Three Positions- Maryland

Position: Associate Director, Library Applications and Knowledge Systems
Location: Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Reporting to the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs/Executive Director Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL), this faculty position will provide leadership for the library’s applications, knowledge systems, new and emerging technologies, and integrating the resources, services and programs of the HS/HSL. Working in a highly collaborative library and campus environment, the Associate Director for Library Applications and Knowledge Systems will manage 6.5 staff consisting of an internal library network administrator, web developers, support staff, an instructional technology specialist, and an emerging technologies librarian. This is a full-time, non-tenure track position at a rank of Librarian II or III.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide vision, oversight, and leadership for HS/HSL staff in public and classroom computing, the HS/HSL Innovation Space, the internal library network and computing infrastructure, web development, instructional/collaboration technology and facilities, and special knowledge-based projects and technology initiatives.
  • Monitor and recommend new and emerging library applications and knowledge systems such as next generation library catalogs, aggregated discovery tools, research and collaboration systems, instructional technology, digital archives, and simulation and presentation labs and tools.
  • Support and advise library leadership on technologies advancing the HS/HSL vision, mission, and strategic plan.
  • Consult with campus IT leadership on critical issues regarding the University of Maryland computing network and infrastructure to insure a cohesive, coherent, and unified approach.
  • Collaborate with campus partners, diverse groups, teams, and committees to provide expertise for informed decision-making regarding the technical infrastructure needed for HS/HSL to enable library-based campus projects such as the digital archive, knowledge informatics, data management metadata application and consultation, resource sharing, online teaching and learning, and discipline- and subject-based database development.
  • Plan and develop the knowledge infrastructure, tools, and digital resources that support the HS/HSL’s role in inter-professional education, collaboration, outreach, informatics, and translational science.
  • Support emerging partnerships with the clinical enterprise in the integration of knowledge and evidence-based resources into the electronic health record and into other clinical tools.
  • Represent the HS/HSL on campus, system, regional, and national health and library information technology committees.
  • Lead and represent the HS/HSL in the adoption and technical integration of new University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions discovery tools and library management systems.
  • Supervise staff and set goals for the Computing and Technology Division of the HS/HSL, consistent with those in the HS/HSL and University Strategic Plans and Campus IT Plan.
  • Balance technology needs with fiscal realities.
  • Identify library technology-oriented grant opportunities.
  • Participate in library or campus research using library application expertise.
  • Professional participation through presentations or publications regarding innovative library applications for practice, or programs in health sciences libraries.
  • Engage in strategic visioning and planning for new and emerging technologies in an academic health sciences library environment
  • Participate as a key member of the library management team in determining overall strategic direction for the HS/HSL.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:

REQUIRED:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library or information science (MLS/MLIS)
  • Minimum 3 years of experience managing staff and/or library-wide projects in library applications, knowledge management systems, and new/emerging technologies collaborating with multiple parties
  • Experience in an academic setting
  • Demonstrated experience and scholarship sufficient to be eligible for appointment at the rank of Librarian II under the University of Maryland Baltimore Criteria and Procedures relating to the Appointment, Promotion and Permanent Status for Librarian Faculty
  • Familiarity and experience with systems and applications advancing library services, knowledge informatics resources, and productivity
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills
  • Demonstrated excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills
  • Demonstrated project management and planning skills
  • Demonstrated creative and innovative problem-solving skills
  • Valid driver’s license

PREFERRED:

  • Experience in an academic health sciences environment
  • Ability to develop, articulate, and advocate a vision for library applications, knowledge-based systems, analyze and apply trends in new and emerging technologies, and the resources needed to support them in a team setting.
  • Ability to effectively lead a team of individuals with differing perspectives and skill sets.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of, and expertise in, new and emerging technologies and strategic plan development.

APPLICATIONS:

Application materials must include your CV/resume; a cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; three 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 8, 2017. Interested applicants should apply using the following link: http://bit.ly/LAKSLib.

