Two Positions: Maryland & Virginia

Position: Digital Collections and Metadata Librarian
Location: Maryland Historical Society, Baltmore, MD

Full posting on University of Maryland MLIS Jobs.

The Maryland Historical Society seeks a full-time Digital Collections and Metadata Librarian. The position is responsible for providing leadership in the development, implementation, and assessment of metadata infrastructure, policies, and procedures to support discovery, access, management, and preservation of the Library collections. They will play a key role as the administrative owner of the Library’s and Museum’s digital asset management and preservation system. The candidate will contribute to strategic initiatives to build our digital collections, and capacity to collect, preserve, and make available digital and digitized content. The position reports to the Library Director and will work in close collaboration with colleagues across the Library and Museum collections teams.

Responsibilities

  • Create or oversees the creation of high-quality original cataloging and metadata for museum objects, as well as digitized and born-digital special collections, applying national cataloging and metadata standards.
  • Provide leadership in identification, planning, and implementation of data normalization and remediation projects.
  • Provide clean-up, enrichment, and transformation of legacy records and migrates data between systems.
  • Responsible for the management of library systems, including digital asset management system; manages configurations, plug-ins, software updates, and user accounts.
  • Act as primary liaison for the institution to open sources software communities, and to hosting vendors. Responsible for thinking about how all collections systems interrelate, and designing and executing efficient and effective integrations and workflows across systems.
  • Collaborates with colleagues to develop local standards and best practices for systems use.
  • Works with colleagues in implementing professional standards and best practices and setting priorities for collection management, processing, description, digitization, and discovery.
  • Participate in general planning and policy development in the support of strategic directions; assist in project development for fundraising activities as appropriate; plan and manage specific library projects.
  • Participate in professional organizations, and keeps abreast of current theory, practice, and innovations in the field.

To apply:
Please submit a cover letter, resume with three professional references, and salary requirements to jobs@mdhs.org. Include in the subject line: Digital Collections and Metadata Librarian. Incomplete applications may not be considered. No phone calls, please.

Position: Student Success and Inclusion Librarian
Location: George Mason University, Fairfax, VA
Salary: Commensurate with qualifications, experience and rank; not less than $57,500.

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
The George Mason University Libraries seeks an innovative and collaborative librarian to fill the position of Student Success and Inclusion Librarian. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason’s academic and culturally inclusive environment.

Responsibilities:
The Student Success and Inclusion Librarian is a collaborative, student-centered teacher-librarian on the Teaching and Learning Team. The individual is responsible for providing library services such as information literacy instruction, research support, and outreach expertise for the Teaching and Learning Team’s academic and co-curricular partners. The position reports to the Lead, Teaching and Learning Team and works in an innovative and adaptive public service environment.

This individual will apply sound and current assessment principles and methodologies to maintain and revise the University Libraries’ Student Learning Assessment Plan. As the librarian responsible for coordinating the Student Learning Assessment Plan, the Student Success and Inclusion Librarian analyzes assessment data to improve instructional services, answer research questions, identify possible data relationships, and interpret results for internal reporting. This individual will work closely with other librarians and instructional staff to develop student learning assessment competencies as well.

The Student Success and Inclusion Librarian will identify, build, sustain, and assess relationships with campus units and organizations serving distinct student populations, and work towards campus goals around access equity and inclusion. These units include, but are not limited to, the Office of Diversity, Inclusion, and Multicultural Education (ODIME) and the Early Identification Program (EIP). The individual is also the primary library contact for all interactions with the Assistive Technology Initiative.

This individual will provide liaison services to assigned academic programs or departments, which includes information literacy instruction, student and faculty teaching/learning support, and may involve collection development responsibilities. The Teaching and Learning Team focuses on undergraduate education across the university, including (but not limited to) the Honors Program, the Communications Lab, Mason/NOVA ADVANCE, English Composition, the School of Integrative Studies, and the Bachelor of Individualized Study (BIS) program. As a member of the Teaching and Learning Team, incumbent will assist patrons in the use of teaching and/or research resources, and will provide general and specialized reference and research assistance.

The Student Success and Inclusion Librarian will actively participate in the work of the Teaching and Learning Team, including participating in and contributing to team-based projects. In the absence of the Lead, Teaching and Learning Team, this individual may be asked to fulfill a senior librarian supervisor role and mediate and resolve issues as necessary.

This individual will also engage in professional development, scholarship, and service, in accordance with university/library standards for appointment renewal and promotion. This includes serving on committees, task forces, projects, etc. within the Mason University Libraries, and the university.