Media Resources Librarian Position

Kristine R. Brancolini (
Mon, 21 Jun 1999 20:12:59 -0700 (PDT)


Vacancy Announcement

Media Resources Librarian
New Position

The North Carolina State University Libraries invites applications and
nominations for the position of Media Resources
Librarian in the Access and Delivery Services Department. The department
includes four librarians and 41 support staff,
providing circulation, bookstack maintenance, reserve (print and
electronic), current periodicals, interlibrary loan/document
delivery, microforms, media, and security services. A laptop computer
lending service is being developed and a pilot project to
offer loans of digital readers ("electronic books") is underway. The NCSU
Libraries delivers a rich array of services supporting
teaching and learning for users both on- and off-campus, with special
emphasis on support for the university's distance
education programs. The library provides 24-hour-a-day circulation,
reserve, and reference services during fall and spring
terms. Increasingly, the collection incorporates materials in all
formats, including audiovisual, microform, full-text/image, and
digital multimedia, and the Libraries provides space, technology, and
services that promote the use of these materials.

Under the direction of the head, Access and Delivery Services Department,
leads and coordinates services that facilitate the
use of media resources including video, microform, CD-ROM, and media that
accompany print materials. Centralizes
management of staff (10 FTE) assigned to Media Center, Microforms Center,
Current Periodicals and Reserves. Plans for and
guides use of multimedia computers in public areas, manages the laptop
lending service and e-reserves. Consults with users and
with library colleagues in Research and Information Services and
Collection Management to address user needs. Will work
closely with staff of Digital Library Initiatives to explore new models
for the integration of digital multimedia resources.
Develops multimedia services and recommends resources and policies. Builds
partnerships with faculty, students, and staff in all
disciplines, and with campus services such as the Faculty Center for
Teaching and Learning and the Learning Technologies
Service, both located in the main library. Is active professionally,
participates in library planning, and serves on library-wide
committees, task forces, and teams.

Required: ALA-accredited MLS; at least three years' relevant professional
experience, including public services background
and some supervisory experience. Experience with relevant instructional
technologies or interactive multimedia. Demonstrated
ability to plan, design, and implement new services in a collaborative
environment. Excellent interpersonal skills. Ability to work
effectively with colleagues, faculty, and students in a team environment.
Ability to communicate clearly and knowledgeably,
both orally and in writing. Ability to set priorities effectively and to
resolve competing demands in an environment of fast-paced

Preferred: Knowledge of or experience with tools and processes for
creation, management, manipulation, and delivery of
digital multimedia resources. Experience in a library lending operation
such as circulation or reserve.

The University and the Libraries
North Carolina State University is located in Raleigh within the Research
Triangle. This region of North Carolina encompasses
one of the nation's premier concentrations of academic, corporate, and
public research. The area offers outstanding
opportunities for professional growth and an exceptional quality of life.

As one of the nation's outstanding land-grant universities, NC State
offers degrees through the Colleges of Engineering,
Agriculture and Life Sciences, Physical and Mathematical Sciences,
Humanities and Social Sciences, Management, Education
and Psychology, Veterinary Medicine, Forest Resources, Textiles, and the
School of Design. As the largest academic institution
in the state, NC State enrolls 28,000 students and offers doctoral degrees
in 54 fields of study. The university ranks seventh
nationally in research support from private industry and ninth in the
number of patents awarded.

The library system consists of a central library and branch libraries for
design, natural resources, textiles, and veterinary
medicine, and maintains an affiliation with a separately administered
learning resources library and African-American Cultural
Center reading room. With a staff of 320 FTE, the Libraries has over 2.7
million volumes in its collection, acquires more than
35,000 print and electronic serials, and has a total annual budget of
nearly $20 million, with over $8 million allocated to

The NCSU Libraries is a founding member of SOLINET and a member of the
Association of Research Libraries, the Digital
Library Federation, and the Center for Research Libraries. Duke
University, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill,
North Carolina Central University, and NC State form the Triangle Research
Libraries Network (TRLN), with combined
resources approaching 12 million volumes, and collections budgets totaling
more than $23 million.

For more information about the NCSU Libraries, visit our home page at:
For more information about jobs at the NCSU Libraries, visit

Salary and Benefits
The Libraries offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience,
not less than $38,000 for this position. Librarians have
academic status without tenure or rank. Benefits include: 26 days
vacation, 12 days sick leave; health insurance (comprehensive major
medical or HMO); and state, TIAA/CREF or other retirement options.
Additional and optional dental, life, disability, deferred compensation,
and legal plans are available. Tuition waiver program for all campuses of
The University of North Carolina is available. Relocation allowance.

Recruiting Schedule
Position available immediately. Applications will be reviewed upon
receipt and will be accepted until the position is filled.
Candidates are encouraged to apply as soon as possible to receive full

To apply, send cover letter (including title of position), resume, and the
names, addresses, and telephone numbers of four current, professional
references to: Wendy L. Scott, Office of Personnel Services; Box 7111,
NCSU Libraries; Raleigh, NC 27695-7111

In its commitment to diversity and equity, North Carolina State University
seeks applications from women, minorities, and persons with disabilities.

Individuals with disabilities desiring accommodations in the application
process should contact Sophia Stone, NCSU Libraries Personnel Services
office, at (919)515-3522 or