NCICU Library Collaborative Coordinator
North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) seeks an 11-month Coordinator to help manage and oversee the work of the NCICU Library Collaborative (NLC) this year. Using Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) funds, the successful candidate will work with the NCICU Library Collaborative Steering Committee in supporting, planning, and communicating activities of the cooperative. The individual will be a member of the NCICU staff and will facilitate communications among collaborators; create and support inter-library affinity groups at the direction of the Steering Committee; foster conversations among library members and potential members about collaboration opportunities to help ensure that library staff know about the work of the collaborative; conduct surveys; develop and maintain a communication infrastructure to foster collaboration; help plan and organize meetings; support reporting requirements for the LSTA Grant and support applications for subsequent grants to maintain collaborative operations; write reports, maintain minutes and records; and manage communication tools including the website, Trello, and our Google Drive.
Strong communication and writing skills
Demonstrated experience managing and organizing projects
Experience writing grant proposals and managing grants preferred
Experience fostering collaboration
Significant experience in academic libraries
NCICU (North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities) is comprised of 36 nonprofit, private liberal arts, research, and comprehensive colleges and universities across North Carolina. From traditional four-year coeducational institutions to women’s colleges to historically black colleges and universities, NCICU colleges and universities offer the full spectrum of the college experience. More information is available at https://ncicu.org/.
About the grant and the collaborative:
Libraries that are part of NCICU are partnering to develop effective structures and systems to support deep collaboration. This project helps participating libraries determine the best structure and tools for developing and maintaining effective long-term collaboration to benefit all participating libraries. Deep collaboration enables participating libraries to leverage the knowledge and skills spread among our institutions; to share ideas, information, and skills to improve the workforce; and to work together to strengthen our operations and build a more effective infrastructure. Together, we can resolve issues so that our libraries work together to do more for our users and provide the best possible service to our users. This grant is made possible by funding from the federal Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA) as administered by the State Library of North Carolina, a division of the Department of Natural and Cultural Resources (IMLS grant number LS-00-19-0034-19).
The NCICU Library Collaborative (NLC) is a consortium of libraries who have partnered together to expand and deepen collaboration among library staff members. The NLC aims to provide planning and learning opportunities that will enable library staff to provide exceptional programs, services, and resources for the users of the participating institutions. Our goal is to sustain the work of the NLC for another year, building and strengthening our collaborative working groups and extending participation among library staff at member institutions, while we work with the chief academic officers on our campuses to develop a sustainable funding plan for the Collaborative.
Our mission states that the NCICU Library Collaborative will:
– Share our libraries’ knowledge and skills
– Build innovative approaches to meet the needs of our users
– Enhance the capacity of our workforce
– Collaborate to strengthen our libraries
Learn more at https://ncicu.org/library-collaborative/
About the position:
LSTA grant funding supports a full-time staff member from July 2019 to June 2020. The NCL Coordinator will be an NCICU staff member and will report to the executive board of the NCICU Library Collaborative Steering Committee and the President of NCICU. The NLC Coordinator will work full-time at the NCICU office at 530 N. Blount Street, Raleigh, and must be able to travel to NCICU member libraries for meetings and to support NLC affinity groups.
Please send a resume, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three professional references to email@example.com using the subject line “Library Collaborative Project.” Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is identified.