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Job Details

Resource Sharing Librarian

Company name
North Carolina State University

Raleigh, NC, United States

Employment Type

Administrative, Library

Posted on
Nov 01,2019

Valid Through
Feb 14,2020


Primary Function of Organizational Unit

The NC State University Libraries supports and enables research and learning by providing collections, services, spaces, and technologies for the NC State community and its partners. The Libraries is committed to being a powerful competitive advantage for the university in every aspect of its mission, including attracting and retaining the best faculty and students and promoting their success. To that end, we foster a culture of creativity, diversity, and innovation. The library system consists of the D. H. Hill Jr. Library, the James B. Hunt Jr. Library, and branch libraries for design, natural resources, and veterinary medicine. The Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the Digital Library Federation, the Coalition for Networked Information, the Council for Library and Information Resources, the Center for Research Libraries, and the Triangle Research Libraries Network.

The Access Services department, part of the Student Success division, connects users with experts, collections, technology, and spaces. The department supports the discovery and delivery of resources, maintains the print collection in two main library locations, and manages course reserves. Staff work with a network of systems including Sirsi Workflows, ReservesDirect, ILLiad,


Logic, Relais D2D, and RapidILL; and contribute to the new and open approach to library resource sharing systems, Project ReShare. Access Services manages Ask Us, our combined service point, providing answers in person and through chat, lending books and a wide variety of technology, and operating the Hill and Hunt Libraries, keeping them open, fun, and safe.

Essential Job Duties

The Resource Sharing Librarian joins the management team in Access Services to set and achieve user-focused, forward-thinking goals and objectives. They collaborate with colleagues throughout the Libraries and academic consortial communities to identify and implement innovative discovery-to-delivery services and service improvements. The incumbent provides leadership and management for resource sharing, including interlibrary loan, delivery of materials on campus, scanning services, and physical and electronic course reserves, and provides proactive services to support the academic, professional, and extracurricular success of a diverse student population. They engage with users at Ask Us and analyze and act on user feedback and trends in resource sharing and scholarly communication. They supervise four full-time staff and a budget for student assistants, design workflows, and maintain internal controls and documentation. This position serves on library-wide committees, task forces, and teams. NC State University librarians are expected to be active professionally and to contribute to developments in the field. The position reports to the Department Head, Access Services.

Other Work/Responsibilities

Minimum Education/Experience





, or equivalent advanced degree in library science or information science

Departmental Required Skills

Relevant experience, such as experience in interlibrary loan or course reserves operations

Demonstrated knowledge of contemporary issues in resource sharing

Ability to provide leadership for the delivery of excellent services to a diverse clientele

Ability to develop, implement, and assess services and programs that advance organizational goals

Commitment to fostering an environment of diversity and inclusion

Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to communicate clearly, knowledgeably, and personably, orally and in writing

Ability to work independently and in a team environment

Evidence of ability for ongoing professional development and contribution to the library profession

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

Management or supervisory experience

Ability to direct and coordinate projects and personnel

Record of engagement with a user community and commitment to creative, high-quality library services

Knowledge of contemporary issues in scholarly communication

Experience with delivering information and research services in an academic library, or with teaching, training, library instruction, or outreach

Required License or Certification


Special Instructions

In addition to your application please submit a cover letter, resume, and the contact information for four current professional references.

Job Open Date


Anticipated Closing Date

Open Until Filled

Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?


Proposed Hire Date


NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.

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