Leah McGinnis (leahm@email.unc.edu)
Wed, 28 May 2003 15:18:56 -0400

Please accept this posting of the following vacancy.

POSITION: Media Resources Librarian

AVAILABLE: Immediately

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks a
knowledgeable, energetic, and technically competent
librarian for the R.B. House Undergraduate Libraryís Media
Resources Center.

The newly renovated House Undergraduate Library (reopened in

August 2002) provides an inviting environment for research,
study, learning, and collaboration. The Media Resources
Center (MRC) is one of the most popular service points in
the Library and offers students, faculty, and staff:

* A growing collection of more than 10,000 film titles
for classroom and recreational use on a variety of
formats, including DVD, VHS, Laserdisc and 16mm film;
* Facilities for classroom film showings, individual and
small group film screenings including 2 large
film-screening rooms and 30 film-viewing stations and
ten audio-listening stations;
* A state-of-the-art Media Lab for analog and digital
film-editing and Audio Lab for audio creation and
* An audio collection of popular music, language
instruction and talking books for recreational and
instructional use, in addition to a curricular support
collection of a variety of other audio-visual formats,
including slides;
* A screenplay collection of academy-award nominated
films and other noteworthy screenplays;
* A reserve collection of audio-visual material, along
with the necessary equipment to access the reserve
collection; and
* A film-rental program of the MRCís internationally
renowned Middle-Eastern Film Collection.

The Media Resources Librarian will:

* Provide the vision and leadership required to develop
and sustain innovative and traditional services to
support the audio-visual needs of students, faculty,
staff, and the citizens of North Carolina;
* Critically evaluate existing services and systems and
explore new opportunities to meet user needs;
* Develop collection development strategies for the MRC
for its film and audio collections and lead in the
selection of materials;
* Serve on appropriate library committees as they pertain

to the provision of media services to library users;
* Promote Media Resources programs through outreach to
faculty and MRC users; and
* Direct the day-to-day operations of the MRC; manage and

lead a team of 6 full time staff, as well as student
assistants; and plan, develop, and manage MRC programs
and budget.


Required: Masters degree from an ALA-accredited program;
supervisory experience in progressively responsible
positions; knowledge of trends in delivery and preservation
of media in libraries and instructional settings; experience

working with visual and audio formats, particularly digital
formats using a wide variety of media software on both Mac
and PC platforms; and ability to find, adopt, and use
relevant new technology and apply it to improve services
experience in developing, implementing, and evaluating user
service programs. Excellent interpersonal skills and
communication skills; proven service orientation; commitment

to individuality and diversity; and ability to work with
diverse groups of users and staff.

Preferred: Bachelorís degree or significant coursework in
cinema, broadcasting, instructional technology or an allied
field; public service experience in an academic library; and

experience working with copyright law and fair use.


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the
country's oldest state university. UNC-CH has an enrollment

of approximately 25,480 students, employs more than 2,600
faculty, offers 108 doctoral degrees as well as professional

degrees in dentistry, medicine, pharmacy and law; and the
Library collections include over 5 million volumes. The
Library is a member of the Association of Research
Libraries, the Center for Research Libraries, the Triangle
Research Libraries Network (TRLN) and SOLINET.

The Triangle region is one of the most desirable places to
live and work in North America and offers its residents a
wide array of recreational, cultural and intellectual
activities. The mountains and the seashore are each less
than a half-dayís drive from Chapel Hill.

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


This is a continuing twelve-month appointment; salary is
commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Twenty-four days vacation leave, eleven holidays, and twelve

days of sick leave; comprehensive major medical plan;
optional dental, disability, and life insurance; and several

retirement plan options including TIAA/CREF.


Review of applications will begin on June 2, 2003.
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Send a letter of application, a resume and the names,
addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional
references to:
Media Resources Librarian
Mari E. Marsh, Director of Library Personnel
CB #3900, 206 Davis Library
Chapel Hill, NC 27514-8890

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