Position: Associate Director, Library Computing and Technology
Location: Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD
Full vacancy announcement available at ALA JobLIST.
As a key member of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL) Leadership team, the Associate Director of Library Computing and Technology provides leadership for the library’s information technology projects and infrastructure including the exploration, integration and implementation of new and emerging technologies. This faculty position advises library leadership on current, new and emerging library applications and knowledge systems advancing the HS/HSL vision, mission, and strategic plan. The Associate Director provides vision, oversight, and leadership for HS/HSL staff, public, and classroom computing; the HS/HSL Innovation Space; the internal library network and computing infrastructure; web development; instructional/collaboration technology and facilities; and technology initiatives.
Working in a highly collaborative library and university environment, the Associate Director 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 permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track position at a rank of Librarian II or Ill, reporting to the Associate Vice President for Academic Affairs/Executive Director Health Sciences and Human Services Library.
- Plan and develop the knowledge infrastructure, tools, and digital resources supporting the HS/HSL’s role in inter-professional education, collaboration, outreach, informatics, and translational science.
Maintain an open dialog and relationship with campus IT leadership on critical issues regarding the University of Maryland computing network and infrastructure, insuring a cohesive and unified approach
Collaborate with campus partners, diverse groups, teams, and committees for informed decision-making regarding the information technology infrastructure needed for HS/HSL.
Supervise the Computing and Technology Services staff, setting goals consistent with those in the HS/HSL and University Strategic Plans and Campus IT Plan.
Engage in strategic visioning and planning for new and emerging technologies in an academic health sciences library environment.
Represent the HS/HSL on campus, system, regional, and national health and library information technology committees.
Represent the HS/HSL in the adoption and technical integration of new University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions technology projects.
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.
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.
- Master of Library Science or equivalent advanced degree from an ALA-accredited program
- Previous experience in an academic setting
- Minimum of 3 years of experience managing and developing staff.
- Minimum of 3 years of experience developing projects in library applications, knowledge management systems, and new/emerging technologies.
- Experience developing and executing a strategic plan.
- Demonstrated project management and planning skills.
- Familiarity and experience with systems and applications advancing library services, knowledge informatics resources, and productivity in a Microsoft enterprise environment.
- Demonstrated deep experience with Microsoft Windows and Office.
- Demonstrated excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills
- Demonstrated excellent written, verbal, and presentation skills
- Demonstrated creative and innovative problem-solving skills
- Willingness and ability to travel both in-state and out-of-state for meetings and conferences
- 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 http://www.umaryland.edu/policies-and-procedures/library/faculty/policies/ii-100f.php.
- Experience in an academic health sciences environment
Ability to develop, articulate, and advocate a vision for library applications, knowledge-based systems; to analyze and apply trends in new and emerging technologies; and to advocate for the resources needed to support them in a team setting.
Ability to effectively lead a team of individuals with differing perspectives and skill
- 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; 3 references including names, email 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 February 26, 2018. Interested applicants should apply using the following link: http://bit.ly/ADLCAT.
MINIMUM SALARY: $75,000, commensurate with experience
BENEFITS: Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland.
Position: Library Assistant
Location: Association of American Medical Colleges, Washington, D.C.
Full vacancy announcement available at CUA SLIS blog.
The AAMC seeks a Library Specialist to support its Reference Center and Archives team. This individual conducts research using scholarly databases, academic journals, and other sources and prepares summaries of findings to AAMC staff. In addition, the specialist will provides timely delivery of information services including document delivery and interlibrary loan.
Responsibilities also include classifying and cataloguing various types of media according to industry best practices and internally-developed standards. The Specialist determines the need for and suggests purchase of additional source materials and information services.
Information Services: Respond to reference requests, primarily via email. Conduct reference interviews, complete secondary research on a variety of topics (particularly leadership, education, diversity, and health sciences) via scholarly databases including Scopus and PubMed, and collate citations for patron use. Develop research guides on the LibGuides platform relating to specific subjects and work teams. Provide instruction to patrons on research tools and Reference Center & Archives services.Technical services
Cataloguing and Technical Services: Purchase books as requested by Refence Center Director or other staff. Process and copy catalog books using OCLC Connexion and EOS Integrated Library system. Maintain circulating collection including shelf reading and periodic inventories.
Serials Management: Ensure uninterrupted access to institutional and individual journal, database, and ebook subscriptions. Troubleshoot basic technical issues and escalate as necessary. Keep usage statistics and recommend additions or changes to subscriptions. Handle all subscription renewals, vendor contacts, and billing.
Document Delivery & Interlibrary Loan: Fill requests for documents using DOCLINE and OCLC Worldshare. Maintain statistics and handle all internal billing for this service. Assist with copyright permissions requests.
Administrative Duties: Serve as first line of contact for all incoming requests in person and via email and phone. Purchase and complete expense reports. Schedule meetings, instruction sessions, and other events for the Reference Center & Archives. Utilize internal communications to advertise Reference Center & Archives events. Maintain LibGuides website
- Master’s in Library Science or equivalent Strong demonstrated customer service experience required, preferably in a library setting. Two or more years of experience in a library setting.
