Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Part-time Library Services Specialist for Circulation
Location: University of Baltimore Law Library

The primary purpose of this position is to provide efficient service to UB Law Library students, faculty, staff and other patrons using library resources and ensure the highest quality public service at the circulation desk during evening and weekend hours. The Specialist is responsible for overseeing the Law Library’s circulation desk, including the issuing, return and record keeping procedures of the library, assigns, schedules and trains student library assistants in computerized circulation functions.
This position provides for a staff presence on evenings and weekends when no full-time staff are present. Responsible for supervision of circulation and library functions during those hours and providing basic legal and non-legal reference assistance. Specialist works under the general supervision of the Circulation/Reference Librarian, and the Deputy Director within general procedural and policy guidelines.

Key Responsibilities:

• Oversees function of the information desk on evenings and weekends; handles policy issues if the only library staff member on duty.
• Supervises student assistants, including training, scheduling, and assigning tasks.
• Stacks maintenance, including updating materials, shelf reading, and shifting materials as needed.
• Assists patrons in locating materials and in using the library’s catalog, databases, and finding aids.
• Processes faculty’s course reserve requests.
• Special projects and other duties as assigned (users guides, processing donations, etc.).
• Pursue professional development opportunities in order to keep current with best practices and emerging library issues.

Required Qualifications: 

Education:  Bachelor’s degree.  Additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
Experience:  At least one year of experience directly related to primary duties listed.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

Specialist must possess excellent judgment, flexibility, and interpersonal skills to successfully interact with patrons.
Specialist must have thorough knowledge of circulation operations, including policies, procedures, and software.
Specialist must have good supervisory skills in order to optimize student assistant performance.
Specialist must possess excellent attention to detail when scheduling student assistants and updating materials.
Specialist must be knowledgeable about catalog, databases, and other finding aids.
Specialist must be familiar with Microsoft Word and other MS Office applications.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to David Matchen, Circulation/Reference Librarian (, 410-837-4674).

Position: Research Services Librarian
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks an innovative, learner-centered, and tech-savvy Research Services Librarian to collaboratively lead library research services designed to prepare students to find, evaluate, and create knowledge ethically; support faculty research and teaching excellence; and enable the academic missions of Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. This position manages LNDL’s instruction and consultation programs focusing on information, digital, copyright, and data fluency; coordinates Library-wide outreach and engagement initiatives; and supervises reference services. This position leads the Research and Instruction unit within the Research and Technology Services department. The Research Services Librarian serves on LNDL’s Operations Group, comprised of librarians from multiple units, to lead and continuously improve day-to-day operations. The position reports to the Assistant Director, Research and Technology Services, manages full-time and part-time librarians, and administers LNDL’s marketing budget.
LNDL affirms and promotes a culture of collaboration, innovation, and engagement. The successful candidate will advocate for and cultivate an environment where diversity of thought and background are valued. The Research Services Librarian will possess broad knowledge of instruction program management and demonstrate creativity when infusing pedagogy with technology. The successful candidate will be passionate about collaborating with faculty and students to continuously improve and innovate user experiences. The Research Services Librarian will find ways to creatively integrate Library initiatives into the priorities of the two campuses, develop and maintain key partnerships, and enable student and faculty collaboration, scholarship, creativity, and innovation.
Position Responsibilities:
• Lead programs and services that support the research, teaching, and learning of a diverse faculty, students, and staff community.
• Manage, coordinate, and assess all activities and operations of the Research and Instruction unit. Hire, mentor, evaluate, and retain full-time and part-time librarians.
• Cultivate and promote new models of user engagement.
• Work collaboratively to integrate and lead a library instruction program that promotes information, digital, copyright, and data fluency. Develop partnerships with faculty that lead to strategic curriculum enhancements such as online learning and/or digital literacy initiatives.
• Lead and oversee research consultation and reference services including subject specific requests for data management support.
• Compile statistics, analyze data, and prepare reports to inform decision making; support institutional, consortial, state, and national reporting; and enhance opportunities to communicate LNDL’s story to a broad range of audiences.
• Enrich the faculty experience by serving as a liaison to designated academic departments.
• Maintain and enhance professional skills through consistent and meaningful professional development activities. Serve on LNDL and other committees as assigned.
• Other duties as assigned.

About the Library:
The Loyola Notre Dame Library, located in a residential area of north Baltimore City, is a member of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) and serves as the library for Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. Loyola University Maryland, a member of the Association of Jesuit Colleges and Universities, is recognized for excellence in teaching and learning and Notre Dame of Maryland University is a leader in the education of women and non-traditional students. The Library serves a total graduate and undergraduate student population of 5,819 FTE that includes 4,529 FTE at Loyola and 1,290 FTE at Notre Dame.
The Library offers an excellent benefits package that includes medical, access to dental, life, and disability insurance, as well as TIAA retirement. Successful candidates will be subject to a pre‐employment background check. Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, the Loyola Notre Dame Library is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn, and thrive. Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the USA. No Visa sponsorship is offered for this position.

