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 Experience / Education:
The minimum academic credential required for applicants for faculty positions in 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 Education 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.
UNC Charlotte is North Carolina's urban research institution. Our campus is located in the piedmont of North Carolina, just two hours from the mountains and three hours from the Atlantic Ocean. A large public university with a small college feel, more than 27,200 students consider UNC Charlotte’s 1,000-acre campus their home away from home.