Two Positions: Maryland & Northern Virginia

Position:Curator, Maryland & History Collections
Location: University of Maryland College Park-Libraries, College Park, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The University of Maryland Libraries, Special Collections & University Archives house premier research and teaching collections and pursues its mission in a collaborative, multi-faceted environment. The Curator of Maryland and Historical Collections has curatorial oversight over a rich collection area, which includes archival and manuscript holdings relating to the history and culture of the Maryland region (African-American history; agriculture; business history; the environment; family history and personal papers; cultural history, geography; newspapers; military history; politics and civic activities; women’s history); printed Marylandia; historic maps and photographs; historic preservation; women’s history and women’s studies collections; and other materials as determined by the collection policy.

The Curator has responsibility for building, maintaining, interpreting, and providing access to these collections that support the teaching and research missions of the University and the research community at large. The Curator has principal responsibility for a robust program for collection development, reference services, instruction, outreach and scholarly support. In addition the Curator assists colleagues with collection management activities, which include accessioning, descriptive access, digitization and preservation for materials in the collection area. As a faculty librarian, the Curator exhibits an active service profile and scholarly agenda.

Position: Evening Reference and Instruction Librarian (Part-time)
Location: Northern Virginia Community College (NOVA), Sterling, VA
Salary Range: $26/hour

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Basic Function
Provides reference, library instruction, and circulation services Monday through Thursday from 4-8 PM, with the possibility of additional hours not to exceed 29 hours per week, depending on funding and the candidate’s availability. This position is part-time with no benefits.

Duties and Responsibilities
Responsible for providing reference and circulation services. Responsible for teaching evening library instruction sessions. Responsible for providing assistance on library equipment and technology. Participates in library professional development programs.

Minimum Qualifications
At least 18 graduate credit hours in an ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS degree program. Library experience including in the use of integrated library systems and online information resources.

Preferred Qualifications
ALA-accredited MLS or MLIS. Experience working in an academic library. Experience providing library instruction or applicable teaching experience. Experience using Alma, Canvas, PeopleSoft, and Springshare products. Knowledge of Library of Congress Classification System.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Experience providing reference and circulation services. Experience using integrated library systems and online information resources. Skills in basic technology troubleshooting and use of computers. Strong customer service skills. Strong written and oral communication skills. Strong attention to detail. Ability to interact effectively with a diverse library user population. Ability to work independently.