Two Academic Library Positions – Maryland

Position: Information Literacy Coordinator
Location: McDaniel College, Westminster, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

We have an exciting opening for an Information Literacy Coordinator professional librarian position at McDaniel College’s Hoover Library. This is an excellent and supportive environment where teaching is highly valued and faculty believe in supporting the information literacy program. Recently updated student learning outcomes for the college’s McDaniel Plan curriculum include opportunities for librarians and faculty to partner on developing student’s information literacy and research skills. Help guide us to develop a Framework focused program that ensures students develop essential abilities and knowledge practices.

SCOPE: A regular, full time, 12-month professional position responsible for providing leadership for the Library’s information literacy and instruction program, including outreach to faculty and instructional assessment. Participates with other librarians in providing instruction, research services, liaison to assigned departments, collection development support, and other responsibilities as assigned. Some evening and occasional weekend hours required. The position reports to the Library Director.

Submit cover letter, resume, and names with contact information of 3 professional references to:

Position: Learning Resource Center Manager
Location: Fortis College (Landover, MD)

Full vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist:

Learning Resource Center Manager

The Learning Resource Center Manager maintains and develops a Learning Resource Center that provides print and online student resource materials for all programs offered at the school. The LRC Manager also maintains faculty resource materials to enhance instructor skills, offers assistance to students who are doing research projects or studying to pass licensure exams, and ensures that resource materials are available online for use in all classrooms and at home.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Contribute to the development of the program’s philosophy, objectives, and services, and assure fulfillment of standards of all accreditation and regulatory agencies.

Conduct student LRC orientation and information literacy training sessions at the start of each term for all new students.

Conduct group or individual orientation sessions for new faculty at the start of each term including training in LRC resources.

Provide LRC & classroom technology orientation to new faculty, and provide ongoing training on new technology to all faculty.

Work directly with faculty to determine resources needed to complement instructional delivery, to support the curriculum, and to provide relevant student learning experiences.

Provide support to faculty.

Manage the LRC collection including collection development: checking in journals and filing missing journal claims, taking faculty requests for new titles, processing new books and adding them to the collection.

Maintain the online library catalog.

Provide input to updating and maintenance of the LRC website.

Monitor the LRC to assure all users are finding information they need and using resources appropriately.

Work in collaboration with other librarians at Fortis branch campuses.

Attend Faculty meetings, Curriculum Committee meetings, and participate in professional development programs with the faculty.

Provide input to accreditation submissions related to library and information resources and technology, and conduct tours and information sessions during accreditation site visits.

Provide input to the school-wide and corporate annual budget development for LRC Program.

See full listing for details.

Work Hours: May vary daily, and evening and weekend hours may be required, depending on the staffing needs of the Fortis College Lanover’s LRC.


Candidates must have a Master of Library Science (or equivalent) fro an ALA accredited institution. Candidates must apply online.