Six Positions: Maryland

Position: Librarian, ZA-1410-3 (DE/CR)
Location: National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Silver Spring, MD
Salary: $68,036 to $106,012 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
This position is located in the Oceanic and Atmospheric Research (OAR), National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Central Library with one vacancy in Silver Spring, Maryland.

This position is also announced under vacancy number OAR-ARL-2018-0017, which is open to all Status Candidates. You must apply to both announcements if you want to be considered for both.

Responsibilities
As a Librarian, you will perform the following duties:

Under direction of the Library Director, coordinates bibliometrics and research impact projects within OAR and NOAA Line Offices to assess the reach and impact of NOAA research. Produce bibliometrics analysis in the form of regular and ad hoc reports, presentations, web pages, visualizations and databases.

Support NOAA authors by assisting to develop a program to encourage the use of persistent identifiers (such as ORCiD and Researcher ID). Leverage bibliometrics and research impact data respective to NOAA authors, contractors and grantee’s research output to help ensure full compliance with the NOAA Public Access to Research Results (PARR) Policy Plan, respective to inclusion of research publications within the NOAA Institutional Repository.

Promotes submission to, and use of the NOAA Institutional Repository by assisting with the creation and delivery of presentations, webinars, consultations, office meetings, educational materials, webpages and other promotional activities.

Contribute to the improvement of the NOAA Library web pages as a member of NOAA Library Web team.

Position: Dean of Miller Library and Academic Technology
Location: Washington College, Chestertown, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on the ALA JobLIST.

Description
Washington College invites nominations and applications for the position of Dean of Miller Library and Academic Technology (LAT). LAT supports excellence in teaching, learning, research and scholarship by providing to students, faculty and staff traditional and innovative services within a reliable, robust and secure technology infrastructure.

The Academic Technology unit was merged with Miller Library in 2015. Since then LAT has become a smooth functioning, high-performance unit on campus, with Library and Academic Technology staff working closely and collaboratively together to serve students, faculty and staff.

The Dean of Miller Library and Academic Technology will set the strategic direction for LAT going forward. Toward that end, the College seeks a transformational leader to advance the essential role of library and academic technology and to develop innovative solutions to 21st century educational challenges. The Dean will report to the Provost and Dean of the College and will be appointed with faculty status to the Miller Library chair.

The Dean of LAT will provide leadership, strategic planning and overall management of human, fiscal, curricular, technology and scholarly resources. The Dean, along with a dynamic team of engaged professional staff, is responsible for the day-to-day management of Miller Library and Academic Technology including in-depth and ongoing collaboration with the Office of Information Technologies.

The Dean collaborates with key academic and administrative leaders across the campus to deliver information and technology services that support the engaged teaching, learning and scholarship of faculty and students. As a member of the president’s senior staff, the Dean will actively participate in all its discussions, advising on matters related to college operations, initiatives and strategic direction. As a member of the faculty, the Dean will work closely with academic colleagues and advisory groups to envision and advise on innovative technologies to improve teaching and learning.

Requirements
The Dean of LAT must have the following experiences, attributes and capabilities:

  • Proven experience as a skilled leader and manager, with demonstrated ability to recruit and retain highly qualified professionals; assess and develop the talents of staff; and build a service-oriented organizational culture with teams committed to collaboration and high-quality results
  • A strong commitment to the liberal arts as evidenced by an advanced degree in a liberal arts subject area or equivalent academic or scholarly accomplishment
  • Deep understanding of and passion for the role of library services and academic technology in the teaching and learning environment of a residential liberal arts college
  • A strong and demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • Significant fiscal/budgetary experience
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, articulate and implement a vision and strategy for library services and academic technology to support teaching, learning and scholarship
  • Broad knowledge of the latest developments in academic technologies including planning, maintenance and security of the campus technology infrastructure information systems, library and academic/instructional technology issues, trends and strategies and the rapidly evolving role of technology as an educational tool
  • Experience with planning and leading significant library and academic technology initiatives including the ability to coordinate complementary priorities, manage change and complete projects in a timely manner
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with college leaders to define and support institutional policies, operations and strategic direction
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with multiple constituencies in a close community, forming relationships of trust and confidence and communicating effectively with all constituents including the communication of technical issues and terminology in language understood by the broader college community
  • Broad knowledge of legal issues and risks related to cyber security, privacy, data stewardship, intellectual property and copyright
  • A minimum of 10 years in library services and academic technology including significant experience in a leadership role

Academic Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Library and Information Science
  • At least a master’s degree in a liberal arts subject area

To Apply:  Please submit a cover letter, resume, and contact information of three professional references through our online portal by clicking here. Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Position: Media Resources Librarian (Professional Track Faculty, Contractual)
Location: University of Maryland Libraries, College Park, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on the ALA JobLIST.

