Entrepreneurship and Business Librarian

Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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Created: September 20, 2017


The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks a knowledgeable, innovative, and highly collaborative Entrepreneurship and Business Librarian, who will partner with and deliver research support to a wide variety of stakeholders. The Entrepreneurship and Business Librarian plays an important role in the Library's support of the Innovate Carolina initiative and the growing Shuford Program in Entrepreneurship.

The Entrepreneurship and Business Librarian will be working with energetic and creative partners inside and outside the Library to ensure that students in the entrepreneurship minor; student entrepreneurs in for-profit, non-profit, and social ventures; and people launching start-up ventures know how to use business resources to help them develop entrepreneurial ideas, explore markets for those ideas, and find funding. The Entrepreneurship and Business Librarian will also forge relationships with individual entrepreneurs, small business owners, campus and local business incubators, and startup accelerators.

As a member of the Research and Instructional Services department, the Entrepreneurship and Business Librarian will provide research consultations and offer innovative instruction and course development support for entrepreneurship, economics, and business classes. The Entrepreneurship and Business Librarian will be responsible for assessing and acquiring collections in business and economics, and serving on the Social Sciences collection development team. They will work closely with the Library Research Hub staff, the librarian at Kenan-Flagler Business School, and with information professionals that support Innovate Carolina and the Office of Commercialization and Economic Development.  

The successful candidate will also contribute to library-wide initiatives by serving on library and campus committees, participating in strategic planning activities, and cooperating closely with other library units. In addition, the candidate should be prepared to participate in scholarly research and be professionally active. Early career librarians are welcome and encouraged to apply.


  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library or Information Science, or related advanced degree
  • Demonstrated ability to engage with a variety of user populations
  • Demonstrated experience delivering instruction and research support services in business or economics in an academic library or comparable setting
  • Familiarity with a broad range of business and economics resources
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully work in a team environment
  • Knowledge of and ability to use available statistical data for the social sciences
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills


  • 2 years of professional experience, preferably in an academic or special library or a research institution
  • Master’s in Business Administration or related advanced degree (including but not limited to management, economics, accounting, finance, marketing, operations, and entrepreneurship)
  • Evidence of the ability to participate in professional organizations and engage in research and publication as required for promotion

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 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 or 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 October 18, 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 http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/125953 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.



Published: Thursday, September 21, 2017 14:32 UTC

Last updated: Thursday, September 21, 2017 14:32 UTC