Position: Associate Director of Instruction, Research, and Reference
Location: University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law
The University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law seeks to fill the position of Associate Director of Instruction, Research & Reference in the Thurgood Marshall Law Library.
Come join the Thurgood Marshall Law Library at the Francis King Carey School of Law at the University of Maryland Baltimore – ranked 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 farmers’ 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.
The Associate Director of Instruction, Research, and Reference reports directly to the Executive Director of the Thurgood Marshall Law Library. This position is an essential member of the library’s leadership team, providing input on strategic directions for the law library and leading critical programs and initiatives. This position oversees the day-to-day management for all legal research instruction, research support for faculty, and the library’s reference services. This position contributes expertise to library and campus committees, and participates in local, regional, and national organizations. In partnership with the Executive Director, this position will ensure that a commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility is reflected in library services, operations, and team members.
Essential Responsibilities include:
Contributes to operational and strategic planning as a member of the law library’s leadership team.
Responsible for developing and implementing all policies and procedures for instruction, research, and reference in coordination with the Executive Director.
Manages, evaluates, and mentors a team of direct and indirect reports that includes librarians, staff, and students.
Actively supports and encourages professional development of direct and indirect reports.
Ensures timely and accurate communication of relevant internal operations, procedures, and/or initiatives to direct reports.
Participates in relevant library committees and task forces.
Responsible for developing solutions within the context of instruction, research, and reference to meet the evolving needs of the Carey Law community.
Oversees the management, assessment, and implementation of the required legal research program.
Evaluates and integrates new pedagogical approaches, technology, and best practices to facilitate student success in the legal profession.
Proposes, develops, and implements updates to the legal research program (e.g., in anticipation of NextGen Bar Exam).
Teaches in the required legal research program (i.e., first-year legal research, and advanced legal research).
Communicates and partners with other first-year teaching faculty and leaders as needed to facilitate intentional, innovative legal instruction for law students.
Coordinates ad hoc instruction in service of law school curriculum (e.g., guest lectures).
Responsible for the design, implementation, and assessment of support for faculty scholarship, research services, and initiatives.
Oversees design and implementation of communications strategy for law faculty in coordination with Executive Director (e.g., biannual communications, relevant posts to weekly law school newsletter, centralizing access points, streamlining workflows).
Primary point of contact for Lawyering Faculty.
Works collaboratively with other personnel within the library and law school more generally to support the law school’s institutional repository.
Manages all aspects of the library’s reference department to ensure the library provides consistent, high-quality information services to the Carey Law community and other patrons.
Develops goals and priorities for reference in service of the dynamic needs of the Carey Law community.
Designs and implements centralized reference consultation model for current law students.
Responsible for overseeing reference schedule and service points across all relevant channels (e.g., chat, in-person, email).
Participates in reference coverage.
Required Qualifications include:
Master’s in Library Science (or related) and Juris Doctor from an ABA accredited program required.
Minimum four years of academic law library experience with at least two years of supervisory experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Record of creativity in problem-solving and open-mindedness in decision-making.
Able to contextualize new information and services to internal and external stakeholders.
Committed to coaching and mentoring direct and indirect reports.
Dedicated to fostering and modeling a collaborative, positive working environment.
Strong project management skills.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Ability to prepare and explain reports.
Ability to establish and maintain strong working relationships with internal and external colleagues.
Enthusiasm for innovation and user-centered services.
Experience with the application of new and emerging technologies in library environments.
Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility
Collaborative approach to problem solving and working across teams and departments.
Ability to prioritize and complete tasks in a rapidly changing environment.
Understanding of library leadership trends, concepts, and best practices.
Ability to develop and maintain positive working relationships with members and affiliates of the law school community.
Experience teaching legal research across multiple formats.
Experience assessing and updating legal research course or program.
Experience assessing and updating faculty services program.
Experience teaching in an asynchronous course.
Experience managing in a flexible work environment.
Experience using Blackboard.
Salary and Benefits:
Salary is competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience.
This position offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and fixed holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
The 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 within established timeframes.
Availability: The position is available immediately.
