Four Positions: Maryland

Position: Online Learning Librarian
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks a tech-savvy and collaborative librarian to support the academic missions of Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. The Online Learning Librarian will actively work with faculty and colleagues to design, implement, and assess online learning services and programs for undergraduate and graduate students. This position will lead and direct the creation, implementation, and assessment of online learning services and programs to support the curricula of both universities. The position reports to the Research Services Librarian and is a member of the Research and Instruction unit within the Library’s Research and Technology Services Department.
LNDL affirms and promotes a culture of collaboration, innovation, and engagement. The successful candidate will advocate for and cultivate an environment where diversity of thought and background are valued. LNDL encourages applications from candidates that have demonstrated interest in fostering diverse, inclusive, and equitable libraries. The Online Learning Librarian will be committed to developing relationships within and outside LNDL to improve the library’s research and instruction program to support student and faculty scholarship, creativity, and innovation.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Grow and continuously improve an effective program of online instruction designed to meet the needs of undergraduate and graduate students. Work with faculty to employ a broad range of learning objects to enhance their teaching.
  • Examples include modular web-based tutorials, instructional videos, research guides, and emerging educational technologies.
  • Proactively seek faculty partners to promote and integrate information and digital literacy instruction into academic programs.
  • Provide library instruction to on-campus and remote students incorporating active learning into both in-person and online experiences.
  • Investigate and implement enhancements to services for remote students.
  • Provide general reference support.
  • Promote services and resources and develop relationships with faculty as assigned.
  • Maintain and enhance professional skills through consistent and meaningful professional development activities. Serve on LNDL and other committees as assigned.

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 and serves Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. 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 February 1, 2022, and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and a list of three (3) work-related references with “Online Learning Librarian” in the subject line to employment@loyolanotredamelibrary.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 vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and new employee at LNDL, you will be required to comply with the Library’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination 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.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree by June 2022 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;
  • Demonstrated familiarity with current trends, best practices, and issues in online learning;
  • Proven ability to analyze and adapt services, spaces, and technologies to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment that continually enhances the user experience;
  • Proven ability to take initiative, prioritize work to meet deadlines, and work independently and collaboratively;
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Demonstrated research consultation and instruction experience;
  • Familiarity with tools and standards for creating accessible online learning objects.
  • Working knowledge of platforms such as Zoom, Sidecar Learning, LibGuides, and other learning object creation software.

Position: Archivist for Digital Initiatives
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks a collaborative and tech-savvy individual to lead the development, management, and preservation of digital collections in Archives and Special Collections. Reporting to the Head of Archives and Special Collections, the Archivist for Digital Initiatives’ role includes policy development; processing, preserving, and providing access to digital collections; creating metadata; and collaborating on related outreach and public services initiatives. The successful candidate will be creative, flexible, and enthusiastic about serving our two university communities, Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University, through increased access to and robust preservation of digital materials.

LNDL affirms and promotes a culture of collaboration, innovation, and engagement. The successful candidate will advocate for and cultivate an environment where diversity of thought and background are valued. LNDL encourages applications from early career archivists and those who have demonstrated interest in fostering diverse, inclusive, and equitable libraries.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Develop, document, and implement procedures for accessioning, arranging, describing, and providing access to digitized and born-digital materials according to professional standards.
  • Arrange and describe analog, hybrid, and born-digital archival collections.
  • Develop, document, and implement policies and procedures for the preservation of digital materials.
  • Collaborate with library colleagues to develop metadata supporting the discovery and management of digital content.
  • Supervise in-house and outsourced digitization projects.
  • Collaborate with library colleagues to support digital scholarship initiatives in our two university communities.
  • Contribute to archives-oriented outreach, including social media, library website, presentations, and exhibits.
  • Promote services and resources and develop relationships with faculty as assigned.
  • Supervise, train, and evaluate student assistants, interns, and/or volunteers.
  • Maintain and enhance professional skills through consistent and meaningful professional development activities. Serve on LNDL and other committees as assigned.

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 and serves Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. 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 February 1, 2022, and the position will remain open until filled. Please submit a resume, cover letter, and a list of three work-related references with “Archivist for Digital Initiatives” in the subject line to employment@loyolanotredamelibrary.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.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree by June 2022 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, or master’s degree in a related field such as Public History;
  • Experience with the arrangement and description of archival collections;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of strategies for managing born-digital archival material and of digital preservation standards;
  • Experience with one or more platforms for the discovery, management, and/or preservation of digital collections;
  • Demonstrated aptitude for and interest in learning new technologies and skills;
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Preferred Qualifications:
  • Experience creating metadata for digital objects;
  • Experience with web archiving activities and tools.

Position: Science Metrics Data Analyst II
Location: Space Telescope Science Institute

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

The Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI), located on the Johns Hopkins University Campus in Baltimore, MD, is the science operations center for the Hubble Space Telescope and the science and mission operations center for the James Webb Space Telescope, launched in 2021. (Click here to learn more about our missions). Take part in work at the forefront of astronomy in a job that offers a competitive salary and generous benefits. This position could support working from home. Candidates must be in our local market to be able to report on-site when needed.

STScI is seeking a Science Metrics Data Analyst II to join the Library team in the Science Mission Office. Under the general direction of the Branch Manager and with support from the Science Metrics Lead, the Science Metrics Data Analyst contributes to the metrics program by gathering key science metric information and making those metrics available through database tools and reports.

The starting position and salary are commensurate with education and experience. We offer an excellent and generous benefits package (Click here to explore our benefits). STScI offers a flexible and welcoming workspace for all (Click here to learn more about our culture).

TO APPLY: Share your experience by uploading a resume and completing an online application. Applications received by February 11th, 2022 will receive full consideration. Applications received after this date will be considered until the position is filled.

