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Business Liaison Research & Instruction Services

Western Carolina University’s Hunter Library seeks a knowledgeable and responsive research & instruction librarian to join its service-oriented, tenure-track faculty in the Research and Instruction Services (RIS) department. The successful applicant will provide general and subject-specific reference and instruction to students, faculty, and the community; participate in an active information literacy program; collaborate with colleagues in library-wide decisions and initiatives; and develop collections. All RIS librarians work some evening and weekend shifts and make trips to the Biltmore Park Instructional Site in Asheville. The subject liaison librarian will assume responsibility for additional duties, projects, assignments, and initiatives as needed or assigned.

The successful candidate will assume primary responsibility for the promotion and delivery of library instruction and services to students and faculty in the growing College of Business. The subjects of focus in the College are accounting, business administration, economics, entrepreneurship, finance, hospitality and tourism, information systems, law and sport management, management, marketing, and project management; individuals with interest or experience in one or more of these areas are encouraged to apply. The College of Business is engaged in a number of online and distance initiatives, so this position will require the incumbent to assist patrons on campus, online, and at remote instructional sites.

This is a 12-month, tenure-track position, reporting to the Research and Instruction Services department head. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience with a minimum annual salary of $45,000 and with a generous 24 days of vacation leave annually. The successful candidate will be professionally engaged, intellectually curious, creative, and up to the challenge of serving a growing and evolving College of Business with a diverse offering of undergraduate and graduate programs. Faculty librarians are fully committed to fulfilling tenure expectations and requirements in teaching/librarianship, service, and scholarship.

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Collection Development Librarian

Western Carolina University's Hunter Library seeks a Collection Development Librarian to play a key role in both the assessment of the Hunter Library's collection strategies and the maintenance of the collection itself. This position will articulate the direction, balance and emphasis of all collections, as well as formulate and update policies. The Collection Development Librarian will coordinate and support the work of the liaisons to academic departments in their efforts to develop collections in their areas, and will direct the work of 1 support staff. The Collection Development Librarian analyzes collection growth, usage, material costs, expenditures, etc., in an effort to inform decisions regarding the library's collections, to project budgetary needs, and to develop collection strategies. This position works collaboratively with library colleagues to holistically assess the library collections, to identify its strengths and weaknesses, and to create a regular collection review schedule. This position will also work with the teaching faculty and library liaisons who are planning new programs or courses or preparing for accreditation visits. Other duties include collection maintenance and weeding; monitoring publishing trends in all formats; and evaluating new resource requests and trials. This librarian will play a key role in coordinating major cancellation projects and spending one-time, end-of-year funds. The successful candidate will be professionally engaged, forward-thinking, collaborative, and up to the challenge of providing necessary resources for a variety of programs, including online and distance education initiatives.

This position is expected to work closely with the Acquisitions Librarian and Electronic Resources Librarian in budget planning and acquiring content. This twelve-month, tenure-track position reports to the Department Head for Content Organization and Management. The library's size and culture allow for involvement in many areas, including providing library instruction and/or reference service. Library faculty are highly engaged in library planning and policy-making.

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Temporary Research & Instruction Services Librarian

Western Carolina University invites applications for the position of Part-time/Temporary Reference Librarian. This position will provide virtual and face-to-face reference service. The successful candidate will be professionally engaged, inquisitive, creative, and up to the challenge of serving a growing and evolving campus community.

Hunter Library seeks a knowledgeable, responsive, and service-oriented librarian to join our Research & Instruction Services Department for a part-time, fixed-term position (through six months, with a possibility of extension). Duties include providing high-quality face-to-face and virtual reference services on one night from 5-9 p.m. and Sundays, 2-9 p.m. Additional shifts may be assigned depending on the successful candidate's availability. The librarian will perform other duties as assigned, which may include developing research guides or tutorials and assisting in collection development projects.

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University Library Specialist in Cataloging

Position catalogs monographs without Library of Congress Cataloging Copy. The position catalogs archives and special collections monographs. The position performs original cataloging; creates access points following RDA/LC-PCC PS and AACR2/LCRI cataloging rules and assigns Library of Congress Classification Numbers using the OCLC authority file, the LC subject heading manual, and LC classification schedules. The position performs regular catalog database maintenance tasks, assists with digital projects by creating metadata, including controlled vocabulary in CONTENTdm/ArchivesSpace, and with other projects as required by the cataloging unit’s workflow.

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