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SENIOR LIBRARY ASSISTANT (ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES COORDINATOR) - COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT - 40001736

Date: Oct 11, 2021

Location: Durham, NC, US

Company: Durham County

Durham County Government employs approximately 1,900 employees that work towards providing needed services throughout the community. With a wide array of services, Durham County Government is at the heart of a rapidly growing and diverse area offering residents, employees and visitors exciting opportunities to live, work, grow and play. For more information about Durham County Government, visit www.dconc.gov.

 

DEPARTMENT:       

Library

DATE POSTED:            

October 11, 2021

CLOSING DATE:           

October 25, 2021

SALARY MINIMUM:  

$18.70/hr

SALARY MAXIMUM:

$33.65/hr

POSITION NUMBER:            

40001736

JOB TYPE:

Part-Time

 

GENERAL DESCRIPTION

 

The Accessibility Services Coordinator will work approximately 18-23 hours per week as a member of the Community Engagement Unit; working closely with the Main Library Manager, Children’s and Teen Services, and STEAM Literacy units. The person in this position will be specifically responsible for library services for persons with disabilities and inclusive programming, including oversight of unique sensory spaces. The Accessibility Services Coordinator will implement and design programs both in library locations and out in the community, working with and supporting staff to make services and programs more accessible and inclusive for persons with disabilities.

 

They will provide day-to-day staffing, coordination and maintenance of the Multi-Sensory Environment and Sensory Calming Room in Main Library. The coordinator will also be responsible for working with other library staff to support and coordinate system-wide programs, resources, and services for persons with disabilities. They will be responsible for developing partnerships with various community organizations to promote library services and resources. The Accessibility Services Coordinator will spend time using specialized equipment in the sensory spaces, as well as typical office machines and materials in the completion of their duties.

 

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

 

  • Strong interpersonal skills to interact with customers and staff in a professional manner
  • Exceptional skills to promote sensitivity and awareness among library staff
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, promote, and execute programs and services
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of individuals, groups, and community stakeholders
  • Ability to analyze, report, and use statistics, demographics, survey results to plan services to the community
  • Ability to evaluate best practices and utilize non-traditional methods to reach persons with disabilities
  • Analytical skills and knowledge of evaluation tools for evaluating the community

 

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

 

Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from an accredited community college with study in library science or related specialty area and two years of experience in general library services or the related specialty area.

 

PREFERRED

 

  • Familiarity with standard library practices.
  • Experience developing, promoting, and executing inclusive programs to a wide variety of customers.
  • Experience working with persons with disabilities a plus.

 

Durham County Government is an Equal Opportunity Employer


Nearest Major Market: Durham
Nearest Secondary Market: Raleigh