Application Procedures: Review of internal applications will begin immediately, and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit electronically a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Research Services Librarian” in the subject line to Briana Marine, Administrative Operations Coordinator: Only complete applications will be considered.
The Loyola Notre Dame Library is dedicated to the safety of our staff and our surrounding communities. As part of that commitment, LNDL requires all staff to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and new employee at LNDL, you will be required to comply with the Library’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at the Library. LNDL provides reasonable accommodations, absent undue hardship, to qualified individuals with disabilities that enable them to perform their job duties as well as employees with sincerely held religious beliefs, observances, or practices that conflict with getting vaccinated. Reasonable accommodation may include appropriate adjustment or modifications of employer policies, including the Mandatory Vaccination Policy.

Required Qualifications:
• Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program;
• Minimum of 3 years recent, significant library instruction experience in an academic library;
• Minimum of 2 years recent supervisory experience managing, motivating, and leading librarians;
• Ability to teach in a variety of settings and formats with a broad knowledge and understanding of instruction, pedagogy, and principles related to information and digital literacies development;
• Demonstrated understanding of changes in academic library research trends and the ability to thoughtfully analyze and adapt services, spaces, and technologies to improve the user experience;
• Commitment and demonstrated experience fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive educational environment with the ability to provide high-quality customer service to connect, support, and engage a diverse student, faculty, and staff population in a busy public service setting;
• Familiarity with current and emerging technologies; demonstrated experience developing learning objects;
• Experience leading in-person or digital reference and research services in an academic library;
• Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
• Proven ability to take initiative, prioritize work to meet deadlines, collect and analyze data to inform decision-making, facilitate change, and work independently and collaboratively to thrive in a dynamic work environment;
• Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary;
• Proficiency with standard desktop tools and business applications;
• Demonstrated commitment to professional development.
Preferred Qualifications:
• Advanced degree or academic coursework related to user experience, instructional design, instructional assessment, digital pedagogy, educational technologies, or active learning spaces;
• Knowledge of tools and standards for creating accessible learning objects;
• Familiarity with trends in data management and other emerging areas of research expertise in an academic library;
• Basic knowledge of copyright law and “fair use” guidelines;
• Working knowledge of LibGuides, chat services, scholarly communications, discovery services, knowledge databases, and integrated library systems including Aleph;
• Experience serving as a library liaison.

Position: Data Services Librarian (Open Rank)
Location: University of Maryland Libraries
Salary: $56,000-$62,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist

Category: Librarian (Open Rank)

Department: Digital Programs and Initiatives

Salary Range: Position is budgeted for a salary range of $56k-$62K and 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 primary responsibility of the Data Services Librarian is to serve as the program lead to identify, implement, and promote novel, sustainable data services throughout all stages of the research data lifecycle. The incumbent in this position will be the Libraries’ primary expert for the technologies, standards, and best practices required to support comprehensive data services initiatives, including repositories and hosting requirements. They serve as the expert on technology and tools to support University of Maryland researchers and partners as they manage, analyze, share, communicate, and preserve their research data. The Data Services Librarian must collaborate closely with UMD Libraries’ staff to ensure Research Data Services are aligned with the diverse needs of a broad variety of researchers, and they take the initiative to identify and support the technical needs of researchers as well as suggest improvements and new services or workflows. The Data Services Librarian actively participates in programs and projects in Digital Programs and Initiatives, including but not limited to the institutional repository (DRUM), digital publishing, and digital collections.

Reporting to the Manager, Digital Programs and Initiatives, the Data Services Librarian supports the collection, description, storage, and assessment of data acquired or generated by researchers. They engage in technical consultations with researchers to identify needs, partner with subject specialists on tools for data collection, description, analysis, and exploration, and coordinate closely with both technical and non-technical staff throughout UMD Libraries to deploy solutions for data management. They help cultivate partnerships and strengthen collaborations between researchers, curators, technologists, and administrators.

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 November 7, 2021.
Minimum Qualifications:


Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited or a non-US equivalent institution of higher education by the start of employment, or a graduate degree in a subject area relevant to the position’s duties with two years relevant experience.

One year of prior work experience related to the duties of the job.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Proficiency with at least one programming or scripting language, such as R, Python, JavaScript, or Ruby.
Ability to use scripts or tools to extract and manipulate data from a variety of sources, including web services and APIs.
Knowledge of issues and technical challenges related to use and archiving of digital data.
Familiarity with institutional or subject repository systems such as Fedora, DSpace, Dataverse, or comparable products.
Familiarity with academic, research, or special libraries.
For the full position description and faculty requirements, please go to