The J. Murrey Atkins Library at UNC Charlotte is seeking a Community Engagement Archivist to initiate and carry out collaborations in the Greater Charlotte region that support the mission of Special Collections & University Archives to preserve and share Charlotte's diverse history.
The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is a rapidly growing research intensive University offering 30,000 students a variety of undergraduate, master's, and doctoral programs in seven academic colleges. J. Murrey Atkins Library (Atkins) is a comprehensive research library with over 2 million books, over 600 databases, approximately 90,000 journals, an annual operating budget of over $12 million, and approximately 100 faculty and staff.
UNC Charlotte is located in the largest city in North Carolina, a beautiful southern city of 859,035 with 2 million in the greater metropolitan area, in one of the fastest growing regions in the country. Located on a 1,000 acre wooded campus, the University is connected by Light Rail to the city's performing arts and cultural and sports events.
Engages individuals, families, and organizations in the greater Charlotte region in efforts to preserve and share the region's diverse history through projects involving manuscripts, oral histories, and/or community archives.
Provides reference and instruction services in the Special Collections & University Archives reading room (10-12 hours/week).
Engages with faculty and colleagues to promote and support the inclusion of community archives and public history-related service-learning initiatives into the curriculum.
In collaboration with colleagues in the Library, plans events and conducts other outreach activities to raise community awareness of Special Collections and University Archives materials and services.
Assists with creating social media posts, community relations, and exhibits.
May contribute to arrangement, description, and/or digitization activities in the unit.
Engages in professional service and scholarship.
Participates in committees and faculty governance in the Library and on campus.
May supervise temporary staff and/or students.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Minimum Education/Experience Requirements
The minimum academic credential required for applicants for faculty positions at Atkins Library is completion of a master's degree in the field of library and information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association by time of interview.
Graduation with master's degree in a specialized area directly relevant to the position description may be an acceptable substitute in certain situations if approved by the Dean. A second masters in another discipline or an earned doctorate is highly desirable.
Preferred Skills and Experience
Minimum one year of experience working in an archival or library setting (including internships, student and volunteer work, community archiving, etc.)
Commitment to continuous personal and professional improvement in cultural diversity competence.
Commitment to fostering an environment of mutual respect and inclusion in the community, reading room, classroom and workplace.
Ability to initiate and lead collaborations with diverse constituencies.
Familiarity with community archiving and oral history concepts, ethics, and practices.
Experience providing services to the public in a library, archives, retail, food service, nonprofit, government, or other setting.
Demonstrated interest in the history of culture and people of the South.
Excellent organizational and communication skills.
Standard workday is generally 8:30am - 5:30pm. Some evening and weekend hours are required for this position.
Reports to: Associate Dean for Special Collections and University Archives
Maximum budgeted salary for this position: $63,000
The following Application Materials must be attached to your electronic submission:
Names (including titles and company/institutions), addresses, phone numbers, and email addresses of at least 3 professional references. The Search Committee will not contact references before verifying permission with the candidate.
The review of applications will begin February 11, 2019. Anticipated start date is June 17, 2019. Appointment requires successful completion of background check.
Our campus community is comprised of people who represent the wide breadth of gender and sexual identities, races and ethnicities, faith traditions, nationalities, and other social categories and backgrounds. These varied identities and experiences enrich the University as a whole. UNC Charlotte and Atkins Library strive to celebrate this diversity, and to sustain an inclusive and welcoming environment for all.
As an EOE/AA employer and an ADVANCE Institution that strives to create an academic climate in which the dignity of all individuals is respected and maintained, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte encourages applications from all underrepresented groups.
For additional information about The University of North Carolina at Charlotte, please visit our Web site: http://www.uncc.edu.