Direct link: Science Metrics Data Analyst II

Explore all career opportunities through our website at http://www.stsci.edu/opportunities/

COVID Working Protocols: https://outerspace.stsci.edu/display/CWP

STScI embraces the diversity of our staff as a strategic priority in creating a first-rate community. We reflect this deep dedication in strongly encouraging women, ethnic minorities, veterans, and disabled individuals to apply for these opportunities (Click here to learn more about how we foster Diversity & Inclusion). Veterans, disabled individuals, or wounded warriors needing assistance with the employment process can contact us at careers@stsci.edu EOE/AA/M/F/D/V

AURA, as a leader in the astronomical community, is committed to diversity and inclusion. AURA develops and supports programs that advance our organizational commitment to diversity, broaden participation, and encourage the advancement of diversity throughout the astronomical scientific workforce http://www.aura-astronomy.org/diversity.asp

As a recipient of U.S. Government funding, AURA is considered a government contractor and is subject to Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action regulations. As an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer, AURA and all of the centers, do not discriminate based on race, sex, age, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender identity expression, lawful political affiliations, veteran status, disability, and/or any other legally protected status under applicable federal, state, and local equal opportunity laws. The statements below as well as the requests for self-identification are required pursuant to these regulations. We encourage your participation in meeting these federal reporting requirements that are included for protection and to assist us in our record-keeping and reporting. Your responses are kept strictly confidential.

Requirements

Your Role & Responsibilities include:

  • Reviews refereed literature for papers that use data from telescopes; applies metadata to science papers using automated and manual techniques.
  • Provides direct support and advice to bibliography stakeholders related to search, retrieval and interpretation of publication metrics.
  • Investigates and solves problems related to publications, metadata, linked archival data, Astrophysics Data System (ADS) index records, and/or database entries.
  • Prepares routine and ad hoc reports under the direction of the Science Metrics Lead and Branch Manager; gathers and presents numeric and visual data summarizing metrics for stakeholders, with an emphasis on transparency and equity.
  • Assists Science Metrics Lead with documentation and requirements writing; participates in testing and communicates ideas for improvements.
  • Assists with metrics gathering and analysis to support staff career cases related to hiring, promotion, talent retention, and collaboration.
  • Gathers external metrics for comparison and benchmarking for staff, institute, and missions.

Your Experience, Skills & Qualifications:

A bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Information Systems, Computational Linguistics, Astronomy, Physics, Mathematics, or a related field. Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in scientific, research, reporting, or technical support activities.

  • Ability to work with a diverse group of technical, scientific, and non-technical personnel within the institute and to communicate effectively with archives, libraries, and other astronomical institutions and observatories.
  • Demonstrated ability to adapt to changing tools and methodologies in information or data delivery.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal instruction; strong time management skills, strong organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Experience working on small projects or completion of a curriculum, at least two of the following three: database search and retrieval; metrics/metadata entry and reporting; technical writing and documentation best practices.
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or Permanent Resident.

Desirable, but not required

  • Experience writing or using an API.
  • Knowledge of scientific literature and/or data archives is desirable.
  • Familiarity with persistent identifiers such as DOIs and ORCID.
  • Experience scripting in Python or writing requirements for software that uses Python.
  • Knowledge of taxonomies and thesauri.

Position: Senior Research Data Analyst
Location: Johns Hopkins University
Salary: $53,020 – $72,935

Originally posted to the CUA Jobs group.

The Epidemiology Department is seeking a Senior Research Data Analyst who will assist in analysis of documents in the Opioid Industry Documents Archive and with further development of the Archive.

Specific Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Perform a rapid, critical analysis of extensive sets of documents produced by opioid manufacturers that have been released as a result of litigation, with respect to content of the materials, including the cases, dates, products, stakeholders, and document types, in order to summarize information for research and communication purposes.
  • Prepare summary materials from such analyses that are suitable for dissemination to general public to promote archive access and use.
  • Review, analysis and development of metadata accompanying submitted documents.
  • Apply similar tools and methods to those used for the analyses above to new contributions to the opioid archives.
  • Work with the project team in pursuing potential new sources of contributions to the archive.

Minimum Qualifications (Mandatory):

  • Master’s Degree in related discipline.
  • 1 year related experience.
  • Require highly specialized advanced knowledge, education and/or training in a specialized field of study to conduct research.

Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of health sciences, health policy, and/or history of science, medicine and technology.

Special Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of current national metadata standards.
  • Education/training in archives, library and information science, history, or related field.
  • Experience working in archives, digital humanities, digital preservation, and/or data mining.
  • Experience with or knowledge of research methodologies in the social sciences is preferred.
  • Ability to work remotely and collaborate with a diverse and geographically distributed team.
  • Good written and oral communication skills.
  • Attention to detail.

Classified Title: Sr. Research Data Analyst
Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD
Starting Salary Range: 53,020 – $72,935 annually (commensurate with experience)
Employee group: Full Time
Schedule: M-F, 8:30-5:00 flex
Exempt Status: Exempt
Location: Telecommute
Department name: ​​​​​​​Epidemiology
Personnel area: School of Public Health

The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

If you are interested in applying for employment with The Johns Hopkins University and require special assistance or accommodation during any part of the pre-employment process, please contact the HR Business Services Office at jhurecruitment@jhu.edu. For TTY users, call via Maryland Relay or dial 711.

Johns Hopkins has mandated COVID-19 and influenza vaccines, as applicable. Exceptions to the COVID and flu vaccine requirements may be provided to individuals for religious beliefs or medical reasons. Requests for an exception must be submitted to the JHU vaccination registry. For additional information, applicants for SOM positions should visit https://www.hopkinsmedicine.org/coronavirus/covid-19-vaccine/ and all other JHU applicants should visit https://covidinfo.jhu.edu/health-safety/covid-vaccination-information/.

The following additional provisions may apply, depending on campus. Your recruiter will advise accordingly.

