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Hispanic Resource Center Coordinator

Tulsa City-County Library
Tulsa, OK Full-time
Posted on April 28, 2019

Hispanic Resource Center Coordinator 
Location: Martin Regional Library
Salary: $3,678.00 - $5,551.00 / month
Status: Full Time

Job Summary: Serves as a dynamic leader in coordinating and providing services in one of the unique cultural Resource Centers (African American, American Indian or Hispanic); serves as liaison, advocate and expert between library staff and the community to promote library services and  innovative cultural programs; builds and maintains specialized collection; provides information and programming to community about cultural topics.

Essential Functions:
1. Develops and maintains specific cultural collections, includes the selection and de-selection of materials within specified budget;
2. Serves as a library and community liaison to promote cultural collections and services;
3. Builds an effective, active advisory board and works closely with members to provide responsive, relevant programming, collections, and services to community;
4. Assists customers, answers questions, recommends materials, and provides reference information regarding specialized collection;
5. Develops and implements timely, engaging, innovative programming for Resource Center and throughout the library system;
6. Provides training for library staff on the available services and materials within collection.
7. Develops and maintains a dynamic virtual presence for the Resource Center; updates the library website on a regular basis to ensure community has the most recent information;
8. Actively engages community and participates in community events with organizational partners.  
9. Provides leadership and acts as Person in Charge at home location;
10. Works as both Resource Center Coordinator and library location staff, splitting time equally between the two;
11. Represents TCCL in a positive, professional manner to local community organizations and the media;
12. Performs other duties as assigned or required. 
 
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Strong knowledge of collection building and maintenance processes and procedures;
2. Ability to recommend materials and provide information to customers in assigned area and cross reference cultural resources when working with library location customers;
3. Strong written and oral communication skills;
4. Proven ability to build relationships with community partners and to actively promote library and resource center services, programs, and collections;
5. Exceptional public speaking and presentation skills;
6. Bilingual reading/writing/speaking required for Hispanic Resource Center
7. Must be engaged, active, involved, leader in the community,
8. Proven expertise in selecting specific cultural resources within the resource center collections;
9. General knowledge of library processes, procedures and operations;
10. Solid knowledge of computer equipment and relevant software and hardware.

Education and Experience:
1. Master’s Degree in Library Science preferred, and required post hire;
2. Two or more years’ experience in collection management required;
3. Three or more years’ experience in successfully building community relations within a specific culture.
4. Or equivalent combination of technical training, education, and/or experience.

Physical and Environmental Conditions:
Work occasionally requires stooping or bending. Occasional light lifting, such as three or four reams of paper, four or five books, or other materials (up to 20 pounds) may be required.
Work environment involves no major sources of discomfort; work is essentially conducted in a normal office environment with acceptable lighting, temperature and air conditions.