includes 9 libraries on campus, including the Health Sciences Library, Walter Royal Davis Library, Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, and the R.B. House Undergraduate Library. The University Libraries hold approximately 9.2 million volumes and extensive collections of manuscripts, audiovisual, microforms, graphics, government documents and rare books. The Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Council on Library and Information Resources, and the Center for Research Libraries. Together with the libraries at Duke UniversityNorth 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, healing, and service missions of the universities.

The University Libraries serves campus and broader communities that reflect the socioeconomic, ethnic, and religious diversity of the state of North Carolina, and we maintain a welcoming, inclusive, and open educational and workplace climate for all. We strive to create an environment of respect and collaboration where vision and innovation can flourish. Learn more about our Strategic Framework — including our pillars, values, and priorities — by visiting

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 a half day’s drive from Chapel Hill.

Salary and Benefits
This position is at will. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave, and State or Optional retirement plan.

Deadline for Application
Review of applications will begin upon receipt. The position will close on May 11, 2023.

To Apply
Please visit  and complete the online application. 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 and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.