The pre-employment physical for positions in clinical areas, laboratories, working with research subjects, or involving community contact requires documentation of immune status against Rubella (German measles), Rubeola (Measles), Mumps, Varicella (chickenpox), Hepatitis B and documentation of having received the Tdap (Tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis) vaccination. This may include documentation of having two (2) MMR vaccines; two (2) Varicella vaccines; or antibody status to these diseases from laboratory testing. Blood tests for immunities to these diseases are ordinarily included in the pre-employment physical exam except for those employees who provide results of blood tests or immunization documentation from their own health care providers. Any vaccinations required for these diseases will be given at no cost in our Occupational Health office.

Equal Opportunity Employer
Note: Job Postings are updated daily and remain online until filled.

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Metadata Librarian

Location: University of Maryland Baltimore

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center

Description: The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) seeks a dynamic and collaborative Metadata Librarian to join the HSHSL team.

This library faculty position focuses on metadata development and management to maximize discovery of content, particularly that produced by UMB faculty, staff and students. The position will support the HSHSL’s adherence to best practices in metadata methods, ensuring the interoperability and sustainability of metadata in bibliographic systems within the library, specifically metadata contributed to the UMB Data Catalog, UMB Digital Archive, the Library Catalog and other resources. This position works closely with faculty librarians from other departments. The incumbent participates in planning, establishing and achieving the goals of the Metadata Management Department and the Resource Development and Access Division.

This is a permanent status-eligible, full-time, non-tenure track library faculty position. The position reports to the Metadata Management Librarian.

Responsibilities:

  • Create original metadata rich records, mostly in science related topics, for the UMB Data Catalog , a database of records describing datasets generated by UMB researchers
  • Curate content for the UMB Digital Archive, a repository of academic works and history of the University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • Catalog and manage the library’s e-journal collection, legacy print journals, and digital backfiles within the Library Catalog .
  • Document the assigning of metadata, using metadata maps, local authority records, etc.
  • Implement and sustain metadata strategies associated with resource description and digital initiatives and projects, including but not limited to quality control, preservation and access to digitized and born-digital content from the Library’s collections and other University sources.
  • Serve as a liaison with internal and external partners on collaborative metadata projects
  • Perform original cataloging and enhancement of serial catalog records using MARC, RDA and AACR2, LCSH and MeSH
  • Keep current with emerging standards, tools, and developments such as BIBFRAME and Linked Open Data (Semantic Web) to apply to current and future library projects.
  • Lead projects and serve as a member of project teams within and outside of the library
  • Participate in the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) library consortium
  • Participate actively as a member of national and local professional associations and engage in scholarly and service activities

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program
  • Experience with metadata development and management in an academic, research, or special collections library
  • Demonstrated knowledge of MARC and non-MARC metadata formats, standards and schemas such as Dublin Core
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging utilities such as OCLC Connexion and integrated library systems
  • Experience with authority control
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to handle, manage and initiate a variety of projects
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to interact effectively with a diverse group of colleagues within the Library and the University and to translate concepts effectively to a variety of user communities including researchers

Preferred Qualifications:

  • A degree in a science related field
  • Experience in e-journal cataloging and management
  • Experience working with metadata in a health sciences library

Applications: Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter including the source of advertisement; 3 references including names, titles, relationship to applicant, phone numbers, email addresses; 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 Friday, December 3, 2021.

Please note – A full criminal background check will be required of the selected candidate as part of the hiring process and prior to beginning employment with UMB.

COVID-19 Protocols : All University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) on-campus employees [1] are expected to be “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19. Employees will be considered “fully vaccinated” two weeks after receiving the second dose of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks after receiving a one-dose vaccine.

MINIMUM SALARY: $55,000 – $70,000, commensurate with experience.

BENEFITS: 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. 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.

Position: Librarian Supervisor I

Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library

Originally posted on Maryland Library Association Job Line

Responsibilities: The Neighborhood Library Services Division (NLS) of the Enoch Pratt Free Library is in search of passionate and dedicated individuals to fill the position of Librarian Supervisor I. This position will plan, administer and supervise the delivery of services provided by a Pratt Library neighborhood branch. The ideal candidate is an experienced and effective leader who is committed to innovation and expanding public services in a large metropolitan area. The Summary of duties listed is not exhaustive: Under the supervision of the Librarian Supervisor II (Group Supervisor), the Librarian Supervisor I: -Oversees the operation of a branch library. -Plans, administers and supervises the delivery of services of a neighborhood branch. -Interprets policies and procedures for branch staff and customers. -Supervises and trains staff in reference skills (including use of automated databases) and in the development of services to the community. -Responsible for the accuracy and maintenance of staff time records. -Prepares evaluations for all branch staff members. -Responsible for the development and maintenance of materials collection that address the needs and interests of the community. -Consults and cooperates with various age-level specialists concerning branch materials and programs. Requirements: A Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited college or university is required. Three years successful library experience, including reference work in related or allied field(s) and in an administrative capacity. Strong supervisory experience is a must. Maryland Certification in Library Science required. Salary Range: $69,126 Application Process: https://tinyurl.com/Lib-Sup-I Special Requests: Closing Date: Open until filled.

Position: Branch Administrator I

Location: Frederick County Public Libraries

Originally posted on Maryland Library Association Job Line

Responsibilities: Join the vibrant, community-minded team at Frederick County Public Libraries! We are seeking a creative, energetic, and visionary leader for our Urbana Regional Public Library. 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 managerial and supervisory position is responsible for the general operation and management of the Myersville Branch Library, and for ensuring the delivery of quality library service to the public. Direct supervision is given to department supervisors. Supervision is received from the Associate Director for Public Service. Requirements: Master of Library Science degree from an American Library Association accredited program; Minimum 3 years of recent (within the last 10 years) public library work experience; Minimum 1 year work experience supervising or directing the work of others; Professional Public Librarian certification from the Maryland State Department of Education or ability to obtain this certification within 6 months after hire, current certification must then be maintained. OR Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; Minimum 5 years of recent (within the past 10 years) public library work experience; Minimum 1 year work experience supervising or directing the work of others; Ability to obtain and maintain Library Associate certification from the MD State Department of Education, plus willingness and ability to attend training sessions as applicable. NOTE: A related Master’s degree may substitute for a portion of the professional or para-professional library work experience Salary Range: $63,235.00 – $75,882.00 Annually Application Process: To apply and complete job description go to FCPL Branch Administrator Special Requests: Closing Date: 4:00 pm January 31, 2022.

