Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Library Technician
Location: Joint Base Andrews
Salary: $20/Hour

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

About the position: This position will be assigned to the The library on Andrews AFB.
This Is a Regular-Full time position with benefits.


Responsible for all technical service operations. Assists in the training of new library aides and technicians on technical service tasks. Independently performs acquisition duties by implementing established procedures for technical services functions. Prepares, verifies, and processes all procurement purchase requests in accordance with AF Library and Information System procurement guidelines, regulations, general library philosophies, and funds procedures for various funding sources as directed by the supervisory librarian. Collects bibliographic data for ordering library materials. Using established procedures, renews subscriptions. Monitors receipt of all items purchased and routinely follows up on outstanding orders. Reports purchasing/delivery discrepancies to senior technician. Recommends titles for possible inclusion in the collection. Performs copy cataloging to meet specific library requirements. Uses automated cataloging resources such as OCLC to obtain and modify catalog records for new library materials in a variety of formats. Downloads cataloging data for materials into the Integrated Library System (ILS) to make the records accessible to library users. Ensures catalog records are accurate and current. Maintains name, series, and subject authority control records. Using established procedures, prepares library materials in a variety of formats for use by library customers. Logs in periodicals and checks for missing issues. Assists in the annual inventory of library materials. Using established procedures, prepares materials for disposal via excess lists or DRMO and prepares appropriate paperwork. Monitors and maintains stock levels of office and specialized library supplies. Assists in providing ready reference services to library customers. Refers difficult reference questions to the senior technician or librarian. Assists library users with library equipment. Performs routine clerical tasks. Uses varied and advanced functions of computer software to prepare, format, modify, edit, email and print a variety of letters, reports, memos, and other documents Assists at the circulation desk as needed. Refers unusual or complex problems concerning work processes to the appropriate staff member. Performs other related duties as assigned.

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Position: Outreach & Evening Librarian
Location: Hoover Library – McDaniel College
Salary: $40,000 – $46,000

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Associate Director, the Outreach & Evening Librarian is responsible for making a positive impact through outreach and promotional activities, managing the library’s social media presence, and providing reference and instructional services. The librarian provides evening reference services and ensures student staff support and oversight of the library’s evening operations. This position is required to work an evening and weekend schedule which is typically 1 pm-9 pm Sunday through Thursday. Some variation in schedule based on library hours that correspond with the academic calendar is expected, i.e., standard business hours (8:30am – 4:30pm Monday through Thursday) outside of the regular academic year. Develops and manages library programs and events. Manages the library’s social media presence. Maintains internal library displays, including digital signage, event displays, and rotating book displays. Produces materials in multiple formats that promote the library and its services. Provides oversight of library operations in the evenings and on Sundays. Serves as liaison to assigned departments, providing reference services and instruction as needed. Participates in professional organizations and takes part in college academic activities. Participates as a member of the library staff in order to advance the mission and goals of the Hoover Library. Performs other duties as assigned.

Requirements: ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library or Information Science (or completion of program within 6 months of hire). Demonstrated experience with social media as a promotional tool. Knowledge of current and emerging trends, issues, and best practices in library outreach and marketing. Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to work in a strongly collaborative environment and fit into the cross-functional nature and close-knit community at a small liberal arts college. Ability to successfully lead and complete a wide scope of projects. Commitment to professional development and service excellence. Strong analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills. Demonstrated experience with universal and accessible design principles (using applications such as Adobe Suite’s Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign, Scribus).

Application Process: For a complete job description and to apply, please visit McDaniel College Job Posting: Outreach & Evening Librarian ( 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 January 25, 2023. Position remains open until filled.

