Metadata Librarian

Metadata Librarian

Health Sciences and Human Services Library

University of Maryland Baltimore

Position Summary: Under the direction of the Metadata Management Librarian, the Metadata Librarian takes a holistic approach to metadata development and management to maximize discovery of the Library’s content. S/he participates in planning, establishing and achieving the goals of the Metadata Management Department and the Resources Division. This new position will support the Library’s adherence to best practices in metadata methods, ensuring the interoperability and sustainability of metadata in bibliographic systems within the library as well as metadata contributed to the University’s Digital Archive and other sources. This position will participate in the development and implementation of metadata strategies that support the discovery and curation of the Library’s digital content.

Appointment: This is a 12-month library faculty position on a permanent status track that will be filled at the rank of Librarian I or II. Entry-level candidates are welcomed. Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library’s faculty. For more information see the University’s “Criteria and Procedures Relating to the Appointment, Promotion and Permanent Status for Library Faculty”: http://cf.umaryland.edu/umpolicies/usmpolicyInfo.cfm?polid=19&section=all

Responsibilities:

  • Perform original cataloging and enhancement of catalog records using MARC, RDA and AACR2, LCSH and MeSH
  • Implement and sustain metadata strategies associated with resource description and digital initiatives and projects
  • Work closely with the Head of Resource Development and Sharing to facilitate discovery of and access to digital resources, and to promote the Digital Archive
  • Keep abreast of emerging standards, tools, and developments in resource description and access such as BIBFRAME and Linked Open Data (Semantic Web)
  • Document the assigning of metadata to diverse types of resources
  • Prepare batch loads of metadata for electronic resources for ingestion into the Digital Archive and ILS
  • Perform quality control for metadata, electronic access verification, and scanning projects
  • Serve as a liaison with internal and external partners on collaborative metadata projects
  • Participate in the design and development of services to support preservation of and access to digitized and born-digital content from the Library’s collections and other University sources
  • Assess requirements for data sets to be included in the Digital Archive
  • Contribute to informatics projects that develop and utilize ontologies for data mining and data federation
  • Lead projects and serve as a member of project teams within and outside of the library
  • Participate in the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) library consortium
  • Participate actively as a member of national and local professional associations and engage in scholarly and service activities as outlined in the Criteria referenced above

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program
  • Experience related to metadata development and management in an academic, research, special collections library or an institution with a substantial digital collection
  • Demonstrated knowledge of metadata standards and schema
  • Working knowledge of cataloging utilities such as OCLC Connexion, integrated library systems, and digital repository software
  • Demonstrated understanding of the digitization process and preservation standards
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to handle, manage and initiate a variety of projects
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to interact effectively with a diverse group of colleagues within the Library and the University and to translate concepts effectively to a variety of user communities including researchers
  • Demonstrated interest in professional advancement evidenced by membership in related professional associations, participation in scholarly activities and continuing education

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience working with metadata in a health sciences library
  • Working knowledge of DSpace or other digital archive platform

Applications:

Interested, qualified candidates may email or fax cover letter; CV/resume and three (3) references including names, affiliations, and contact information to: rgleiberman@hshsl.umaryland.edu or fax to 410-706-3101. Visit our website at http://www.hshsl.umaryland.edu/ or call 410-706-6747 for more information.   Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.   The University of Maryland Baltimore is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is commensurate with experience, starting at $47,000. Benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, their spouses and dependent children may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland.

Environment:

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) campus is located in downtown Baltimore, blocks from Orioles Park at Camden Yards, Raven’s Stadium, and the Inner Harbor, a recreational waterfront destination. Forty-five miles north of Washington DC, Baltimore City and the surrounding metropolitan area are noted for high quality-of-life indicators offering historic parks, great neighborhoods, and world-famous art collections, museums, theaters, and symphony orchestras. The city has accessible public transportation systems, superior health care systems, and renowned university and educational resources.

The HS/HSL is the second largest health sciences library on the East Coast, providing access to over 374,000 bound volumes, 8400 unique electronic and print periodicals, 96 databases and an array of progressive services, products and programs. Sixty-five FTEs including 25 faculty librarians staff the library. Our attractive facility, which opened in 1998, provides over 900 seats, 40 group study rooms, 130 individual study carrels, 60 public-access computers, wireless Internet access, three computer classrooms, a presentation and production studio, an art gallery, and multiple meeting spaces.

The Library supports the 6300 students, and over 7500 faculty and staff members on UMB’s 60-acre research and technology complex consisting of 58 buildings including the University of Maryland BioPark, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and the VA Hospital. UMB’s professional and graduate schools comprise a dental school, graduate school, and schools of law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health and social work. More details about the UMB can be found at http://www.umaryland.edu/

Workshop Announcement: Alternative Revenue Streams: Development, Fundraising, and Grant Writing for Libraries

Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Library Development and Services will be hosting a workshop and panel discussion called “Alternative Revenue Streams: Development, Fundraising, and Grant Writing for Libraries.” The event will include a panel discussion by development and fundraising specialists from across the state, an introduction to and presentation on Finding Funders by Maryland’s Foundation Center Funding Information Network Supervisors, a lightning round discussion of fundraising events that have succeeded and failed, and a grant writing workshop focused on developing a specific idea or project into a grant proposal that can be used to win grants and entice funders.

