Library CoordinatorAnticipated Hiring Range:
Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. (may require evening and weekend hours for program events)Job Location:
African American Cultural CenterAbout the Department:
- The Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity (OIED) is committed to fostering an inclusive, accessible, and diverse intellectual and cultural campus experience at North Carolina State University (NC State). The OIED facilitates and supports efforts to ensure equity and equal opportunity, offers diversity education and training, and promotes inclusive excellence among students, faculty, and staff. Four OIED units (Campus Community Centers, Diversity Engagement, Training and Education, Equal Opportunity and Equity; and Bias Impact Response) collaborate to ensure accountability to compliance, policy, and community care standards, monitor and respond to campus climate needs, facilitate equity and inclusion assessment, education, and training, and support underrepresented and/or marginalized identity groups within the NC State community.
- The Campus Community Centers are a unit within the Office for Institutional Equity and Diversity. It comprises the African American Cultural Center, GLBT Center, Multicultural Student Affairs and the Women’s Center. Together, the centers work to foster a stronger sense of community on campus; empower, support and advocate for underrepresented and marginalized students; educate the campus on social justice issues and to help students successfully transition to college, persist and graduate at higher rates.
- The African American Cultural Center (AACC) promotes awareness of and appreciation for Black, African American, and African descent experiences through activities and events that enhance academic excellence and strengthen cultural competence for the campus and surrounding communities. Founded in 1970 and located in the Augustus M. Witherspoon Student Center in 1991, the AACC serves the NC State campus community as a central hub for black student, faculty, and staff support, development, and community engagement. The AACC offers intersectional cultural engagement and educational experiences that draw upon faculty and student-led research, campus climate data, and higher education best practices to examine, highlight, and celebrate histories, narratives, and cultures of people of the African diaspora, both within NC State and beyond. The African American Cultural Center is a 10,000 square foot facility within the Witherspoon Student Center. It includes a 1200 sq. ft. art gallery, a 1200 sq. ft. library, a 200-seat multi-purpose room, and an administrative suite that houses two meeting/lecture rooms and seven student organization offices.
- The African American Cultural Center stays actively engaged in the academic life of NC State with programs, resources, and services that facilitate the cultural, intellectual, and social growth of the university community. The AACC Library continues in this tradition by providing archived and contemporary resources to support the continued growth of intellectual and cultural knowledge about Black, African, and African American peoples. The AACC Library Coordinator reports to the Director of the African American Cultural Center, who reports to the Senior Director of the Campus Community Centers. The Senior Director reports to the Vice Provost for Institutional Equity and Diversity and Chief Diversity Officer, a member of the Chancellor’s Cabinet.
- The Library Coordinator position in the African American Cultural Center is responsible for basic levels of library service provision for an affiliate library, which includes: cataloging, shelving, patron support services (including on-demand assistance, research, hardware and software support and training), collection development, acquisition, engagement with other university programs, and conservation and restoration. Work may include helping users explore and locate print and e-collections, coordinating technology lending, accessing reserve materials, and facilitating the use of library services and space. Additionally, the role supports and, occasionally, offers programs and/or presentations which align with the African American Cultural Center mission, vision, and broad goals.
The duties of the Library Coordinator of the African American Cultural Center include, but are not limited to:
- Provide information services to patrons, including circulation and basic to advanced content-based reference services, specifically related to Black, African, and African American history and contemporary knowledge;
- Employing a working and emergent knowledge of Black, African, and African American literature and scholarship;
- The ability to work with physical and digital collections (books, journals, papers, media, etc.) including the preparation, evaluation, organization, and maintenance of such collections and the acquisition of rare and relevant collections for inclusion;
- Organizing information resources to sync within highly networked environments, including the maintenance of databases, inventories, archives, and documents;
- Serving as a frontline contact with suppliers, vendors, or other agencies to procure information resources, media, and other materials;
- General programming experience related to drawing interest to special literary works, university archives, and curating relevant collections based on need and/or special request;
- Training, developing, and coordinating the work of student staff and volunteers.
- The position requires the application of standards, policies, and procedures. The position communicates with a wide variety of patrons, local and in libraries worldwide, including: students, faculty, staff, researchers, vendors, staff, and the general public. Additionally, the library coordinator identifies and interacts directly with suppliers, vendors, or other agencies to procure information resources or other materials.
- Additional duties performed may include the creation of records for information management, storage, and retrieval; the application of basic research strategies to retrieve information and answer queries; the retrieval of materials and/or resources to support operations and services; basic evaluation, organization, preparation, and/or maintenance of collections; and the provision of general reference and access services for the user groups.
- Position requires attention to detail and the effective use of systems and current technologies. Ideal candidates will have a familiarity with examining, highlighting, and celebrating the histories, narratives, and cultures of people of the African diaspora. Additionally, successful candidates will have experience using library technology to organize and retrieve information and will demonstrate an ability to effectively engage in both collaborative and independent decision-making. The position is responsible for training and coordinating student workers.
Additional duties as assigned.Minimum Experience/Education:
High school diploma or equivalency and two years of experience in library services, office support, or related field; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.Other Required Qualifications:
- Experience in general reference and public information work.
- Ability to function as a self-directed leader in a growing department of a larger office.
- Ability to determine departmental needs and submit a process to fulfill those needs in a timely manner;
- Proficiency with computers and software. Proficiency providing reference services using print and electronic sources. Basic cataloguing ability and experience in collection development; interest in digital collections acquisition and emerging technologies;
- Excellent organizational, time management, and project management skills with the ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills and interpersonal skills with sensitivities to providing excellent customer services for a diverse environment and student body.
- Program development and implementation experience;
- Presentation and/or facilitation experience;
- Ability to plan, direct, and supervise the work of library work-study students and other personnel
Master’s degree, or Bachelors degree with 1-2 years of relevant experience, or an equivalent combination of training and experience.Required License or Certification:
N/AValid NC Driver's License required:
NoCommercial Driver's License Required?:
NoJob Open Date:
01/07/2021Earliest Close Date---- (Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.):
SHRAPosition Classification Band Title:
University Library TechnicianPosition Classification Band Level:
JourneyPosition Classification Salary Range:
$31,200- $60,817Salary Grade Equivalency:
If no applicants apply who meet the required competency level and training & experience requirements, then management may consider other applicants. Salary would be determined based on competencies, equity, budget, and market considerations.Full Time Equivalent (FTE) (1.0 = 40 hours/week):
12 Month RecurringMandatory Designation - Adverse Weather:
Non Mandatory - Adverse WeatherMandatory Designation - Emergency Events:
Non Mandatory - Emergency EventTime Limited Position:
NoIs this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies?:
383504 - African American Cultural CenterAA/EOE:
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