[Web4lib] position: UNC-G: Data Services & Gov Info Librarian

Steve Cramer SMCRAMER smcramer at uncg.edu
Fri Nov 3 08:27:00 EST 2006

Data Services and Government Information Librarian
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro Libraries seek an energetic 

and innovative information specialist or reference librarian who will 
serve the University in the area of government information and data 
resources.  As a selective Federal Depository Library, UNCG is moving its 
depository collections and services from print to electronic formats. 
Faculty and students in business and the social sciences are increasingly 
using data sets in their research. We seek an individual who is familiar 
with statistical and analytical software packages, has experience with 
government resources, and has a strong commitment to public service.  The 
position is a twelve-month, non-tenure or tenure-track faculty position. 
Demonstrated professional achievement, service, and scholarly/creative 
activity are required for reappointment and tenure. This position will 
report to the Head of Reference and Instructional Services. 

Plan, coordinate and develop a data resource and service center within the 

Reference and Instructional Services Department;
Actively market and provide specialized reference and consultation for 
data and government services to faculty, students and the community at 
Develop an active instructional program in data and government resources;
Create and maintain web resources that provide access to data and 
government sources;
Provide guidance in the continuing transition of government information to 

the online environment;
Provide oversight for the Libraries? Federal Depository Library Program 
(FDLP) and North Carolina state collections;
Serve as the University?s official representative to the Inter-university 
Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR);
Actively participate in the planning, decision-making, and continuing 
innovation of the department?s services and programs;
Supervise support staff;
Serve as liaison to academic departments;
Provide general reference service;
Develop connections with University GIS users.
Required Qualifications:
Master's degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program 
(required for a tenure-track position) or a Master's degree in a social 
science field;
Knowledge of federal governmental structures, organization, and 
Experience with census data and numeric data resources such as ICPSR, as 
well as data analysis software applications such as SAS and SPSS;
Excellent verbal and written communication skills;
Ability to work collaboratively;
Preferred Qualifications:
Two or more years of experience working with federal and state government 
information and materials;
Academic library experience with reference and library instruction;
Demonstrated experience creating and maintaining web pages;
Demonstrated experience with outreach or collaborative activities;
Knowledge of the FDLP
About the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and the University 
UNCG is a doctoral, research-intensive institution with an enrollment of 
over 15,000, 22 doctoral degree programs, 66 master degree programs, and a 

broad range of academic programs for undergraduate education. The 
University Libraries support the learning and research missions of the 
University through its print and electronic resources, reference and 
instructional services, and other outreach programs. The collections 
include 3.2 million volumes, more than 35,000 electronic or print journal 
subscriptions, over 300 electronic databases, and 740,000 federal 
government documents.  The University's 190-acre campus is one mile from 
the center of Greensboro, a city of more than 230,000 and is in the 
Piedmont Triad (with a population over 1 million), an area of great 
natural beauty, diverse industry, cultural arts, and mild temperatures. To 

learn more about UNCG Libraries, visit our Website at 
http://library.uncg.edu/ . 
Salary and Benefits:
Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience. 

 Standard benefits include state or optional (including TIAA/CREF) 
retirement plans, state health plan, and 24 vacation days per year. 
Application Procedures:
Position will remain open until filled.  Please send a cover letter 
explaining the reason for your interest and qualifications, a curriculum 
vita, and contact information for three references to: 

Beth Ellington 
Data Services and Government Information Librarian Search Committee
Jackson Library, UNCG
PO Box 26170
Greensboro, NC 27402-6170

The University is dedicated to sustaining a diverse educational 
Steve Cramer
Librarian for Accounting, Apparel, Business, & Economics
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
smcramer at uncg.edu, 336-256-0346, AIM: stevebizlib

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