Three Positions- Maryland

Position: Open-Rank (Assistant/Associate/Full) Professor
Location: iSchool at the University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Position: Full-time tenure-track or tenured faculty position in the College of Information Studies, University of Maryland, College Park


The iSchool at the University of Maryland ( seeks an energetic, creative, and forward-thinking individual for a tenure-track or tenured faculty position in a diverse and interdisciplinary environment where teaching, service, and research are highly valued.

We seek a colleague who will be a leader in research and teaching in the area of information behavior – the individual, community, and socio-political processes by which people need, seek, and use information. This area includes, but is not limited to, information seeking, information needs, information use and sharing, information literacy, and human information interaction. In particular, we seek someone whose work examines the roles and impacts of new information, communication technologies, and media in shaping information behavior, as well as expands the parameters of information behavior research and theory development. Ideal candidates will demonstrate novel and impactful research relevant to information behavior. Preference will be given to candidates whose research, teaching, and service demonstrate a strong commitment to ethics, social justice, diversity, and equitable access to information.

The College of Information Studies has a rapidly expanding Bachelor of Science in Information Science (BSIS) degree program, three Master’s degree programs (Master’s in Library and Information Science (MLIS), Master of Science in Human-Computer Interaction (HCIM), and Master’s in Information Management (MIM)), and a doctoral program, with information behavior issues suffused throughout all College curricula.

Position: Metadata Acquisition Specialist
Location: LAC Federal, Beltsville MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

LAC Federal seeks an experience Metadata Acquisition Specialist to work for a client in Beltsville, MD. The Specialist will support the development and maintenance of metadata files received from publishers. Work will be performed on-site. This is an ongoing, annually renewed, full-time (40 hour a week;Monday – Friday) benefited position.


Support the development and maintenance of metadata files received from publishers, coordinates with publishers and other suppliers, and maintains records on licenses and agreements.
As new metadata is received, the Specialist is responsible for reviewing supplied metadata for compliance with established standards and works with supplies to remedy noncompliant metadata.

Position: Reference & Instruction Librarian (Part-time)
Location: UMBC, Baltimore MD
Minimum salary $35,000

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

We seek an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented individual to work as subject librarian in the humanities and to provide general reference assistance to the UMBC community. The successful candidate is expected to provide a wide range of reference, instructional, and outreach services to students, faculty, and staff. This position will work closely with the Instruction Coordinator to design and deliver library curriculum and instruction activities for first-year courses, including English 100 and Introduction to an Honors University seminars. This position is ¾ time–30 hours per week. Applicants should provide a cover letter, a resume or curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information for three professional references. Please submit all application materials to: Patrick J. Dawson, Albin O. Kuhn Library and Gallery, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, MD 21250,

For questions about submitting application materials, contact Jill Johnson ( For questions about the position, contact Katy Sullivan ( Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2017 and will continue until the position is filled.