Head of Digital Research Services
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
The Head of Digital Research Services provides vision and strategic leadership
for digital research services at the University of North Carolina at Chapel
Hill Libraries. Reporting to the Director of Public Services, the Head of
Digital Research Services leads a department of 3 librarians and 2 support
staff, oversees the Research Hub in Davis Library, and helps develop
coordinated services and programming across the other campus Hub
Digital Research Services (DRS) supports research involving geographic
information systems (GIS), geographic data, numeric data, statistics, data
visualization, and digital humanities. The Head of DRS develops and delivers
responsive, innovative, technology-driven services and fosters the exploration
and adoption of new tools and approaches to research. The person in this
position engages and collaborates with UNC faculty and students to identify
and implement emerging technologies and to design support services that
incorporate best practices.
The Head of DRS works closely with Library & Information Technology staff,
subject specialists in all disciplines, facilities staff and others to design,
deliver and assess new research services and support. The Librarian stays
abreast of current digital research trends and developments, and works to
identify and develop strategic partnerships with other research support provid
The Head of DRS ensures that the Research Hub fosters and sustains a vibrant
research community. This person ensures the Research Hub maintains high
visibility at UNC and beyond by providing cutting edge technology, creative
and effective information services, and dynamic outreach and events
programming. This person works with Library Communications on direct
marketing, branding, and outreach efforts, and with Library Development to
seek funding, equipment, and potential partnerships.
* ALA accredited MLS or equivalent degree.
* 5 years of experience working in an academic environment, preferably in a research library.
* 3 years of supervisory experience.
* Knowledge of current trends in digital research, digital information and new research technologies.
* Demonstrated ability to evaluate and apply new technologies in research.
* Ability to foster communication and teamwork and effectively partner with stakeholders.
* Ability to manage complex, long-term projects and to prepare accurate and detailed budgets.
* Experience developing and assessing library services and programs.
* Facilities management experience.
* Fund-raising and donor relations skills.
* Public relations and marketing skills.
* Experience negotiating with vendors of equipment and services.
* Advanced degree in or demonstrated knowledge of digital research methodologies for relevant subjects.
**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 29,000
students, employs more than 3,500 members of the faculty, and offers 69
doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in dentistry, medicine,
pharmacy and law. The UNC Health Sciences Library is a recognized leader
within the Association of Academic Health Science
Libraries. University Library collections include over 6.5
million volumes. The Library is a member of the Association of Research
Libraries and the Center for Research Libraries. Together with the libraries
at Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina
State University, the members of the Triangle Research Libraries Network
(TRLN) provide services and collections to their students, faculty, and staff
in support of the education, research, and service missions of the
The University Library invests proudly in its employees, strives to create a
diverse environment of respect and collaboration, and encourages vision and
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 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.
**Deadline for Application**
Review of applications will begin on **September 23**.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference
will be given to applications received by the begin review date.
Please visit **http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/81658** and complete the
online application. Please include a letter of application, a resume and the
name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three
professional references, one of whom must be a current
supervisor. **Additionally, please indicate in your cover
letter where you first learned of this position.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity
employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and
individuals with disabilities. **
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