Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Serials & Government Documents Librarian
Location: University of Baltimore Law Library

The University of Baltimore Law Library invites applications for a Serials & Government Documents Librarian to work in our Library. The Serials & Government Documents Librarian is a collaborative, innovative, and service-oriented leader who reports to the Library Director. This position will also provide reference, research, and instructional services to the Law School community, including students, faculty, staff, and members of the bench, bar, and public. The Serials & Government Documents Librarian will also participate in the staffing rotation for the reference desk, support of faculty scholarship and instruction, and in teaching activities. The Serials & Government Documents Librarian will supervise a FTE Library Specialist.

This is a Library Faculty position and is subject to University of Baltimore policies concerning retention, promotion, and permanent status. 

Key Responsibilities:

  • Supervise and coordinate all aspects of the Law Library government documents collection, Federal and State.
  • Plan, coordinate, and manage all aspects of the Law Library’s serials and bindery operations.
  • Supervise one FTE Library Specialist. This includes setting goals and objectives, prioritizing assignments and tasks, training and evaluating serials personnel.
  • Coordinate cataloging processes for serials and electronic resources, enhance access to serials via the library’s OPAC, and address public service needs.
  • Provides expert research support and assistance for law faculty and law students.
  • Under the direction of the Deputy Director, teaches legal research as a guest lecturer in upper-level courses.
  • Prepare Library Guides and complete other special projects as assigned.

Required Qualifications:

Education: Master’s degree in Library Science from an accredited institution.
Experience: One year of experience in a professional library position.

Preferred Qualifications:

Education: Juris Doctor from an ABA-accredited law school
Experience: One year of experience in an academic law library.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of Federal Depository Library Program and Government Printing Office rules and procedures,
General knowledge of traditional and emerging practices for describing and organizing information resources.
Experience and proficiency with one or more technologies or tools used to create, seek, use, or manage information.
Strong service orientation and communication skills. 
Strong organizational and interpersonal skills. 
Ability to teach bibliographic skills and to provide reference services to library patrons. 
Ability to learn and operate a variety of common computing and productivity applications (e.g., email, word processing, databases and spreadsheets, content management, web browsers) and specialized library systems and software applications.

For more information and also to apply:

Position: Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian
Location: University of Maryland Libraries
Salary: $50,000 – $70,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Title: Humanities and Social Sciences Librarian with demonstrated strength in one or more of these areas: Psychology, Latin American Studies, Philosophy, Spanish, and/or English

Category: Librarian (Open Rank)

Department: Research, Teaching & Learning

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience and appropriate ranking for faculty.

Benefits: 22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave, 3 Days Personal Leave, 15 Paid Holidays, Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, Vision, and Prescription

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.

The University of Maryland Libraries are committed to advancing diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility. We support university and library efforts to create a more just campus environment, understanding the unique, interdisciplinary focus of libraries and archives as collectors and curators of the historical, literary, artistic, and scientific record. We provide collections, services, and programs that reflect the diversity of our community, heighten cultural awareness, and incorporate the histories, experiences, and expressions of those who have been historically marginalized and/or underrepresented. We work to ensure equitable access to our facilities, resources, and services.

Nature of Work:

The HSSL Librarian is a member of the HSSL unit and reports to the Director of Research, Teaching & Learning. The incumbent serves as Humanities/Social Sciences subject librarian, with responsibilities in: Collections and Content, Reference and Research Consulting, Teaching, Learning and Literacies, Outreach and Engagement, and Scholarly Communications and Research Data Services. Exact liaison responsibilities will be dependent on the successful candidate’s experience and qualifications. Additionally, the HSSL Librarian will develop programs benefiting their communities to expand the Libraries’ research-related programs and services. Programming may focus on issues relevant to Humanities and/or Social Sciences in the following categories: information literacy, scholarly communication, digital humanities, GIS, etc. Along with other subject librarians, the incumbent is in a key position to help the University of Maryland Libraries define a role for subject librarians that will allow the Libraries to be more closely integrated into the entire educational and research process at the University of Maryland. The Humanities / Social Sciences Librarian will help envision and shape new approaches to faculty/library relationships.

