Friday, February 22, 2008

City and Regional Planning Librarian, UNC-Chapel Hill

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
F. Stuart Chapin, Jr. Planning Library

Posted February 14, 2008
Job Category: Libraries, Administration
Internal ID: 2008-1085
POSITION: City and Regional Planning Librarian
AVAILABLE: April 1, 2008

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks an innovative, collaborative, service-oriented, and knowledgeable individual for the position of City and Regional Planning Librarian.
= The City and Regional Planning Librarian has administrative and programmatic responsibility for the F. Stuart Chapin, Jr. Planning Library and supports and facilitates teaching, learning, and research by directing public service initiatives for student, faculty, and scholarly and community users of the Planning Library; developing and maintaining collections; serving as faculty liaison for the City and Regional Planning department and faculty users of the Planning Library; participating in the University Library’s instruction program; and providing specialized research services and outreach to faculty, students and scholars.
= The Planning Librarian will also serve as liaison to the Maps and GIS units in the main library, emphasizing outreach and user education for faculty and students in the Department of City and Regional Planning who are in need of cartographic and geospatial resources.
= The individual in this position will help define and shape the future of GIS library services in close collaboration with the GIS Librarian and other reference and subject librarians.
= This position reports to the Head of Undergraduate and Branch Libraries.
= Manage day-to-day operation of the Chapin Planning Library including staffing, services, collections and facilities.
= Develop and maintain the Chapin Planning Library collection in the multidisciplinary field of city and regional planning including subject areas such as land and water use, transportation, environmental planning, public administration and policy, sustainable development, coastal zone management, hazard mitigation, and economic development. Collection management encompasses both traditional materials selection as well as participating in liaison collection management activities with both UNC librarians and faculty.
= Deliver high quality outreach and instructional services to faculty, students and scholars by assisting in the development, implementation, promotion, assessment and incorporation of new and emerging information literacy principles in assigned academic disciplines to support the discovery, use and integration of the library’s collections into research and the curriculum.
= Oversee and provide general and specialized public service and reference services.
Supervise one support staff member and graduate assistants, work-study and student workers.
= Participate in a team effort to provide GIS user services library-wide. Work with teaching faculty to implement GIS modules in courses. Prepare datasets to support course assignments.
= Provide vision and direction in the development of innovative GIS services, including supporting faculty in the use of GIS software including but not limited to ArcView, ArcGIS, Arc2Earth, Erdas Imagine, and Google Earth.
= Contribute to library-wide initiatives and interdepartmental communication through participation in strategic planning activities and interaction with branch libraries and other library units.
= ALA-accredited MLS.
= Demonstrated subject background in city or regional planning, urban studies, public administration or policy, or a related discipline.
= Minimum three years of relevant professional experience including managerial and/or supervisory experience.
= Experience with GIS applications.
= Demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively with colleagues, students, faculty, and researchers.
= Demonstrated adaptability and flexibility, as well as willingness to adjust job duties as changes in technology and user needs dictate.
= Demonstrated instruction skills.
= Strong commitment to public service.
= Excellent oral and written communication skills.
= Knowledge of principles in library collection development; familiarity with methods of scholarly research in city and regional planning.
= Graduate study in a GIS-related field.
= Ability to provide effective instruction and training in the use of geospatial information and GIS tools to faculty, students and staff.
= Experience in GIS project management, data management, and GIS needs assessment.

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 27,000 students, employs more than 3,100 faculty, offers 77 doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy and law, and the Library collections include over 6 million volumes. The Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) and SOLINET. The TRLN libraries, including the Health Sciences and Law libraries at Chapel Hill plus the libraries at Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University, have combined collections of over eleven million volumes.

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 half day’s drive from Chapel Hill.
The University of North Carolina is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.
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 represented on the faculty council.
Deadline for Application:
Review of applications will begin on March 3, 2008. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

To Apply:
Send a letter of application, a resume and the names, addresses and telephone numbers of three professional references to:

Planning Librarian
c/o Tiffany Allen, Personnel Librarian
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
CB #3932, 213 Davis Library
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-8890
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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