Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Software Engineer
Location: Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $68,456 -$94,063

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

General Summary/Purpose:

Johns Hopkins University Sheridan Libraries has an immediate opening for a Software Engineer to support our archives, special collections, and institutional repository services. Top goals are to ensure system reliability and data integrity, and to improve business processes and IT practices. There is a strong emphasis on collaboration across the library, the university, and the archives and special collections IT community. This position is open to remote workers.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Ensure the integrity and availability of the JHU digital institutional repository and orchestrate ingest of electronic theses and dissertations and other IR materials and related metadata.
  • Maintain and enhance open source software systems, in collaboration with internal stakeholders and various OSS communities.
  • Manage vendor relationships for support, maintenance, and enhancement of commercial software systems.
  • Use DevOps tools to create and maintain rigorous procedures for software development and deployment, and data I/O and transforms.
  • Partner with internal stakeholders as the technical lead and process analyst for archives and special collections systems roadmap.
  • Follow agile, user-centric software development principles, emphasizing accessibility and evidence-based design.
  • Improve the performance and skill level of the Library Application team as a whole through collaboration, knowledge sharing, pair programming, and ongoing improvements to team procedures based on agile principles

Position: Open Education Resources (OER) Specialist
Location: Anne Arundel Community College, Arnold, MD
Salary: $48,511-$60,639

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Position Summary:
The Open Education Resources (OER) Specialist is responsible for providing reference and research services to all members of the AACC community. The OER Specialist works with faculty and other library staff to increase use of OERs at AACC. This includes researching and reviewing OERs, alerting faculty to the availability of OERs in their discipline, and tracking adoption of OERs at AACC.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Teach students and other library patrons to effectively and ethically identify and use information resources and tools, promoting and reinforcing information literacy concepts in every transaction, face-to-face, via telephone or email, virtual reference software or social media. Conduct a reference interview to assess the patron’s need, develop search strategies, interpret search results and cite sources correctly. Respond to questions about library materials and services, and college services and events. Provide directional assistance to locations in the library and throughout the college.
  • Initiate and manage projects to assess and evaluate OERs in support of the college curriculum. Research OERs  in support of the work of faculty, staff, college groups and administrators, as requested, producing bibliographies, annotations, web based guides, etc. Monitor and document OER implementation across the institution. Ensure faculty awareness of OERs in their subject area.
  • Initiate, research, design and execute thematic exhibits highlighting library materials and services and promoting college programs, events and curricula, perhaps in collaboration with faculty and college staff. Create posters, handouts, web guides, and bibliographies supporting the displays.
  • Assist library users with basic technical troubleshooting of software and hardware issues.
  • Special duties may include: data collection, analysis and reporting; committee service; operations oversight in the absence of the supervisor; opening and closing of service area.