Seven Positions: Maryland

Position: Geospatial Data, GIS, and Maps Librarian
Location: Johns Hopkins University, Homewood Campus, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $59,280 – $81,435

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

General Summary/Purpose:

The Geospatial Data, GIS, and Maps Librarian serves the spatial needs of JHU students, faculty, and researchers through consultation and instruction. Additionally, the position manages and develops programming for collections of geospatial data and print and digital maps, including the largest collection of historical maps of Baltimore. The Geospatial Data, GIS, and Maps Librarian will join the Data Services team, administratively located in the Data Management Directorate for the Sheridan Librarians & Museums. The hired candidate will help expand programming and instruction with spatial tools and concepts within the library and across campus.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

Provision of User Services

  • Provide in-depth consultations to faculty, students, and staff related to the use of GIS applications, geospatial data, maps, and atlases.
  • Develop and deliver instruction sessions on GIS, geospatial data and concepts, maps, and atlases through course-integrated instruction and open workshops
  • Develop online tools and resources for geospatial data and map users, such as LibGuides

Collection Management for Geospatial Resources

  • Serve as the lead managing the collection of maps and atlases, including acquisition of new materials and collection maintenance.
  • Coordinate with colleagues in the library to process new acquisitions, including cataloging and conservation
  • Initiate and direct the digitization process for relevant print maps, in coordination with other colleagues in the library
  • Serve as the lead for the acquisition of geospatial data and databases, in collaboration with other colleagues in the library
  • Participate in metadata and description projects for geospatial resources held by the library
  • Participate in the library project to launch a geospatial data repository using GeoBlacklight to enhance the discovery and access of geospatial data and scanned maps for JHU affiliates

All Data Services team members

  • Participate in regular meetings and serve on committees, task forces, and working groups as appropriate.
  • Contribute to providing responsive data reference in-person and via email
  • Conduct other duties as assigned

Position: Data and Visualization Librarian
Location: Johns Hopkins University, Homewood Campus, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $59,280 – $81,435 annually

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

General Summary/Purpose:

The Data and Visualization Librarian serves as the point person for 1) providing consultation and training in discovering, accessing and visualizing secondary data, 2) managing the Sheridan Library’s data collection, and 3) developing programming and materials for the Data Visualization Studio. The Data and Visualization Librarian will join the Data Services team, administratively located in the Data Management Directorate for the Sheridan Librarians & Museums. The hired candidate will help build and advance the library’s services in data discovery and visualization for users within the library and across campus.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Conduct consultations and answer user inquiries on discovering and accessing secondary data using both freely available and licensed products; visualizing data and other research information; and other data-related user needs on campus.
  • Develop and deliver workshops and trainings on finding and using secondary data of all types and on tools and methods to effectively visualize data and research products
  • Conduct outreach and training on the technology available in the Data Services Visualization Studio
  • Conduct outreach and build relationships with faculty and students on their needs around data and visualization
  • Serves as the Organization Representative to the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
  • Identify data sets or other items to add to the library’s collection and oversees the purchase and license of data sets and subscriptions of data according to the library’s collection procedures, in coordination with relevant colleagues. Oversee the library’s Data Purchase Program.
  • Represents Data Services on the JHU Sheridan Libraries Social Sciences Collection team
  • Prepare secondary datasets and their metadata for improved access and discovery
  • Collaborate with colleagues in Data Services and the Data Management Directorate to make the secondary data accessible to users through existing and developing local systems in the library
  • Create and maintain relevant library guides and other informational resources for users

All Data Services team members

  • Participate in regular meetings and serve on committees, task forces, and working groups as appropriate.
  • Contribute to providing responsive data reference in-person and via email
  • Conduct other duties as assigned

Position: User Experience and Assessment Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, College Park, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore area, the University of Maryland Libraries serve more than 37,500 students and 4,200 faculty of the flagship College Park campus. The University of Maryland Libraries share the teaching, learning and research goals of the university. Its role as a key academic resource is evident in its service to the academic community and its actionable strategic plan. Recent membership in the Big Ten Academic Alliance is particularly meaningful to the University Libraries and will further propel the university’s ascendancy in academic excellence.

