Four Positions – Maryland

Position: Outreach Librarian
Location: ICF, Bethesda, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on CUA SLIS blog.

ICF assists the National Library of Medicine, Specialized Information Services Division, Outreach and Special Population Brach (OSPB) with a variety of public health communication activities and is looking for an Outreach Librarian to support their digital resources and outreach programs. The Outreach and Special Populations Branch (OSPB) develops resources, trainings and outreach programs for a variety of populations including minorities, health professionals and consumers. The outreach librarian will become familiar with the resources, intended audiences, and project goals and work closely with staff to carry out specific tasks related to development, delivery and evaluation of services.

Primary Duties Include:

  • Collect, compile, organize and report monthly, quarterly and annual web and social media metrics for SIS resources and social media accounts
  • Use TeamSite (templated web design environment) to add, edit/update website content,
  • Develop plans, goals, communications strategies and metrics for SIS/OSPB social media feeds including Twitter, Facebook, and Pinterest, among others
  • Monitor, write, review and post on SIS Twitter accounts, GovDelivery, and other tools for promoting SIS resources
  • Participate as a member of the SIS digital communications team
  • Oversee and troubleshoot OSP listserv using GovDelivery
  • Propose new opportunities for digital communication endeavors
  • Enter, edit and maintain SIS projects in the NLM outreach projects database
  • Maintain SIS promotional resources

Additional Duties May Include:

  • Locate, evaluate and organize health information for specific population websites
  • Ensure Web documents are Section 508 compliant; experience with section 508 compliance not required, but highly desirable
  • Test training materials and participate in training team activities
  • Attend meetings with potential opportunities to interact with public health professionals, educators, health professionals and librarians

Basic Qualifications:

  • Must be a graduate of an accredited MLS program
  • Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills. Writing sample required.
  • Demonstrated professional experience with social media marketing
  • Demonstrated experience with basic HTML coding and code manipulation
  • Demonstrated experience publishing content to Web sites, use of a content management system (CMS) or templated web design environment preferred
  • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Office products
  • At least one year of professional level work experience

Preferred Skills / Experience:

  • Background in science, public health, allied health, desirable, but not required
  • Experience with section 508 compliance highly desired, but not required
  • Knowledge of NLM informational resources
  • Demonstrated experience with Google Analytics and/or other analytics software
  • Experience delivering trainings and informational presentations

Professional Skills:

  • Ability to work within a team environment and contribute to consensus-based decision making
  • Ability to identify, analyze, and solve problems creatively and independently
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously and shift priorities as directed
  • Able to efficiently work in fast paced environment with team members
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to work with diverse levels of staff and stakeholders

ICF offers an excellent benefits package, an award winning talent development program, and fosters a highly skilled, energized and empowered workforce.

Position: Librarian III / Public Services Specialist
Location: Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS), Various Locations in Prince George’s County, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

The Prince George’s County Memorial Library System (PGCMLS) is searching for dynamic Librarians/Public Services Specialists with supervisory experience and outstanding organizational skills to manage generalist branches in the Central Area of Prince George’s County and an Adult Services Department in the Northern Area of the county. The positions offer a hiring salary, commensurate with experience and qualifications, negotiable from $54,062/year depending on qualifications. We offer an attractive benefits package, including multiple health insurance options; participation in the Maryland State Teachers Retirement System; and credit for time spent at other public libraries when calculating annual leave accrual and sick leave transfer, under certain circumstances. And we offer exceptional training opportunities for staff throughout their entire career with the Library.

Job Summary: Under the direction of the Area Manager, provides quality reference and readers’ advisory service, promotes services and collections in a large branch or the information department in a generalist branch, promotes services and collections in a large branch or the information department in a generalist branch. Coordinates the maintenance and development of the collection, manages departments in a large branch or the information department in a generalist branch. Trains, supervises and evaluates staff in supervisory line. Assumes authority for the branch in the absence of the Area Manager, if the Area Manager cannot be reached by phone. Keeps abreast of professional developments and seeks to continually improve performance. Performs circulation duties as applicable. Substitutes in other branches. Adheres to all PGCMLS policies and procedures and the union contract.

Requirements
Education and Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program or related area.
  • Three years of professional experience or experience working in a library setting required.
  • Three years of supervisory experience required.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Ability to gain thorough knowledge of Prince George’s County Memorial Library System’s practices, policies and procedures.
  • Ability to act as a representative of Prince George’s County Memorial Library System’s to the public.
  • Considerable knowledge of literature, reference and information materials, publishers, and periodicals required.
  • Knowledge of public library reference tools, including web and database searching.
  • Strong communication and customer service skills.
  • Strong organization and problem solving skills.
  • Ability to work independently and with volunteers.
  • Ability to operate relevant computer systems including hardware and software, such as Microsoft Word, electronic databases, e-mail, and internet navigation in addition to other office equipment and security/alarm systems.

