North Carolina Librarian

Joyner Library, East Carolina University
Location (City, State): 
Greenville, NC

Duties and Responsibilities: Working under the supervision of the Head of Special Collections, the North Carolina Librarian works with faculty and staff in the North Carolina Collection Department, Special Collections Division and library to plan, develop, and deliver a full range of programs and services utilizing the resources of the North Carolina Collection. The successful candidate will collaboratively develop and implement procedures, systems, and workflows that improve access to print, microform and electronic materials related to North Carolina and the local region and facilitate the use of these materials in research, teaching, and service.

The North Carolina Librarian supervises a staff of up to 3 FTE in the management, development, and promotion of the Verona Joyner Langford North Carolina Collection. The collection is one of the largest in the nation devoted to the history and culture of North Carolina, and one of only a few to focus on eastern North Carolina. Among its more than 50,000 volumes, 60,000 microforms, 5,000 maps, prints, and broadsides, and electronic resources are state government documents, state and local history and genealogy resources, fictional works about North Carolina, and rare books with connections to the state’s history. In addition to supporting university instruction, the collection attracts numerous external researchers of family and local history. The successful candidate will promote the collections by working with colleagues to plan events, exhibits, and instruction sessions, maintain web guides, create social media posts, and develop access tools. One such tool is the North Carolina Periodicals Index ( which provides access to over 27,000 journal articles found in the collection. The successful candidate will also be responsible for collection development, donor relations, and reference duties including occasional weekends and evenings.

Finalists will be asked to make a brief presentation during the on-campus interview.

Salary: Salary commensurate with credentials and experience.

Qualifications: Required: ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science; Two years of library, archival, museum, or other relevant experience; Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a team environment; Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills and problem-solving ability.

Desired: Additional advanced degree(s) in history or other relevant curriculum areas; Demonstrated experience in the management of reference services or special collections; Demonstrated experience in collections devoted to North Carolina or state/local history, politics, literature or culture; Demonstrated experience in academic libraries or research collections; Demonstrated interest in North Carolina state government documents; A successful record of project design and management; Supervisory experience.

How to Apply: 

All applicants must apply online at ECU Jobs