Position: Head, Consortial Library Systems and Operations
Location: University of Maryland Libraries
Salary: $83,000-93,000

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Working in a team environment, the Head of Consortial Library Systems and Operations leads a team of Systems Librarians and staff dedicated to the shared systems and services managed by the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) Library Consortium and participates in the overall strategy and strategic directions for the USMAI. The Head also participates in the design, selection, implementation, maintenance, and support of applications used by the 17 member libraries that make up the consortium. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Digital Services and Technologies (DST), with work and priorities set by the Executive Director of USMAI, the Head of Consortial Library Systems and Operations works with other USMAI team members to advance USMAI strategic and operational objectives and ensures that the shared applications of the USMAI library consortium meet the information management, discovery, and workflow needs of the consortium’s libraries. The Head will direct the work of a small team of systems librarians, professional staff, and contractors, work closely with other USMAI managers and staff, and coordinate activities with other DST and USMAI managers. The successful candidate will utilize ticketing systems and other methods to track progress on work and communicate to staff working in multiple locations. The Head of Consortial Library Systems and Operations recommends policies, procedures, standards, and guidelines related to software applications, information management and workflows to the Executive Director of USMAI and the Associate Dean for Digital Services and Technologies. The Head, under the direction of USMAI leadership and in consultation with library and administrative staff throughout USMAl, will gather, evaluate, and document library users’ needs and consortial software capabilities, requirements, and opportunities. The Head will coordinate closely with consortium committees, communities, and working groups to develop and manage projects and plans that meet the consortium’s long-term and strategic goals. The incumbent is also expected to initiate, lead, and assist in the development of USMAI responses for proposals for identified opportunities, and to manage the work proposed, as directed by the Council of Library Directors of USMAI. The Head will lead and participate in the development of requests for proposals (RFPs), solicit specifications and costs from vendors and library service providers, and will lead and participate in negotiations and contract development. The incumbent will assist the xecutive Director in the management of several large-scale contracts with multiple vendors.

Requirements: Background Check Required: 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. Minimum Qualifications-Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution or a non-USA equivalent; or a graduate degree relevant to the position’s duties. Ability to lead teams in the operational management, customer support, training, documentation, and community management of products and services used by libraries. Commitment to excellent customer service and positive user experiences. Strong analytical, organizational, and planning skills. Effective interpersonal and communication skills. Demonstrated initiative and ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously. Flexibility in a changing technological and organizational environment. Ability to work independently and collaboratively in a team-based environment. Strong background related to the responsibilities of the position. Knowledge of library software applications and services. Proficiency with Microsoft Office and other productivity and communication applications. Demonstrated ability to define a vision for a team and bring it to fruition. A minimum of five (5) years of professional experience in information technology services; a minimum of three (3) years’ experience in a managerial role. Experience with commercial and/or open-source library software solutions. Experience with the library vendor and service provider marketplace, as well as knowledge and understanding of new trends and developments in the field.

Preferred: Experience with or working knowledge of consortial environments and requirements. Experience with RFP and procurement processes, contract development, and vendor negotiations. Experience with community and content management tools, and project management. Experience with customer support systems, training, and documentation. Knowledge of and experience with applying project management principles (PMP certification preferred). Experience managing software application development lifecycle. Experience delivering presentations. Experience with Ex Libris’ Alma or Primo.

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PTK Information- 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: Resource Sharing Specialist, Lending
Location: University of Maryland Libraries
Salary: $41,944

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Manages the lending of library materials to other libraries. Processes interlibrary loan requests and materials in ILLiad. Identifies and resolves problems related to ILL lending. Supervises ILL student employees and provides guidance and instruction to library support staff performing tasks related to ILL lending. Assists with improving lending policies, procedures, and workflows. Provides assistance to staff at other library institutions and UMD Libraries’ users. Volume for these services is closely tied to the academic calendar.

Requirements: Background Check Required: 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.

Minimum Qualifications: Required: Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience. Additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience. One year of experience directly related to the primary duties of the position. Preferred: Experience working in an academic library. Experience in leading and training student assistants or other employ.

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Required: Knowledge of the mission and role of college or university library and its primary customers. Ability to learn and apply contemporary library terminology and functions. General knowledge of traditional and emerging practices for describing and organizing information resources. Understanding and ability to apply library and university computing policies and practices that help ensure information quality, integrity, and security. Ability to apply and enforce U.S. Copyright laws and current trends related to access and use of information resources. Knowledge of basic principles of quality customer service, teamwork, and conflict resolution. Ability to work independently and exercise initiative in applying rules, procedures, and instructions. Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills.

Preferred: Familiarity using ILLiad, OCLC WorldShare, and/or RapidILL. Familiarity operating multifunction printers and scanners. Foreign language skills are beneficial.

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