Two Library Positions- Towson University

Position: Librarian for Outreach & Student Engagement
Location: Towson University

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Albert S. Cook Library seeks an innovative and creative individual to serve as an outreach and student engagement librarian beginning Fall 2016. The individual in this
role will help develop and lead library programs related to student engagement, information literacy instruction, and library orientation, as well as connect the library with
campus-wide initiatives focused on student success, engagement, and academic wellbeing. This position also manages the library’s student leadership program and
supervises student participants. This librarian will also provide information literacy instruction, research assistance, and reference services to the Towson University
community and assist in curating library collections.


Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited library school. Strong commitment to student success through outreach and engagement.
Strong commitment to information literacy; skill in information literacy instruction and related pedagogy and assessment. Demonstrated knowledge of research and
reference resources in all formats. Proficiency in the use of electronic databases and web-based information delivery. Strong commitment to public service and user
satisfaction. Excellent communication skills, both oral and written; strong interpersonal skills. Ability to work effectively in a team environment and independently and
to work collaboratively with faculty and staff of the university.

Position Description (PDF)

Job Announcement / How to Apply (PDF)

Position: Library Associate for Resource Description & Access
Location: Towson University

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Albert S. Cook Library at Towson University is seeking a Library Associate to be responsible for ensuring that library resources are discoverable and accessible by library users. This individual utilizes
current library standards and guidelines to catalog e-resources and physical materials in a variety of formats; coordinates with the Library Associate for Electronic Resources to ensure that e-resources
are adequately represented, activated, and/or accessible; participates in a range of catalog database maintenance activities; manages the selection, cataloging, and overall coordination of the library’s
Leisure Reading Collection; and assists with training staff in department and library as required.
Adds or deletes bibliographic records, individually and via batch processes, for online monographs and serials; identifies appropriate bibliographic records for electronic serials, moving acquisition and
holdings information from existing print serial records as needed to conform with existing USMAI cataloging practice; edits bibliographic record batches with MarcEdit software to conform with requirements
of USMAI’s ongoing OCLC bibliographic record loader; creates original bibliographic records for e-resources when necessary; adds, deletes or edits bibliographic records for monographs and serials; manages
and resolves problems with bibliographic records and their display in the online catalog, Web discovery services, and other systems; maintains and regularly reports cataloging and collection statistics;
and coordinates and manages the library’s McNaughton Leisure Reading subscription service.

Bachelor’s degree and two years of related experience. The selected candidate must have excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills. Skill in using Microsoft applications, e-mail,
and internet navigation. Ability to learn and effectively use technology required for the work of the position. Library experience, experience with MARC 21 Format for Bibliographic Data, and experience
with cataloging e-resources preferred Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required
for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

Salary and Benefits Competitive salary with full university benefits that include excellent health, life insurance, and retirement plans; tuition remission; and 22 days of annual leave, 14 holidays,
personal and sick days.

Preference given to applications posted by July 26th. Requisition ID: 1600003O