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Manager of Digital Solutions – New York, Washington or Baltimore
Location: Venable LLP

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Venable LLP is seeking a Manager of Digital Solutions to join our team. The ideal candidate with assist the Director of Research and Libraries in the planning, implementation, maintenance, discoverability and adoption of commercial and internal library and knowledge resources.

We welcome applicants in the New York, NY, Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC markets.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for…

  • Coordinating with other library staff and practice managers in assessing the introduction and maintenance of electronic resources and making recommendations to the Director.
  • Overseeing the maintenance and integrity of ILS.
  • Managing the firm’s electronic information subscriptions, ensuring appropriate access and publication for attorneys and staff. Ensures that appropriate authentication is enabled, including the use of IP and password authentication as well as SAML and API technology in compliance with associated licensing agreements.
  • Assisting the Director in planning the departmental and practice level resource budget allocations
  • Establishing ROI processes linking utilization data with subscription costs. Assisting the Director in making budget, acquisitions and resource cancellation plans based on use or the availability of electronic alternatives.
  • Monitoring developments in legal technology and electronic research, KM and workflow products which may offer appropriate substitutes for, or adjuncts to, print resources or existing processes.
  • Advising the Director in all aspects of digital solutions and electronic resources.
  • Working with technical services staff, continually assesses processes to streamline tasks, reduce redundancies and provide optimal customer service.
  • Building or collaborating with IT, Vendors and consultants in building custom resources for end users and internal administrative functions.
  • Managing the print and digital solutions team

The successful candidate will demonstrate…

  • MLS or equivalent degree and/or 5 years of experience in a similar role.
  • Experience working with several of the following: SharePoint, Python, Java and API’s, SAML or equivalents for system integration.
  • Expert knowledge of print legal and business research resources.
  • Experience with cataloging and taxonomy management issues.
  • Expert knowledge of electronic resources prevalent in law firm libraries.
  • Experience working with digital monitoring products such as Onelog or Research Monitor.
  • Experience developing and managing digital resource discovery portals.
  • Familiarity with integrated library systems and comfortable with using technology to enhance personal and organizational efficiencies.
  • Ability to create scenario planning, working the budgets, utilization data, and conducting ROI analysis.
  • We are seeking candidates interested in working as part of the firm’s management team, focusing on client service, continuous learning, innovation, and building human capital. We would love to hear from you.

Position: Information Technology Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Salary: $63,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

As part of the Library and Information Technology Services division, the IT Librarian manages the daily operations of IT support and AV services in the Library & Gallery. This position also works closely with the Division of Information Technology (DoIT) on the management of the Library’s public computing and AV resources. Manages and maintains local servers including backup and recovery. Works with DoIT to implement and manage suitable cloud-based storage and backup options. Administers and maintains library applications including, but not limited to, ILLiad, CONTENTdm, Connexion, Ares, and Aleph. The IT Librarian ensures efficient management of and response to bugs and suggestions through effective use of the issue tracking system ‘RT’.

This position makes recommendations on upgrades, repairs, replacements, retention, and adoption of new technologies based on equipment life cycles, usage, user needs, and technology trends. Engages and works collaboratively with faculty, students, and staff both inside and outside the Library & Gallery to ensure technology solutions are effective and equitable including selection and implementation of assistive and accessible technologies. Demonstrates ability to work effectively in a diverse environment and a commitment to providing equitable and inclusive service.

Contributes to the planning, implementation, and management of a makerspace in the library.

Assists with the technology planning and implementation for local digitization projects and participates in developing and implementing the Library & Gallery’s digital preservation strategy.

Supports efficient use of technology for employees in the Library & Gallery including through development and delivery of training on technology-related best practices on topics such as document management and use of cloud systems. Participates as the IT expert on library committees and working groups as appropriate.

Trains and supervises LITS staff, and develops and documents procedures.

Required Minimum Qualifications:

  • Requires a Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school or information science program.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of computer workstations, networking, and computer security.
  • Demonstrated working knowledge of information technology principles, processes, systems and standards, including operating systems, systems security, wireless networking, and digital initiatives and emerging web technologies.
  • Experience leading projects or implementing new technologies, preferably in an academic library environment.
  • Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) and demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively in a diverse and inclusive environment.
  • Knowledge of project management principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of web client and server applications, databases, and web programming environments.
  • Knowledge of system administration and network administration.
  • Knowledge or experience working with integrated library systems and the application of technology to enhance effectiveness in library operations.
  • Knowledge of technology trends, standards, information technology best practices, and issues in academic libraries.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Background in computer science or related field.
  • Demonstrated knowledge or working experience with database and software design, and cybersecurity.
  • Experience working with digital repositories or working to develop projects that support locally digitized scholarly content.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Experience with Ex Libris products.

Position: Librarian II
Location: Montgomery College Library
Salary: $65,352 – $84,968

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Montgomery College, Office of Academic Affairs/Library and Information Services, has a need for a full-time, Librarian II position #S03464. The work schedule is 40 hours per week, Monday – Friday, with one evening shift and occasional Saturdays. This is a non-bargaining, exempt, grade 29 position. Montgomery College promotes and creates a working and learning environment rooted in the basic tenets of fairness, diversity, and inclusiveness. Position is located at the Takoma Park/Silver Spring Campus.

Job Summary: The Librarian II for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) will participate in all aspects of academic area liaison and embedded librarian services. Including providing effective information literacy instruction; providing in-depth reference and research assistance virtually, face to face, and by appointment for more extensive research support for students; and collaborating with library access services staff to support patron needs.

Contacts and interaction vary and may involve multiple constituencies such as direct interaction with administrators; faculty; chairs, deans, external colleagues and consultants; and assigned staff for the purpose of providing and receiving information and resolving program issues.