Title: Media Resources Librarian
Category: Professional Track Faculty (Contractual)
Department: Libraries, Public Services Division, Library Media Services
Benefits: 22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave, 3 Days Personal Leave, 15 Paid Holidays, Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, Vision, and Prescription

As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore area, the University of Maryland Libraries serve more than 37,500 students and 4,200 faculty of the flagship College Park campus. The University of Maryland Libraries share the teaching, learning and research goals of the university. Its role as a key academic resource is evident in its service to the academic community and its actionable strategic plan. Recent membership in the Big Ten Academic Alliance is particularly meaningful to the University Libraries and will further propel the university’s ascendancy in academic excellence.

Library Media Services (LMS) is the central academic audiovisual library and multimedia provider for the University of Maryland Libraries and the campus. LMS collects and provides access to a variety of media collections, platforms and systems. LMS acts as access services, information and reference assistance site, and serves as the Libraries’ learning commons for media research, production and collaboration. LMS is both a physical and virtual service site that provides information services and curricular support as well as an array of multimedia facilities that are unique to the campus. LMS makes available many media formats having their own characteristics, uses, abilities, limitations and technical requirements. In a complex and time-critical technological environment, staff provide internal and external circulation, reference, curricular, research and technical assistance in person and online to the University community.
Under the direction of the Head Library Media Services, the Media Resources Librarian is responsible for activities in the following areas: collection development and management (40%); research, instruction and outreach (40%); and professional development, scholarship, and service (20%). The Media Resources Librarian assists in the service and organizational development of LMS related to traditional, digital and emerging media that support the research, teaching and learning priorities of the Libraries and the University. A successful candidate must:

  • Possess knowledge of film and media history, content, delivery and curricular practices
  • Knowledge of audiovisual, multimedia hardware and software, Windows and IOS computers, software and relevant digital media platforms; knowledge of library automated information systems.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and the ability to deal effectively and diplomatically with all patrons, library staff and visitors.
  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to set and modify work priorities independently with a high degree of initiative.
  • Strong commitment to outreach, proactive user services, diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse population.
  • Demonstrable troubleshooting skills and the ability to recognize need for technical assistance.

For the full position description and information on professional track faculty ranking, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.
Position is appointed as professional track faculty within the Faculty Specialist Ranks as established by the University of Maryland. This is a non-tenured, contractual position. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevant credentials.

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/62805. 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 curriculum vitae, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until September 16, 2018.

Position: Law Librarian III 
Location: Maryland State Law Library, Annapolis, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Essential functions:
The Discovery Services Librarian will be responsible for performing original and copy cataloging and classification of newly acquired legal, historical, academic and general information resources published in any format, using customary online bibliographic and cataloging tools. Provide accurate, timely, and thorough legal and historical research, reference, and referral services, via telephone, e-mail, online chat, and in-person, to the Maryland Judiciary, Maryland State agencies, the legal community, and the general public, using digital and print-based information resources. Manage the Library’s online catalog system (also known as an Integrated Library System, or ILS), currently Sierra by Innovative Interfaces and evaluate other database tools that have the potential for storing or accessing cataloged full-text digital records. Maintain the accuracy of cataloging records by updating bibliographic and holdings information as necessary. Provide technology support for the Library’s online catalog system and online bibliographic and cataloging tools (such as OCLC Connexion Client); provide technology support for Library’s online databases and resources. All other duties as assigned.

Education:     

  • Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited university.

Experience: 

  • Minimum of one (1) year of work experience working in a library setting.

Skills/Abilities:

  • Knowledge of the profession of librarianship, the legal system, current information technology and architecture, and trends in integrated library systems and discovery tools.
  • Substantial knowledge of RDA (Resource Description and Access) rules, MARC format, and Library of Congress subject heading and classification schemes and local or alternate cataloging rules.
  • Ability to perform both original and copy cataloging, including authority control, using OCLC cataloging software and local automated library and cataloging systems.
  • Knowledge of legal database retrieval and document delivery technologies, such as Westlaw Next.
  • Knowledge of legal, historical, and general information resources in multiple formats, including digital, print, and microform.
  • Ability to work well with a highly diverse customer base to assist with their legal information needs using a variety of communication methods, including telephone, e-mail, live online chat, and in-person dialogue.
  • Ability to analyze and solve complex legal research/reference queries using multiple sources in multiple formats.
  • Ability to exhibit reference competencies as described in the Professional Competencies for Reference and User Services, promulgated by the RUSA Task Force on Professional Competencies, and also the Body of Knowledge (formerly Competencies of Law Librarianship) promulgated by the American Association of Law Libraries.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to prioritize and organize multiple tasks and duties.
  • Ability to staff the reference desk for four (4) hour periods of time.
  • Ability to lift up to twenty (20) pounds.
  • Ability to perform all essential functions of the position.

Closing Date: September 14, 2018

Position: Teaching & Learning Librarian 
Location: Goucher College, Baltimore, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Job Summary:
Goucher College Library located 20 minutes north of Baltimore, MD is seeking an innovative, collaborative, and dynamic librarian who understands public services, information literacy instruction, and the changing technological environment in an academic library for the position of teaching & learning librarian. This full-time position will focus on providing users with information literacy skills and research expertise.

