Four Positions: Maryland & Washington D.C.

Position: Campus Access Services Supervisor (S03164)
Location: Montgomery College, Rockville, MD

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Montgomery College is Maryland’s premier community college, serving more than 60,000 students each year through credit and noncredit programs. Montgomery College is one of Maryland’s most diverse community colleges, which includes more than 164 nations represented in our student body. Do you want to join us in our mission of providing an exceptional education and fostering student success? 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.

Job Description Summary
Montgomery College, Rockville campus, has an immediate need for a Full time Campus Access Services Supervisor. 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 work schedule is Monday – Friday 8:30-5:00. The position (S03164/R2090) is a Non Bargaining, Exempt, Grade 23. For non-exempt positions, you are not eligible to work a secondary job at Montgomery College.

Job Description
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, managing the daily operations of the service desk including extended hours operations, contributing to long term planning of circulation, information services, course reserves, stacks management, routing user IT support, fines and fees, and assuring facility maintenance and security in addition to making recommendations to improve the quality of services and contributes to and participates in collegewide library planning and decision making.

Duties include but are not limited to: 

* Manages and schedules the service desk operations and related services at the Rockville Campus.

* Supervises, coaches, mentors, trains, and evaluates the performance of five access services specialists and nine student employees.

* Assures a common employee experience for library employees and a common patron experience for library users.

* Assures standardized procedures and practices are followed for in-person and virtual services.

* Interprets and communicates MC and library policies, procedures, processes and practices; makes appropriate referrals, mediates and follows up on issues that arise.

* Works collaboratively with other College units to coordinate complementary student support services.

* Participates in assessment activities within the division. Assures that statistics are gathered and reported.

* With the Access Services Associate Director and other Access Services Supervisors plans for and implements improvements to the library aesthetics, furniture and space planning.

* Collaborates with Public Safety and Emergency Management and Facilities to assure a safe and secure environment.

* Collaborates on system implementations, system upgrades, catalog maintenance projects, patron database management and other technology initiatives necessary for Access Services.

* Manages student employee and supplies budgets and assures sound stewardship of allocated funds.

Required Qualifications: 

* Bachelor’s Degree.

* Three years of experience working in access services, including public services, in an academic library; including one year in an access services supervisory position.

* Skill in effective oral and written communication; customer service; supervisory techniques; and Microsoft Office suite and computer hardware and software used in access services.

* Ability to work with an integrated library management system and keep abreast of access services trends.

* Ability to supervise staff; coordinate services with other library and academic areas; plan and evaluate services; and resolve problems related to day-to-day access services.

* Eligible applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States and not require employer visa sponsorship.

Preferred Qualifications: 

* Experience with Voyager ILS, ILLiad, ARES, Pharos, Gimlet and/or Springshare software.

* Experience with configuring, testing and releasing access services systems (ex: interlibrary loan, course reserves, integrated library systems).

Application Process:

* Click Here to apply online

* Online applications must be received by October 28, 2019

* For consideration, you must:Include dates of employment in your application or attachment;
Submit a cover letter along with an un-official copy of your transcripts from your highest degree earned.

As a condition of employment, the following are required at the time of hire:

* Successful completion of a background check.

* Participation in a retirement plan.

* Our benefits package includes: generous paid vacation, sick, paid holidays, medical, dental, vision, group legal benefits, professional development, retirement plan, educational assistance, tuition waiver for employee and dependents, wellness programming including onsite gyms, pools and classes.

Closing Date: Monday, October 28, 2019
Montgomery College is a tobacco-free and smoke-free workplace

For disability-related accommodations, please call 240-567-5353 or send an email to: hrstm@montgomerycollege.edu

Montgomery College is an academic institution committed to promoting equal opportunity and fostering diversity among its student body, faculty, and staff.

Position: Digital Historian and Archivist
Location: Washington College, Chestertown, MD

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

The Digital Historian and Archivist will work closely with campus and community partners to conceive, implement, and manage the digital archive and website for Chesapeake Heartland – An African American Humanities Project. Chesapeake Heartland is a new collaboration among Washington College, the National Museum of African American History and Culture, the Mellon Foundation, and a diverse array of local organizations. It seeks to preserve, digitize, curate, interpret, and make accessible materials related to African American history and culture in Kent County, Maryland – building an innovative model for similar projects across the Chesapeake region.

