The NC State University Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of NC LIVE Community Engagement Librarian in our NC LIVE department. NC LIVE is North Carolina’s statewide library cooperative, supporting 209 public and academic libraries through its mission to support education, enhance economic development, and improve the quality of life of all North Carolinians. NC LIVE provides content, products, services, professional development and technical support to North Carolina’s libraries. Content includes an online collection of 1.6 billion full-text articles, eBooks, streaming videos, digitized newspapers, language learning tools, and more. NC LIVE provides authentication, discovery and website services to libraries to eliminate barriers to access. NC LIVE provides professional development opportunities through regional workshops, the instruction program, and an annual conference. Since its founding in 1997 by representatives of its four Communities of Interest (the community college system, the independent colleges and universities, the public libraries and State Library, and the state university system), NC LIVE has enjoyed a track record of success using entrepreneurial and innovative approaches that build on its collaborative infrastructure. The organization acts as a conduit for partnership as its Executive Director engages member libraries, state agencies and other groups with shared values and goals.
We strongly encourage those who will further advance the Libraries’ commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive community, including those from historically underrepresented groups, to apply for this position. We welcome applicants with a range of experiences, including those new to the profession.
This position is based in North Carolina. This position is eligible for flexible hours and a hybrid work environment, based on departmental and operational needs. This position will have occasional responsibilities to cover Libraries events after normal business hours and on weekends.
The Community Engagement Librarian will be responsible for establishing and leading the execution of a cohesive Communications, Marketing and Community Engagement program to ensure that NC LIVE remains closely aligned with the needs of its membership and that the value of NC LIVE is broadly known by librarians and the general public.
The person in this role will assess the effectiveness of NC LIVE’s current communication, marketing and engagement activities and prioritize those activities that are most impactful. Additionally, this person will incorporate their own innovative ideas and best practices from other organizations to establish a cohesive Communications, Marketing and Community Engagement program. The Community Engagement Librarian will work with the Executive Director to determine the program strategy and will be responsible for its execution, enlisting NC LIVE staff, committee members and partners as needed to achieve its goals.
The Community Engagement Librarian will utilize various communication channels to disseminate information about NC LIVE’s content, programs, and value to a wide variety of stakeholders. Finally, they will lead engagement activities such as new member orientations, library visits, conference and meeting participation, and the NC LIVE annual conference.
This position reports to the NC LIVE Executive Director.
ALA-accredited MLS or MIS, or equivalent advanced degree.