Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Web Services Librarian (Open Rank)

Location: University of Maryland Libraries

Originally posted on ALA JobList

Category: Faculty, Librarian (Open Rank)

Department: Digital Programs and Initiatives

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, Tuition Remission,

Health, Dental, Vision, Prescription, and Retirement Plans

As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Biltmore 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:

Reporting to the Manager, Digital Programs and Initiatives (DPI), the Web Services Librarian is charged with leadership, project management, and hands-on work related to the planning, coordination, design, implementation, maintenance, and evaluation of the Libraries’ website and other major online user interfaces. Through user experience (UX) assessment methodologies and web usage analytics, this position will chart a path of continuous improvement for the Libraries’ web presence that adjusts to evolving user needs, effectively utilizes new web technologies and practices, and reflects the Libraries’ core values, including a commitment to inclusive design.

The Web Services Librarian will engage with the UMD Libraries’ community of learners and scholars to articulate solutions that meet the diverse and evolving needs of online users. This position will collaboratively develop a shared vision and a philosophy for the Libraries’ web presence, which will drive most of the sites’ architecture, organization, and design. The incumbent will coordinate with personnel from across the Libraries to improve the Libraries’ virtual environment and web presence, and lead a cross-unit advisory group on matters related to strategic goals, initiatives, design, content, and usability of the Libraries’ web properties. Among others, the incumbent will work closely with the Director of Strategic Communications and Outreach, the Discovery Strategies and Systems Librarian, Digital Services and Technologies’ (DST) web designers and developers, and library administration and management. The Web Services Librarian will communicate requirements and design needs with the technical development team and will check in with that team on a regular basis to adjust and revise requirements, as needed. The incumbent will also directly supervise the Libraries’ Web Designer, support their development, and deploy their skills to projects and assignments effectively.

As a cross-library position, the Web Services Librarian is responsible for overall analysis, design, integration, content coordination, and evaluation of the Libraries’ online user interfaces. Where appropriate, this includes implementation, integration, evaluation, and improvement of user-interface customizations and integrations of proprietary library products affecting: discovery/searching of information resources, interlibrary loan, room reservations, library research guides, and other functional areas. The position works closely with technical as well as public-facing colleagues to integrate both proprietary and open source platforms into the Libraries’ interfaces.

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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, curriculum vitae, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until April 22, 2022.

Offers of employment are contingent on completion of a background check. A prior criminal conviction or convictions will not automatically disqualify a finalist from employment in the position.

The University of Maryland has made the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities a top priority. As part of that commitment, the University System of Maryland (USM) recently announced that students, faculty, and staff on USM campuses this fall, including UMD, are required to be vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and/or a new employee at UMD, you will be required to comply with the University’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination will be required before the start of employment in order to work at any University of Maryland location. Prospective or new employees may seek a medical or religious exemption to the vaccination requirement at and must have an approved exemption prior to the start of their employment. Failure to provide proof of vaccination or to obtain approval for a medical or religious exemption will result in the offer of employment being rescinded.

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 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.


  • Two years of professional experience designing and developing websites or other web-based applications.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of current web technologies and best practices
  • Knowledge of best practices for usability testing, web analytics, and other UX assessment methodologies
  • Knowledge of current web accessibility standards
  • Knowledge of information architecture design, taxonomy/ontology creation, and writing content for the web
  • Ability to manage CMS-driven websites
  • Ability to write and design web content using, at a minimum, HTML and CSS
  • Ability to manage complex technical projects
  • Ability to work both independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent problem-solving skills

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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

Position: Research and Faculty Services Librarian

Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore

Originally posted on SLA Careers


Come join the Thurgood Marshall Law Library at the University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law- ranked this year as one of America’s Best Employers (Forbes Magazine)! The law school campus is located in the heart of historic downtown Baltimore, steps away from a daily rotation of food trucks, seasonal farmer’s market, one of the oldest indoor markets in the country (Lexington Market), Camden Yards, and the Inner Harbor. The university’s shuttle provides easy access to other parts of the city. Baltimore has a rich history as a major transportation hub with the intersection of its seaport and the oldest railroad in the United States (Baltimore & Ohio). The economy has since shifted from industry and trade to knowledge and service. As a thriving intellectual hub, it is home to numerous academic campuses and libraries. With easy access to mountains and beaches, a quick drive or train ride to Philadelphia, New York, DC, and multiple airports, Charm City lives large.

