Position: Director of Library Services and Instructional Technology
Location: The Park School of Baltimore, Baltimore
Full vacancy announcement available on SLA Joblist.
Named one of the top 10 most innovative colleges in the country by U.S. News & World Report, Goucher College has also been recognized as a College that Changes Lives. Located in Baltimore, Maryland within proximity to Washington DC and Philadelphia, Goucher is a private, coed, liberal arts college dedicated to teaching students to be complex problem solvers who are prepared for the jobs of the future. A Goucher education focuses on creating lifelong learners through an interdisciplinary, international education that requires 100% of students to study abroad.
The Park School, a PK-12, independent day school located on 100 acres in Baltimore, celebrates core values rooted in the progressive educational philosophy of John Dewey. At Park, there is an unshakable belief in children’s capacity to enjoy learning, to act rationally, and to grow when inspired by highly qualified, caring teachers. A fundamental commitment to inclusiveness and equity guides all programs and activities. Building on that commitment, the school recently developed a comprehensive anti-racist action plan shaped by students, alumni, parents, and employees.
Park is also building on recent momentum and enthusiasm for instructional technology and information literacy by creating a new position: director of library services and instructional technology (DLSIT). This role will oversee two co-curricular academic departments and be charged with augmenting Park’s student research program, which for Park is at the intersection of technology and information literacy. In parallel, the school created a new operational technology position (director of IT and information services) that, along with the DLSIT and two associate heads of school, will form a new Technology Cabinet. This collaborative model of technology governance aligns with Park’s approach to shared leadership and consensus-driven decision making. The director of library services and instructional technology starts July 1, 2021 and reports to the associate head of school for academics.
For more information please visit the following link, which contains the job opportunity statement and complete application instructions.
Manage a 9,000 physical space, which includes two conjoined libraries and other learning commons and workspaces located in the center of campus.
Supervise the library staff, which includes a team of four, and (in collaboration with the principals) the instructional technology staff, which includes three divisional coordinators.
Oversee the library circulation, archives, and collections, as well as various enterprise-level library databases and instructional technology applications.
Support students and teachers who utilize both the physical library and deployed instructional technology tools as part of the teaching and learning program.
Empowering Academic Innovation
Lead a collaborative process to develop a PK – 12 strategic vision and curricular arc for the information literacy and instructional technology programs in support of advancing student-directed learning and student research in all divisions.
Design, deliver, and oversee professional development and growth experiences for faculty and staff in areas of technology integration, information literacy, and student research.
Inspire the library and technology teams, as well as the faculty community, to model and support best practices in innovation, technology integration, and instructional design.
Partner with departments on major research and instructional technology initiatives.
Create and implement a vision for the physical library space to become a central hub for developing informational literacy, supporting technology integration, serving as an instructional design partner to faculty, and serving as a research partner to students.
Evaluate emerging tools, systems, and programming, and maintain local, regional, and national connections, in support of the strategic goals of the academic program.
Leadership and Strategy
Work in concert with the director of IT and information services, and under the direction of the associate heads of school for academics and finance and operations, to develop and implement a technology vision that meets the needs of faculty and students.
Manage the library and instructional technology budgets.
Serve in the Technology Cabinet and on various academic and operational committees, and perform other duties as assigned.
Position: Technical Services Manager
Location: Carroll County Public Library
Salary: $57,934.50 annually plus benefits
Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.
At CCPL, superior customer service is core to everything we do. As the Technical Services Manager, you will ensure that CCPL customers have the best experience possible when they access our catalog and use our materials. We take customer service seriously and this position is essential to our success.
Under the direction of the Director of Operations and Innovation, you will oversee and manage the efficient operations and activities of the Technical Services Department; supervise assigned staff; serve as head cataloger, and perform other duties as assigned.
- Supervises and/or performs the cataloging and classification of all library materials;
- Supervises and/or performs the physical processing of all library materials (physical and digital);
- Monitors department workflow and sets goals and objectives;
- Supervises, schedules, trains, coaches, and evaluates the work of assigned staff;
- Works closely with the Materials Management department to increase efficiencies in providing materials to customers in a timely manner;
- Responsible for staying current with changes to cataloging standards and database record formats;
- Assists in the maintenance of the library’s public access catalog;
- Ensures consistency of bibliographic records and cataloging procedures;
- Oversees a constant revision program to ensure an accurate and up-to-date catalog;
- Identifies ways to modify existing processing procedures to increase efficiency;
- Ensures that department’s workflow delivers material to branches in a timely and accurate manner;
- Creates catalog records for new materials, including editing all bibliographic fields, assigning a Dewey number consistent with CCPL guidelines and current standards, and transferring records into Integrated Library System (Polaris);
- Creates original bibliographic records according to standard cataloging procedures as needed;
- Loads MARC records provided from library electronic resource vendors such as OverDrive, Hoopla, etc.;
- Maintains vendor records;
- Merges on-order record into correct bibliographic record when necessary;
- Verifies bibliographic information of additional copies and edits records as needed;
- Reviews and approves timesheets of assigned staff;
- Trains staff in standard cataloging and processing procedures of library materials;
- Trains staff to recognize bibliographic errors;
- Ensures accuracy of holdings records;
- Resolves database problems by merging or editing records and by initiating call number changes as needed;
- Notifies system of systemwide cataloging and call number changes;
- Supervises the receiving of all deliveries at Headquarters (UPS, FedEx, USPS, etc.);
- Monitors department substitute budget;
- Participates in meetings, teams/committees/workgroups, outreach activities and training opportunities, as appropriate;
- Participates in the Carroll Library Partnership and works with local partners to maintain a consistent database;
- Performs other duties as instructed and assigned.
Education and Experience:
- Master’s Degree in Library Science;
- Two or more years professional cataloging experience, including at least one year of supervisory experience;
- Or equivalent technical training, education, and experience.
Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
- Maintains Maryland Professional Public Librarian Certification;
- Thorough knowledge of CCPL policies, procedures, and guidelines;
- Commitment to excellent internal and external customer service;
- Knowledge of the Dewey Decimal System, Library of Congress Subject Headings, and the principles of collection organization;
- Ability to operate in a digital environment and learn new technology as it relates to the library;
- Ability to schedule, supervise, assign, train, and evaluate the work of others;
- Excellent communication skills;
- Knowledge of AACR2, MARC 21, RDA and BIBFRAME;
- Familiar with relevant computer equipment and associated software applications.
Physical and Environmental Conditions:
Work typically requires light physical effort in the handling of light materials, boxes, or equipment. Work may occasionally demand strenuous effort in the handling of moderately heavy boxes or materials. Work may require standing or sitting for extended periods of time. Work may require stooping and/or bending.
The work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, meeting and training rooms, and libraries, e.g., use of safe workplace practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls, and observance of fire regulations.