Agriculture & Natural Resources Librarian–UMD Libraries

Title:                Agriculture & Natural Resources Librarian

Category:         Librarian (Open Rank)

Department:     Public Services Division

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 37,000 students and 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.

With collections including 3.9 million volumes and more than 40,000 serials subscriptions, the University of Maryland Libraries allocate 75 percent of its materials budget to electronic resources. Maryland ranks 50th among the 115 member libraries of the Association of Research Libraries and has an operating budget of $23.7 million.  The University of Maryland Libraries benefit from being situated geographically within minutes of the nation’s capital and its departments, agencies, and research centers.

The University of Maryland Libraries is seeking an Agriculture & Natural Resources Librarian.  Reporting to the Head of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Library (EPSL), the Agriculture & Natural Resources Librarian manages a combination of duties and expectations.  Duties and responsibilities include: library liaison to specified academic units/departments; data services and management; general and subject-specific research and information service and instruction; new or enhanced services using emerging technologies; collaborative work. The subject librarians have vision and dynamic perspective to help shape new approaches to faculty/library relationships.

Requirements:

  • MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education or advanced degree in agriculture or related discipline at time of appointment.
  • Experience with or aptitude for working effectively and creatively with faculty and students.
  • Understanding of current and emerging trends in the assigned subject areas; knowledge of electronic resources and information technologies.
  • 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.

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.

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

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at https://jobs.umd.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58481.  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, resume, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.   Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until March 6, 2013.

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, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

 

 

Title: Agriculture & Natural Resources Librarian
Category: Librarian (Open Rank)
Department: Public Services Division
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 37,000 students and 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. With collections including 3.9 million volumes and more than 40,000 serials subscriptions, the University of Maryland Libraries allocate 75 percent of its materials budget to electronic resources. Maryland ranks 50th among the 115 member libraries of the Association of Research Libraries and has an operating budget of $23.7 million. The University of Maryland Libraries benefit from being situated geographically within minutes of the nation’s capital and its departments, agencies, and research centers.
The University of Maryland Libraries is seeking an Agriculture & Natural Resources Librarian. Reporting to the Head of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Library (EPSL), the Agriculture & Natural Resources Librarian manages a combination of duties and expectations. Duties and responsibilities include: library liaison to specified academic units/departments; data services and management; general and subject-specific research and information service and instruction; new or enhanced services using emerging technologies; collaborative work. The subject librarians have vision and dynamic perspective to help shape new approaches to faculty/library relationships.
Requirements:
 MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education or advanced degree in agriculture or related discipline at time of appointment.
 Experience with or aptitude for working effectively and creatively with faculty and students.
 Understanding of current and emerging trends in the assigned subject areas; knowledge of electronic resources and information technologies.
 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.
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.
For the full position description, please use the following URL: http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions
APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at https://jobs.umd.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=58481. 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, resume, and names/e-mail addresses of three references. Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until March 6, 2013.
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, or political affiliation. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND LIBRARIES
POSITION DESCRIPTION FORM
Check one: Faculty__X__ Exempt ____ Non-Exempt ____ Other___
Date Prepared: December 3, 2012 Division: Public Services Division (PSD)
Prepared by: Nevenka Zdravkovska
Reports to: Nevenka Zdravkovska, Head, EPSL
Department: Engineering and Physical Sciences Library (http://lib.umd.edu/epsl/)
Position Title: Agriculture & Natural Resources Librarian
NATURE OF WORK
The incumbent reports to the Head of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Library (EPSL) and manages a combination of duties and expectations. The incumbent serves as the librarian for the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources and is based in EPSL. EPSL serves several colleges and schools, including the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the A. James Clark School of Engineering, and the College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences. Along with EPSL and other subject librarians, the Agriculture and Natural Resources Librarian is in a key position to help the University of Maryland Libraries define a completely new role for subject librarians — a role that will allow the Libraries to be more closely integrated in the whole educational and research process at the University of Maryland. The subject librarians, including the Agriculture and Natural Resources Librarian, have vision and dynamic perspective to help shape new approaches to faculty/library relationships.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 Serves as library liaison to specified academic units/departments, which involves, but is not limited to, promoting services available through the Libraries, supporting information literacy efforts and faculty research, creating web and digital content, and developing and managing print and electronic collections.
 Maintains strong understanding of scholarly communication models, data management, development of new digital tools, and e-Research and data services in assigned fields.
 Actively engages with faculty, students, and staff in assigned subject areas, developing strong working relationships and partnerships. Develops strong understanding of research and teaching needs of assigned units/departments, develops and enhances services in anticipation of these needs.
 Consults researchers on data management and e-Research projects.
 Provides general and subject-specific information and research service in person, by phone, through chat, instant messaging, and email, finding new ways of communication and challenging existing limitations.
 Provides general and subject-specific instruction in the use of library resources, developing innovative approaches. Assumes leadership responsibility for developing, in partnership with other groups on campus when applicable, library-based curricular educational programming.
 Identifies and implements new or enhanced services using emerging technologies.
 Works collaboratively with faculty and colleagues in the Libraries and on campus to achieve goals.
 Participates in the activities of the Science-Technology Collaborative.
 Participates in library and campus committees as appropriate.
 Participates in professional development activities.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Extensive use of computer.
SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: None
EDUCATION
Required: A Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education, or advanced degree in agriculture or related discipline at time of appointment.
Preferred: Significant coursework, bachelor’s degree or second advanced degree in agriculture, science or technology discipline or related field.
EXPERIENCE
Required:
 Experience with or aptitude for working effectively and creatively with faculty and students.
 Understanding of current and emerging trends in the assigned subject areas; knowledge of electronic resources and information technologies.
 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:
 Experience with reference and collection development in agriculture, engineering, science, technology or related disciplines.
 Experience with collection development and management; research/information and instructional services.
 Demonstrated knowledge of relevant online resources and experience with bibliographic management tools.
 Knowledge of data management planning and/or data curation.
 Knowledge of GIS technologies.
 Experience with web technologies, visualization, repository systems, or database structure, description and development.
 Familiarity with Semantic Web technologies and major collections in agriculture, engineering, and physical and natural sciences (e.g., scholarly journals, databases, digital libraries and other resources).
 Evidence of ability to meet promotion and permanent status requirements of the University of Maryland at College Park Libraries.
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