Five Librarian Positions – Maryland

Title: Digital Projects Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, College Park

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Category: Librarian (Open Rank)
Department: Digital Conversion and Media Reformatting
Benefits: 22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave, 3 Days Personal Leave, 15 Paid Holidays, Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, Vision, and Prescription

As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore area, the University of Maryland Libraries serve more than 37,500 students and 4,200 faculty of the flagship College Park campus. The University of Maryland Libraries share the teaching, learning and research goals of the university. Its role as a key academic resource is evident in its service to the academic community and its actionable strategic plan. Recent membership in the Big Ten Academic Alliance is particularly meaningful to the University Libraries and will further propel the university’s ascendancy in academic excellence.

The Digital Conversion and Media Reformatting (DCMR) department manages digitization and conversion operations throughout the Libraries, performing in-house and arranging vendor-based projects. Primary focus is on digitization and conversion for preservation and access as well as collection development and planning. DCMR primarily digitizes special collections or rare materials for staff or patron requests and performs large-scale digitization projects. DCMR is a department within UMD the University Libraries’ Digital Systems and Stewardship (DSS) division. DSS strategic mission is to manage and to enable management and use of the UMD Libraries’ digital assets in all formats and media, in all phases of their lifecycle.

Reporting to the DCMR Manager, the Digital Projects Librarian will be a self-directed, production-oriented individual who will manage digitization projects, primarily grant digitization projects, and projects related to the grants for the University of Maryland Libraries. The incumbent will collaborate with staff in DCMR, Digital Programs and Initiatives, and many other collection departments in the Libraries; the Librarian may also collaborate with campus and other external partners. S/he will provide technical guidance and support to collection managers and other project team members in pursuing and managing digitization grants, support the processes and workflows specified in projects, and manage the assets created until they are ingested and archived. The Digital Projects Librarian will collaborate on writing grants in support of digitization projects, though the position is not contingent on grant funding. This position is intended to sustain or expand the Libraries’ ability to fund and support mass-digitization projects in all formats.

Required Qualifications/Education/Experience:

Knowledge of digitization and digital preservation research and practice
Knowledge of funding agencies and requirements
Strong project management skills including demonstrated ability to prioritize tasks, meet project milestones, document decisions and procedures, and communicate outcomes
Ability to use a digital asset management system or digital repository (e.g. Fedora, DSpace, ArchivesSpace, etc.)
Evidence of capability to manage budgets
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Demonstrated ability of attention to detail
Ability to create a program of research and service appropriate for Libraries faculty on the permanent status track
Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education by the start of employment, or an advanced degree in a relevant field
One year of prior work experience in a library or other cultural heritage institution
Project management experience
Experience supervising students or other employees
Experience with metadata standards and practices for digital objects used in libraries and archives (e.g. MODS/METS, Dublin Core, etc.)
Experience using a digital asset management system or digital repository (e.g. Fedora, DSpace, ArchivesSpace, etc.)
Experience with digitization, digital preservation, and relevant workflows

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Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevant credentials. For additional information, consult the following website:

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at . No relocation assistance will be provided. You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment. An application consists of a cover letter which includes the source of advertisement, a curriculum vitae (CV), and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until September 25, 2016.

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.

Position: Evening Library Services Technician

Location: Albert S. Cook Library at Towson University

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.


The Albert S. Cook Library at Towson University is seeking a Library Services Technician to perform a variety of library support and technical duties of moderate complexity
as appropriate to the diverse operations and specialized procedures of the Access and Outreach Services Department with special emphasis on stacks maintenance,
providing late night services, and closing the building. The regular hours for this position are Sunday-Thursday 6 p.m.-2 a.m.


High school diploma or equivalent and one year of Library or related public service 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 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.

Library experience preferred.

Position Description

Job Announcement / How to Apply

Positions: 3 Openings

Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library – Baltimore, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Enoch Pratt Free Library has the following job opportunities. Please click on the links below to find out more about these positions.

Librarian II – Serials Specialist

Salary: $44,858.00 – $54,520.00 Annually

The Pratt Library is accepting applications for a Librarian II for the Collections and Access Services Division in the Serials Unit.

The Serials Librarian manages magazine and journal subscriptions in all formats for the Enoch Pratt Free Library system, which consists of a Central Library, 22 branches, and 2 bookmobiles. The position is based in the Collection Management Department and reports to the Manager of the Technical Services Unit. The Central Library serves as the State Library Resource Center (SLRC) as well as the downtown branch of the Pratt Library, and the selection of resources reflects and supports the mission of both.

Librarian II – SLRC

Salary: $44,858.00 – $54,520.00 Annually

The Enoch Pratt Free Library is searching for qualified and experienced Librarians to fill several Librarian II positions for the State Library Resource Center (SLRC) Division. The departments currently in need are African American, Fine Arts, Humanities, and Maryland.

This is an intermediate level position that requires a commitment to public service and an awareness of the information needs of a large, urban, public library system. Included in this position is the opportunity to serve on Library committees, attend professional meetings, conferences, and workshops.
The Librarian II reports directly to the department manager.

Librarian Supervisor I – Regional Information Center

Salary: $62,000.00/Year

The Enoch Pratt Free Library/State Library Resource Center, a free public library system that serves the citizens of Baltimore and the State of Maryland is seeking a seasoned, professional Library Supervisor to work at an offsite location in the offices of The Baltimore Metropolitan Council. The Library Supervisor I will work under the direction and supervision of the State Library Resource Center Chief and the Executive Director of the Baltimore Metropolitan Council.

The Baltimore Metropolitan Council (BMC) is a quasi-governmental, non-profit planning entity in the Baltimore Region. The organization’s primary function is to support the Baltimore Regional Transportation Board (BRTB) and its regional transportation planning activities. The Library Supervisor will work as an information resource for the staff of BMC as well as the general public. A significant part of this position’s responsibilities is serving as BMC’s webmaster.