Come join us at William Madison Randall Library at the University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university!
The Humanities Librarian serves as a liaison librarian to academic units in the College of Humanities, Social Sciences, and the Arts, currently comprising the following units: Creative Writing, English, Film Studies, Music, Philosophy & Religion, Theatre, Women’s, Gender, & Sexuality Studies, and World Languages & Cultures.
The Humanities Librarian is a member of Randall Library’s Academic & Research Engagement (ARE) division, which collaborates with faculty, staff, and students in UNCW academic units to provide information literacy instruction, assist with research, develop the library collection, provide consultative services supporting research and scholarly communication, and partner on programming, in alignment with the information and research needs of campus constituents. Library faculty in this division proactively engage with campus constituents to promote the use of library services, facilities, materials, and expertise.
This is an 11-month non-tenure track special faculty position. New and recent MLIS graduates are encouraged to apply, as well as those expected to graduate in summer 2024. Applicants are encouraged to think broadly about and communicate how their skills and experiences transfer to the qualifications in ways that may not be obvious.
Additional Info & Requirements
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements: ALA-accredited master’s degree in library and information sciences
Preferred Education, Knowledge, Skills & Experience
- Knowledge of, or experience with, one or more academic areas within arts and/or humanities
- Demonstrated knowledge of emerging practices, standards, and trends in liaison librarianship in an academic environment
- Ability to learn, and/or experience with, the creation of asynchronous online learning objects using appropriate instructional technologies
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment with a diverse population of faculty, staff, students, and colleagues
- Effective interpersonal, oral, written, and virtual communication skills using a variety of media and technologies
William Madison Randall Library supports the University’s mission through the provision of information resources, services and programs relevant to the needs of its students, faculty and staff. It also serves as a rich cultural resource for the surrounding community and the region. To accomplish this mission, the library provides (1) diverse collections of informational resources in multiple formats and specialized technologies to enable the creation of new knowledge; (2) efficient access to those informational resources and technologies; (3) assistance and instruction in identifying, evaluating, and interpreting information; (4) a safe and comfortable facility which stimulates intellectual curiosity and reflective thinking; and (5) programs that connect scholars and interested individuals with information and expertise to inspire lifelong learning. Randall Library is committed to the values of diversity, equity, accessibility, and inclusion. We seek to ensure that our educational, social, and work environments are equitable, inclusive, supportive, and welcoming to all students, faculty, staff, and the broader University of North Carolina Wilmington (UNCW) community. To learn more about our specific goals and objectives, visit https://library.uncw.edu/diversity_equity_and_inclusion.
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