The University Library at UNC Chapel Hill invites applications from 
enthusiastic, collaborative, analytical, and user-centered individuals for the 
new position of Assessment Librarian. Reporting to the Head of User Experience 
and Assessment, the Assessment Librarian is responsible for coordinating, 
expanding, and enhancing Assessment efforts across the University Library and 
Health Sciences Library.

The Assessment Librarian works closely with staff from User Experience and 
Assessment, Library Information & Technology, Research & Instructional 
Services, the Research Hub, Library Administration and many other units on 
collecting and reporting data, as well as designing and delivering qualitative 
and quantitative assessment projects. The person in this position conducts or 
directs many types of assessment, including ethnographic research, usability 
studies, usage data collection, user needs assessments, and interviews. The 
Assessment Librarian designs and develops needed instruments, methods, and 
workflows to empower library staff to conduct and analyze their own coordinated 
assessment projects. The person in this position gathers, reports, and 
publishes statistics for the Library, serves as the Library’s primary contact 
for the University Institutional Review Board, and helps communicate Libraries’ 
impact and value in broader University-level goals and metrics.

The Assessment Librarian:  

·         Coordinates assessment projects across the University Library and 
Health Sciences Library

·         Provides consultation and other support for identifying assessment 
goals and priorities, data collection, qualitative assessment, and quantitative 
assessment conducted by library staff, units, teams, and/or committees

·         Identifies, captures, and shares stories of Libraries’ impact on the 
campus community and beyond, based on data and results from assessment projects

·         Contributes to library strategic planning and decision-making, using 
knowledge gained from assessment activities

·         Coordinates the collection and management of data for planning, 
evaluating, and reporting purposes

·         Collaborates and coordinates with campus units outside the library on 
assessment issues, as needed

Required Qualifications:

·         ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library or information science, or 
related advanced degree

·         Familiarity with the work of academic research libraries

·         Knowledge of assessment practices, principles, and trends in 
libraries and/or higher education

·         Knowledge of tools and processes for analyzing and drawing insight 
from data

·         Demonstrated ability to learn and implement new technologies and tools

·         A commitment to high ethical standards in data collection and analysis

·         Excellent communication skills, including the ability to report about 
complex data

·         Ability to work effectively and collaboratively in groups

·         Demonstrated ability to manage projects effectively and set priorities

·         Strong commitment to user-centered public services

Preferred Qualifications:

·         User Research experience, including standard usability methodologies

·         Proficient with HTML, CSS, and WordPress

·         Experience developing or maintaining internal services and workflows

·         Experience with data visualization and data analysis tools

·         Experience building, designing, or developing programs, projects, or 

·         Experience with national assessment initiatives such as LibQUAL, 
IPEDs, ACRL, ARL, etc.

The University and The Libraries
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country’s oldest state 
university. UNC Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 29,000 students, 
employs more than 3,500 members of the faculty, and offers 69 doctoral degrees 
as well as professional degrees in medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy and 
law. The UNC Health Sciences Library is part of the University Libraries and is 
a recognized leader within the Association of Academic Health Science 
Libraries. University Library collections include over 7.5 million volumes. The 
UNC Libraries also include the Research Hub, which provides spaces, technology, 
and expertise to assist with all phases of research. The Library is a member of 
the Association of Research Libraries and the Center for Research Libraries. 
Together with the libraries at Duke University, North Carolina Central 
University, and North Carolina State University, the members of the Triangle 
Research Libraries Network (TRLN) provide services and collections to their 
students, faculty, and staff in support of the education, research, and service 
missions of the universities.
The University Libraries are committed to increasing the diversity of its 
staff, and therefore welcomes applications from candidates who bring additional 
dimensions to our mission and work. The University Libraries invest proudly in 
our employees, strive to create a diverse environment of respect and 
collaboration, and encourage vision and innovation.
The Region
The Triangle region is one of the most desirable places to live and work in 
North America and offers its residents a wide array of recreational, cultural, 
and intellectual activities. The mountains and the seashore are less than half 
day's drive from Chapel Hill.
Salary and Benefits
This is a twelve-month academic librarian appointment; salary is commensurate 
with qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of annual leave, 
sick leave, and State or optional retirement plan. At the University of North 
Carolina at Chapel Hill, librarians enjoy the benefit of academic status and 
are members of the faculty council.
Deadline for Application
Review of applications will begin on September 1, 2017. Applications will be 
accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to 
applications received by the begin review date.
To Apply
Please visit and complete the online 
application. Please include a letter of application, a resume and the name, 
mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three professional 
references, one of whom must be a current supervisor. Additionally, please 
indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity 
employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and 
individuals with disabilities.

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