Interested applicants should apply online at https://www.umaryland.edu/jobs/ and include a cover letter, CV/resume, the names and contact information of three references, and a separate signed/dated affidavit page (stating “I verify that my CV is current and accurate”). Individuals from historically marginalized communities are strongly encouraged to apply. The position will remain open until filled. To ensure consideration, submit your materials by March 5, 2023.
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 HRJobs@umaryland.edu.
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 HRDiversity@umaryland.edu. Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.
Position: Head of Access Services & Collections and Acquisitions Librarian
Location: United States Naval Academy
Salary: $78,592 – $122,459
Originally posted on ALA JobList.
Are you interested in working with a motivated student body and collaborating with colleagues at a top-tier liberal arts college with a unique culture? Please consider applying for one of two positions opening soon at the United States Naval Academy’s Nimitz Library!
The Head of Access Services will supervise staff in the access services department and participate in all aspects of access services including: circulation, shelving, shelf maintenance, resource sharing and interlibrary loan, reserves, public printing, library security, and service desk operation. The incumbent will also be an active participant in a variety of library-wide initiatives. This department currently consists of five full time staff members and three part time students. The Head of Access Services is a GS-12 position with a starting salary of $94,199. This position is full time and on-site.
The Collections & Acquisitions Librarian will oversee all aspects of collection management as well as the acquisition of scholarly materials, to include books, journals, databases, data sets. The Librarian position will be one of informal leadership, to include: chairing the Collection Management Team, forming and directing policies and procedures, creating workflows, and training colleagues. The Collections & Acquisitions Librarian is a GS-11 or GS-12 position depending on experience and a minimum starting salary of $78,592. This position is full time and on-site.
The posting will appear soon on USAjobs.gov. Interested candidates should set up an alert or check the website frequently for details about how to apply. The position may only be open for five days once it is posted.
A Human Resources Specialist – not a Librarian – will be the first person to evaluate your resume. The library only receives a list of candidates forwarded for consideration by HR. For best results, follow the application tips below:
Apply through the USAJobs portal. Be sure to send all required documents.
Use the verbiage from the job announcement in your resume. Be explicit. Do not use synonyms from our field or other ways of expressing concepts.
Under the “Qualifications” heading of the position announcement on USAJobs, you will see a section on “Specialized Experienced.” Ensure that the experience on your resume clearly addresses the required specialized experience reflected on the announcement. If your listed experience does not reflect all of the specialized experience, you may be found unqualified.
Position: Library Associate II
Location: Carroll County Public Library
Originally posted on MLA Jobline.
Responsibilities: At Carroll County Public Library, superior customer service is core to everything we do.
This position ensures CCPL customers have the best experience possible no matter how they choose to contact us or what service they require. We take customer service seriously and this position is essential
to our success.
Job summary: Provides a variety of public information and programming services to customers in the branch; maintains portion of branch collection materials, creates schedules for the information staff, supervises the work of Library Associate substitutes; coordinates branch volunteer program; works under general supervision; performs other duties as assigned. Carroll County Public Library highly
encourages applicants to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by the date of hire.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree; and, Requires 90 contact hours of approved in-service training through Library Associate Training Institute (LATI) within first 2 years of employment or 9 hours of formal academic course work in library science.
Salary Range: $45,825 annually plus benefits : 37.5 hours per week
Must be able to work day, evening, and weekend hours, including Sundays. Location: Taneytown, MD
Application Process: To apply and to see a full job description, please visit our website https://library.carr.org/careers/careers.aspx . Online applications must be received by 11:59 pm on Monday, February 27, 2023.
Closing Date: 2/28/2023
Position: Librarian I or Library Specialist – Adult Services
Location: Frederick County Public Libraries, C. Burr Artz Public Library
Originally posted on MLA Jobline.
Vacancy Number: FY23-00424
Responsibilities: Join the vibrant, community-minded team at Frederick County Public Libraries. We are seeking a creative, energetic professional, committed to serving the public. Located in West-Central Maryland between Washington D.C. and Baltimore, FCPL is a rapidly developing system. By facilitating the public’s freedom to explore, invent, and transform, FCPL connects people to ideas and to each other, helping to foster individual and community growth. This professional position will assist in managing Reference/Adult Services at the C. Burr Artz Public Library, and providing direct library service for all customers, with special emphasis on adults and teens services and programs. This position is involved in
a wide range of library activities and operations. Assists in developing services that respond to community needs and interests as outlined in FCPL’s strategic plan. Supervision is received from the Assistant Branch Administrator or Branch Administrator. Frederick County Government recognizes the principles of diversity and inclusion, and strives to ensure equal opportunities for its workforce, applicants, and community members. If you are a person who wants to make a difference, give back to your community, and be a voice for change, apply to Frederick County Government today.
