Coordinates instruction activities in Special Collections & University Archives in collaboration with teaching faculty and other librarians.
Develops and conducts library instruction sessions for a diverse student body using Special Collections and University Archives materials.
Provides reference services in the Special Collections & University Archives reading room.
In collaboration with colleagues in the library, plans events and conducts other outreach activities on campus and in the community to promote the integration of Special Collections and University Archives materials in instruction, research, and community engagement.
Creates LibGuides and other instructional aides to promote the use of Special Collections and University Archives materials to support the curriculum.
Participates in the selection of rare books and the collection of manuscripts to meet the ongoing curricular and research needs of the university and the community.
Participates in, and may coordinate, the unit's social media presence and/or online and physical exhibits.
Engages in professional service and scholarship; participates in committees and faculty governance in the library and on campus.
May supervise staff and/or students. Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Experience / Education:
The minimum academic credential required for applicants for faculty positions in Atkins Library is completion of a master's degree in the field of library and information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association by time of interview.
Graduation with master's degree in a specialized area directly relevant to the position description may be an acceptable substitute in certain situations if approved by the Dean. A second masters in another discipline or an earned doctorate is highly desirable.
Preferred Education Skills and Experience:
Minimum one year of experience providing instruction in an academic library or other higher education setting.
Experience providing reference services in a Special Collections reading room or another service point in a library or archives.
Commitment to fostering an environment of mutual respect and inclusion in the classroom and workplace.
Demonstrated understanding of active learning pedagogies and/or inquiry-based learning.
Demonstrated knowledge of recent trends and practice relating to teaching with primary source materials in colleges and universities.
Excellent organizational and communication skills.
Commitment to assessment and employing assessment data to improve services.
Experience creating digital and/or physical exhibits.
Experience with the analysis and development of a rare book and/or manuscript collection.
Experience with outreach activities, including employing social media in the service of promoting or creating awareness of library or archival collections and services.
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research institution. Our campus is located in the piedmont of North Carolina, just two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean. A large public university with a small college feel, more than 27,200 students consider UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus their home away from home.