Requirements

  • Master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited institution.
  • Three years of progressively responsible professional library experience in a functional area or specialized services in academic, research, or public library.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of library science as applied to the operation of academic libraries.
  • Ability to instruct and assist students in the use of library resources.
  • Ability to remain current in trends, topics, developments and issues in area of information and library technology, by attending training, workshops, and credit and non-credit classes provided by colleges and universities, and professional organizations such as ALA and MLA.
  • Ability to maintain library collections, to guide and direct the work of library staff, and to communicate effectively.
  • Demonstrated initiative, resourcefulness, creativity and an open mind; flexibility, excellent teamwork and team leadership skills.
  • Strong listening skills and proficiency at conducting reference interviews.
  • Professional competence using research tools in an online environment such as Internet browsers, Library Management Systems and current web applications.
  • Eligible applicants must currently be authorized to work in the United States and not require employer visa sponsorship.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Performs outreach with faculty in STEM departments to foster effective relationships to support the curriculum and specific student needs.
  • Provides effective information literacy instruction. Creates and delivers information literacy activities and tools for in-person and online learning environments.
  • Provides in-depth reference and research assistance to students, faculty, staff, and community patrons, both virtually and face to face, using discovery services, online resources, internet, and tangible library resources.
  • Uses research consultations by appointment for more extensive research support for students. Collaborates with access services staff to support patron needs and inquiries, and refer questions.
  • Builds and maintains relationships with Research & Teaching (R&T) division team members, the academic areas related to liaison areas, librarian supervisor(s) at their home campus, their supervisor, and with the R&T associate director.
  • Performs collection development in the liaison area and completes processes in a thorough and timely manner according to directions provided by the collection development librarian.
  • Responsible for the coordination of Research & Teaching (R&T) division assessment. Acts as resource for R&T division assessment projects, and provides guidance, organization, and support for assessment activities.
  • This includes (but is not limited to), assessing research services, library instruction, library outreach, and instructional content.
  • Assists with the collection and maintenance of data, metrics, feedback, testimonials, and assessment findings to demonstrate Academic Area Liaison and Embedded Librarian Program effectiveness or areas for development.
  • Leads and organizes assessment training for the R&T division, as well as convenes or chairs ad hoc assessment committees or task groups within the R&T division as needed.
  • Facilitates growth for R&T division’s assessment work and explores/develops new assessment methods and measures for the division. The Assessment Coordinator may also represent the R&T division in library wide assessment activities, collaborating with colleagues in other areas of the library.
  • Participates in planning and priority setting for the Research and Teaching Division’s annual goals and priorities.
  • Additional Instructions:

To apply for the position, select the company website option or use the following link: http://www.montgomerycollege.edu/employment

One Position: Maryland

Position: Librarian (Biological Sciences)

Location: Department of Agriculture

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJobs.

This position is located in the National Agricultural Library (NAL), Agricultural Research Service (ARS), U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) in Beltsville, MD.

The incumbent applies knowledge of digital information delivery, library policies, collection development and general library rules and procedures, and an understanding of library users in a rapidly changing digital environment.

Duties

Maintains awareness of current developments in library automation and technical services through professional development and continuous improvement activities

Develops new resources for key audiences, tests with market research, and follow trends on new tools available to support resource development

Contributes to the development of NAL’s services in literature searching (including systematic reviews, structured searches, rapid reviews, retrospective reviews, etc.) and citation analysis (including bibliometrics, data visualization, etc.).

Creates, manages, and enhances data representing NAL’s digital and physical collections. Supports collection, organization and availability of information on NAL websites.

Responsible for collection development in the specialized fields of water quality, natural resources, alternative farming, rural information, and LTAR.

Prepares reports as needed or requested; maintains statistics; forecasts usage patterns and identifies potential areas of growing demand.

Interacts with customers to answer questions, provide information about NAL’s collections, content, programs and services, recommend avenues for investigation or refer to likely sources of assistance.

Analyzes search-related data and keywords, shifts in research topics, and customer information- seeking behavior to spot trends and identify opportunities for improving NAL collections, programs and services.

Requirements

Conditions of Employment

You must be a US Citizen or US National

Males born after 12/31/1959 must be Selective Service registered or exempt

Subject to satisfactory adjudication of background investigation and/or fingerprint check

Successful completion of one-year probationary period, unless previously served.

Direct Deposit: Per Public Law 104-134 all Federal employees are required to have federal payments made by direct deposit to their financial institution

Successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. To learn more about E-Verify, including your rights and responsibilities, visit E-Verify at https://www.e-verify.gov/

Federal employees must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 regardless of their duty location. If selected, you will be required to submit documentation of COVID-19 vaccination by November 22, 2021 or before appointment, if after November 22.

The agency will provide additional information regarding what COVID-19 vaccination information or documentation will be needed and how you can request of the agency a legally required exception from this requirement.

Qualifications

Applicants must meet all qualifications and eligibility requirements by the closing date of the announcement including specialized experience and/or education, as defined below.

Basic Requirements:

  1. Completion of 1 full academic year of graduate study in library science in an accredited college or university, in addition to completion of all work required for a bachelor’s degree;

OR

  1. A total of at least 5 years of a combination of college-level education, training, and experience. To qualify on this basis, the applicant must establish conclusively that the education, training, and experience provided a knowledge and understanding of the theories, principles, and techniques of professional librarianship; a knowledge of literature resources; and the knowledge and abilities essential for providing effective library and information services.

Specialized Experience: Specialized experience is experience directly related to the position to be filled. Specialized experience must be described for each grade level advertised. The specialized experience requirements for this position are:

Qualifying experience for GS- 12 includes one year of specialized experience comparable to GS-11 which is directly related to the work of this position and which has equipped the applicant with the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform successfully the duties of the position. For this position, specialized experience includes providing customer service in support of the library programs or functions; performing searches for literature reviews; and coordinating or collecting biological content for a library.