Under the direction of the Associate Dean, Research and Academic Services, the User Experience (UX) and Assessment Librarian works across all divisions to coordinate the Libraries’ efforts to assess and improve the experience of all users. The incumbent’s duties will include participating in collaborative UX-based design of programs and services, training of library staff and faculty in UX methods, and direct assessment and improvement of user interactions with library interfaces, resources, spaces, and services. The UX and Assessment Librarian will cultivate relationships with the Libraries’ various user communities, and user information gathered from these relationships, as well as data gathered from Library systems and from other means, to help colleagues identify, evaluate, and prioritize users’ needs across the Libraries. The UX and Assessment Librarian will initiate and implement programming, activities, and projects designed to improve the overall user experience of the Libraries, using universal design principles and with the goal of developing seamless and effective interactions.

As a member of the library faculty, the incumbent has an obligation to remain professionally informed and acquire new skills, knowledge, and competencies needed to improve work processes, and to share and engage in training appropriate colleagues. The incumbent is encouraged to attend professional development offerings in the areas related to assigned responsibilities and engage in service and scholarship opportunities as appropriate.

For the full position description and faculty requirements, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.

Position: STEM, Instruction, and Assessment Librarian
Location: McDaniel College, Westminster, MD

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

McDaniel College, recognized nationally among “Colleges that Change Lives” and U.S. News and World Report top-tier liberal arts colleges, is a four-year private college of the liberal arts and sciences offering more than 60 undergraduate programs of study, including dual and student-designed majors, plus 20 highly regarded graduate programs.

McDaniel College invites applications for a STEM, Instruction, and Assessment Librarian. Salary for this full-time, 12-month position is commensurate with qualifications and experience. At McDaniel College we value our employees by offering our full-time employees tuition remission, 403B retirement accounts with employer match, paid time off, medical insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and paid maternity and parental leave. Visit College website for details.

Reporting to the Director, the librarian is responsible for providing leadership and development of the library’s instruction and liaison support for STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) departments. Responsibilities include providing information literacy instruction, reference, collection development, and research support for STEM subject areas. The librarian provides leadership and development for the library’s assessment and research support activities across functional areas. Occasional evening and weekend hours required.

Responsibilities:

  • Liaise with STEM departments to provide specific instructional, informational and library support needs.
  • Provide leadership and development for the library’s assessment activities across functional areas.
  • Provide reference services to the college community and general public.
  • Provide instruction on the use and interpretation of information resources.
  • Participate in professional organizations and takes part in college academic activities.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Position: Digitization Archivist
Location: Museum facility, Bowie, MD (Corestaff Services)

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Corestaff Services is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Digitization Archivist at a Museum facility located in Bowie, MD. This position is on government contract and is presently funded for one year.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Appraisal: Assists the Archives management in evaluation of records offered for acquisition; recommends acquisition, reappraisal, reallocation, and/or other disposition. Consults as necessary with donors, other Museum staff in a variety of offices, and other foreign and domestic archivists and professionals in order to make informed recommendations to the Chief Archivist or other staff. Conducts research as necessary in order to recommend records for deaccessioning. Collections may include special media, electronic collections, textual records, microform, photographs, music, graphic materials, and realia. Makes recommendations based on expert knowledge of the collection and of research trends, for the purchase of archival collections.

Records Arrangement: Analyzes, develops, plans, and participates in difficult arrangement or rearrangement at all hierarchical levels of records, perhaps as well as the unification of dispersed archival collections, including materials from same creators that have been placed at the archives in various accessions. Arranges collections hierarchically in series and subseries, subject or format or function as appropriate.

Records Description (Creation of finding aids and catalog records): Develops finding aids and catalog records for collections with complex subject matter, complicated organization, and/or obscure administrative history. Ensures that the finding aids and catalog records provide adequate intellectual control over holdings and are understandable to both specialized researchers and members of the general public. Ensures that finding aids are in compliance with Museum and national standards, including DACS (Describing Archives: a Content Standard). Uses appropriate software to capture relevant information, including the museum database software program (EMu) and ArchivesSpace. Creates finding aids that include introductory narratives containing biographical information about the individual creators; identification and descriptions of series and sub-series within record groups in terms of subject-matter content, arrangement, volume, and chronological span; and appropriate authority-file index terms and cross-references. Researches, translates, or works with qualified volunteers and staff who assist with translation and interpretation of materials, to create accurate descriptions of contents of collections. Conducts research, as appropriate, in online and other bibliographical reference sources. Evaluates and recommends changes in procedures.

Further Information

This is a full-time contract position with benefits, including ten paid federal holidays, paid vacation and paid sick leave, Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliant health insurance and 401(k). There is no company sponsored relocation.

Corestaff Services is a nationwide professional staffing services firm, specializing in administrative/clerical, information technology, library/museum, records management and human resources placements.

