Librarian for Economics, Entrepreneurship, and Business (UNC)

POSITION:         Librarian for Economics, Entrepreneurship, and Business
AVAILABLE:       February 1, 2016

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks a knowledgeable, innovative, and highly collaborative Librarian for Economics, Entrepreneurship, and Business, who will partner with and deliver research support to a wide variety of stakeholders on campus and across the State of North Carolina.

The Librarian for Economics, Entrepreneurship, and Business will serve as the designated liaison to faculty, staff, and students in the Department of Economics, including faculty and staff in UNC’s Minor in Entrepreneurship, and other departments in the social sciences as assigned or based on experience. Additionally, the liaison will work closely with the Kenan-Flagler Business School’s librarian to support UNC’s Kenan-Flagler Business School. The librarian in this position plays an important role in the Library’s support of the Innovate Carolina initiative. The successful candidate will be highly visible across campus and the community, building strong partnerships with faculty, students, and other scholars across disciplines, campus departments that promote innovation and entrepreneurship, entrepreneurial student groups, individual entrepreneurs and small business owners, and local business incubators and startup accelerators.

As a member of the Research & Instructional Services department, duties will include providing research consultations and offering innovative instruction and course development support. The Librarian will be responsible for assessing and acquiring collections in business and economics, serving on the Social Sciences collection development team, and partnering with other librarians on campus to spend regular appropriations and targeted endowment funds.

The successful candidate will also contribute to library-wide initiatives by serving on library and campus committees, through participation in strategic planning activities, and through close cooperation with other library units. In addition, the candidate should be prepared to participate in scholarly research and professional activities, including developing regional, national and international partnerships and collaborations to advance the strategic directions of the Libraries.


  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library or Information Science, or an advanced degree in a related field
  • Demonstrated ability to perform outreach to a variety of user populations
  • Demonstrated experience delivering instruction and research support services in business or economics in an academic library or comparable setting
  • Familiarity with a broad range of business and economics resources
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully work in a team environment
  • Knowledge of and ability to use available statistical data for the social sciences
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills


  • Master’s in Business Administration or related advanced degree (including but not limited to management, economics, accounting, finance, marketing, operations, and entrepreneurship)
  • Evidence of the ability to participate in professional organizations and engage in research and publication as required for promotion
  • Experience with collection development

The University and The Libraries
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country’s oldest state university. UNC Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 29,000 students, employs more than 3,500 members of the faculty, and offers 69 doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy and law. The UNC Health Sciences Library is part of the University Libraries and is a recognized leader within the Association of Academic Health Science Libraries.  University Library collections include over 7.5 million volumes. The Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and the Center for Research Libraries. Together with the libraries at Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University, the members of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) provide services and collections to their students, faculty, and staff in support of the education, research, and service missions of the universities.

The University Libraries are committed to increasing the diversity of its staff, and therefore welcomes applications from candidates who bring additional dimensions to our mission and work. The University Libraries invest proudly in our employees, strive to create a diverse environment of respect and collaboration, and encourage vision and innovation.

The Region
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 or the seashore are less than half day’s drive from Chapel Hill.

Salary and Benefits
This is a twelve-month academic librarian appointment; salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave, and State or optional retirement plan. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, librarians enjoy the benefit of academic status and are members of the faculty council.

Deadline for Application
Review of applications will begin on January 11, 2017.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the begin review date.

To Apply
Please visit and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, a resume and the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three professional references, one of whom must be a current supervisor.  Additionally, please indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position.

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.