Western Carolina University, Hunter Library
Western Carolina University (WCU) is one of the 17 senior institutions of the University of North Carolina (UNC) system. It is a dynamic, regional comprehensive university with more than 10,000 students and is dedicated to continuous enhancement of its academic programs and integrating engaged learning with service to the region.
WCU focuses on academic quality through its Quality Enhancement Plan and through its commitment to integrated learning and the scholarship of engagement. The university has implemented the Ernest Boyer model of scholarship and is committed to its stewardship of place role in serving western North Carolina.
The university is a Carnegie Community Engagement-certified institution.
Located in Cullowhee, NC, WCU is situated in a beautiful valley nestled between the Great Smoky and Blue Ridge Mountains, 52 miles west of Asheville and near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, one of the nationís most spectacular and most visited national parks. While in a small town setting, the university is only three hours from the vibrant urban centers of Atlanta and Charlotte.
Hunter Library has a long, respected record of providing excellent service to the university and region. The library is dedicated to the thoughtful integration of print and digital resources and to supporting and developing the general, information, digital, graphic, and visual literacy of students and the teaching and research needs of faculty and staff.
The library has three departments comprised of 19 faculty and 30 staff members.
The collection includes over 600,000 print and over 450,000 e-books and provides access to more than 60,000 journals; the library has 11 digital collections.
The library provides support across the university for open access, data management, and work in the digital humanities.
The library is an active partner in the Western North Carolina Library Network, NC DOCKS, and the Carolina Consortium.
WCU embraces its role as a regionally engaged university and is designated by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching as a community engaged university. Preference will be given to candidates who can demonstrate a commitment to public engagement through their teaching, service, and scholarship.
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