NORTH CAROLINA STATE UNIVERSITY LIBRARIES
ASSOCIATE HEAD OF COLLECTION MANAGEMENT FOR RESEARCH ENGAGEMENT
The NCSU Libraries has a well-earned reputation for creating adventurous library spaces and innovative services that delight today’s students and researchers. The award-winning James
B. Hunt Jr. Library, opened in 2013 on NC State’s Centennial Campus, offers faculty and students access to advanced technologies such as large-scale visualization,
simulated environments, 3D imagery, and interactive computing that are enabling revolutionary ways to see and use information. In this new environment, the library itself serves as a research platform for faculty and students, enhancing the university’s research
capacity and competitiveness. As today’s researchers confront complex, interdisciplinary challenges, our subject specialist librarians are transforming and aligning their expertise to meet their emerging needs and collaborate in depth throughout the research
life cycle in areas such as data curation, visualization, bibliometric analysis, and collaborative networking.
In the Collection Management department, subject specialist librarians develop, maintain, and promote user-focused, demand-driven, and network-based collections that reflect the strengths of the university. Working in a rapidly evolving scholarly communication
environment, they apply their knowledge of emerging technologies, disciplinary content, data, bibliometric and computational analysis, and visualization, supporting and partnering with faculty and students in creative and innovative ways. If you are a person
who would like to provide leadership in this exciting time of transition, consider applying for this position.
The NCSU Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Head of Collection Management for Research Engagement to join the department’s management team. This position reports to the
Head of Collection Management.
The Associate Head of Collection Management for Research Engagement
- Shares management responsibility for the department; directly supervises three librarians; represents the department in the absence of the Head.
- Helps lead ongoing efforts to re-envision the role of subject specialist librarians; provides guidance, direction, support, and assessment.
- Advances efforts to engage faculty across the research enterprise, with particular focus on developing the Libraries as a locus for open science support.
- Participates in efforts to connect faculty with high-technology spaces and with services related to large-scale visualization, data management, and interactive computing.
- Works closely with researchers in the creation and management of scholarship and research assets; represents the library in university research enterprise communities.
- Identifies tools and technologies to enhance interdisciplinary collaboration, bibliometric analysis, text mining, and use of disciplinary repositories of data and open scholarship.
- Participates in library planning, serves on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams
- NCSU librarians are expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field.
- ALA-accredited MLS, MIS, or equivalent advanced degree.
- Experience with collection development and strategic planning for collections.
- Demonstrated understanding of the life cycle of research and teaching.
- Project management and/or supervisory experience.
- Knowledge of emerging trends in digital scholarship, research data management, and visualization of scholarship.
- Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to communicate clearly, knowledgeably, and personably, orally and in writing.
- Ability to work independently and in a team environment.
- Evidence of leadership and management potential.
- Demonstrated record of ongoing professional development.
- Academic background in a science discipline strongly preferred.
- Experience with budget management.
- Experience supporting scholarly communication, digital publishing and digital scholarship.
- Experience with grant writing, grant management, or contribution to grant-funded projects.
The Libraries, the University, and the Area
The NCSU Libraries has been recognized with numerous national and international awards, including the first Association of College and Research Libraries Excellence in Academic Libraries Award; the Stanford
Prize for Innovation in Research Libraries and the American Institute of Architects/American Library Association Building Award for the Hunt Library; two John
Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Awards; and Library Journal’s Librarian of the Year, Paraprofessional of the Year, and eight Movers
and Shakers awards. The library system consists of the D. H. Hill Library, the James B. Hunt Jr. Library, and branch libraries for design, natural resources, and veterinary medicine. With a staff of almost 300 FTE, the Libraries has more than 4.6
million volumes in its collection and has a total annual budget of over $30 million. The Libraries is the host site for NC LIVE, a multi-type library initiative making digital resources accessible to North Carolina residents.
The NCSU Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Digital Library Federation, the Coalition for Networked Information, the Scholarly Publishing and Academic Resources Coalition, the Council for Library and Information Resources, and
the Center for Research Libraries. Duke University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University form the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN), with combined resources exceeding
17 million volumes and collections budgets totaling more than $40 million.
North Carolina State University is dedicated to excellent teaching, the creation and application of knowledge, and engagement with public and private partners. By uniting its strength in science and technology with a commitment to excellence in a comprehensive
range of disciplines, NC State promotes an integrated approach to problem solving that transforms lives and provides leadership for social, economic, and technological development. NC State offers degrees through the Colleges of Agriculture and Life Sciences,
Design, Education, Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences, Management, Natural Resources, Sciences, Textiles, and Veterinary Medicine. As the largest academic institution in the state, NC State enrolls more than 34,000 students, offering bachelor’s and
master’s degrees in more than 120 fields of study and doctoral degrees in 67 disciplines. The university is ranked third among all public universities (without medical schools) in industry-sponsored research expenditures and has more than 660 active patents.
North Carolina's Research Triangle of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill lies between the mountains of the Blue Ridge and the shores of the Outer Banks. One of the nation's premier concentrations of academic, corporate, and public research, the area combines
moderate year-round temperatures, rolling hills, championship college athletics, and a rich diversity of cultural events. The Triangle consistently ranks high on lists of desirable American communities. Businessweek rated
Raleigh as “the best American city” in 2011, and recent rankings by Forbes name the Triangle as the number-one place for business and careers and as the number-two spot for young professionals.
Salary and Benefits
The Libraries offers a highly competitive salary in recognition of applicable education and experience for this position. Librarians have non-tenure track faculty status (without levels of rank). Benefits include: 24 days vacation, 12 days sick leave; State
of NC preferred provider medical insurance, and state, TIAA/CREF, or other retirement options. Additional and optional dental, life, disability, deferred compensation, and legal plans are offered. Tuition waiver program for all campuses of The University of
North Carolina is available. More benefits information is available at http://www.ncsu.edu/human_resources/benefits/
Application process and schedule
Applications will be reviewed upon receipt; applications will be accepted until finalist candidates are selected. Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to receive full consideration. The nomination committee may invite candidates for confidential,
pre-interview screenings. Appointment requires successful completion of background check. This position is available immediately; start date is negotiable.
Applicants must apply through the NC State University online employment website at https://jobs.ncsu.edu/. Search in the keyword box by position number 00061035.
Complete application, attach cover letter and résumé, and provide contact information for four current, professional references. For assistance with this process contact NCSU Libraries Personnel Services Office (919) 515-3522.
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer
NC State welcomes all persons without regard to sexual orientation or genetic information
Persons with disabilities requiring accommodations in the application and interview process please call (919) 515-3148