The program will take place at Miller Library on September 9 from 9am to 4pm. The day’s agenda is attached. You can register here.

Please contact Rocco DeBonis with any questions at rdebonis@msde.state.md.us

 

 

 

Rocco DeBonis
LSTA Grant Coordinator
Maryland State Department of Education, Division of Library Development and Services
200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore MD 21201
410.767.0437 phone | 410.333.2507 fax | rocco.debonis@maryland.gov

Architecture and Planning Library Assistant

POSITION TITLE:
Architecture and Planning Library Assistant

University Libraries
The Catholic University of America
Reporting to the Architecture and Planning Librarian the Assistant will support the work of the Architecture and Planning Library by assisting in management of student assistants, collection management and providing service to the library’s patrons.

Essential Responsibilities Include: With the Architecture and Planning Librarian and the ARPL library technician, assist in hiring and training student assistants. Run student time sheet reports. Assists in managing activities at the public service desk: charges and discharges materials; answering the phone, responds to patron inquiries.

Minimum Qualifications:
A bachelor’s degree is required. A minimum of six (6) months of office or customer service experience required. Academic library experience preferred. Proficiency with MS Office applications (Word, Outlook, Excel, and Access). Must possess excellent communication skills. Excellent interpersonal communication with the ability to work with diverse staff and patrons. Ability to work accurately with detail.
This is a permanent part time (20 hours a week) position
For more information and for instructions on how to apply for this position please click on the link below
http://humanresources.cua.edu/positions/current.cfm#Architecture_and_Planning_Library_Assistant

GIS/ Geospatial and Geography Information Specialist (Geospatial Specialist)

Title:  GIS/ Geospatial and Geography Information Specialist (Geospatial Specialist)

Category:  Librarian (Open Rank)

Department:   Research Services

Benefits:   22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave, 3 Days Personal Leave, 15 Paid Holidays, Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, Vision, and Prescription.

As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore area, the University of Maryland Libraries serve more than 37,500 students and 4,200 faculty of the flagship College Park campus. The University of Maryland Libraries share the teaching, learning and research goals of the university. Its role as a key academic resource is evident in its service to the academic community and its actionable strategic plan. Recent membership in the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, a robust organization of Big Ten member institutions, is particularly meaningful to the University Libraries and will further propel the university’s ascendancy in academic excellence.

Based in the Humanities and Social Sciences Librarians group within the Research Services unit, the GIS/Geospatial and Geography Information Specialist will have responsibilities for GIS/Geospatial data, and liaison services to the Department of Geographical Sciences. The librarian in this position is a forward-focused individual who will establish and grow the Libraries’ GIS services program. S/he will be an expert in applying geospatial concepts and techniques to the research agendas of faculty and students, will manage the geography and maps collections, maintaining strong relationships with faculty and students in the Department of Geographical Sciences, and will enhance curricula and research innovation across the University relating to spatial and visual thinking. 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop a robust GIS Program based on analysis of constituent needs through the University.
  • Actively engages and collaborates with the Department of Geographical Sciences and other units to develop a comprehensive plan for GIS services in the Libraries’ Research Commons, and on campus. 
  • Serves as library liaison to the Department of Geographical Sciences, which involves, but is not limited to, promoting services available through the Libraries, teaching  introductory and upper level GIS workshops, and other related courses in support of the Libraries’ information literacy efforts and faculty research, creating web and digital content, developing and managing print and electronic collections, providing research data management services, and overseeing the maps collection in all formats and locations.
  • Support data visualization activities by promoting techniques associated with specialized, evolving data visualization tools for spatial applications.
  • Design and deliver consulting services to faculty and students using spatial data in a wide range of units across the University, and will collaborate with units already providing GIS consulting.
  • Work closely with the Digital Programs and Initiatives, and others to increase understanding of geospatial and data issues pertaining to research and teaching throughout the Libraries and on campus at large. 
  • Responsible for acquiring, developing, and curating geospatial data collections and for leveraging research software and technology resources to enhance course development and research innovation.
  • Provides general and subject-specific information and research service in person, by phone, through CHAT, IM, and by email, exploring new ways of communication and challenging existing limitations.
  • Participates in the activities of the Humanities and Social Sciences Librarians and Research Services, in library and campus committees as appropriate. 
  • Participates in professional development activities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

 Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library Information Science, or
  • A Master’s degree in GIS/Geography, Geology, Planning, Computer Science, or related discipline and equivalent background.
  • Knowledge of the organization of information and of scholarship in the geoscience disciplines.
  • Understanding of current and emerging trends in GIS, cartography and related geographic information resources and applications.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to function independently and in groups, build and maintain relationships with partners and library staff; ability to provide exceptional service to a diverse clientele.

