Three Positions — Maryland & Washington, D.C.

Position: Online Learning Librarian
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement available at ALA JobLIST.

The Loyola ▪ Notre Dame Library seeks a dynamic, innovative, and experienced librarian to join our Access, Research and Learning Department. The Online Learning Librarian will provide leadership and direct the creation, implementation, and assessment of online learning services and programs.
The successful candidate will communicate effectively and work collaboratively with other units in the library and on campus to build, position, and assess online tutorials and embed library materials into courses to support the information needs of a diverse population of undergraduates, graduates, and faculty at Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University.

Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin immediately and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit via email a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Online Learning Librarian” in the subject line to Lorena Dion, Administrative Operations Coordinator: ldion@loyola.edu.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Create and implement an innovative and effective program of online instruction including the development and assessment of a broad range of accessible teaching and learning objects including but not limited to web-based tutorials, instructional videos, research guides, and web sites fully integrating e-learning into the course management system and the curricula that support research and learning for faculty, students and staff of the LNDL community.
  • Proactively seek faculty partners to promote and integrate information and digital literacy instruction into academic programs.
  • Provide library research instruction to on campus and off-site students incorporating active learning into both in-person and online experiences.
  • Work closely with other units on the two campuses (Loyola University of Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University), to provide services to students, including technology services and online program support, to integrate library materials with course management software.
  • Investigate and implement enhancements to services for distance students.
  • Provide general reference service (some evenings and weekends required).
  • Perform liaison duties to promote services and resources to faculty.
  • Participate in other departmental and library-wide initiatives.

Required Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master’s in Library/Information Science;
  • Two or more years of instruction experience;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of current trends and issues in online education;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of online course management software and video conferencing software;
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Demonstrated leadership skills;
  • Ability to work creatively and effectively both individually and collaboratively;
  • Ability to thrive in a changing work environment and demonstrated commitment to professional development.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of or grounding in online learning theory;
  • Working knowledge of tutorial software (Captivate, Camtasia);
  • Coursework or degree in instructional technology design;
  • Working knowledge of open-source technologies, web design, or instructional design;
  • Familiarity with tools and standards for creating accessible online learning objects;
  • Familiarity with copyright law and “fair use” guidelines.

Position: Librarian / Cataloger
Location: Zimmerman Associates, Inc. – Washington, DC

Full vacancy announcement available at CUA SLIS blog.

ZAI is seeking librarians l capable of implementing and supporting best practices in print and digital librarianship, curation, and official repository management for academic and research purposes. In addition, candidates must have demonstrated and detailed understanding, expertise, and experience:

  • Creating and working with authority data (e.g.LC authorities, Getty vocabularies, ORCID, ISNI, etc.)
  • Normalizing information and data, including quality assurance and control
  • Using central data search and discovery platforms, such as central portal systems
  • Undertaking data audits and assessing repositories for quality control and compliance
  • Implementing and adhering to standard digital data and information formats (for both structured and unstructured data) and metadata standards and schemas
  • Creating, using, validating, and/or contributing to development of a wide variety of metadata standards
  • Implementing principles and practices related to linked data and semantic web applications, such as ontologies and RDF
  • Assessing metadata quality; coordinating metadata enhancement; and performing remediation to address better discovery
  • Serving as a metadata consultant and to assist in the development and implementation of best practices, procedures, workflows, and tools
  • Implementing best practices related to archival preservation and reuse

It is strongly preferred that Librarians have a graduate degree, preferably a Master of Science in Library and Information Sciences (MSLIS), and at least three years of related work experience.

Please submit resumes to careers@zai-inc.com.

Position: Data Warehouse Architect
Location: UMCP Libraries – College Park, MD

Full vacancy announcement available at CUA SLIS blog.

University of Maryland Libraries’ Digital Systems and Stewardship (DSS) Division provides systems support and development services to the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) Library Consortium (usmai.org). This 6-month contract position will work independently and collaboratively with DSS team members and staff at USMAI libraries to implement a data warehouse (DW) and business intelligence (BI) solution that addresses the short-term needs and long-term vision for data use and analysis by the consortium’s 17 member libraries.

The project involves establishment of a DW/BI program and completion of an initial data project. The Data Warehouse Architect is expected to lead the defining of program and project-level requirements, as well as lead design activities for technical architecture, data modeling, and BI tools. The Architect will work closely with developers and systems staff on the DW/BI implementation and ETL processes for selected data. The incumbent will be relied upon as an expert during all phases of the project.

Business analysis and requirements definition activities are essential components of the work and will require in-person meetings with staff and administrators at USMAI libraries located throughout the state of Maryland. Expenses for travel accommodations within Maryland State guidelines will be covered. Some telework is possible.

At USMAI’s discretion, project success may lead to awarding of one additional 6-month contract for subsequent data warehouse projects.

REQUIREMENTS

  • Knowledge of data warehouse planning and implementation best practices and resources
  • Knowledge of data warehouse and business intelligence tools and technologies
  • Knowledge of project management concepts and practices
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct business/systems analysis in order to define functional and technical requirements
  • Demonstrated ability to develop data models
  • Demonstrated ability to plan and design ETL processes
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • At least two years of experience supporting various stages of the data warehouse lifecycle

For the full position description, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/56507 . 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.

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