Requirements: EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT FOR LIBRARIAN I: Master of Library Science degree (ALA accredited program); may consider candidates who will obtain the MLS within 6 months of hire. Minimum 1 year of customer service work experience in retail, education, community or public relations, or any high traffic customer service setting. Professional Public Librarian certification from the Maryland State Department of Education or ability to obtain this
certification within 6 months after hire with MLS – current certification must then be maintained.
EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT FOR LIBRARY SPECIALIST:
Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university. Minimum 1-year recent (within last 5 years) library work experience. Minimum 2 years of customer service work experience working in retail, education, community or public relations, or any high traffic customer service setting. Library Associate certification from the Maryland State Department of Education or ability to obtain this certification within 2 years after hire, plus willingness and ability to attend training sessions as applicable
Salary Range: Librarian I salary = $49,930-$59,916 per year Library Specialist salary = $46,664-$55,997 per year
NOTE: Above base salary pay will be considered on a case by case basis and will be determined upon the qualifications of the successful candidate.
Application Process: For complete job description and to apply go to http://www.frederickcountymd.gov
Closing Date: 4:00 pm February 15, 2023
Position: Librarian I or Library Specialist – Teen Services
Location: Frederick County Public Libraries
Originally posted on MLA Jobline.
Vacancy Number: FY23-00422
Responsibilities: LIBRARIAN I or LIBRARY SPECIALIST – TEEN SERVICES, (2 positions available) Urbana Regional Library and Walkersville Branch Library, Frederick County Public Libraries, Frederick, Maryland Join the vibrant, community-minded team at Frederick County Public Libraries. We are seeking a creative, energetic professional, committed to serving the public. Located in West-Central Maryland between Washington D.C. and Baltimore, FCPL is a rapidly developing system. By facilitating the public’s freedom to explore, invent, and transform, FCPL connects people to ideas and to each other, helping to foster individual and community growth. This professional position will assist in managing Teen Services and providing direct library service for all customers, with special emphasis on teens services and programs. This position is involved in a wide range of library activities and operations. Assists in developing services that respond to community needs and interests as outlined in FCPL’s strategic plan.
Supervision is received from the Teen Services Supervisor, Assistant Branch Administrator or Branch Administrator.
Requirements: EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT FOR LIBRARIAN I Master of Library Science degree (ALA accredited program); may consider candidates who will obtain the MLS within 6 months of hire; Minimum 1 year of work experience and/or classroom training in working with teens, grades 6th through 12th (internships may be considered); Minimum 1 year of customer service work experience working directly with the public in retail, education, community or public relations, or any high traffic customer service setting; Professional Public Librarian certification from the Maryland State Department of Education or ability to obtain this certification within 6 months after hire with MLS – current certification must then be maintained
EDUCATION & WORK EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENT FOR LIBRARY SPECIALIST Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university; Minimum 1 year recent (within last 5 years) library work experience;
Minimum 1 year of work experience and/or classroom training in working with teens, grades 6th through 12th (internship may be considered); Minimum 2 years of customer service work experience working directly with the public in retail, education, community or public relations, or any high traffic customer service setting; Library Associate certification from the Maryland State Department of
Education or ability to obtain this certification within 2 years after hire, plus willingness and ability to attend training sessions as applicable
Salary Range: Librarian I salary – $49,930-$59,916/ year; Library Specialist salary – $46,664-$55,997/year
NOTE: Above base salary pay will be considered on a case by case basis and will be determined upon the qualifications of the successful candidate. Exempt; full-time; 40 hours per week (varied workdays and hours within the FCPL operating schedule); full benefits; subject to system-wide reassignment.
Application Process: For complete job description and to apply go to http://www.frederickcountymd.gov
Closing Date: 4:00 pm February 16, 2023