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Physical Sciences Librarian

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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill University Library seeks an entrepreneurial and technologically-adept subject librarian for the physical sciences. The Physical Sciences Librarian will join a dynamic team of science, health science and bioinformatics librarians who carry out an expanding program of research support, course- and curriculum-integrated instruction, and data services. The Physical Sciences Librarian will be responsible for outreach, instruction, research and data support services, and collection development for assigned communities. These will be drawn from among chemistry, physics, astronomy, statistics, pure and applied mathematics and applied sciences, based on the successful candidate’s qualifications and library needs. The individual in this position reports to the Head of Kenan Science Information Services and is a member of the Health and Natural Sciences Team.The Physical Sciences Librarian will actively develop and sustain effective working relationships and foster collaborations and partnerships with the faculty, students and administrators in assigned areas and across the Libraries. The Librarian will actively monitor research and teaching programs within assigned areas as well as relevant developments at the campus, UNC-system and national level, and will develop content for assigned subject areas including course guides, subject guides and other instructional and outreach materials. In concert with library-wide initiatives, the individual in this position will identify opportunities and develop services to support the curation of research data across the entire data life-cycle. The successful candidate will be well-versed in current and emerging trends in data science, scholarly communication and science librarianship, and will possess the ability to apply new technologies to a broad range of library applications.

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