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.
NCICU has announced the recipients of $3,000 scholarships from the UPS Educational Endowment Fund for the 2018-19 academic year.
The recipients are:
Courtney Pilkington from Lucama, NC, a sophomore at Barton College majoring in Elementary Ed
Maria Manjarrez from Gastonia, NC, a senior at Belmont Abbey College majoring in Biology
Pilar Hughes from Sicklerville, NJ, a freshman at Bennett College majoring in Biology
Alex Tenjhay from Conover, NC, a junior at Brevard College majoring in History
Emily Braddom from Monroe, a sophomore at Cabarrus College of Health Sciences majoring in Nursing
Izabella Munoz from Ft. Wainwright, AK, a sophomore at Campbell University majoring in Business
Andrea Garrido Lecca from Salisbury, NC, a sophomore at Catawba College majoring in Political Science
Marlon Jacobs from Bakersfield, CA, a senior at Chowan University majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies
Emilee Lord of Asheville, NC, a student at Davidson College
Thomas Quintanilla from Hollywood, FL, a freshman at Duke University
Araya Sykes from Greensboro, NC, a sophomore at Elon University majoring in Cinema & Television Arts
Brittany Ray from Morganton, NC, a sophomore at Gardner Webb University
Ja’rel Andre Brown from Mount Pleasant SC, a sophomore at Greensboro College majoring in Business Administration
Annie Lattimore from Garner, NC, a junior at Guilford College majoring in Art
Macketta M. Johns from Frederick, MD, a senior at High Point University majoring in Communications
Jasmine Owens from Orangeburg, SC, a senior at Johnson C. Smith University majoring in Psychology
Mariah Townsend of Newland, NC, a freshman at Lees-McRae College
Monica Headen from Statesville, NC, a freshman at Lenoir-Rhyne University majoring in Pre-Nursing
Jourdan Gaddie from Charlotte, NC, a senior at Livingston University majoring in Liberal Studies
Ty’Naizha Miller from Wilmington, NC, a sophomore at Louisburg College majoring in General Education
Jabria N Hill from Asheville, NC, a junior at Mars Hill University majoring in Nursing
Zanaiia Lynn from Garner, NC, a freshman at Meredith College majoring in Interior Design and Business
Lakeydron Morrison from Maxton, NC, a freshman at Methodist University majoring in Exercise and Sport Science
Noah Pinkleton from Murphy, NC, a junior at Montreat College majoring in Music Business
Naomi Martin from Dudley, NC, a freshman at N.C. Wesleyan College majoring in Political Science & Government
Devon Williams fromHope Mills, NC, a sophomore at Pfeiffer University majoring in Biology
Aleisha Brown from Charlotte, NC, a senior from Queens University of Charlotte majoring in Health Science
Chrystian Keon Wilson from Palm Coast, FL, a freshman at Saint Augustine’s University majoring in Communications
Alayna L. Swestyn from Winston-Salem, NC, a sophomore at Salem College
Maureen Gupton from Smithfield, NC, a senior at Shaw University majoring in Social Work
Jonathan Sanders from Cheraw, SC, a freshman at St. Andrews University majoring in Sports Management
Eian Hines from Elizabethtown, NC, a sophomore at the University of Mount Olive majoring in Graphic Design
Karrington A. Harris from Charlotte, NC, a senior at Wake Forest University majoring in English
Samantha Beasley from Waynesville, NC, a senior at Warren-Wilson, NC majoring in Biology & Biological Sciences
Cameron Carrington from Clayton, NC, a sophomore at William Peace University
Tamiria Thomas from Conyers, GA, a sophomore at Wingate University majoring in Biology
The Council of Independent Colleges (CIC) in Washington, DC, which administers the UPS funds, gave $108,000 to North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU) which, in turn, awarded a $3,000 scholarship to a student in each of the 36 private colleges in North Carolina.
“The Council of Independent Colleges is proud to support North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities and its member colleges through the CIC/UPS Scholarships Grant Program,” said Richard Ekman, president of the Council of Independent Colleges. “Designed to make private colleges more affordable and accessible, the scholarships will assist low-income, first-generation, minority, and new American students nationwide.”
“UPS has a long history of providing generous scholarship funds for students throughout the country,” said NCICU President A. Hope Williams. “We are so grateful that their philanthropy includes our 36 North Carolina independent colleges and universities, and we appreciate the Council of Independent Colleges for their outstanding stewardship of this program.”
Established in 1951 and based in Atlanta, Georgia, the UPS Foundation identifies areas where its backing clearly impacts social issues. In support of this strategic approach, the UPS Foundation has identified the following focus areas for giving: volunteerism, diversity, community safety, and the environment. In 2017, UPS and its employees, active and retired, invested more than $118 million in charitable giving around the world. The UPS Foundation can be found on the web at UPS.com/foundation.
North Carolina Independent Colleges & Universities (NCICU), is the sector of higher education that represents North Carolina’s 36 private, non-profit colleges and universities. The mission of NCICU is to support, represent, and advocate for North Carolina independent higher education in the areas of state and federal public policy and on education issues with the other sectors of education in the state. NCICU also provides research and information to and about private colleges and universities, conducts staff development workshops for campus personnel, and coordinates collaborative programs that provide money-saving benefits to campuses. For more information about NCICU, visit www.ncicu.org.
The Independent College Fund of North Carolina (ICFNC) has raised $3.2 million in its 2018-19 fundraising campaign, according to Director Colleen Kinser. The campaign raised $505,820 in scholarship support, $360,987 for student enrichment programs and other grants, and more than $2.3 million in in-kind gifts. ICFNC is a division of North Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (NCICU).
The amount raised for student enrichment programs included $69,950 for NCICU’s annual Ethics Bowl in which 22 North Carolina colleges and universities participated. The Fund provides food and lodging for participants and a stipend for campus team coordinators.
In an ongoing partnership, SAS provided more than $2 million in donations of software and training support for 31 participating NCICU campuses. Other major donors include BB&T Charitable Foundation, Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC, CIC/UPS Educational Endowment Fund, Wells Fargo Foundation and the Philip L. Van Every Foundation.
“We are so grateful to the 130 donors and sponsors who contributed to this year’s campaign,” said Kinser. “Their support provides deserving students with, not only the opportunity to attend the college or university of their choice, but also to participate in enrichment programs that enhance the college experience.”
Mitch Perry with Blue Cross NC (center) presents a check to the Independent College Fund of NC for $150k to provide scholarships to health sciences students over the next three years. Also pictured are (L to R): Jeff Stoddard, ICFNC chair, Delores Sides, past ICFNC chair, Hope Williams, NCICU president, Colleen Kinser, director of the ICFNC and Melanie Chrisp-Thorpe, associate director.