University of North Carolina Wilmington — University Librarian

Summary of Position:
The University Librarian reports to the Senior Associate Provost and provides collaborative leadership in support of the educational, learning, and research activities of the University. This position administers and provides operational oversight, strategic planning, budgeting, fundraising, and assessment of library services, resources, programs, and facilities. The University Librarian currently has five direct reports, advocates for 24 library faculty and 26 staff in a highly user-focused organization and manages a budget of approximately $7.3 million. This position solicits gifts, leads fundraising efforts and represents Randall Library at the campus, local, regional, state, and national levels.

Minimum Requirements:

  • American Library Association accredited master’s degree in Library Science/Information Science.
  • Demonstrated record of successful, progressively responsible, library leadership at the academic/university level.
  • Demonstrated experience with budgeting and financial planning.
  • Dedication to a collaborative and inclusive management style.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; ability to speak well in public.
  • Knowledge of issues and trends in higher education and academic libraries.
  • Documented experience leading successful strategic planning and visioning initiatives.
  • Demonstrated ability to advocate and represent the library within the campus community and external groups.
  • Experience with assessment and evaluation.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with fund raising, donor relations, and/or university advancement.
  • Knowledge or experience with the grant process.
  • Experience planning and/or overseeing facility renovations or construction.
  • Experience with supporting emerging and established technologies.
  • A doctorate or a second master’s degree.
  • Knowledge or experience with the academic accreditation process.
  • Participation in professional library organizations.

William Madison Randall Library supports the mission of the University by providing information resources and learner-centered services and by cultivating a rich physical and virtual environment dedicated to the open exchange of ideas and an information-literate community. Special efforts are made to collect, preserve and make available information resources relating to the coastal region in which the library is located. The library faculty and staff are committed to implementing innovative and creative methods centered on the needs of its users to inspire and support intellectual curiosity, imagination, and thoughtful expression. The Library provides instruction to over 12,000 users through approximately 500 classroom instruction sessions annually. More than 900,000 users visit the Library each year and 140,000 users visit the Library’s website each year.

University Information:
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to learning through the integration of teaching and mentoring with research and service. A public institution with nearly 16,500 students, the university is known for its superb faculty and staff and powerful academic experience. With an array of high-quality programs at the baccalaureate and master’s levels, and doctoral programs in marine biology, educational leadership, psychology and nursing practice. UNCW is consistently recognized at a national level for academic excellence and affordability by publications like U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance and The Business Journals. UNCW also recently earned the 2015 Community Engagement Classification from the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching, bestowed to higher education institutions dedicated to community involvement.

UNC Wilmington actively fosters a diverse and inclusive working and learning environment and is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified persons from all racial, ethnic or other minority groups, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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