Five Positions: Maryland

Position: Law Librarian II, Research and Instructional Librarian
Location: Thurgood Marshall State Law Library, Annapolis, MD
Salary: $56,710

Position Type: Regular/At-Will, Full-time

Closing Date: January 10, 2020

Essential Functions:

This position provides customized, multi-disciplinary reference and research services to the Library’s diverse patron community using a variety of communication methods. Designs and produces educational activities and materials for the Library’s patron community. Participates in the execution of collection development projects. Provides reference services as a sole librarian each Saturday.

Education: Master’s Degree in Library Science.

Experience: One (1) year of professional experience in a library setting.

Skills/Abilities:

  • Thorough knowledge of library services, the legal system, and Maryland and federal government entities.
  • Ability to exhibit professional competencies for user services and law librarianship as described by the RUSA Task Force on Professional Competencies and the American Association of Law Libraries.
  • Knowledge of principles and methods for training, teaching, and instruction design for individuals and groups, and the evaluation and measurement of training effects.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and verbally.
  • Ability to write, edit, and proofread content.
  • Knowledge of library and law-related catalogs, databases, and electronic information resources.
  • Ability to analyze complex legal research queries using a variety of resources, both print and digital.
  • Ability to assist a highly diverse population with their legal information needs via telephone, email or other written correspondence, and in-person dialogue.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to follow and enforce policies and procedures.
  • Ability to identify issues with library equipment and fix them or initiate servicing requests.

The Maryland Judiciary is a drug-free workplace and an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in the workplace.  We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, familial status, genetic information, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by State or federal law.  Applicants who need an ADA Accommodation for an interview should request the accommodation when notified of a request to be interviewed.  Applicants must be United States citizens or eligible to work in the United States.

More information is available on the Maryland Courts website at: https://mdcourts.gov/careers

Position: Head of Continuing Resources & Database Management
Location: University of Maryland, College Park

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Head of Continuing Resources & Database Management has four main areas of responsibility: (1) Obtaining, making discoverable, and managing the lifecycle of continuing resources in various formats for the University of Maryland Libraries, (2) Maintaining records in various systems for Libraries collection materials for the purposes of inventory control, bibliographic control, and facilitating discovery, and (3) Providing customer service to Libraries users (whether internal or external) regarding questions of access to, or description of, Libraries Collections materials. Reporting to the Director of Collection Services, this position heads one of the four departments within the sub-division. Develops innovative strategies and work methodologies, continuously evaluating work methods and workflows in light of new supporting services, financial opportunities and technological advancements. Promotes and fosters partnerships with other library colleagues involved in collection development, budgeting, cataloging, resource discovery and access, and resource preservation. Working closely with the Head of Acquisitions and Data Services and the Collection Development Strategies unit, this position has responsibility for the Libraries’ $9 million continuing resources budget, providing data for the Director of Collection Services and the Collection Development Strategies unit on budget administration and analysis. Oversees a department of 7.5 FTE staff including professional librarian(s), exempt staff, non-exempt staff, and a .5 FTE graduate assistant, establishing staff goals and objectives and measuring staff performance. As a department head, works directly with departmental staff to plan, develop, and implement ongoing activities and special projects and to establish departmental goals and objectives. Provides leadership through active participation on committees at the department, division, Libraries, University and consortium level as well as within the profession.

Librarians hold faculty status and contribute to the teaching, service and research mission of the University. As a member of the Library faculty, the Head of Continuing Resources & Database Management has an obligation to remain professionally informed, to pursue the discovery of new knowledge related to the field of expertise, to disseminate the results of scholarly work, and to seek opportunities for professional service at the Libraries, campus, state, or national level.

Position: Health Professions Librarian
Location: Albert S. Cook Library, Towson University, Towson, Maryland

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Towson University’s Albert S. Cook Library seeks a dynamic and innovative individual to serve as the Health Professions Librarian. This position is a 12-month faculty status position beginning July 1, 2020.

Serves as a research and instruction librarian and as liaison and subject specialist to the departments and programs of Allied Health, Audiology, Speech Language Pathology, Deaf Studies, Health Science programs and minors, Nursing, Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science, Physician Assistant Studies, and other disciplines as assigned. Plans and teaches information literacy in liaison area and other disciplines. Participates in the development, implementation and assessment of the library’s information literacy program. Evaluates and selects resources for the assigned collection and related areas; creates instructional materials; provides research assistance and reference services to students, faculty and members of the university community. This librarian designs and implements library initiatives to support student success and retention; participates in library assessment initiatives. This position is a 12 month faculty status position. Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library faculty.

Position: Resource Sharing Coordinator
Location: University of Maryland, College Park

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Oversees provision of Interlibrary Loan (ILL) Services to UMD users and manages daily operations related to borrowing, lending, and document delivery. Provides leadership, coordination, resource management, and supervision of staff and/or student employees. Manages and customizes the ILL management system. Collects and analyzes data to evaluate services, monitor expenditures, and inform decisions. Collaborates with others across the User Services & Resource Sharing department and the University Libraries to continuously improve service to library users and resource sharing partners.

Volume for these services is closely tied to the academic calendar. Accordingly, annual leave cannot be used during the month of January and the two weeks before and after the start of the Fall and Spring semesters, except in emergencies or other exceptional circumstances. These are peak periods with increased workloads for the Resource Sharing & Reserves unit.

Position: Cataloging Librarian
Location: Anne Arundel County Public Library, Library Headquaters, Annapolis, MD
Salary: $54,593 – $96,347

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Minimum Requirements:
Possession of a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited program; one year’s work experience in library service and two years of supervisory experience.

Responsibilities:
Performs professional-level work in cataloging, copy-cataloging, and supervisory work. Maintaining the integrity of the bibliographic, electronic, and digital records in the database as well as authority control files, the processing of library materials, receipt and verification of shipments, cataloging, physical preparation, and routing of materials to appropriate branch locations. Responsibilities also extend to reporting and recordkeeping, and participating in tasks and projects with related departments such as Materials Management and Circulation Services.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Ability to secure certification as a Professional Public Librarian in the State of Maryland within 120 days following appointment; ability to meet re-certification requirements by completing 90 contact hours of continuing education every 5 years. Reading and writing fluency in Spanish is required.