Two Librarian Positions – Maryland and Northern VA

Title: Data Services Librarian
Location: College Park, MD
Category: Librarian (Open Rank)
Department: Digital Programs and Initiatives
Benefits: 22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave, 3 Days Personal Leave, 15 Paid Holidays, Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, Vision, and Prescription

Full vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist:

Data Services Librarian

The University of Maryland Libraries serve more than 37,500 students and 4,200 faculty at the University System of Maryland’s flagship campus and constitute the largest university library system in the Washington D.C./Baltimore area. The University of Maryland Libraries share the teaching, learning and research goals of the university. Recent membership in the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, a robust organization of Big Ten member institutions, is particularly meaningful to the University Libraries and will further propel the university’s ascendancy in academic excellence.

The incumbent reports to the Manager of Digital Programs and Initiatives (DPI), serves as the technical lead to develop and design novel, sustainable data services throughout all stages of the research data lifecycle, and supports the collection, description, storage, and analysis of data acquired or generated by researchers. S/he serves as the expert on technology and tools to support researchers and partners as they manage, analyze, share, communicate, and preserve their research data. S/he must collaborate closely with Libraries’ staff to ensure Research Data Services are aligned with the diverse needs of a broad variety of researchers, and s/he takes the initiative to identify and support the technical needs of researchers as well as suggest improvements and new services or workflows. S/he also actively participates in programs and projects in DPI including but not limited to the institutional repository (DRUM), digital publishing, and digital collections. The incumbent’s goals should be to facilitate broad dissemination of UMD-generated researcher data on appropriate platforms as well as ensuring the UMD Libraries is preserving data as necessary and required by policy. S/he engages in technical consultations with researchers to identify needs, provides instruction in tools for data collection, description, analysis, and exploration, and coordinates closely with both technical and non-technical staff throughout UMD Libraries to deploy technical solutions for data management. S/he works across disciplinary, departmental, and divisional boundaries to forge connections between problem sites, resources, and applications. S/he is the communication hub between a variety of teams to carry out data curation projects and related programs. S/he helps cultivate partnerships and strengthen collaborations between researchers, curators, technologists, and administrators.

Position: Part time (temporary) Cataloging Librarian

Location: Arlington Public Library – Arlington, VA

Originally posted on the UMD iSchool MLS listserv.

This position blends emerging metadata applications with that of traditional cataloging practices. Responsibilities include original & complex cataloging of materials in a variety of formats, including electronic resources. Reports to the Bibliographic Services Manager and works collaboratively within a dynamic and diverse team environment.

Duties can include:

performing original & copy cataloging of materials, including electronic resources, in a variety of formats to local andnational standards
resolving complex cataloging and post-cataloging problems
performing authority work and maintenance of bibliographic data
batch loading and processing large files of records


Minimum 2-3 years recent professional cataloging experience in a library setting
ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science
Experience using OCLC Connexion/bibliographic utilities, III Sierra/Millennium or other integrated library system, MarcEdit
Demonstrated understanding of national cataloging standards including RDA, MARC 21, LCSH and Dewey.
Strong attention to detail, problem-solving, organizational and communication skills
Strong computer skills including Microsoft Office suite
Effectively prioritize and balance multiple projects simultaneously
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a diverse team & rapidly changing technologicalenvironment
Ability to communicate, analyze and synthesize data and provide creative and workable solutions to cataloging problems

Salary: Hourly $24.40

Schedule: Schedule is Monday-Friday, 15-19.5 hours per week. This position is classed as part-time temporary. Temporary employees who work ten or more hours per week receive sick leave, but do not receive other paid leave or benefits.

Application process: Please submit completed application form, resumé, and 2-3 professional references (including name, title and contact information) to Deadline: July 20, 2016.