Four Positions: Maryland

Position: ALMA Network Zone Manager
Location: Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC), Bowie, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Summary: The ALMA Network Zone Manager enables the success of the Washington Research Library Consortium (WRLC) university partners by managing, coordinating and contributing to resource management, discovery, resource-sharing and fulfillment in the Alma Network Zone. The Network Zone Manager is responsible for ensuring accurate information, database integrity and ongoing development to support workflows in all functional areas of the Alma platform. The ALMA Network Zone Manager works closely with library staff and with WRLC central staff to enhance collaboration and improve the efficiency and effectiveness of Network Zone workflows and operations. This position reports to the Director, Library and User Services.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. ALMA Network Zone management: Coordinates and implements the overall management of the Alma Network Zone for the WRLC. Assesses consortial needs, makes recommendations and implements approved Network Zone policies, procedures and access. Manages import, export and deletion of Network Zone records. Monitors monthly updates, tests enhancements and reports results. Troubleshoots issues arising within the Network Zone environment and resolves them in support of the partner libraries.

2. Shared electronic resource management: Manages shared electronic content maintained in the Network Zone, including the import, creation, activation and maintenance of shared electronic collections and testing of shared collections in the Primo discovery environment.

3. Library Systems support: Provides support and problem-resolution for the Alma environment for the WRLC libraries and for Trinity Washington University. Monitors existing, new, and proposed Network Zone functionality to support increased collaborative work, including engaging the technical services community about needed functionality and advocating with vendors for improvements and issue resolution. Contributes to planning for system developments and enhancements by working with library staff to identify problems, outline potential solutions, and implement requested configuration changes. Contributes to Primo support activities.

4. Outreach and Communication: Represents the WRLC organization on committees and task forces. Coordinates with library and university staff, vendors and other stakeholders to ensure the needs of all WRLC partners are considered in decisions. Regularly communicates status and planning information to appropriate WRLC staff and the library partners. Prepares and provides documentation on WRLC policies and recommended workflows. Develops reports and other management information resources as required. Works with library staff to provide training for new features/workflows as required.

5. Professional Responsibilities: Serves on committees and task forces as required. Provides constructive input for enhancements to services or revisions to policies and procedures. Serves as backup to other positions as necessary and perform other duties as assigned. Seeks new knowledge and update skills to enhance performance in all areas of responsibility.

Position: Archives & Reference Librarian
Location: Hagerstown Community College, Hagerstown, MD
Salary Range: Grade 10 – $42,134 annual salary

Originally posted on University of Maryland blogMLIS.

Education and Experience:
Education and experience – Must be currently enrolled in an ALA-accredited MLIS/MLS/IS program with a minimum of six credit completed, plus 2+ years of experience in an academic or comparable library environment; OR Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution, plus at least a year of experience in an academic or comparable library environment. Coursework and/or experience in archival work, including records management and archival organization. Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications. Familiarity with a community college environment. Skills and abilities – High level of expertise in reference services and use of online resources. Demonstratively strong customer service skills and ability to work with a variety of people including students, faculty, staff, and the general public. Strong presentation/teaching skills. Proficiency in oral and written communication. Ability to use varying styles, approaches, skills and techniques that reflect an understanding an acceptance of the role of culture in a diverse, multi-cultural workplace.

Position: Project Manager (Museum Specialist)
Location: Museum, Bowie, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Job Description

Project Manager – Object Cataloging Project

The Project Manager oversees all aspects of an object cataloging project for a Museum in the Washington, DC area. The Project Manager leads a team of artifact catalogers in conducting historical and genealogical research and writing object descriptions and donor biographies for inclusion in the Museum’s online catalog. The Project Manager trains staff, develops workflow procedures, reviews and edits all records and supervises staff responsible for cataloging a collection of thousands of museum artifacts in various materials.

The Project Manager is expected to work closely with the client throughout the duration of the project. The Project Manager is the point of contact with the client and CORESTAFF Services and is responsible for managing all aspects of the project.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide leadership and direction of the project
  • Develop, implement and evaluate program policies, procedures and standards
  • Manage organization and workflow
  • Hire, train, and provide guidance to catalogers
  • Perform quality assurance
  • Act as point of contact with client
  • Provide status updates to the client
  • Provide status updates to Corestaff management

Required Experience

  • Museum and/or library experience is essential.
  • A minimum of seven years of supervisory experience is required, preferably in a museum or library.
  • A Master’s Degree in art history, library science, history, museum studies or a related field is required.
  • Must have excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Foreign language skills preferred but not required.
  • Project management experience strongly preferred.

Position: Campus Access Services Supervisor
Location: Montgomery College, Takoma Park Silver Spring Campus, Maryland

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Montgomery College is Maryland’s premier community college, serving more than 60,000 students each year through credit and noncredit programs. We are dedicated to providing an exceptional education for all of our students, and we recognize that our faculty and staff are integral to our continued success. We give employees the environment, tools, and opportunities they need to make a difference.

Job Description Summary
Montgomery College, Takoma Park Silver Spring Campus, has an immediate need for a full-time Campus Access Services Supervisor, S03164, in the Library. The normal work schedule is Monday – Friday, 9:00am-5:30pm and may vary by semester based on the needs of the department. The position is exempt and non-bargaining.

Montgomery College is a public, fully accredited, open admission institution. Led by President DeRionne P. Pollard, Ph.D., Montgomery College is dedicated to student success and widely recognized for the quality and scope of its academic programs. Do you want to join us in our mission of providing an exceptional education and fostering student success? The faculty and staff of MC are integral to our continued excellence. We are looking for dedicated professionals for opportunities throughout the College.

Job Description
The Montgomery College Library facilitates student success by collaborating with the College community in the creation and delivery of innovative services in a culture of excellence and accountability. The Montgomery College Library has three libraries on three different campuses. This position provides oversight to access services on one campus. The Campus Access Services Supervisor is responsible for ensuring effective service-oriented management of access services, including the daily operations, long term planning of circulation services and the single service desk, information services, course reserves and stacks management operations, routine patron IT support and access in the library, fines and fees, and assuring facility maintenance and security. Makes recommendations to improve the quality of services and contributes to and participates in collegewide library planning and decision making.