One Position: Maryland

Position: STEM & Open Science Librarian (Open Rank)

Location: University of Maryland Libraries

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STEM Library, Research and Academic Services

Salary Range:      $52,000 to $75,000, 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, Retirement Plan, Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, Vision, and Prescription

The University of Maryland Libraries seeks two creative and service-oriented individuals to join our team of STEM librarians who report to the Head of the STEM Library. The two new subject librarians will have the opportunity to collaborate with colleagues in reimagining how to best support our users’ needs in a time of change. We are seeking experienced librarians or those who are new to the field. Come and grow with us!

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.

Reporting to the Head of the STEM Library, the STEM & Open Science librarians manage a combination of duties and expectations, 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 STEM & Open Science Librarians will develop programs benefiting their communities to expand the Libraries’ research-related programs and services. Programming may focus on issues relevant to the STEM community in the following categories: information literacy, scholarly communication, GIS, Maker lab, etc. The STEM Library serves several colleges and schools, including the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, the A. James Clark School of Engineering, and the College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences. Along with other STEM and 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 STEM & Open Science librarians will help envision and shape new approaches to faculty/library relationships.

The incumbents are active members 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 STEM & Open Science Librarians participate 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.)




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


  • Understanding of current and emerging trends in the assigned subject areas and in academic librarianship.
  • Demonstrated experience with reference, instruction and collection development in science disciplines.
  • 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.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Understanding of current and emerging trends in the assigned subject areas and in academic librarianship; knowledge of electronic resources and information technologies. The exact liaison responsibilities will be dependent on the successful candidate’s experience and qualifications.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, ability to produce published scholarship.
  • Excellent attention to details and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to function independently and in groups, to build and maintain relationships with partners and library staff; and the ability to provide exceptional services to a diverse clientele. 
  • 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 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: .