Library Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing
August 18, 2021
Phone: 615-862-5750, Voice
Phone: 615-290-5211, VP
email: [email protected]
Researcher/Outreach Specialist Library Services for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing (LSDHH) Nashville, TN Project: LSDHH is a library that serves the D/HH across the state of Tennessee within the Nashville Public Library Main campus in downtown Nashville. LSDHH’s website contains resources for parents, students, teachers, professionals, and the Deaf Community. https://tndeaflibrary.nashville.gov/ With this project LSDHH will expand the website to serve the national Deaf Community, including Deaf, Deafblind, and hard of hearing people, with these resources. This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services [LG-250047-OLS-21]. Job Description: This position is a federally grant-funded contract position for approximately ten (10) months, beginning October 2021 through August 2022. This position can be remote. The tasks include collecting from each state and the District of Columbia resources for the Deaf/ Hard of Hearing communities. Then the Research/Outreach Specialist will enter the information into an Excel spreadsheet. Once that is complete, the specialist will be tasked with recruiting two contacts from each of the states and D.C. to maintain the webpage on the website: one from a library and one from the Deaf Community. Skills Required: • Knowledge and experience with the Deaf Community and Deaf Organizations • Good telephone (videophone) etiquette • Good communication skills (English and/or ASL): verbal and written • Good organizational skills • Computer skills: Microsoft suite: Word, Excel, etc. • Time-management skills • Experience meeting deadlines Other Requirements: • Bachelor’s Degree • If working remotely, must have a computer, internet, phone (VP). • Ability to work independently/self-motivated. • Ability to work collaboratively. Preferred Skills: • ASL fluency • Experience in research and outreach Person reports to Sandy Cohen, LSDHH Director. Persons interested can send a resume and cover letter to [email protected] by September 10, 2021.
How to Apply:
Send resume and cover letter to [email protected]