Faculty and Staff Positions
Head of Content Organization and Management
Western Carolina University's Hunter Library seeks an enthusiastic and highly qualified librarian to develop and lead its Content Organization and Management (COM) Department. The department selects, acquires, organizes and manages intellectual content to support the learning, teaching and scholarship activities of the university's students, faculty, and staff. The head of COM is responsible for: departmental strategic planning, budgeting, and management; coordination and guidance of departmental recruitment, program review and assessment; mentoring and performance evaluation; oversight of the collegial and peer review processes; and supervision of the collection development, electronic resources, metadata and serials librarians. The department head collaborates with COM librarians and departmental liaisons to develop the library's collection of electronic and print resources; collaborates with the digital initiatives unit to develop digital projects and programs; and serves as a member of the library-wide leadership team.
The successful candidate will: be responsive to user needs and services in an academic library environment and serve as a mentor, manager, and leader to the staff and faculty in COM; be familiar with technology and emerging trends; participate in departmental and library-wide committees and work groups and function in a full range of professional departmental responsibilities; remain professionally informed and pursue the discovery of new knowledge related to the field of librarianship through scholarship; seek opportunities for professional service; fully embrace the library's guiding principles; be flexible, and act with integrity.
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Hourly University Library Technicians
The person in this position will provide excellent customer service at the Circulation Desk on weekends and on late nights during the week, and will be responsible for opening or closing the library building depending upon the shift. This position's primary responsibility is providing customer service at the Circulation Desk, including circulating library materials using the library's integrated library system software (Sierra); responding to patron inquiries in person, by telephone, and via email; and interpreting and enforcing library policies. This position is responsible for monitoring building conditions and the safety of library patrons, enforcing library behavior policies, and closing and securing the library building at end of business. This position also helps in the supervision of student workers, assists in stacks maintenance tasks, assists and instructs patrons in the use of public equipment such as scanners and microfilm readers, and supports other Access Services functions as necessary.
The positions are for the time period of January 5 through May 8, 2015.
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