The HSSL Librarian is an active member of the Research, Teaching, and Learning (RTL) department of the Research and Academic Services (RAS) division, contributing to departmental and divisional initiatives and leading specific projects in collaboration with colleagues and other units in the Libraries. The HSSL Librarian participates in developing and maintaining a departmental culture that is inclusive, equitable, diverse, customer-centered, and responsive to changes happening in academic libraries and higher education.

For the full position description and faculty requirements, please go to

Position is appointed to Librarian Faculty Ranks as established by the University System of Maryland Board of Regents. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevant credentials. Applicant must meet the Libraries’ requirements for promotion, which includes a commitment to professional development, service, and self-directed research, scholarship, and/or creative activities. For additional information, consult the following website: .

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at No relocation assistance will be provided. You must be legally able to work in the United States; the University of Maryland Libraries will not sponsor individuals for employment. An application consists of a cover letter, which includes the source of advertisement, a curriculum vitae, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until August 15, 2021.

The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library science from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association or equivalent professional degree with relevant library experience at the time of appointment.
  • Understanding of current and emerging trends in the assigned subject areas and in academic librarianship.
  • Demonstrated experience with reference, instruction and collection development in humanities or social sciences.
  • Demonstrated experience with or demonstrated aptitude for working effectively and creatively with faculty and students.
  • Subject background in assigned disciplines demonstrated through academic degrees, course work, or substantive experience.
  • The exact liaison responsibilities will be dependent on the successful candidate’s experience and qualifications in one or more of the following areas: Psychology, Latin American Studies, Philosophy, Spanish, and/or English.
  • Excellent attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with SpringShare and other online educational tools to produce online educational materials
  • Demonstrated ability to maintain web pages, calendars, and other productivity tools.
  • Understanding of current and emerging trends in academic libraries.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to produce published scholarship.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to function independently and in groups, build and maintain relationships with campus partners and library staff.
  • Demonstrated commitment to fostering a just, equitable, and inclusive workplace evidenced through work experience, education, professional development, professional service and/or scholarship. Strong commitment to the principles of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion.

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Position: Librarian II ~ eResources & Discovery Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Survey: $63,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), an Honors University in Baltimore, Maryland, invites applications for the eResources and Discovery Librarian position. This is a permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track library faculty position at the rank of Librarian II. This position reports to the Associate Director for Technical Services and oversees the Serials Unit within the Technical Services Division. The successful candidate will have the knowledge and experience to support the Library’s serials and electronic resources collection throughout the entire lifecycle of those eResources. The eResources and Discovery Librarian will work closely with colleagues in the Library, on Campus, and within the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) library consortium.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Reporting to and working collaboratively with the Associate Director for Technical Services, oversees the daily operations of the Serials Unit within Technical Services.
  • Oversees workflows related to managing the life cycle of the Library’s electronic resources, including but not limited to knowledge and experience working with vendors; understanding various platforms in order to effectively manage access and resolve issues; and collecting and analyzing usage data.
  • Manages and maintains the Library’s discovery tool (EBSCO Discovery Service) including monitoring trends and best practices and developing efficient workflows to support eresources discoverability.
  • Oversees the work related to the database maintenance of the Library’s print serials and microfilm collections.
  • Establishes access to new electronic resources, monitors platform changes, and works to investigate, resolve and communicate access issues in a timely manner.
  • Assists with developing collection development assessment strategies related to electronic resources.
  • Participates in library, campus, consortium, and regional/national communities and organizations as appropriate.
  • Supervises 3 staff (2 directly and 1 indirectly) in serials.


  • MLS or equivalent from an ALA accredited institution.
  • Minimum 3 years post MLS experience working with electronic resources.
  • Demonstrated experience managing and maintaining discovery services systems.
  • Demonstrated experience and understanding of best practices for managing electronic resources.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of electronic resource industry standards, best practices, and protocols such as SUSHI, and COUNTER.
  • Demonstrated experience with electronic resource management (ERM) systems
  • Demonstrated knowledge of managing and maintaining print serials and microfilm collections.
  • Knowledge of integrated library systems.
  • Knowledge of open URL link resolvers, preferably SFX.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal relations skills and demonstrated ability to work independently and in a collaborative environment.
  • Experience supervising staff and student assistants.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and document procedures.
  • Demonstrated experience managing multiple priorities.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience with Ex Libris products.
  • Experience with EBSCO Discovery Services
  • Experience working with a print serials collection.