The application portal can be found at the bottom of this page: https://www.washcoll.edu/offices/human-resources/employment.php

Position: Processing Archivist Librarian (LIB-3323)
Location: Albert S. Cook Library, Towson University, Towson, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST.

The Albert S. Cook Library invites applications for a 12-month Librarian I position on the permanent status track beginning January 2020.

Qualifications
MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution. Demonstrated work or school experience with basic preservation and conservation standards for physical and born-digital archival and manuscript collections. Demonstrated knowledge of current national data content and structure standards related to the archival control of collection materials. Demonstrated knowledge of archival and library software applications. Demonstrated initiative and ability to work independently and collaboratively on a variety of projects simultaneously. Demonstrated excellent organizational, analytical, time management, and project management skills.

About TU
Towson University was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls over 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process
Review of applications begins October 15, 2019 and continues until the position is filled. The position begins January 2020. Applicants from underrepresented groups are strongly encouraged to apply. Please submit a letter of interest, resume and contact information for at least three professional references. Transcripts will be requested of final candidates.

Electronic applications are required and should be submitted to nurbina@towson.edu with a subject line of Processing Archivist Librarian Search.

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment. Please note that the search number for which you have applied is LIB-3323.

Applicant Data Form
Please be sure to visit the Applicant Data Form to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. Women, minorities, persons with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities
Analyze the existing arrangement and description of physical and born-digital materials and make decisions about any further arrangement and description that may be necessary, sometimes in consultation with donors. Design and implement descriptive plans to identify and explain the structure, context and content of records and papers to promote their accessibility using archival software, including ArchivesSpace, Archive-It, and CONTENTdm, and other applications. Appraise university records in all formats for their long term retention.

Establish, maintain, and keep a record of communication(s) with creators and/or potential donors of records. Identify and evaluate record characteristics to determine the acquisition of university records. Create and implement policies and procedures for managing born-digital materials for ingest, storage, preservation, organization, description, and access. Analyze the current condition of physical and digital material and determine appropriate preservation priorities and actions. Develop and implement preservation, migration, and reformatting plans for digital collections.

Position: Associate Deputy Director
Location: Institute of Museum and Library Services, Washington, D.C.
Salary: $137,849 to $166,500 per year

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Summary
The incumbent is assigned primary responsibility for implementing national programs of grant support to libraries, including discretionary grant programs for libraries, library services to indigenous populations, and other programs as required. The incumbent supervises program officers and program specialists to carry out grant programs; and assigns, prioritizes, monitors, and evaluates work performance of Discretionary Programs staff.

Responsibilities
If selected for the the Associate Deputy Director position, you will serve as an integral member of an agency-wide team, playing a key role in the development of a broader strategic vision and implementation of existing and emerging programs to increase public access to information, ideas and community networks; support lifelong learning, and foster vibrant communities.

Typical work assignments will include:

Implements national programs of grant support to libraries, including discretionary grant programs for libraries, library services to indigenous populations, and other programs as required.

Assists the Deputy Director in developing new or amended program policies, regulations, or procedures as needed to improve the performance of the agency’s grant making functions.

Manages the development of new program policy, regulations, guidelines and procedures for State grant programs and for other initiatives as required.
Recommends and oversees implementation of policy or procedural changes as a result of analysis and evaluations.

Fosters communications among the various Institute of Museum and Library Services offices and staffs, participates in establishing agency plans, team-building, and identifying new ways to work together, furthering the integration of the work of the staffs, setting overall goals, and devising strategies to accomplish and assess progress towards those goals.

Advises the Deputy Director and internal stakeholders on agency budget preparation as it relates to OLS programs and agency submissions to OMB, Congress and/or other federal agencies concerning OLS programs.

Represents the agency’s library discretionary programs to library constituents, the general public, and special interest groups. Oversees program staff representation at professional association meetings, workshops, conferences, and seminars,

Supervises a small staff of professional employees. Works to educate and mentor staff in the Office of Library Services on strategic priority issues and help build out their connections to experts in the field in the support of the Institute of Museum and Library Services grant programs.

Serves as a technical advisor for the Office of Library Services in providing leadership in performing or directing advisory and project-oriented assignments, the effect of which is to impact the core program(s) and administrative operations throughout the Office of Library Services and the success of the agency’s mission.

Serve as the Office of Library Services/Discretionary Programs representative to various intra-agency initiatives, providing departmental leadership and decision-making on behalf of Office of Library Services/Discretionary Programs.

Performs other duties as assigned.