Applicants must also possess specialized knowledge of Biological Sciences. An applicant’s education or experience must have included or been supplemented by the requirements specified in one of the paragraphs below:

a. A full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university that meets all academic requirements for a bachelor’s degree that included at least 24 semester hours in the specialized field for which the applicant is being considered, e.g., biological science, ; or that included any combination of subjects with at least 15 semester hours in a major subject (such as biological sciences) that is especially applicable to the position for which the applicant is being considered;

or

b. Four years of pertinent experience of such nature and level to provide a knowledge of the basic principles, theories, practices, techniques, terminology and expressions of the appropriate discipline or subject-matter field (BIOLOGY); an understanding of the standard methods, procedures, and techniques of research and analysis in the subject-matter field; ability to acquire additional information about the field and related fields; and some knowledge of literature resources in the field.

Such experience should be equivalent to that which would have been acquired through successful completion of a full 4-year curriculum in an accredited college or university with major study in appropriate subjects, or combination of subjects, as specified in (a) above

or

c. Any time equivalent combination of experience as described in (b) with education as described in (a) above;

Experience refers to paid and unpaid experience, including volunteer work done through National Service programs (e.g., Peace Corps, AmeriCorps) and other organizations (e.g., professional; philanthropic; religious; spiritual; community, student, social). Volunteer work helps build critical competencies and can provide valuable training and experience that translates directly to paid employment. You will receive credit for all qualifying experience, including volunteer experience.

Six Positions: Maryland

Position: Open Scholarship Librarian, LIB-3536
Location: Towson University

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Towson Universitys Albert S. Cook Library seeks a dynamic and innovative individual
to serve as the Open Scholarship Librarian. Our library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse library staff by considering applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. You can read the campus commitment to diversity statement here: https://www.towson.edu/about/diversity.html. Candidates will be expected to explain how they have been and could be involved in advancing this campus goal. The Open Scholarship Librarian will provide expert guidance in contemporary scholarly communication issues including authors rights, open access, research & publication lifecycles, and new modes of publishing for TU faculty, staff, and students. They will devise and maintain a strategy for increasing the pipeline of scholarly content for deposit in TUs library-managed institutional repository ScholarWorks@Towson with the goal of increasing usage of the repository. This position is a 12-month faculty status position available immediately.

Qualifications

MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution. Relevant experience, preferably in an academic environment or in publishing. Familiarity with scholarly communication, digital scholarship, and academic publishing trends. Strong creative vision and ability to lead innovative initiatives and services. Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish positive and productive collaboration working with diverse audiences and colleagues throughout the library and beyond. Demonstrated excellent organizational, analytical, time management and project management skills. Ability to meet the Universitys criteria for promotion and permanent status of library faculty. Commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Commitment to continued growth in areas of responsibility. Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment.

Responsibilities

The Open Scholarship Librarian will provide guidance in contemporary scholarly communications issues including authors rights, open access, and new modes of publishing for TU faculty, staff, and students. Serves as an advocate for open access publishing within the library and across the broader campus community. Develops, implements, markets, and promotes established and new open scholarship and scholarly communication programs. Develops and implements a training program for liaison librarians on issues of scholarly communication and open scholarship. Advises faculty, students, and staff on issues regarding open and equitable scholarly communication. Builds a network of campus and system-wide partners for supporting the research lifecycle. Investigates the possibility of improved publishing support systems. Plans and teaches information literacy in liaison area and other disciplines. Evaluates and selects resources for the assigned collection and related areas. This position is a 12-month faculty status position. Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library faculty.

Albert S. Cook Library:

Albert S. Cook Library is the campus library for Towson University, the largest university in the Baltimore area and the second largest in the University System of Maryland. Cook Library also serves the Towson University Northeastern Maryland (TUNE) campus. With 23 faculty librarians and 25 staff, Cook Library provides superior support to Towson University.

Towson University

About TU

Towson University was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System . TU enrolls over 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Please note that the search number for which you are applying is LIB-3536.

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The University System of Maryland (USM) has recently determined that mandating a COVID-19 vaccine for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM is both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety. As a prospective hire at TU, proof of your full COVID-19 vaccination must be demonstrated before you begin employment with the university.

Applicant Data Form

Please be sure to visit the Applicant Data Form to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, as detailed in A More Inclusive TU: Advancing Equity and Diversity (2020 25). TU is a national leader in inclusive excellence, the only institution in Maryland with zero achievement gap, and 68% growth in minority enrollment over the past 5 years. We encourage application from a variety of (dis)abilities, cultural, ethnic, race, sex, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, veteran status, color, religious, socio-economic, sexual orientation and belief backgrounds.

Position: Data Science Librarian, LIB-3532
Location: Towson University

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Towson Universitys Albert S. Cook Library seeks a collaborative and knowledgeable individual to serve as the Data Science Librarian. Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates will be expected to explain how they have been and could be involved in advancing this campus goal. This position is a 12-month faculty status position available immediately and beginning no later than January 2022.

Qualifications

Masters degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent; a background in tools for storing, analyzing, and visualizing data; and a commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion are required. Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment.

Responsibilities

Supports data analysis and data visualization efforts by students and faculty across the university using tools such as SPSS, R, Tableau, Google Data Studio, Microsoft Excel or others; designs and implements data literacy services for students and faculty; works closely with graduate students, assigned departments and programs in a collaborative and team-based environment, the Data Science Librarian will provide individual and small-group consultations, workshops, and instruction in information, resource, and software use; develops and conducts training, group instruction, and workshops, both individually and collaboratively, on data science research methods, tools, platforms, and best practices; supports the work of liaison librarians working with classes that are data-intensive; promotes usage of the Data Studio and computers in the Data Studio by offering training in-person and online; in collaboration with the Office of Sponsored Programs and liaison librarians, provides training for librarians and individual consultations with faculty on authoring data management plans; provides input on data curation and preservation, sharing and reuse, citation, policy and governance as it relates to research projects on campus.

