Three Library Positions – Maryland

Title: Information, Research, and Instruction Librarian
Location: University of Maryland – Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist

The Information, Research, and Instruction Librarian is a critical public services position at the Health Sciences and Human Services Library at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. This faculty librarian position is a member of the Information Services Department, providing front line support for the research and teaching/learning needs of students, faculty, and staff at the University. The Information Services Department is home to reference services, circulation services, and other innovative public service programming. Reporting to the Head of Information Services, the Information, Research, and Instruction Librarian actively collaborates with faculty and staff throughout the HS/HSL.

This library faculty member advances the research mission of UMB. With a strong commitment to outstanding public service, the dynamic and forward-thinking Information, Research, and Instruction Librarian brings initiative, creativity, and enthusiasm for teaching, learning, and collaboration to this user-focused front line position. This librarian designs and develops library-based onsite programs and services to advance user success.

This is a permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track faculty position at a rank of Librarian I or II. Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library’s faculty. For more information see the University’s “Criteria and Procedures Relating to the Appointment, Promotion and Permanent Status for Library Faculty”:


  • ALA-accredited MLS degree.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated strong service orientation and skills.
  • Expert searching skills in health sciences databases.
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver quality instruction online and in person.
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and to prioritize varied projects.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.


  • An undergraduate degree or comparable background in biological or health sciences.
  • Public service experience in an academic or health sciences library environment.
  • Experience providing instruction to a range of audiences, including faculty and students.
  • Knowledge of copyright compliance and the legal use of e-resources in teaching, learning, and research.
  • Evidence of professional and scholarly activities.

Application materials must include your CV/resume; cover letter; 3 references including names, addresses, and phone numbers; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by September 1, 2017. Interested applicants should apply using the following link:

Position: Social Work/Psychology/Education Librarian

Location: Universities at Shady Grove-Priddy Library – Rockville, MD
Closing Date: August 17, 2017

Full vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist

Serves as library liaison to specified programs, which involves, but is not limited to, promoting services available through the Priddy Library, providing information literacy instruction, supporting faculty research, creating web and digital content, and developing and managing collections in assigned subject areas. (45%)

Designs and delivers research and information literacy workshops to individuals and groups. Provides general and specialized information assistance and research consultations in person, by phone, by e-mail and through chat. Discovers and implements innovative technologies to advance teaching and learning, research, communication, collaboration, and information literacy. Maintains a strong knowledge of current and emerging trends, particularly in the areas of information literacy instruction, assessment and research methods. (35%)

Participates in UMD Libraries and USG activities. Participates in professional development activities, such as continuing education, service to the library community and scholarship/creativity. (15%)

Assists with special projects and programs as assigned. (5%)


MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution of higher education or from a master’s level program in library and information studies accredited or recognized by the appropriate national body of another country.

Advanced degree in education, psychology, social work or related field.

EXPERIENCE (Be specific, indicate the minimum years of experience and skills needed):

Experience providing reference and research assistance in an academic or special library.
Experience using electronic resources. Experience with information literacy instruction.
At least two years professional experience in academic/research library.

Experience with or aptitude for working effectively and creatively with faculty and students.
Knowledge of public data sets and data management practices. Knowledge of the research process and evolving models of scholarly communication, open access, institutional repositories, and other trends in information science.
Demonstrated knowledge of and enthusiasm for the integration of new technologies into the delivery of information services.
Experience with collection development
Experience using digital and web technologies in the delivery of library services Ability to work effectively with a diverse faculty, staff, and student population.
Flexibility, adaptability, and the ability to work successfully in a complex, dynamic environment with competing demands. Strong public service orientation.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to work well both independently and collaboratively with colleagues, faculty and staff in a rapidly changing and dynamic environment.
Commitment to professional growth.

To apply, please use the following URL:

Position: University Archivist 
Location: University of Maryland Libraries – College Park, MD

Full vacancy announcement available at ALA Joblist.

The University Archivist/Special Collections Librarian is responsible for the University of Maryland collection group within SCUA and collaborates with other curators in the division to provide overall direction for reference services, accessioning, arrangement, description, preservation, cataloging of manuscript and archival materials, instruction, and outreach. Reporting to the Director of Special Collections and University Archives, the University Archivist builds, maintains, interprets, and provides access to the University Archives and assesses collection needs, establishes priorities, and represents the collection area to the University of Maryland community and external organizations and individuals.  The successful candidate for this position will:

  • Lead the University Archives as an organizational innovator, facilitating the ongoing development of a flexible work environment that places a premium on strategic priorities, project orientation, a work culture that is both fluid and accountable, and an excellent staff.
  • Demonstrate creativity in identifying and allocating resources through donor relations, fundraising, grants, partnerships, budgeting, and flexible staff deployments.
  • Articulate a vision for the University Archives in the 21st century that takes into account new collecting opportunities in a born-digital information environment and the changing nature of primary documentation in a post-industrial society.
  • Articulate a vision for services that transcends collection management and incorporates dynamic activities in the areas of discovery, teaching, preservation, digital presentation to online communities, outreach to new audiences, off-campus partnerships, and alliances with the teaching faculty, students, and colleagues on the library faculty.
  • Serve as point of contact for the University Archives’ services to campus and off-campus partners, including the University administration, Intercollegiate Athletics, the Alumni Association, University Relations, and other entities.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: Must be able to tolerate occasional dirty/dusty conditions and be able to reach, stoop, bend, lift, and move objects. Must be able to tolerate the stresses engendered in a multi-faceted, rapidly growing archives program responsive to a broad user base.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Oversees the work of the Assistant University Archivist, Athletics Archivist, and the University of Maryland collection groups’ hourly student employees, contract- or grant-supported personnel, interns, and volunteers.

QUALIFICATIONS (Knowledge, skills, and abilities): Must have thorough knowledge of archival theory and practice. Must be able to work effectively with others in a team setting. Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication skills and in assisting researchers in a special collections setting. Must be able to manage a broad variety of tasks in response to varying time pressures with shifting priorities and changing constraints. Must possess a strong service orientation and the potential for professional contributions.


Required: ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science with an emphasis on formal archival education and training, or a master’s degree in history, American Studies, or other relevant discipline, with experience in archives, archival course work, or archival certificate.

Preferred: Advanced degree/graduate study in history or other relevant discipline.

EXPERIENCE (Be specific, indicate the minimum years of experience and skills needed):

Required: At least three years of professional archival experience in an academic library including responsibility for supervising the processing of manuscripts and archives. Demonstrated ability and initiative in processing, reference, outreach, donor relations, and administrative activities.

Preferred: Work experience in a university archives setting; knowledge of electronic records; and supervisory and project management experience are desirable.

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 resume, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until September 4th, 2017.