Position: Assistant University Archivist
Location: University of Maryland Libraries
Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.
Category: Professional Track Faculty (Contractual)
Department: Collection Strategies and Services
Salary Range: $48,000 – $55,000 commensurate with experience.
Benefits: 22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave, 3 Days Personal Leave, 15 Paid Holidays, Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, Vision, Prescription Benefits, and Retirement Options
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 Archives serves as the collective memory of the University of Maryland, from the granting of the charter for the Maryland Agricultural College on March 6, 1856 to the present day. Established by the University of Maryland Libraries in 1972, the Archives is the official repository for all of the university’s permanent records and actively gathers administrative files, university publications, photographs, audiovisual materials, faculty papers, theses and dissertations, and memorabilia that document all aspects of campus life.
Nature of Work:
The successful candidate for this position will:
Assist the University Archivist in developing and implementing the mission and vision of the University Archives and Sports Archives
Be responsible for project orientation, a work culture that is both fluid and accountable, and an excellent student and contract staff.
As a member of the University of Maryland team, the Assistant University Archivist will also support building, maintaining, organizing, preserving, publicizing, and providing access to athletics-related archival holdings while also preserving the history of University of Maryland athletics
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Under the direction of the University Archivist, and in collaboration with other UMD Libraries’ units, the Assistant University Archivist is responsible for activities in the following areas:
Engagement, Outreach, and Instruction
Interacts with university faculty, staff, students, and alumni, other donors, records managers, and professional colleagues in the field as required.
Designs outreach activities related to exhibitions and social media campaigns, conducts library instruction according to lessons planned and designed in collaboration and consultation with SCUA Instruction & Outreach Coordinator
Building relationships with undergraduate and graduate student organizations and other groups that frequently visit the archive.
Assists as appropriate with long-term fundraising and donor relations projects, such as Launch UMD campaigns and other special donor events.
Reference and Research Assistance
Respond to all reference and research assistance as delegated by University Archivist.
Serves in rotation on the reference desk in the Maryland Room, including occasional evenings and weekends.
Develops LibGuides and research guides to enhance access to collections.
Manages the routine transfer and accessioning of records from campus units, offices, and departments.
Implements University Archivists’ plans to process, arrange, describe, and digitize collections, as well as creating finding aids and other descriptive tools in collaboration and consultation with SCUA Access Head
Collaborates and consults with Head of Preservation to ensure the proper storage and preservation of all University and Sports Archives materials.
Oversees the work of the University Archives’ contract and hourly student employees, and volunteers.
Service and Scholarship
Participates in opportunities to serve the Libraries, the University of Maryland and the archives/library profession.
Represents Special Collections and University Archives and/or the University Archives at library and campus meetings, professional library and archives, conferences, and other events.
Creates a scholarly and creative agenda (including, but not limited to exhibits, publications, presentations) that is attuned to work in the special collections field and demonstrates continued growth as a professional.
Other Duties As Assigned
Participates in university and/or library activities and training related to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.
Contributes to achieving the University’s and/or the Libraries’ diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility goals.
For the full position description and faculty requirements, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.
** Position is appointed as professional track faculty within the Faculty Specialist Ranks as established by the University of Maryland. This is a non-tenured, contractual position. Rank at appointment is based on the successful applicant’s experience and relevant credentials.
Position: Collections Strategist Librarian
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library
Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.
The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks a service-oriented and collaborative Collections Strategist Librarian to develop and implement collection strategies that support the academic missions of Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. This position also leads library resource management functions to support the teaching, research, and learning needs of faculty and students. This position will be supported and enhanced by consortial relationships with the University System of Maryland & Affiliated Institutions (USMAI), the Eastern Academic Scholars’ Trust (EAST), and Center for Research Libraries (CRL). The Collections Strategist Librarian manages the Acquisitions/Cataloging unit and serves on LNDL’s Operations Group. The position reports to the Assistant Director of Collections & Access Services, supervises full-time staff and student assistants, and administers LNDL’s acquisitions 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. LNDL encourages applications from candidates that have demonstrated experience in fostering diverse, inclusive, and equitable libraries. The Collections Strategist Librarian will be committed to developing relationships within and outside LNDL to contribute to the enhancement of the collections and support student and faculty scholarship, creativity, and innovation.