Albert S. Cook Library:

Albert S. Cook Library is the campus library for Towson University, the largest university in the Baltimore area and the second largest in the University System of Maryland. Cook Library also serves the Towson University Northeastern Maryland (TUNE) campus. With 23 faculty librarians and 25 staff, Cook Library provides superior support to Towson University.

Towson University

About TU

Towson University was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System . TU enrolls over 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Please note that the search number for which you are applying is LIB-3532.

Applicant should submit a resume or curriculum vitae, cover letter and the names and contact information of three relevant references. Cover letters should detail how the applicants teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from underrepresented racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further Towson Universitys commitment to diversity. Transcripts will be requested of final candidates.

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The University System of Maryland (USM) has recently determined that mandating a COVID-19 vaccine for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM is both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety. As a prospective hire at TU, proof of your full COVID-19 vaccination must be demonstrated before you begin employment with the university.

Applicant Data Form

Please be sure to visit the Applicant Data Form to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, as detailed in A More Inclusive TU: Advancing Equity and Diversity (2020 25). TU is a national leader in inclusive excellence, the only institution in Maryland with zero achievement gap, and 68% growth in minority enrollment over the past 5 years. We encourage application from a variety of (dis)abilities, cultural, ethnic, race, sex, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, veteran status, color, religious, socio-economic, sexual orientation and belief backgrounds.

Position: E-Resources & Discovery Librarian, LIB-3520
Location: Towson University

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Towson Universitys Albert S. Cook Library seeks a dynamic and innovative individual
to serve as the E-Resources & Discovery Librarian. Our library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse library staff by considering applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. You can read the campus commitment to diversity statement here: https://www.towson.edu/about/diversity.html. Candidates will be expected to explain how they have been and could be involved in advancing this campus goal. This position is a 12-month faculty status position available immediately and beginning no later than January 2022.

Qualifications

MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution. Familiarity with library standards pertaining to e-resources, including serials and continuing resources. Strong, positive interpersonal and collaborative skills; ability to work effectively in a team environment. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Commitment to continued growth in areas of responsibility. Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment.

Responsibilities

This position provides leadership and expertise in integrating, organizing and managing the librarys electronic resources and assists the Assistant University Librarian for Content Management with all aspects of the life cycle of e-resources, including purchasing, licensing, access, and maintenance of all electronic materials. The E-Resources & Discovery Librarian works cooperatively with units across the library to ensure that the librarys subscription databases, e-journals and e-books are discoverable and accessible by patrons. This librarian designs and implements library initiatives to support student success and retention; participates in library assessment initiatives. In addition to librarianship, library faculty are responsible for scholarship and service; expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track; and participate fully as members of the library faculty.

Albert S. Cook Library:

Albert S. Cook Library is the campus library for Towson University, the largest university in the Baltimore area and the second largest in the University System of Maryland. Cook Library also serves the Towson University Northeastern Maryland (TUNE) campus. With 23 faculty librarians and 25 staff, Cook Library provides superior support to Towson University.

Towson University

About TU

Towson University was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System . TU enrolls over 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Applicant should submit a resume or curriculum vitae, cover letter and the names and contact information of three relevant references. Cover letters should detail how the applicants teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from underrepresented racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further Towson Universitys commitment to diversity. Transcripts will be requested of final candidates.

Please note that the search number for which you are applying is LIB-3520

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The University System of Maryland (USM) has recently determined that mandating a COVID-19 vaccine for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM is both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety. As a prospective hire at TU, proof of your full COVID-19 vaccination must be demonstrated before you begin employment with the university.

Applicant Data Form

Please be sure to visit the Applicant Data Form to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, as detailed in A More Inclusive TU: Advancing Equity and Diversity (2020 25). TU is a national leader in inclusive excellence, the only institution in Maryland with zero achievement gap, and 68% growth in minority enrollment over the past 5 years. We encourage application from a variety of (dis)abilities, cultural, ethnic, race, sex, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, veteran status, color, religious, socio-economic, sexual orientation and belief backgrounds.

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: Agricultural Research Service
Salary: $148,484 – $178,300

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is in the Office of the Associate Director, Information Products Division, at the National Agricultural Library (a component of the Agricultural Research Service) in Beltsville, MD.

In this position, you will be a member of the NAL senior leadership team with responsibility for policy making, planning, coordinating, directing and evaluating program requirements, creating new products and services, and ensuring high-quality customer service.

Duties

  • Provide leadership in the formulation and execution of Division policies, programs of NAL and services ensuring conformance with applicable NAL, Departmental, and Federal laws, rules and regulations.
  • Participate in the development of plans and policies for national and international cooperation in the creation, distribution, and availability of agricultural information.
  • Manage budget and program planning, developing, executing and evaluating Division polices, programs and services.
  • Develop partnership opportunities with government agencies, land-grant universities, industry, and professional organizations to promote effective information management.
  • Provide technical and administrative supervision to staff, students, interns and volunteers.

Position: Supervisory Technical Information Specialist
Location: Agricultural Research Service
Salary: $148,484 – $176,300

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Office of the Associate Director, Knowledge Services Division, at the National Agricultural Library (a component of the Agricultural Research Service) in Beltsville, MD.

In this position, you will be a member of the NAL senior leadership team and lead the division that initiates plans for acquiring, preserving, and making accessible scientific research datasets, with a focus on USDA-funded research data, that facilitate the creation of agricultural knowledge.

Duties

  • Participates in establishing policies, programs, plans, and budgets for NAL with the Director and other key NAL officials.
  • Serves on the NAL senior leadership team and provides leadership in the formulation and execution of NAL strategies through policies, programs, and services.
  • Initiates and directs plans for acquiring, preserving, and making accessible scientific research datasets, with a focus on USDA-funded research data that facilitate the creation of agricultural knowledge.
  • Develops NAL policies to ensure research data are Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable (FAIR principles), support scientific research communities, and meet other customer needs and expectations.
  • Participates in the development of policies and plans for national and international cooperation in the creation and distribution of agricultural information.
  • Builds communities of interest and practice that reinforce effective data management to facilitate the creation of knowledge in the agricultural sciences.
  • Ensures conformance with applicable Federal statutes, regulations, and policies, and USDA and ARS policies, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Provides leadership in the formulation and execution of NAL policies, programs, and services.
  • Develops NAL data access and sharing policies and advises data providers on the preferred standards.

