Professional Librarian / Research Support Coordinator
The University Libraries of The University of North Carolina at Greensboro
invites applications for the position of Professional Librarian/Research
Support Coordinator. UNCG, one of sixteen (16) campuses in the The University
of North Carolina system, is classified by the Carnegie Foundation as a
research university with high research activity and as a community-engaged
campus. Enrollment is approximately 18,000 students, including 3,000 graduate
students, in the College and six professional schools. Greensboro is a city of
about 240,000 in the Piedmont Triad Region of North Carolina, a location
providing easy access to the Research Triangle and to recreational
opportunities at the coast and the mountains. The local metropolitan area
(which includes the cities of High Point and Winston-Salem) has a population
of almost one million and offers and excellent quality of life.
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro University Libraries is
actively expanding its support for faculty research campus-wide. We seek a
dynamic individual to serve as Research Support Coordinator to organize, plan,
and coordinate the Libraries' interdepartmental initiatives to support faculty
research in a collaborative environment. Working within the Libraries'
Electronic Resources and Information Technology Department (ERIT), the
position will also coordinate ERIT's provision of the following services in
support of faculty research: digital humanities tools, web site design, user
interface design, database development, digitization services, and content and
application hosting and development. The Research Support Coordinator will
meet with faculty researchers, assess their needs, recommend options and
solutions, and as needed, direct faculty to appropriate support resources
within the Libraries and campus-wide. In addition to its research support
functions, this position will also operate the Libraries' usability testing
lab on behalf of both faculty researchers and the Libraries. This position
reports to the HEAD of ERIT, who is also an Assistant Dean of University of
University Libraries. It is a twelve-month tenure-track faculty position.
Demonstrated professional achievement, service, and scholarly/creative
activity are required for reappointment and tenure.
This position is best suited for a candidate with a broad range of IT
knowledge, rather than one who focuses on a particular IT specialization. The
Research Support Coordinator needs broad understanding in order to effectively
coordinate the interdepartmental efforts of specialists in areas such as
programming, web design, metadata, digitization, and data curation.
* Provides library-wide, interdepartmental coordination of the Libraries' team-oriented research support program, which will include significant participation from Reference and Instructional Services, Special Collections and University Archives, Music, Cataloging, and potentially other library departments.
* Works closely with the UNCG Office of Research and Economic Development, UNCG Information and Technology Services, faculty research committees, and other campus stakeholders to ensure efficient and effective support for researchers.
* Assists faculty with technological elements of grant applications.
* Operates the Libraries' Usability Lab.
* Works closely with library subject liaisons to make sure they are kept informed and that they can assist in communication research support opportunities and options to faculty.
* Contributes to and is active in state, regional and national meetings, conferences, and workshops, reviews professional literature and networks with professional colleagues outside of the University to stay informed about developments and trends in research support.
* Master's degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program;
* Excellent oral and written communication skills;
* Knowledge of significant trends and issues in research, research support, and usability testing;
* Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative environment that encourages personnel to work across departments to support the goals and initiatives and priorities of the Libraries';
* Strong analytical and decision making skills;
* Experience with project management;
* Basic understanding of a broad range of information technologies, including programming, hardware, digital humanities tools, web site design, user interface design, database development, digitization services, and content and application hosting and development;
* Familiarity with the principles of usability testing;
* Ability to work in collaborative, team-based environment.
* Demonstrated experience with two or more of the following - programming, hardware, digital humanities tools, web site design, user interface design, database development, digitization services, and content and application hosting and development;
* Experience with usability testing, and with Morae or similar testing software;
* Understanding of the principles of Outcome Base Evaluation;
* Familiarity with data management plans;
* Grant writing experience and familiarity with federal funding requirements.
Review of applications will begin March 29, 2013 and will remain open until
the candidate is selected.
Applicants should submit their vita with a letter explaining their interest in
the position, a description of their approach to the responsibilities of the
position and include information regarding your background and qualifications
for this position and the names and contact information for three professional
Application packages should be emailed to:
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by mail to:
Human Resources Librarian
P.O. Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170
Salary will be commensurate with experience. Benefits include: 24 days
vacation, 12 days sick leave; State of NC preferred provider medical
insurance, and state, TIAA/CREFF, or other retirement options. Additional and
optional dental, life and disability plans offered. Tuition waiver program for
all campuses of The University of North Carolina is available. More benefits
information is available at
July 1, 2013
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