Manage, coordinate, and assess all activities and operations of the Acquisitions/Cataloging unit. Hire, mentor, evaluate, and retain unit staff.
Lead collection development and assessment strategies that support the research, teaching, and learning of a diverse faculty, student, and staff community.
Lead the acquisition of resources in all formats. Lead acquisitions budget proposal cycles and provide expenditure reports as needed.
Work collaboratively to ensure proper care and maintenance of electronic resources throughout the entire life cycle. Serve as primary negotiator of licensed content; maintain relationships with vendors and publishers.
Manage cataloging and metadata services to ensure the discoverability of content.
Compile statistics, analyze data, and prepare reports to inform decision making and enhance opportunities to communicate LNDL’s story to a broad range of audiences.
Support LNDL consortium partnerships and projects.
Promote services and resources and develop relationships with faculty as assigned.
Maintain and enhance professional skills through consistent and meaningful professional development activities. Serve on LNDL and other committees as appointed.
About the Library:
The Loyola Notre Dame Library, located in a residential area of north Baltimore City, is a member of 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 5,858 FTE that includes 4,470 FTE at Loyola and 1,388 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. All positions at the Library are eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness. 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.
Review of applications will begin on January 10, 2022, 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 “Collections Strategist Librarian” in the subject line to firstname.lastname@example.org. 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.
Master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA) or from a
program in a country with a formal accreditation process as identified by ALA;
Experience working in a technical services area of an academic library;
Demonstrated interest in managing, motivating, and leading library technical services staff;
Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
Proven ability to analyze and adapt services, spaces, and technologies to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment that continually enhances the user experience;
Proven ability to take initiative, prioritize work to meet deadlines, and work independently and collaboratively;
Demonstrated commitment to professional development.
Recent experience or knowledge of negotiating content licenses for electronic resources;
Working knowledge of integrated library systems and discovery layers;
Experience working within a library consortium;
Demonstrated ability to learn and use tools such as Microsoft Excel, Tableau, and OpenRefine
Position: Assistant Director of the Network of the National Library of Medicine Web Services Office
Location: University of Maryland Baltimore
Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.
Under a five-year cooperative agreement (2021 – 2026) with the National Library of Medicine, the HSHSL serves as the headquarters for the NNLM Web Services Office (NWSO). NWSO is responsible for developing and maintaining reliable Web services for NNLM in compliance with the US Department of Health & Human Services information policies. The Assistant Director of NWSO is responsible for leadership and development of NNLM web projects and the infrastructure that supports them.
The NNLM consists of seven Health Sciences Libraries functioning as Regional Medical Libraries covering the United States as well as three national offices and three national centers. For more information about the structure and purpose of the NNLM, please visit https://nnlm.gov/about/about-nnlm
Reporting to the Executive Director of NWSO, the Assistant Director of NWSO provides oversite and leadership of the NWSO staff, including a web developer and a systems administrator. In collaboration with staff and the Executive Director, the Assistant Director of NWSO will support Drupal and WordPress websites, a Moodle Learning Management System, and several additional related systems. Previous management experience is desirable but not necessary.
This is a grant-funded, non-permanent status faculty appointment renewable on an annual basis. This position will be at the rank of Librarian II or III. The incumbent will be eligible for promotion and is expected to participate fully as a member of the library’s faculty.
Oversee, plan, and develop the knowledge infrastructure, tools, and digital resources supporting NWSO and the NNLM.
Provide day-to-day operational support and track progress for NWSO’s ongoing projects.