- Proficiency retrieving information from databases and/orvendors platforms such as PubMed, Ovid, Proquest, Nexis, ERIC, Web of Science Scopus
- Experience managing serials and/or interlibrary loan and document delivery including processing orders and statistical tracking
- Experience using integrated library systems required, circulation experience preferred
- Experience using DOCLINE or OCLC WorldShare preferred
- Experience using research databases such as or similar to PubMed, Proquest, and Nexis required
- Experience handling administrative procedures such as ordering, tracking, reconciling credit cards and other budgetary items required. Workday experience preferred.
- Experience using SharePoint preferred
- Experience with digital archival documents and databases, particularly CONTENTdm, preferred.
- Strong interest in using, learning and trialing new technologies to optimize library resources
- Ability to quickly pick up and implement new technologies
- Good understanding of library and/or knowledge management practices
- Strong verbal and written communications skills and a willingness to present
- Demonstrated information-seeking interest in particular for learning and investigating new technology applications
If a bachelor’s degree is required, related work experience may be substituted in some positions. One year of college course work at an accredited institution is equivalent to one year of related work experience.
Position: Library Applications Integration Manager
Location: Dahlgren Memorial Library – Georgetown University Medical Center, Washington, D.C.
Full vacancy announcement available at CUA SLIS blog.
Dahlgren Memorial Library (DML) acquires, organizes, and provides access to information services and resources in support of the mission of the University and GUMC, and consults and collaborates with GUMC faculty, staff, and students to integrate information resources and technologies into teaching, learning, research, patient care, and service.
The Library Applications Integration Manager is the in-house technical expert for all of the Dahlgren Memorial Library [DML] applications in support of the research, education and patient care missions of DML & GUMC. Reporting to the Senior Associate Director for Resources & Access Management, the Library Applications Integration Manager has duties that include but are not limited to:
- Supports 24/7, ubiquitous access to DML resources by serving as main administrator for DML’s OpenAthens authentication system.
- Answers patron questions in regards to their resource access, forwards problems to vendor, configures new resources within the platform, and runs reports.
- Investigates security issues with publishers, OpenAthens and UIS, and MedStar Georgetown University Hospital (MGUH) IT department as needed.
- Liaises with other GU libraries in regards to access and authentication issues. especially in regards to DML resources currently managed via the Main Campus EZProxy system.
- Establishes interoperability as much as possible between OpenAthens and other library and campus systems.
- Manages the DML Integrated Library System [ILS] including running reports, creating loan rules and item types, troubleshooting problems, loading patron data, determining Online Public Access Catalog (OPAC) interface and managing upgrades.
- Provides guidance to DML staff on current metadata standards and assists DML staff in following current best practices.
- Provides support for staff technology by keeping current, investigating and recommending and supporting software tools such as the ILLiad client software.
- Manages DML computing hardware and software inventory (above the standard university image).
- Provides backend support for tools on the Springshare platform, namely LibGuides, LibCal and LibAnalytics.
- Coordinates Biomedical Academic Computing Center (BACC) Classroom and BACC Laboratory software support with UIS.
- Manages highly visible, high interest DML public use software and hardware for 100+ public workstations, such as PHAROS print management and Xerox public copiers and printers.
- Designs, creates, and runs routine and spot-requested statistics reports upon request, using a Usage Consolidation tool; and assists with analyzing those reports, which provide critical, valuable use and cost-per-use-information for budget and finance decisions.
- Maintains functionality and content of the DML web site using Drupal or other UIS-Services-identified/determined backbone services, with guidance from and in collaboration with the Web Team and DML Senior Management
- Promotes library resources and services to GUMC schools and departments.
- Provides information on relevant library acquisitions, services, resources, and news through participation in the DML library liaison program.
- Provides reference, curricular and research support through individual/group consultation and team collaboration including instruction of students in workshops, orientations and required courses in the School of Medicine pre-clinical longitudinal curriculum.
- Participates as a member of the on-call reference services team and the Chat
- Reference Service.
- Master’s degree in Library or Information Sciences from an ALA accredited library/information school
- 5 years of relevant experience performing management of library systems and applications; preferably in a health sciences library environment
- Experience supporting academic health science needs, especially regarding reference, research and database searching assistance, and supervision of staff
- Extensive knowledge and experience with ILS management – preferably CyberTools and OpenAthens or EZProxy
- Advanced knowledge of system and data standards – preferably in a library setting
- Excellent verbal and written skills, and the ability to communicate clearly and effectively and to work well with members of an academic medical center community
- Strong service orientation. willingness to learn new skills, and ability to quickly adapt to changes in technology and the academic environment
- Commitment to accuracy and attention to detail, excellent organizational skills, and the ability to work in a fast-paced, team environment
- Drupal/web site management and Application Programming Interface (API) skills
- Knowledge of library/information integration into EMR/HER [Electronic Medical Records / Health Records]
- AHIP [Academy of Health Information Professionals] accreditation preferred – but if not accredited, expected to pursue once hired
Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Preliminary phone interviews will result in 2-5 candidates invited for on-site interviews until the position is filled, with a projected start date of Spring 2018.