Associate Director Library Specialized Collections
Department: Randall Library – 30800
Vacancy Number: E129
Position Number: 6565
Location of Workplace Main UNCW Campus
Summary of Position Serves as a member of Randall Library’s senior leadership team, providing high-level leadership, vision, and strategic direction for Library Special Collections, University Archives and the Curriculum Materials Center.
Minimum Requirements ALA-Accredited Master’s degree in library and information science. Minimum five years of increasingly responsible, professional, relevant work experience in an academic library, to include experience in the design, delivery and assessment of user-centered services. Demonstrated knowledge and experience with archives and special collections. Previous supervisory experience, including supervision of library faculty professionals. Strong leadership skills, including keen analytical and conceptual abilities; strong interpersonal and public communication skills including ability to serve as an advocate for Randall Library’s specialized collections. Experience with human resources (supervision, staff development, mentoring, etc.). Ability to articulate a vision for specialized collections and provide leadership to achieve organizational goals. Experience in writing and managing successful grant proposals.
Preferred Qualifications Minimum of three years archival or special collections’ experience. Demonstrated commitment to progressive, innovative library programs and services; commitment to serving diverse constituencies including undergraduate and graduate students, faculty and researchers and the general public. Track record of success in planning and implementing assessment initiatives. Commitment to service excellence. Commitment to continuous learning and growth at every level of the organization. Ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively and to play a leadership role in promoting teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness within Randall Library and the campus. Ability to build successful partnerships at the local, regional, and national level. Knowledge of emerging trends in higher education and new developments in the management and promotion of specialized collections in support of a library’s mission. Experience in developing and implementing strategic plans and projects. Experience in promoting library services and engaging faculty, students, and administrators. Record of scholarly and creative engagement and involvement in appropriate professional organizations.
Primary Function of Organizational Unit
Academic Affairs is the central division for implementing the mission of the University of North Carolina Wilmington. Through effective academic policies, practices and programs, it provides leadership for excellence in teaching, scholarship and creative work as well as service to local, regional and global communities. William Madison Randall Library supports the mission of the University of North Carolina Wilmington through the provision of information resources, services and programs relevant to the needs of its students, faculty and staff. It also serves as a rich cultural resource for the surrounding community and the region. To accomplish this mission, the library provides (1) diverse collections of informational resources in multiple formats; (2) efficient access to informational resources; (3) assistance and instruction in identifying, evaluating and interpreting information; (4) a safe and comfortable facility which stimulates intellectual curiosity and reflective thinking; and (5) programs that connect scholars and interested individuals with information and expertise to inspire lifelong learning.
University Information The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with over 15,000 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.
UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified men and women from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
Months Per Year 11 Months (August-June)
Position Type Permanent
Job Posting Date 12/15/2015
Priority Consideration Date 01/24/2017
Priority Consideration Information
Priority consideration will be given to applications received by the Priority Date; however, applications will be accepted until the position is filled.