Maintain an open dialog with stakeholders – including NNLM, RMLs, Offices, and Centers – regarding the development of infrastructure and services.
Supervise NWSO staff including a Web Developer and a Systems Administrator, setting goals consistent with NNLM and HSHSL goals and initiatives.
Conduct periodic training and feedback sessions for stakeholders for NWSO provided resources and tools.
Respond to incoming support requests concerning NNLM technologies and troubleshoot issues.
Balance technology needs of the NNLM with available budgets.
Identify software to be used by RML, Office, and Center staff and assist them with selection and implementation of appropriate emerging technologies.
Coordinate archiving of NNLM data and systems architecture.
Oversee NNLM Web Advisory Team
In collaboration with the NWSO Executive Director, provide strategic direction for NWSO initiatives.
Professional participation through presentations or publications regarding innovative library applications for practice or programs in health sciences libraries.
Master of Library Science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent advanced degree
Minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible library experience.
Strong service orientation and ability to work effectively with colleagues, health professionals, and consumers in a diverse, multi-cultural community
Experience working in technology support and/or development
Good communication (public speaking and writing) and interpersonal skills.
Familiarity and experience working with Content Management Systems such as Drupal
Familiarity with Learning Management Systems such as Moodle
Ability to develop, articulate, and advocate a vision for applications and knowledge-based systems and the resources needed to support them in a team setting.
Demonstrated project management experience.
Experience developing and supporting database driven applications
Experience managing and developing staff.
Demonstrated teaching and training experience.
Knowledge of technology applications and trends in health sciences libraries.
Comfort with change and experience in change management.
MINIMUM SALARY: $80,000, commensurate with experience
Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; 3 references including names, titles, relationship to applicant, phone numbers, email addresses; and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized). Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but full consideration will be given to complete applications received by November 15th, 2021.
BENEFITS: Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave; 15 days of sick leave; 3 personal days and 14 holidays. Regular employees, as well as their spouses and dependent children, may receive tuition remission for most programs at many campuses of the University System of Maryland.
UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at HRJobs@umaryland.edu .
If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request . You may also contact HRDiversity@umaryland.edu . Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.
Position: Analyst Programmer
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Originally posted on MLA Job Line.
Responsibilities: The Enoch Pratt Free Library is looking for an experienced Analyst/Programmer to
support the administration of the library’s Integrated Library System and related software.
The Analyst Programmer: Supports the Library’s SirsiDynix/Symphony Integrated Library System (ILS),
used to manage all library-related activities including cataloging, acquisitions, circulation (billing,
customer records), online catalog and reports. Works with staff to identify and implement ILS policies
and customizations. Responsible for the development and maintenance of interfaces between the ILS
and other applications/systems. Administers, configures, and optimizes applications and partner
products, add-ons, and extensions. Responds to and troubleshoots problems. Uses other programming
and shell languages as required to accomplish library project goals. Remains current on latest
enhancements and upgrades to software. Analyzes and implements system modifications. Serves as an
administrator for the ILS and related software. Maintains the online library of vendor manuals and
documentation to reflect current and developmental versions of software. Develops and maintains
procedures and policies required for operation of the ILS. Provides functional support and training for
programs and processes related to the ILS. Generates reports and statistics. Develops database
requirements and complex custom reports using products such as Microsoft SQL, MS Access, Excel and
analytics. Identifies and implements recurring tasks and jobs to keep reporting and statistics current and
available to library staff and managers. Works with PC/desktop and network staff on ILS server and
client installation and customization projects (non-ILS). Work includes on-call status, which may include
weekends and holidays.
Requirements: Minimum two years’ experience in computer programming. Prefer Bachelor’s Degree in
Computer Science, Information Technology or related field. Current enrollment in Bachelor’s Degree
program in Computer Science or any combination of education, training and experience which provides
the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities for this job will be considered.
Salary Range: $48,388 – $62,882
Application Process: Careers at the Pratt Library
Closing Date: Open until filled