Position: Distance Education Librarian
Location: Sheridan Libraries of Johns Hopkins University – Baltimore, MD
Salary: $47,305 Annually
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Sheridan Libraries of Johns Hopkins University (Baltimore, MD) have developed a growing program of innovative entrepreneurial services, especially in the area of distance education. These programs revolve around the design and implementation of online library services to external organizations and institutions in secondary and higher education. Developed through the Entrepreneurial Library Program (ELP) (http://library.jhu.edu/elp), these online libraries are designed to provide exceptional information services, to meet applicable accreditation and licensing standards, and to offer a platform to extend the profession’s ability to serve learners at a distance. These programs serve as an innovative national model.
An entry level distance education librarian position for a highly creative, energetic, dynamic and collaborative individual. This position will work with a team of seasoned distance education librarians supporting library services in an online environment. The librarian will work both in teams and autonomously to develop and provide excellent customer service to faculty, staff and students. Primary responsibilities include supporting reference and the creation of instructional resources, with a particular emphasis on supporting underserved and diverse student populations. The librarian also provides support to the team on collection development and liaison related work. This position provides opportunities for creativity, innovation, exploration and professional growth. Additionally, the librarian is expected to maintain confidentiality and exercise discretion about project details and contractual agreements.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities of the Distance Education Librarian:
Reference and instructional support:
• Provide significant reference support. Reference hours will include weekdays as well as a rotating weekend shift.
• Research assistance to include answering reference queries, compiling bibliographies, and creating innovative tutorials and other instructional resources.
• Incorporate information literacy concepts into daily transactions with users.
• Direct students and faculty to current resources that support the curriculum, promote and encourage the ethical use of information.
• Communicate with online students and faculty for online library orientation and research needs.
• Market library services and resources.
• Contribute to team projects and support librarians who liaise to subject-specific disciplines.
• Select materials for the library’s collection in coordination with other staff librarians adhering to stipulated budget.
• Provide support for services and products that promote distance education in cooperation with other library and university personnel.
• Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with faculty and staff.
• Develop effective plans and processes to provide library resources that support the college / university mission and program objectives.
• Serve on appropriate committees to provide ideas and resources to internal and external customers/clients: assist in the initiation of new services, programs or projects.
• Represent the ELP and/or the library at campus, project and outside committees and meetings as assigned.
The Sheridan Libraries and University Museums encompass the Milton S. Eisenhower Library and its collections at the George Peabody Library, the Albert D. Hutzler Reading Room, the DC Centers, the Evergreen Museum and John Work Garrett Library, and Homewood Museum. Staff from the libraries and museums teach classes, curate exhibitions, produce scholarship and serve as principle investigators for research initiatives. Rich in resources and expertise, the libraries and museums focus on the needs of faculty and students but also serve as ambassadors to communities well beyond the borders of the Hopkins’ campuses. A key partner in the academic enterprise, the library is a leader in the innovative application of information technology and has implemented notable diversity and organizational development programs.
The Sheridan Libraries and University Museums are strongly committed to diversity. A strategic goal of the Libraries and Museums is to work toward achieving diversity when recruiting new staff and promoting existing staff. The Libraries and Museums prize initiative, creativity, professionalism, and teamwork. For information on the Sheridan Libraries, visit http://www.library.jhu.edu. For information on Evergreen Museum and Library and Homewood Museum, visit http://www.museums.jhu.edu.
Master’s of Library Science degree or Master’s in Library and Information Science degree from an American Library Association accredited program required. Two years of related experience.
Special Knowledge and Skills:
• Requires excellent interpersonal and communication skills to support online students.
• Knowledge of library information systems, learning management systems and services; in-depth knowledge of Internet.
• Excellent time management skills; ability to work collaboratively; willingness to work flexible schedule.
• Knowledge and understanding of copyright issues and trends.
Knowledge and understanding of national/regional accreditation standards and American Library Association standards, such as ACRL Information Literacy Competency Standards/Framework for Higher Education. Strong technology skills including experience with applications of instructional and communication technologies, screen capture software, and discovery tools needed to provide innovative library services, student support for electronic databases and other Web-based library resources.
NOTE: The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the Homewood HR Divisional Office at 443-997-5100. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.
Position: Educational Coordinator I – Assistant Branch Chief
Location: Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Baltimore, Maryland
Salary: $53,193 to $85,401
Full vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist:
Educational Coordinator I – Assistant Branch Chief
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Plans, organizes, supervises, develops and administers all library services, personnel, operations and programs; manages the Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH), in the absence of the Branch Chief; plans, implements, and directs the Statewide Assistive Technology and Information Program which includes adaptive technology training, other related classes, outreach, partnerships, and consultant services; oversees program procedures, goals and objectives; determines organizational structure and staffing needs of the program; provides oversight and management of program personnel and budget; develops short and long-range plans for program operations and resources; plans and supervises the work of the assigned staff.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Education: Possession of a Master’s Degree or at least 36 hours of equivalent postbaccalaureate course work. Degree from an American Library Association-accredited program is preferred. Experience: Three years administering education or library programs.
Two additional years of experience may be substituted for the master’s degree or 36 hours of equivalent post-baccalaureate course work.
The above requirements are set by the Maryland State Department of Education in accordance with Education Article, Section 2-104.
ESSENTIAL REQUIREMENTS: Knowledge developing, and implementing plans, policies, goals and objectives for technical services in a branch library; knowledge of National Library Service federal standards and guidelines for Libraries for the Blind and Physically Handicapped; knowledge of Assistive Technology such as screen readers, screen magnifiers, and audio players; skill in using technology programs for library operations and training; ability to communicate clearly and effectively, using correct grammar, spelling, and language conventions, in all written documents and correspondence and in all verbal communications.
Position: Director of Decker Library
Location: Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA), Baltimore, Maryland
Salary: Not Specified
Full vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist:
Director of Decker Library
Maryland Institute College of Art is currently accepting applications for Director of Decker Library.
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. View the full job description and instructions on how to apply here: https://mica.csod.com/ats/careersite/JobDetails.aspx?id=18.