Four Library Positions – Maryland

Position: Web Services Librarian – Librarian I or II
Location: Albert S. Cook Library, Towson University
Position number; LIB-N-2938

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Position:
The Albert S. Cook Library invites applications for a 12-month Web Services Librarian I or Librarian II position beginning Spring 2016. Under the direction of the Information Technology Librarian, the Web Services Librarian
plays a key role in providing an outstanding library experience for students, faculty and staff of the University.

Qualifications:
Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited library school. Demonstrated experience working with applications and websites using PHP, SQL, HTML, CSS and JavaScript. Experience working
with open source applications, including Drupal. Knowledge of methods for gathering user needs in order to produce user-centered solutions. Demonstrate skill in instruction and reference assistance. Excellent interpersonal skills
and ability to work in a collaborative environment. Appointment will be made at the rank of Librarian I or II, depending on experience.

Responsibilities:

Play a key role in providing an outstanding library experience for students, faculty and staff of the University. Provide primary web application development support for the library, enhancing student learning and research, faculty
scholarship, and overall library services, resources and operations. Focus on services that improve the user experience for the University’s students, faculty, and staff, collaborate with library staff and university personnel to develop applications using a variety of web languages, techniques and technologies. Participate in strategic planning and needs assessment to provide user-centered solutions that reflect a thorough understanding of the University community’s
library and research needs.

Towson University:

Towson University (www.towson.edu) was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and
is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls over 18,000 undergraduates and approaching 4,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts,
health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and
is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process:

Priority consideration given to applications received by March 1, 2016.
Please submit a letter of interest, resume and contact information for at least three professional references.
Transcripts will be requested of final candidates.

Submit application materials to:

Ms. Diane Cascella
Web Services Librarian
Albert S. Cook Library
Towson University
8000 York Road
Towson, MD 21252

Electronic applications are encouraged and should be submitted to dcascella@towson.edu

A Criminal Background Investigation if required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

Please be sure to visit http://www.towson.edu/odeo/employment/resources/data.html to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is: LIB-N-2938.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Position: Systems Administrator, Exempt position
Location: Maryland’s iSchool, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland, College Park

Originally posted to the Maryland Library Association listserv.

We seek an individual to provide server administration and support: Plan, configure, deploy, and maintain Windows and Linux servers in both physical and virtual environments in support of iSchool administrative and research computing requirements. Virtual environments will include but are not limited to VMWare vSphere, and Amazon EC2 environments. Maintain hosting environment for ischool administrative and research websites and databases using Drupal and other content management tools.
Manage backups, security, OS and application patching protocols for departmental servers and server environments. Create and Maintain complete and accurate policy and procedural documentation in support of iSchool server-specific computing environment.

Minimum Qualifications: At least five years’ experience in systems administration role. Master’s degree in computer science or equivalent years of experience. Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and 2012, including Active Directory, VMWare vSphere, AWS Amazon EC2, Linux, web and database hosting and support. Strong analytical and troubleshooting skills. Ability to work both independently and in a team environment. A strong commitment to outstanding customer service and ability to plan and customize systems to meet customer requirements. . Effective written, verbal, and organizational skills. Strong customer service skills particularly in academic environments.

Extensive knowledge of Linux based systems,, hardware platforms, and enterprise software applications.
Technical experience with systems networking, databases, Web development, and user support.
Good background in database design.
Good working knowledge skills with Microsoft Office Products, Microsoft Visio, and Microsoft Project.
Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
Experience in the development and implementation of standards, procedures and guidelines to support operational processes.
Self-motivated with the ability to prioritize, meet deadlines, and manage changing priorities;
Willingness to work occasionally outside of normal business hours.
Excellent English oral and written communication skills.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

To apply please use this link: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/40270

Position: Director of Academic Programs, Exempt Position
Location: Maryland’s iSchool, College of Information Studies, University of Maryland, College Park

Originally posted to the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Director of Academic Programs will be responsible for providing oversight, support, and operational leadership for the Academic Programs (Undergraduate, Graduate, and non-degree) offered by the UMD iSchool. The Director will also work with the Senior Associate Dean to identify and implement incremental innovation and new programs that advance the iSchool’s educational mission.

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum of a Master’s degree in information, library science (MLS, MIM, MS-MIS, etc.) or a related field
Experience working with administration of academic programs
Excellent organizational skills
Experience with both day-to-day operations and implementation of longer-term, programmatic improvement projects.

Preferences:

Familiarity with UMD, iSchools, and/or the UMD College of Information Studies (iSchool)
Masters degree in information or library science (MLS, MIM, MS-MIS, etc.)
Excellent interpersonal skills
Strong oral, written, and communication skills
Experience working in a research university setting

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

To apply please use this link: https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/40340

Position: Reference Librarian
Location: Hagerstown Community College – Hagerstown, MD
Classification: Temporary, Part-time, Non-exempt
Salary Range: $22.10 per hour
Position Available: February 2016

Originally posted on the UMD iSchool MLS listserv.

Direct HCC website job posting: https://jobs.hagerstowncc.edu/human-resources/jobs/30335/reference-librarian

Position summary: The Reference Librarian provides virtual and general reference and instruction services under the supervision of, and working closely with, the Coordinator of Library and Learning Support Services. Please note that this is a temporary, part-time position available for up to 20 hours per week.

Education and experience – Currently enrolled in an ALA-Accredited MLIS/MLS/IS program with a minimum of six credits completed, plus 2+ years of reference experience in an academic or comparable library environment; OR Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution, plus at least a year of reference experience in an academic or comparable library environment. Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications. Familiarity with a community college environment.

Skills and abilities – High level of expertise in reference services and use of online resources. Demonstratively strong customer service skills and ability to work with a variety of people including students, faculty, staff and the general public. Strong presentation/teaching skills. Proficiency in oral and written communication. Ability to use varying styles, approaches, skills and techniques that reflect an understanding and acceptance of the role of culture in a diverse, multi-cultural workplace.

Application instructions: For more information and to apply online, please visit https://jobs.hagerstowncc.edu/human-resources. Inquiries may be directed to the Human Resources Office at 240-500-2585 and hr@hagerstowncc.edu.