Corestaff Services is an Equal Opportunity Employment Employer. People from racial minority groups, veterans and the disabled are strongly encouraged to apply.

For consideration, submit resume to contracts@corestaff.com .

Position: Digitization Conservation Technician Position
Location: Museum facility, Bowie, MD (Corestaff Services)

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

Corestaff Services is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Digitization Conservation Technician at a Museum facility located in Bowie, MD. This position is on a government contract, with present funding through September 30, 2020 and the possibility of an extension through September 30, 2021.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Project Management: Develops systems for tracking conservation projects within the digitization program. Works with the digitization project team to determine timeline, project supply needs, and budget details.

Conservation: Assesses condition of collection items slated for digitization for conservation treatment and tests for possible adverse reactions to treatment protocols, such as for solubility. Performs the full range of preservation and conservation activities. Laboratory treatments follow approved treatment proposals and under supervision of the appropriate conservator. Prepares and writes treatment reports. Provides for full conservation documentation of the artifact and its treatment through written reports, photographs, and, where appropriate, diagrams and graphs. Assures collection items are housed and supported to insure safe handling during digitization. Follows established Museum Conservation procedures and best practices as defined by the American Institute for Conservation. Safeguards and ensures the physical security of all Museum holdings by maintaining general housekeeping standards, careful handling of delicate materials, and attention to detail.

Laboratory Management: Responsible for the maintenance of the digital conservation laboratory area. Assists in developing, improving, and implementing laboratory maintenance and safety procedures. May be required to perform maintenance on laboratory equipment and alert the Chief Conservator when specialized maintenance is needed. Maintains conservation digital image records. Follows established protocols for filing and retrieving visual images. May work directly with Technical Services to develop and ensure system compatibility of digital records with the museum network. Follows data structures that foster efficient retrieval of information. Assures that digital images are saved in an appropriate format according to Conservation and Museum guidelines.

Collections Reproduction: Coordinates with responsible collections management staff and/or curatorial staff to identify and prepare Museum’s holdings that are in a wide range of media formats for duplication. Assists with preparing and organizing digitization or migration projects. Prepares documentation, tracks and arranges shipments and retrieval of materials, and verifies and reshelves items.

Collections Retrieval and Return: Coordinates with responsible collections management staff for retrieval and return of collections. Tracks materials while in the Conservation Suite and stage in conservation treatment, housing, and preparation for digitization. Alerts digitization team in a timely manner when collections are ready for return.

Further Information:

This is a full-time contract position with benefits, including ten paid federal holidays, paid vacation and paid sick leave, Affordable Care Act (ACA) compliant health insurance and 401(k). There is no company sponsored relocation.

Corestaff Services is a nationwide professional staffing services firm, specializing in administrative/clerical, information technology, library/museum, records management and human resources placements.

Corestaff Services is an Equal Opportunity Employment Employer. People from racial minority groups, veterans and the disabled are strongly encouraged to apply.

For consideration submit your resume to contracts@corestaff.com

Position: Distance Education Librarian II
Location: Mount Washington Campus, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD
Salary: $35,568

Full vacancy announcement is available on the CUA SLIS blog.

General Summary/Purpose:

This position will work with a team of seasoned distance education librarians supporting library services in an online environment. The librarian will work both in teams and autonomously to develop and provide excellent customer service to faculty, staff and students.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

Primary responsibilities include supporting reference and some creation of instructional resources, with a particular emphasis on supporting underserved and diverse student populations.  The librarian also provides support to the team on collection development and liaison related work.

Reference and Instructional Support:

  • Provide a significant reference support. Reference hours will include weekdays as well as a rotating weekend shift
  • Research assistance to include answering reference queries, compiling bibliographies, and assisting with creating/revising instructional resources
  • Incorporate information literacy concepts into daily transactions with users
  • Direct students and faculty to current resources that support the curriculum, and promote and encourage the ethical use of information
  • Communicate with online students and faculty for online library orientation and research needs
  • Contribute to team projects and support librarians who liaise to subject-specific disciplines
  • Select materials for the library’s collection in coordination with other staff librarians
  • Provide support for services and products that promote distance education in cooperation with other library and university personnel

General

  • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with faculty and staff
  • Develop effective plans and processes to provide library resources that support the college/university mission and program objectives
  • Assist in the initiation of new services, programs or projects
  • Represent the ELP and/or the library at campus, project and outside committees and meetings as assigned