Historic Maryland Newspaper Librarian, University of Maryland, College Park

Title:               Historic Maryland Newspaper Librarian

Category:       Librarian

Department:   Digital Stewardship

Benefits:          22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave, 3 Days Personal Leave, 15 Paid Holidays

Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, Vision, and Prescription


The University of Maryland Libraries seeks a self-directed, production-oriented individual for the position of Project Manager with the Historic Maryland Newspapers initiative, a two-year project (with the possibility for renewal) funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and supported by the Library of Congress (LC) under the auspices of the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP). Historic Maryland Newspapers will select, digitize, and contribute to the Library of Congress’ Chronicling of America collection approximately 100,000 pages from historically- and culturally-significant newspapers from across the state of Maryland.


The Project Manager will oversee the day-to-day activities of the Historic Maryland Newspapers project and ensure that the project’s objectives, milestones, and requirements are met. This position will report to the Manager, Digital Stewardship, and will be based at the University Libraries at the University of Maryland in College Park.



  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program or foreign equivalent
  • Experience and a solid understanding of digitization and/or microfilm conversion projects, including microfilm inspection and suitability for digitization; experience with XML and standards-based metadata schemas (non-MARC and MARC) and principles governing standards in digital libraries; knowledge of newspapers or serials, and ability to assess complex relationships between titles; quality control experience; ability to learn new tasks and software applications quickly; excellent organizational skills.


Experience with preservation microfilming and knowledge of best practices; training or experience with newspaper digitization initiatives; knowledge of the German language; demonstrated project management experience; supervisory experience.



APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at https://jobs.umd.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58038 or https://jobs.umd.edu.  No relocation assistance will be provided.  You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment.  An application consists of a cover letter which includes the source of advertisement, a curriculum vitae, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.


Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until 11/13/12.


The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, or gender identity and expression.  Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.