SALARY: $75,000 minimum, commensurate with experience

Position: Project Archivist (Two Year Term Position)
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks an experienced, energetic, creative and self-motivated archivist for a 24 month term Project Archivist position to support the Archives & Special Collections Department. The successful candidate will prioritize working with the backlog of archival materials from Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. The Project Archivist will be responsible for adhering to accepted archival principles and standards during physical processing and description activities. The Project Archivist will work 37.5 hours a week under the direction and supervision of LNDL’s Head of Archives & Special Collections.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Process archival collections (accession, arrange, and describe) including manuscripts and institutional records.
  • Create DACS and EAD-compliant finding aids in ArchivesSpace.
  • Identify preservation and conservation needs in the collection and work with appropriate staff to address issues as necessary.
  • Coordinate the creation of cataloging records with LNDL’s Cataloging and Metadata Department.
  • Assist with reference and in-depth research consultation.
  • Support outreach efforts by assisting with classes and exhibitions.
  • Create content for social media platforms related to archival work.
  • Monitor reading room and interact with researchers as appropriate.
  • Lead a team of volunteers and work-study students.
  • Perform other duties as needed.

Required Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree
  • 1-2 years archival processing experience.
  • Working knowledge of archival technical standards including DACS, EAD, and EAC-CPF; understanding of Dublin Core and other metadata schemas.
  • Possess strong customer focus with exceptional interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Comfortable working with discrete confidential material.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Office, scanning software, and social media platforms.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team.
  • Possess strong organizational skills and be detailed oriented.
  • Ability to thrive in a changing work environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to stand on ladders and lift 50 lbs with or without accommodation.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Graduate degree in Library / Information Science from an ALA accredited institution with a concentration in Archives.
  • Two or more years working experience in an academic archives.
  • High degree of organizational, analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Demonstrated conservation and preservation work experience.
  • Experience working with AtoM, Archon, Archivists’ Toolkit or ArchivesSpace software
  • Records management experience.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with rare books.
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with institutional repositories and electronic records workflows.

Salary commensurate with experience. Please note: This is a two-year, full-time appointment with the potential for renewal.

Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Project Archivist Position” in the subject line to Lorena Dion, Administrative Coordinator: ldion@loyola.edu to apply for this job.

Position: Virtual Services Coordinator
Location: Baltimore County Public Library, Towson Maryland

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Under the direction of the Virtual Services and Media Creation Manager, supervises Virtual Services staff.
  • Provides answers to internal and external customers regarding the Library’s digital tools and platforms.
  • Provides system-wide support for implementation and staff training pertaining to technology, particularly regarding the transition to a SharePoint based staff Intranet.
  • Works with other departments, branches, teams, and Baltimore County Office of Information Technology to ensure that the website and intranet are up to date and in accordance with the BCPL style guide.
  • Provides support to the department by assisting with troubleshooting of digital tools such as Beanstack, the Make-IT Space, etc., on an as-needed basis.
  • Identifies emerging technology trends and presents them to the Department Manager.
  • Provides internal and external trainings about current and emerging technology including 3D printers, Virtual and Augmented Reality, New Virtual Reference Services, Contemporary Digital Gaming, Game design, etc.
  • Coordinates with Youth Services, Adult Services, and branch staff to ensure seamless training and coverage of departmental initiatives.
  • Answers virtual reference questions as needed in the department.

Job Requirements:

  • Master’s Degree in library science, information technology, or computer science preferred. A bachelor’s degree with comparable experience in a related field required. Two years of supervisory experience required.
  • Experience working with emerging technologies such as 3D printing and Virtual and Augmented reality.
  • Experience working with Content Management Systems.
  • Working knowledge of current technology trends, and the ability to learn and train others in the Unity game engine, 3D Printing best practices, and all major operating platforms for mobile and traditional computers.
  • Understands current gaming technology on a variety of platforms.
  • Demonstrates effective communication and relationship building skills with staff and stakeholders.
  • Demonstrates initiative by being a self-starter and works diligently to achieve departmental and strategic goals.
  • Seeks creative and appropriate solutions to address varying operational needs and embraces change.
  • Exercises good judgment when making decisions and applying policies and procedures to workplace issues.
  • Demonstrates excellent customer service skills while working with internal and external customers.
  • Must pass a post offer criminal background check and physical/drug screen.

To apply:
Send an email to humres@bcpl.net and attach two documents:

1) a completed BCPL employment application which you can find on our website at http://www.bcpl.info/sites/default/files/images/about-us/pdf/bcpl-employment-application.pdf and;

2) your cover letter and resume as one PDF document.

Include your last name in the title of the documents. Clearly indicate the job title, Virtual Services Coordinator in the subject line of your email.

Documents must be received by August 11, 2017 Vacancy #: 2018-014

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