Responsibilities:

  • Reporting to the college librarian, the teaching & learning librarian will provide leadership and coordination of an information literacy curriculum that incorporates teaching and learning theory in support of a diverse community of users.
  • The librarian will coordinate the design, implementation, and assessment of innovative, user-centered research and course-integrated curriculum support activities.
  • The incumbent will also research, implement, and engage with technology supporting library instructional programs; work creatively and collaboratively to build partnerships with faculty, campus departments, and community groups; collaborate with other librarians to implement the Library’s strategic goals; and develop a program to improve teaching and learning through regular assessments.

Requirements:

  • Qualified candidates will possess a MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA accredited program or equivalent.
  • At least three years of teaching experience (secondary education, college-level, non-profit or corporate settings) with increasing level of responsibility for program components and assessment of impact on student success is required.
  • The ideal candidate will have experience teaching diverse, inclusive, and/or international populations.
  • The successful candidate will possess a significant, demonstrable talent for developing and delivering information literacy/research instruction with evidence of using active learning techniques.
  • The ability and knowledge to create virtual and physical learning materials and tools are also required.
  • Experience using Springshare’s library software is a plus.
  • We are seeking candidates with excellent interpersonal, presentation, verbal and written communication skills.
  • Some evening and/or weekend work may be required.

The review of qualified applicants will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Please submit the following application materials:

  1. Cover letter, with salary requirement,
  2. Resume
  3. Contact information for three professional references
  4. A learning materials example (handout, library guide, video tutorials, etc.)

Position: Digital Content Manager
Location: International Rescue Committee, Inc., Silver Spring, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Job Description:
The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people to survive and rebuild their lives. At work today in over 37 countries and 26 U.S. cities, the IRC restores safety, dignity, and hope to millions who are uprooted and struggling to endure. In the U.S., the IRC supports newly arrived refugees admitted to the United States by providing initial basic support and an expanding array of extended services through a network of staff members and volunteers, enabling refugees to establish new lives and become self-sufficient, productive citizens. Overseas, in addition to numerous humanitarian assistance programs, the IRC operates the Resettlement Support Center (RSC) for East Asia based in Bangkok, Thailand.

Implemented by the IRC the Cultural Orientation Resource Exchange (CORE) is a technical assistance program designed to strengthen linkages between overseas CO programs offered at all RSCs globally and CO delivered as part of reception and placement activities conducted upon refugees’ arrival.

Scope of Work:
CORE’s technical assistance approach aims to maximize digital technology to engage and support geographically dispersed staff from numerous resettlement organizations. CORE also uses digital channels to enhance pre-departure and post-arrival communication with refugees. As such, CORE hosts and manages the CORE website, an Online CO Certification Course, the Resettlement Navigator website, the Settle In mobile app, YouTube and SoundCloud channels, and an SMS dashboard, in addition to utilizing a large internal multimedia and resource library.

Reporting to CORE’s Education and Curriculum Officer and working in coordination with other CORE staff, the Digital Content Manager is responsible for managing CORE’s digital assets and platforms including tagging, storage, organization, maintenance, and back-end content management. The position will oversee routine digital analytics and make Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and other recommendations to improve traffic on digital channels. Writing content descriptions and editing multimedia assets may be also be required.

Responsibilities:
• Prioritizing the users’ experience, ensure that CORE’s digital channels achieve the highest industry standards of functionality, organization, and visual appeal;
• Manage content on CORE’s digital channels using WordPress content management systems and other relevant software;
• Edit multimedia assets to platform specifications as needed;
• Establish and evaluate digital analytics mechanisms submitting routine reports and making recommendations to increase traffic to and use of CORE’s digital resources;
• Assist with user testing and other assessments of CORE digital platforms as needed;
• Develop, manage, and maintain CORE’s digital photo and video library, including a consistent tagging and search system;
• Manage digital content in CORE’s internal shared files;
• Provide support to the CORE staff in the delivery, recording, and posting of webinars;
• Collaborate with other CORE staff to ensure maximum visibility and integration of all new CORE resources;
• Represent CORE at meetings, internal and external workshops and conferences, and other events as needed;
• Perform other duties as assigned.

Requirements:
• Bachelor’s Degree in computer science, library science, multimedia journalism, communications, or a related field required;
• Minimum 1-3 years related work experience, preferably including library science, knowledge management, and/or content management;
• Experience with WordPress website content management and familiarity with HTML required;
• Experience with online learning software, webinar technology, social media for social good campaigns, and multimedia production and editing strongly preferred;
• Knowledge of and experience using digital analytics tools (Google Analytics) and SEO strongly preferred;
• Strong commitment to social service or humanitarian assistance programs and willingness to adhere to IRC’s code of conduct;
• Demonstrated knowledge of the US Refugee Admissions Program and Cultural Orientation programs preferred;
• Excellent written and oral communication skills: the ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and partners;
• Solid organizational skills with the ability to juggle multiple tasks, set priorities, effectively manage time, and meet deadlines;
• Detail orientated and self-directed;
• The ability to be flexible and work well under pressure in a fast-paced team environment;
• Solid computer skills: facility with Microsoft Office, email/internet, and audio/video editing software

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