The Thurgood Marshall Law Library is committed to innovation from playing an instrumental role in the robust, required legal research instruction program to the digitization of unique civil rights collections. We welcome applicants who are interested in building on this foundation and helping to lead forward-thinking initiatives that align with the university’s core values: respect and integrity; well-being and sustainability; equity and justice; and innovation and discovery.

Job Summary:

The Research & Faculty Services Librarian is an essential member of the library’s Research Services team. This position provides critical research and scholarly support to faculty, reference services for library patrons, and is an integrated member of the library’s legal instruction program, which is devoted to teaching required legal research courses. Librarians may cover on-call daytime, evening, and/or weekend reference. This position is a 12-month library faculty appointment. The successful candidate will be expected to meet library and university requirements for permanent status and promotion.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with faculty and faculty research assistants to provide research support for faculty scholarship.
  • Receive faculty requests for research support and coordinate with direct supervisor and members of the Research Services Department to assign and complete research projects.
  • Provide training and outreach for faculty and faculty research assistants.
  • Provide reference services to all library patrons (e.g., on-call daytime, evening, and/or weekend coverage).
  • Create and maintain research guides.
  • Teach sections in the required legal research program.
  • Deliver research sessions on library resources and services as needed.
  • Work collaboratively with library faculty to develop outreach activities for law school faculty and promote library services.
  • Participate in professional, campus, or consortial library activities.
  • Assist with other Research Services Department and library functions and projects as needed.

Required Qualifications :

  • Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited program and a master’s degree in library or information science (or related) from an ALA accredited program.
  • One (1) year of related experience
  • Strong customer service orientation and interpersonal skills.
  • Commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.
  • Collaborative approach to problem solving and working across teams and departments.
  • Ability to work independently and collegially.
  • Ability to prioritize and complete tasks in a rapidly changing environment.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Experience in an academic law library.
  • Experience in assisting faculty scholarship which may include broad and substantive research.
  • Experience with different instruction formats including (e.g., in person, virtual).
  • Experience using learning management systems, content management systems, video conferencing platforms, and instructional technology applications.

Salary and Benefits :

Salary is competitive and is commensurate with qualifications and experience. 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. The position is a 12-month library faculty appointment. 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. The successful candidate will be expected to meet library and university requirements for permanent status and promotion. A candidate with prior professional accomplishments may be considered for initial appointment at a level above Librarian I.

To Apply:

Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; three references; 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 April 10, 2022 .

UMB requires all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be processed through Human Resources.

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 .

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 . Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Position: Assistant Chief, Neighborhood Library Services Division

Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library

Originally posted on MLA Job Line.

Vacancy Number: 2022-00336 


The Pratt Library is searching for an Assistant Chief for the Neighborhood Library Services division. The ideal candidate will provide direct administrative and management support to the Chief, Neighborhood Library Services, for overall direction and supervision of program activity of the division. Provides direct supervision to branch managers and supports their management responsibilities on daily operations of the branch libraries. The Assistant Chief will lead, inspire, and mentor the branch managers. The Assistant Chief receives managerial direction from the Chief of Neighborhood Library Services and serves in the capacity of Department Chief when assigned or when the Chief is not available. The employee in this class works a conventional work week that may involve evening and weekend hours. Work is performed in an office where normal working conditions are encountered. 

Requirements: Minimum Qualifications- Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited college or university. At least five years of successful experience in a library management position and community outreach, including two years of direct supervisory experience over professional library staff (evaluation, discipline, hiring, and termination). Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities- Knowledge of/experience in the principles of library organization and management, especially concerning library branch systems. Ability and proven experience in developing and managing branch service policies, programs, and staff. Skill in establishing and maintaining effective relationships with library management, customers, and the library branch community. General knowledge of library budget procedures and proven ability to develop and monitor a budget. Experience in developing and implementing strategic plans. Staff supervision and administrative experience. Demonstrated leadership qualities of public speaking, policy formulation, and program and staff management. 

Salary Range: $79,160.00 – $102,853.00 

Application Process For more details about the position and to apply please click here: Jobs at the Pratt Those under final consideration for appointment will be required to submit to drug and alcohol testing. Those under final consideration for appointment will be required to authorize the release of and successfully complete a criminal conviction check. 

Special Requests: Closing Date: Open until filled