Research and Instructional Technology Librarian: Thurgood Marshall Law Library

Position: Research and Instructional Technology Librarian
Location: Thurgood Marshall Law Library, Baltimore, MD

The University of Maryland School of Law, Thurgood Marshall Law Library seeks a highly motivated, creative, entrepreneurial professional to serve as a Research and Instructional Technology Librarian.  The School of Law, located on the campus of the University of Maryland in Baltimore, is a vibrant institution with a commitment to innovative specialty programs, outstanding clinical legal education, and public service. 

Position Description:

The Research and Instructional Technology Librarian is responsible for promoting and supporting beneficial uses of technology among faculty, staff, and students; teaching classes on legal research; providing research and reference assistance; and supervising the Law Library’s instructional technology specialist. This is a faculty librarian position reporting to the Head of Research Services. The Research Services Department consists of four professional librarians, a managing research fellow, a research fellow, an instructional technology specialist, and a research services assistant. 

Responsibilities:

  • Monitor, evaluate, implement, and promote instructional technologies that will support faculty, students, and staff, in their teaching, research, and scholarship.
  • Assist Law School faculty in the development and production of online, blended, and flipped courses.
  • Supervise and evaluate the work of the Library’s instructional technology specialist.
  • Administer, troubleshoot, and provide training in support of Blackboard, the Law School’s learning management system, and other instructional technologies.
  • Develop and provide in-house training and workshops for instructional technologies.
  • Design and produce research and instructional technology tutorials, guides, and videos.
  • Monitor and participate in campus technology initiatives and committees and serve on other committees or work groups as assigned.
  • Teach introductory and advanced legal research courses and workshops as assigned.
  • Work closely with faculty and students to provide reference and research assistance.
  • Participate in the Law Library’s liaison program. Work collaboratively with library faculty and staff to develop outreach activities to promote library programming, resources and services.
  • Participate in professional, campus, or consortial library activities.
  • Share responsibility for collection development and for staffing the User Services Desk.
  • Assist with other Research Services, Law Library, and instructional technology services, functions, and projects as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned.
Qualifications 
Minimum Qualifications:
  • J.D. and a master’s degree in library science, information science, instructional or educational technology, or a related field.
  • Experience with, or demonstrated capacity for expertise in the use of, educational technologies, digital tools and resources in multimedia design and production. 
  • Experience with technology tools related to teaching, learning, and libraries.
  • Ability to teach basic and advanced legal research and teach legal technology courses.
  • Working knowledge of legal materials and research strategies needed by law faculty and students.
  • Strong customer service, communication, and interpersonal skills.
  • Collaborative approach to problem solving and working across organizational boundaries.
  • Demonstrated enthusiasm for promoting the information resources and emerging technologies of the twenty-first century to both faculty and students.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two or more years experience working in public services in an academic law library.
  • One or more years supervisory experience.
  • Experience using: learning management systems like Blackboard; content management systems like LibGuides; graphic design and video editing applications like Adobe Creative Cloud, Articulate 360, and Camtasia; and instructional technology applications like Poll Everywhere, Turning Point, and Procertas.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
  • Ability to work independently and collegially.
  • Strong service orientation and excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to multitask, set priorities, and complete tasks in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Familiarity with course management systems, collaborative software, social networking, and other technologies used in academic environments.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is competitive and is commensurate with qualifications and experience.  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. The position is a 12-month library faculty appointment. 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. The successful candidate will be expected to meet library and university requirements for permanent status and promotion. A candidate with prior professional accomplishments may be considered for initial appointment at a level above Librarian I.  

To Apply:

Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; 3 references; 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 September 21, 2019. 

UMB is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy.