- Actively engage with academic programs and university and external communities in assigned subject areas and in support of student success (including but not limited to, University College, University Center for Academic Excellence, Office of Identity, Equity, and Engagement, Passport, 49er Next, and 49er Rebound) -Develop innovative library programing and services for newly-admitted and transfer students, in collaboration with library and campus stakeholders - Teach research instruction sessions for assigned subjects and academic programs; teach for University College or other university programs as appropriate -In coordination with the Head of Research & Instructional Services and the Instruction & Curriculum Engagement Coordinator, identify new areas and programs where library instruction or other library and research literacy skills can be implemented - Develop appropriate instructional and informational aids for students, faculty, and community patrons - Serve as collection development liaison for assigned subjects, and expend budget lines for acquisition of materials - Provide research and reference support for assigned subjects to students, faculty, and community patrons - Conduct collection evaluations for all proposed new courses and curriculum changes in assigned departments - Engage in professional service and scholarly contributions; participate in committees and faculty governance in the library and on campus - Communicate effectively and positively with diverse groups of individuals
Additional Duties & Responsibilities - Participate in the provision of in-person and virtual research services and of instruction for first-year undergraduate students - Perform other duties as assigned
Minimum Experience / Education:
The minimum academic credential required for applicants for faculty positions in Atkins Library is completion of a master's degree in the field of library and information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association by time of interview.
Graduation with master's degree in a specialized area directly relevant to the position description may be an acceptable substitute in certain situations if approved by the Dean. A second masters in another discipline or an earned doctorate is highly desirable.
Preferred Education Skills and Experience:
- Instructional or liaison experience in an academic research library - Experience working with newly enrolled or transfer students - Experience with outreach or programming for a targeted audience - Knowledge of the research needs of students and faculty at a Doctoral Intensive Institution - Knowledge of the structure, use, and preservation of information resources in assigned areas - Excellent oral and written communication skills - Ability to work collaboratively as well as independently - Ability to work effectively with diverse groups and to create an environment of mutual respect - Demonstrated ability to contribute to diversity, equity and inclusion efforts in the library. - Knowledge of relevant professional and technological issues in assigned areas - Ability to work effectively in an organization in which change is both necessary and constant - Demonstrated commitment to exceptional public service - Intellectual curiosity and adaptability
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research institution. Our campus is located in the piedmont of North Carolina, just two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean. A large public university with a small college feel, more than 27,200 students consider UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus their home away from home.