Position: Director of Information Technology Services
Location: University of Maryland – Baltimore County, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

The Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) seeks an individual to provide vision, leadership and strategic direction for a wide range of digital systems and services including new technology and library legacy technologies. The position is responsible for ensuring quality and reliable delivery of library technology systems and services and should encourage exploration in support of teaching, research, learning and collaboration for current and a new generation of library users. The position works closely with the UMBC Division of Information Technology, library and university personnel. The incumbent, as an Associate Director of the Kuhn Library & Gallery, will be part of the Library Executive Committee and have a voice in developing library policy for the 21st Century. The position reports to the Library Director.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Develops a technology plan that builds on the University’s and Library’s strategic plans to address new opportunities and pursue possibilities of adapting and applying technology solutions. Participates in library planning; serves on library-wide and university committees and task forces including the Library Executive Council. Works in partnership with the campus Division of Information Technology for discovery, planning and implementation of new technology. Leads the library’s investigation and implementation of emerging technology to better serve the campus. Keeps current with trends and issues in the IT industry, including current technologies and costs. Provides leadership in coordinating and defining technology requirements for library-wide projects and initiatives. Oversees Library Information Technology Services composed of library faculty and staff and student employees and works with other areas of the library and university that are affiliated with technology. In partnership with the Division of Information Technology insures that library systems and computing are robust and operational.

Requirements

  • ALA accredited MLS or equivalent advanced degree.
  • Minimum 5 years of progressively responsible professional experience in IT-related project management in one or more of the following in an academic library setting:
    • Database development
    • Network engineering
    • Hardware and software upgrades to mission critical applications
    • Application development
  • Experience with library technologies and technology planning and demonstrated knowledge of current technology trends.
  • Strong analytical and decision making skills.
  • Demonstrated project management experience.
  • Evidence of leadership and management ability.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including ability to communicate clearly, knowledgeably and personably both orally and in writing.

Position: Teaching and Learning Librarian (Open Rank)
Location: University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

The University of Maryland Libraries seeks a creative and service-oriented professional for the position of Teaching & Learning Librarian. Reporting to the Head of Teaching and Learning Services, this position will contribute to a learner-centered information literacy instruction program by leading information literacy instruction for first year students and designing, creating, and maintaining online learning objects such as web-based tutorials, instructional videos, and research guides. The successful candidate will enjoy teaching and engaging with students, partnering with campus services, and supporting evidence-based practice through the design and implementation of student-centered assessment. As a member of the Research and Learning division, the incumbent will serve as liaison to the assigned academic programs, responsible for engaging with the program, developing subject specific library instruction and providing general and specialized research assistance.

The Teaching and Learning Librarian is responsible for three categories: 1) librarianship, 2) service and 3) scholarship and creativity. Librarianship includes supporting the Libraries information literacy program, liaison assigned academic programs, and providing general reference and instructional assistance. Service includes a variety of work for the Libraries, University and profession, typically through service on committees beyond the assigned area of responsibility. Scholarship and creativity may come in several forms, but typically regarding subject specialization as it relates to undergraduate education.

EDUCATION

Required: MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution or international equivalent by date of hire.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required:

  • Engagement with trends in higher education, including, but not limited to, the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education.
  • Knowledge of online learning techniques, including the ability to design library tutorials, videos, and learning objects.
  • Knowledge of pedagogical practices, instructional design, and assessment of student learning.
  • Commitment to evidenced-based and reflective practice, evidenced through engagement in professional development, service opportunities, scholarship, or coursework.
  • A strong and visible personal and professional commitment to diversity and inclusion as a means to support institutional excellence.

EXPERIENCE

Required:

  • Experience implementing information literacy theory and practice in the classroom.
  • Experience or aptitude in designing and leading professional development activities around pedagogical theories, learning techniques, and/or student-centered learning.
  • Experience developing learning objects such as tutorials and videos.
  • Demonstrated ability to bring creative ideas forward in service of helping students learn about the value and use of libraries for their academic and personal success.

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

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: http://www.president.umd.edu/policies/2014-ii-100b.html.

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/57112. 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, curriculum vitae, resume, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until February 21, 2018 with the best consideration date of February 12, 2018.

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