Faculty and Staff Positions
Head of Content Organization and Management
Western Carolina University's Hunter Library seeks an enthusiastic and highly qualified librarian to develop and lead its Content Organization and Management (COM) Department. The department selects, acquires, organizes and manages intellectual content to support the learning, teaching and scholarship activities of the university's students, faculty, and staff. The head of COM is responsible for: departmental strategic planning, budgeting, and management; coordination and guidance of departmental recruitment, program review and assessment; mentoring and performance evaluation; oversight of the collegial and peer review processes; and supervision of the collection development, electronic resources, metadata and serials librarians. The department head collaborates with COM librarians and departmental liaisons to develop the library's collection of electronic and print resources; collaborates with the digital initiatives unit to develop digital projects and programs; and serves as a member of the library-wide leadership team.
The successful candidate will: be responsive to user needs and services in an academic library environment and serve as a mentor, manager, and leader to the staff and faculty in COM; be familiar with technology and emerging trends; participate in departmental and library-wide committees and work groups and function in a full range of professional departmental responsibilities; remain professionally informed and pursue the discovery of new knowledge related to the field of librarianship through scholarship; seek opportunities for professional service; fully embrace the library's guiding principles; be flexible, and act with integrity.
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Interlibrary Loan Lending Coordinator
Hunter Library at Western Carolina University seeks an energetic, collegial and service-oriented Library Technician to be its Interlibrary Loan Lending Coordinator. The person in this position will be responsible for the lending functions of Hunter Library's Interlibrary Loan unit including: processing, managing, and troubleshooting interlibrary loan lending requests using Atlas System's ILLiad and OCLC Odyssey software, the Sierra integrated library system software, and BSCAN ILL scanning software; monitoring and responding to inquiries directed to the Interlibrary Loan email account; evaluating and adjusting interlibrary loan workflows as necessary; supervising as many as 6 interlibrary loan student assistants in a busy work environment; providing training for access services staff and students; and maintaining borrowing services in the absence of the Interlibrary Loan Borrowing Coordinator. The person in this position will also provide excellent customer service at Hunter Library's main Circulation Desk on a regular basis, and support other Access Services functions and initiatives as necessary.
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Research and Instruction Services Librarian/Business Liaison
Western Carolina University's Hunter Library seeks an enthusiastic research & instruction librarian to join its service-oriented faculty. As liaison to the College of Business, this librarian will assume primary responsibility for the promotion and delivery of library instruction and services to the College's students and faculty, develop the Library's business collections, and serve as the liaison to the University's Institute for the Economy and the Future. All reference librarians at Hunter Library provide general reference service, including evening and weekend shifts; participate in an active information literacy program; and collaborate with colleagues in library-wide decisions and initiatives. The Business Liaison librarian will assume responsibility for additional duties, projects, assignments, and initiatives as needed or assigned.
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Research and Instruction Services Librarian/Subject Liaison
Western Carolina University's Hunter Library seeks an enthusiastic Reference & Instruction Librarian/Subject Liaison to join its service-oriented faculty in the Research and Instruction Services (RIS) department. The librarian in this position will provide a full range of user education, reference, outreach and collection development services including in-depth research assistance in communication, the fine and performing arts, modern foreign languages, and psychology. All RIS librarians at Hunter Library provide interdisciplinary, high-quality research assistance and library instruction during weekdays, evenings, and weekends. RIS librarians also participate?both on campus and at other instructional sites?in an active information literacy program and collaborate with colleagues in library-wide decision-making and initiatives. The successful candidate will assume responsibility for additional duties, projects, assignments, and initiatives as needed or assigned.
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