Position: Assistant Director, Research and Technology Services
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library
Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.
The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks a collaborative and creative Assistant Director, Research and Technology Services (AD) to work with colleagues to advise the Director and advance the Library’s strategic and operational goals in support of the academic missions of Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. The position provides leadership, direction, and administrative oversight of the Library’s Research and Technology Services Department (RTS) consisting of Research and Instruction and Technology Services. The RTS department partners with faculty and university administration on the two campuses to ensure that students are prepared to find, evaluate, and create knowledge ethically in an evolving information landscape. The AD leads the department that focuses on information, digital, and data fluency, research consultation, campus outreach, assessment, and the Library’s technology operations, which support internal and external customers. The position reports to the Library Director, manages full-time and part-time librarians and technology staff members, and is responsible for administering the Library’s technology and marketing budgets.
The Library affirms and promotes a culture of collaboration, innovation, and engagement. The successful candidate will advocate for and cultivate an environment and user experience where diversity of thought and background are valued. The AD will set clear priorities to effectively lead a portfolio of projects that support the Library’s strategic plan by focusing on an innovative and inclusive user experience. The AD will find ways to creatively integrate Library initiatives into the priorities of the two campuses and develop and maintain key partnerships.
The AD participates actively in strategic planning, policy development, assessment, campus outreach, personnel management, and budget planning to support and continuously improve the Library through:
Leadership & Management:
- Provide vision and collaborative leadership as a member of the Library Director’s Advisory Group (DAG) in the development and implementation of Library-wide strategic priorities;
- Lead the planning and continuous improvement of the Library’s instruction program, technology services operations, assessment initiatives, and outreach and engagement priorities using evidence-based decision-making to innovate the user experience;
- Supervise full-time and part-time librarians and staff members in the Research and Instruction and Technology Services units;
- Engage in educational opportunities to increase awareness and understanding of accessibility and diversity, equity, and inclusion;
- Partner with DAG members to ensure that effective communication and collaboration occurs throughout
- Campus Collaborations:
- Partner collaboratively within and outside the Library to support research, teaching, and learning;
- Participate in campus committees and task forces as assigned;
- Promote services and resources and develop relationships with faculty.
- Hire, mentor, evaluate, and retain full-time and part-time librarians and staff members;
- Follow LNDL’s HR policies and address RTS personnel issues in a timely, empathetic, and professional manner in consultation with the Library’s Operations Manager;
- 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;
- Work with the Library’s financial consultant to develop, recommend, and manage technology and marketing budgets effectively;
- Represent the Library at on- and off-campus events in the absence of the Library Director as assigned;
- Maintain and enhance professional skills through consistent and meaningful professional development activities;
- Perform other duties as assigned by the Library
About the Library:
The Loyola Notre Dame Library, located in northern Baltimore City, is a member of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) and serves Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. The library serves as an integral part of the campuses by providing information services and resources to support the academic programs and educational concerns of the two institutions. 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 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.
Application Procedures: Review of 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 “Assistant Director, Research and Technology Services” 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 fully vaccinated against COVID inclusive of boosters. As a prospective and new employee at LNDL, you will be required to comply with the Library’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination, inclusive of boosters, 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;
- 5+ years minimum progressive experience related to the position;
- 5+ years supervisory experience leading, coaching, evaluating, and developing full-time and part- time staff;
- Commitment and demonstrated experience fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive educational environment with the ability to connect, support, and engage with a diverse student, faculty, and staff population;
- Demonstrated sound judgement in handling confidential matters;
- Demonstrated experience developing, implementing, and managing budgets;
- Experience leading a portfolio of projects with library colleagues and campus partners to continuously improve the user experience;
- Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
- Proven ability to take initiative, prioritize work to meet deadlines, and work independently and collaboratively;
- Proficiency with standard desktop tools and business applications;
- Demonstrated commitment to professional development.
5+ years of experience leading research or technology functions in an academic library;
Experience overseeing a program of digital scholarship, leading a makerspace, or integrating emerging educational technologies into a Library instruction program in partnership with faculty.
Position: Serials and E-Resources Support Specialist
Location: McDaniel College
Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.
Responsibilities: Reporting to the Head of Technical Services and E-Resources Librarian, the Specialist is responsible for the maintenance of Hoover Library’s serials collection (both print and electronic), streaming video and eBook subscriptions, and the federal government documents depository program. The Specialist will also assist with cataloging and acquisitions tasks as well as train and supervise student assistants. This is a 30-hour/week, 12-month position.
- Related work experience and demonstrated aptitude with relevant computer systems and software.
- Ability to pay close attention to detail and to work independently while maintaining a high level of accuracy.
- Ability to work effectively in a production environment.
- Excellent oral and written communication, analytical and organizational skills.
- Minimum of three years library technical services experience preferred.
- Minimum of two years of post-secondary education preferred.
Salary Range: Salary for this full-time position is commensurate with qualifications and experience. At McDaniel College we value our employees by offering our full-time employees tuition remission, 403B retirement accounts, paid time off, medical insurance, flexible spending accounts, life insurance, and paid maternity and parental leave. Visit College website for details.
Application Process: For a complete job description and to apply, please visit the college’s webpage McDaniel College Completed applications must include the following: Cover Letter addressing position qualifications and related experience; Resume, Names and Contact Information of three professional references, and completed Job Application. Review of applications begins July 1, 2022.
McDaniel College, an equal opportunity employer, does not discriminate in the recruitment, admission, and employment of students, faculty, and staff in the operation of any of its educational programs and activities. McDaniel College will not tolerate any discrimination or harassment on basis of any protected status including race, religion, color, national origin, disability, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, military status, genetic information, marital status, veteran’s status or any other legally protected status. For more information on the college’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, please visit the college’s Campus Diversity & Inclusion web page.