Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Information Technology Librarian
Location: Mount St. Mary’s University

Originally posted on ALA Joblist.

Mount St. Mary’s University seeks an innovative, collaborative, forward-thinking, and service-oriented professional to serve as its Information Technology Librarian. This individual will coordinate the development of technology applications that support library programs and services; identify emerging technologies and develop programs and best practices for the Phillips Library; and work collaboratively with library and University IT staff, faculty and students. The Information Technology Librarian collaborates with faculty and other librarians to enhance students research skills through instruction and reference services.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Manages the library’s integrated library system, including sub-systems for cataloging and resources discovery, inventory control, acquisitions, and interlibrary loan.
Manages and provides access to digital resources collections, including database products and licenses, user authentication software, and digital archives platform.
Manages technical data and account integrity for the library’s large collection of digital resources including constant direct contact with campus networking staff and vendor/content providers’ technical staff.
Manages the development and maintenance of the library’s website and reference platforms.
Provides instruction and reference services to both students and faculty.
Job Requirements: Education, Experience and Skills:
Required Experience/Qualifications:
MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA accredited program is required.
Demonstrated experience with integrated library systems and their applications.
Demonstrated enjoyment in working with the challenges of using technology applications to support library services.
Knowledge of current trends in digital library development, digitization standards and preservation, and digital rights management issues relating to digital materials.
Ability to work independently and effectively across organizational lines and in collaboration with a variety of individuals and groups to plan improvements and resolve problems.
Ability to learn and teach new technologies quickly, as well to effectively interact with others who possess a range of technological backgrounds.
Ability to provide training and instruction on processes to individuals or groups.
Excellent customer service skills with a commitment to customer service.
Strong analytical and organizational skills.
Effective communication, interpersonal, organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as continued professional development.

Preferred Experience/Qualifications:
Experience working with OCLC’s WorldShare Management Services and Springshare products.
Academic library experience.
Knowledge of ACRL’s Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education.
This is a full-time position with full benefits and annual, holiday and sick leave. The university offers a generous benefits package, including tuition remission for graduate and undergraduate classes at Mount St. Mary’s University, retirement program with a match as well as a generous paid time off schedule. Competitive salary commensurate to experience.
Other Duties:
The Information Technology Librarian leads the library’s digital initiatives in collaboration with librarians, faculty, and university administration.
Provides expertise in identifying, evaluating, and making recommendations concerning the use of new and emerging technologies that support the library’s mission.
Provides leadership and coordination for planning, implementing, and training for the adoption and integration of new technologies.
Evaluates user-side applications and their impact on information systems design and resource delivery.
Participates in regional and/or national professional activities to advance the development of digital library resources.
Develops, implements, and maintains digital services, workflows and policies throughout the library including any necessary troubleshooting.
Maintain library hardware in collaboration with university IT.
Coordinates library technology services with Mount’s Frederick campus.
Serves on the campus-wide Technology Advisory Committee and any other university ad hoc technology groups.

Position: Open Science/STEM Librarian
Location: University of Maryland Libraries
Salary: $54,000 – $64,000

Originally posted on SLA Careers.

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 Open Science and STEM Librarian manages 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. The incumbent’s subject assignment will be Life Sciences. Additionally, the STEM & Open Science Librarian 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, School of Public Health, 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 librarian 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 Librarian participates 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.
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Teleworking eligible according to University of Maryland Libraries guidelines.

QUALIFICATIONS (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.
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.
Background or experience in life sciences.
Knowledge of relevant online resources and experience with bibliographic management tools.
Knowledge of data management planning and/or data curation, visualization, scholarly communications and open access tools.
Familiarity with Semantic Web technologies and major collections in life sciences or other STEM fields (e.g., scholarly journals, databases, digital libraries and other resources).
Evidence of teaching/instruction experience.
Evidence of ability to meet promotion and permanent status requirements of the University of Maryland at College Park Libraries.
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.
Significant coursework, bachelor’s degree or second advanced degree in related fields. Life Sciences background preferred.
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.
Experience in life sciences librarianship.
Experience or aptitude for developing new teaching or research-based programs and services in the assigned disciplines with appeals to diverse audiences.
Experience with designing measures and assessments to
determine value, experience with a variety of assessment tools.
Familiarity with Semantic Web technologies and major collections in assigned disciplines or other related fields (e.g., scholarly journals, databases, digital libraries, and other resources).
Knowledge of data management planning and/or data curation, visualization, scholarly communications, and open access tools.
One year of experience in an academic research library.
Evidence of teaching/instruction experience.
Evidence of ability to meet promotion and permanent status
requirements of the University of Maryland at College Park Libraries.
For the full position description, please go to
Teleworking eligible according to University of Maryland Libraries guidelines.
This position is appointed to Library 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. Library Faculty at the University of Maryland must demonstrate accomplishments and/or evidence of potential for future accomplishments in three areas: 1) librarianship, which includes the assigned area(s) of responsibility and professional development; 2) service, which includes participation in library, university, local, and national committees and professional organizations beyond the assigned area(s) of responsibility; and 3) research, scholarship, and/or creative activities, which includes self- directed inquiry and results dissemination to advance the state of the profession. Library faculty who are successful in meeting these criteria are awarded continuous employment in the form of Permanent Status. For additional information on faculty status at the University of Maryland Libraries, consult:
Vaccination Requirement
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.
Background Check Requirement
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. .
APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online . No relocation assistance will be provided. An application consists of a cover letter, which includes the source of advertisement, a curriculum vitae, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.