 Preferred Qualifications:

  • Strong experience with ESRI software and its applications in research and teaching.
  • Ability to conduct environmental scans and reviews of faculty and student research needs.
  • Demonstrated strong teaching abilities. 
  • Experience in or aptitude towards collection development in Geography, including in specialized formats required by the discipline.
  • Ability to lead change.
  • One year of library or related professional experience.
  • Experience with web technologies, repository systems, or database structure, description and development.
  • Familiarity with Semantic Web technologies; and collections (e.g., scholarly journals, databases, digital libraries and other formats).
  • Knowledge of remote sensing, Visual Basic programming skills, understanding of and/or willingness to learn math and statistical analysis.

 For the full position description, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.

Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevant credentials. For additional information, consult the following website: http://www.president.umd.edu/policies/ii-100B.html.

 

Part-Time Evening Law Library Assistant

BALTIMORE COUNTY CIRCUIT COURT LAW LIBRARY

Position:

Part-time evening law library assistant

Hours:

Tuesday and Thursday evenings, 12:00pm – 6:00pm, and Fridays 12:00pm – 4:30pm

Salary:                          Requirements:

$10.28 Hour                 Paralegal/library research experience

Duties:

Filing looseleaf/legal supplements, desk/telephone reference, copier and computer assistance, special projects, etc.

Contact:

Please email or fax resumes to: 

Stephanie Levasseur, Director

Law Library

401 Bosley Avenue

Towson, Md.  21204

Fax: 410-887-4807

Email: slevasseur@baltimorecountymd.gov

Head of Content Acquisitions and Management

 

Head of Content Acquisitions and Management
Georgetown University Law Library

The Head of Content Acquisitions and Management is responsible for the supervision and management of all aspects of acquisitions and serials operations, which includes ordering and receipt of library materials in all formats, implementing collection management policies, and overseeing vendor relations and purchasing/licensing agreements.  This position directly supervises seven staff in the library’s Acquisitions and Collection Care department.

The Head of Content Acquisitions and Management also plays a key role in the assessment and management of the library’s collection.  This includes coordinating the selection and de-selection of library materials; compiling and reporting statistical data for collection assessment; coordinating and pursuing intercampus and interlibrary collaborative collection development opportunities; and working cooperatively with subject selectors, staff across all departments in the library, and faculty to provide access to information.

Required
Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited school of library and/or information studies, or equivalent; strong supervisory skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills; at least two years of collection development experience; familiarity with integrated library systems.

Preferred

Law library experience or familiarity with legal publishing trade and vendors; Acquisitions experience; JD or equivalent.
Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.
To apply for this position, please submit applications via the Georgetown University Jobs website by using Job Number 20141165. Address applications to Stacy Queen, and include a cover letter, a current resume, and the names and contact information for three references. 

Review of applications will begin on August 6, 2014 and continue until the position is filled.

Georgetown University is an EOE/AA employer.  

 

Reference Librarian

The law firm of Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. is looking for an experienced Reference Librarian to work in the Washington, D.C. office.  The Reference Librarian will be responsible for providing reference, research and information services using library materials in all formats.

RESPONSIBILITIES

Provide reference and research assistance to attorneys and paralegals of the Washington, DC office and other firm offices, including support for attorney professional development, client development projects, marketing, and seminar/speaking engagement preparation. Specialized federal legislative and regulatory research.

Daily Monitoring and dissemination of targeted news and legislative and regulatory developments to specific attorney interest groups.

Provide Inter-Library Loan services for the Washington, DC office, and other firm offices as requested

Assist the Library Manager with any of the following: 1) reconciling client billing issues for online services and invoice payment; 2) orientation of new attorneys and paralegals; 3) password maintenance; 4) evaluating new resources for acquisition; 5) user training for research resources; 6) cataloging and maintenance of the Library collection; 7) monitoring and editing research pages of the EBG Intranet; 8) coverage of essential duties in the absence of the Library Assistant.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

Qualified candidate must possess a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program; At least 3 years’ relevant experience in a law firm or corporate environment; Strong customer service skills; Ability to prioritize and manage deadlines and assignments; Excellent organizational, project management, communication, and interpersonal skills; Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively; Substantial database research experience with legal and business databases including but not limited to Lexis, PACER, CCH, Dun & Bradstreet; Cataloging experience and experience with library software desirable; Ability to lift heavy items and perform related physical activities.

 

We thank all applicants for their interest, however only chosen applicants will be contacted.  If you wish to apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to:

 

Thalia Bowen

HR Manager
Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.
1227 25th Street, NW, 7th Floor
Washington, DC  20037

 

Fax:  202-861-3555

TBowen@ebglaw.comJob