Job Posting: EPA Library Assistant Director, UNC Chapel Hill

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Information and Library Science (SILS) holds the contract to provide library services for the US Environmental Protection Agency in Research Triangle Park. The Assistant Director works closely with the EPA Library Director on all facets of overall management of the library. The Assistant Director coordinates and conducts online literature searching, trains and supervises library personnel and the reference and online searching interns, maintains the library web page, and coordinates library orientation and user education programs. In collaboration with the Library Director, the Assistant Director helps promote awareness of library services to ensure maximum utilization of all resources. The Assistant Director reports to the EPA Library Director.

An ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library Science is required.

The successful candidate will have at least five (5) years experience in a scientific/technical library at a professional level; demonstrated science and technical subject knowledge (environmental, biomedical, or engineering) and experience with relevant print and online resources; ability to provide complex information searches using both free and subscription resources; experience teaching, training or providing instruction; supervisory experience; interpersonal and communications skills; time management and problem solving skills; strong commitment to public service; possess the ability to be an innovative participant in a team-oriented environment and genuine interest in working closely with and mentoring students. The preferred candidate will have a science background; familiar with government documents, business or chemistry information; demonstrated commitment to continued professional development; experience using Dialog, Web of Science or STN; experience using EndNote or other citation management tools; experience using SharePoint and demonstrated proficiency with web page design and maintenance.

The selected candidate will be responsible for his/her own relocation expenses.  Salary is dependent upon qualifications.  The application deadline for this position is June 30, 2013.  Applicants may submit a cover letter, CV/Resume, and a list of three (3) references at

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