University Librarian and Vice Provost for University Libraries

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University Librarian and Vice Provost for University Libraries
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks nominations and applications for the position of University Librarian and Vice Provost for University Libraries. The University is seeking a talented, dynamic and accomplished leader to join a large, multifaceted academic research library system to advance a track record of innovation in creating outstanding facilities, building vibrant collections, and delivering transformative services to diverse library users. This position reports to the Executive Vice Chancellor and Provost.

The University Libraries are at the heart of Carolina's academic life. Consistently ranking among the top 30 academic research libraries in North America as indicated by the Association of Research Libraries' (ARL) Library Investment Index, the Libraries combine the richness of strong and deep collections, especially the extensive North Carolina and Southern collections, with 21st century research, makerspace, and digital access services and spaces.

The University Librarian leads nine libraries on campus, including the Walter Royal Davis Library (the main library on campus and home of the Humanities and Social Sciences collections) the Louis Round Wilson Special Collections Library, and the R.B. House Undergraduate Library. The University Libraries hold 8.2 million volumes and extensive collections of manuscripts and rare books, audio visual materials, microforms, graphics, and government documents. Annual expenditures of the Libraries are approximately $40 million, staff and librarians number 290, along with approximately 300 student employees.

The University Librarian is responsible for leadership and general administration of the University Libraries, including budget management, planning and policy formulation, innovative development of the Libraries' user services, collections programs, scholarly communications, cooperative activities and outreach. S/he oversees facilities and infrastructure, information technology, the Carolina Digital Repository and extensive digital library holdings. The University Librarian serves on the Executive Committee and Governing Board of the Triangle Research Libraries Network, TRLN (Duke University Libraries, North Carolina Central University Library, North Carolina State University Libraries and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Libraries) as well as the University Librarians' Advisory Council for the seventeen campus University of North Carolina System. The University Librarian serves on the Deans' Council and works closely with an elected administrative board representing faculty across the University to provide advice on budget and policy matters. The University Librarian will lead the Libraries' efforts to meet an ambitious development goal of $50 million as part of the University's 7-year $3.5 billion campaign.

The successful candidate will bring to the role significant experience and achievement in leading a research library. Carolina seeks an individual who exhibits strong and inspiring leadership, the ability to articulate a vision and provide strategic direction for its libraries in the rapidly changing information environment, and to provide leadership at the national and regional levels on research library issues. This individual will be committed to building and sustaining a diverse workforce, and will possess effective budget management skills, knowledge of assessment tools and use of data to evaluate programs and services, and a strong understanding of the issues of scholarly communication and open access and the other challenges facing the 21st century research library. An MLS from an ALA-accredited program or other appropriate degree is required; an additional master's degree or PhD is desirable.

Inquiries, nominations and applications are invited. For fullest consideration, applicant materials should be received by February 8, 2017. Review of applications will begin on February 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2017 or as soon thereafter as possible. Candidates should provide curriculum vitae, a letter of application that addresses the responsibilities and requirements described in the Leadership Statement, and the names and contact information of five references. References will not be contacted without prior knowledge and approval of candidates.

Applications should be submitted directly to the University at:
http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/111910

Inquiries and nominations should be directed to Beverly Brady or Laura Uvena of Isaacson Miller, the search firm assisting the University on this search, at:

http://www.imsearch.com/6046/

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. The University of North Carolina is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.