Position: Supervisory Librarian
Location: National Institutes of Health
Salary: $126,233 – $164,102

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located in the Division of Library Operations (DLO), National Library of Medicine.

DLO selects, acquires, and catalogs biomedical publications; furnishes reference and document delivery services; prepares and publishes indexes, and other publications for the use by the biomedical community; administers national biomedical information retrieval services; supports clinical terminology and health data standards; and, coordinates the Network of the National Library of Medicine.

As a Supervisory Librarian, you will:

Plans, directs, and provides strategic leadership for cataloging and metadata management and mapping services for biomedical literature and other resources acquired for the NLM collection, including the creation and maintenance of authoritative bibliographic and authority records according to national standards.

Oversees the development and preparation of cataloging policy statements and definitions.

Keeps informed of new cataloging rules and techniques and as applicable, introduces them into NLM workflows and procedures.

With the assistance of subordinate supervisors, plans, directs and supervises the activities of approximately 20 professional librarians, technical information specialists and library technical support personnel engaged in cataloging and providing metadata management and mapping services.

Evaluates subordinates; makes effective selection recommendations for subordinate personnel; hears group grievances, serious employee complaints and disciplinary problems and takes initiative to resolve them.

Directs Section participation in the development, improvement and use of automation support for cataloging and metadata management functions.

Distributes machine-readable records in MARC, XML, as linked data, and other standard community formats.

Oversees the development, maintenance, and publication of the NLM Classification.

Serves as a technical authority and spokesperson on NLM cataloging, metadata and classification services, policies, and procedures.

Participates in national and international bibliographic control programs and standards development.

Represents the Library to various professional groups and organizations and develops and maintains contacts with key officials of the Library of Congress, OCLC, and other libraries and information centers.

Provides appropriate responses to recommendations or requests from service units and library users.

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Research Services Librarian

Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks a learner-centered and tech-savvy Research Services Librarian to collaboratively to support the academic missions of Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. This position manages LNDL’s instruction and consultation programs; coordinates Library-wide outreach and engagement initiatives; and supervises reference services. The Research Services Librarian manages the Research & Instruction unit and serves on LNDL’s Operations Group. The position reports to the Assistant Director of Research & Technology Services, supervises fulltime librarians and student assistants, and administers LNDL’s marketing budget.

LNDL affirms and promotes a culture of collaboration, innovation, and engagement. The successful candidate will advocate for and cultivate an environment where diversity of thought and background are valued. LNDL encourages applications from candidates that have demonstrated experience fostering diverse, inclusive, and equitable libraries. The Research Services Librarian will be committed to developing relationships within and outside LNDL to improve the library’s research and instruction program to support student and faculty scholarship, creativity, and innovation.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Lead programs and services that support the research, teaching, and learning of a diverse faculty, students, and staff community.
  • Manage, coordinate, and assess all activities and operations of the Research and Instruction unit. Hire, mentor, evaluate, and retain full-time and part-time librarians.
  • Cultivate and promote new models of user engagement.
  • Work collaboratively to integrate and lead a library instruction program. Develop partnerships with faculty that lead to strategic curriculum enhancements.
  • Lead and oversee research consultation and reference services.
  • 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.
  • Promote services and resources and develop relationships with faculty as assigned.
  • Maintain and enhance professional skills through consistent and meaningful professional development activities. Serve on LNDL and other committees as assigned.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library, located in a residential area of north Baltimore City, is a member of University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) and serves as the library for Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. 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 graduate and undergraduate 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 nondiscrimination, 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 for this position.

Application Procedures: Review of applications will begin on January 10, 2022, 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 “Research Services Librarian” in the subject line to employment@loyolanotredamelibrary.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 vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and new employee at LNDL, you will be required to comply with the Library’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination 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.

Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • 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;
  • Demonstrated interest in managing and motivating and leading research and instruction librarians
  • Library instruction and reference experience in a variety of formats in an academic library
  • Proven ability to analyze and adapt services, spaces, and technologies to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment that continually enhances the user experience;
  • Proven ability to take initiative, prioritize work to meet deadlines, and work independently and collaboratively;
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary;
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree or academic coursework related to instructional design and assessment, and educational technologies;
  • Knowledge of tools and standards for creating accessible learning objects;
  • Basic knowledge of copyright law and “fair use” guidelines.

Position: Collections Strategist Librarian

Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA JobLIST

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks a service-oriented and collaborative Collections Strategist Librarian to develop and implement collection strategies that support the academic missions of Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. This position also leads library resource management functions to support the teaching, research, and learning needs of faculty and students. This position will be supported and enhanced by consortial relationships with the University System of Maryland & Affiliated Institutions (USMAI), the Eastern Academic Scholars’ Trust (EAST), and Center for Research Libraries (CRL). The Collections Strategist Librarian manages the Acquisitions/Cataloging unit and serves on LNDL’s Operations Group. The position reports to the Assistant Director of Collections & Access Services, supervises full-time staff and student assistants, and administers LNDL’s acquisitions budget.

LNDL affirms and promotes a culture of collaboration, innovation, and engagement. The successful candidate will advocate for and cultivate an environment where diversity of thought and background are valued. LNDL encourages applications from candidates that have demonstrated experience in fostering diverse, inclusive, and equitable libraries. The Collections Strategist Librarian will be committed to developing relationships within and outside LNDL to contribute to the enhancement of the collections and support student and faculty scholarship, creativity, and innovation.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Manage, coordinate, and assess all activities and operations of the Acquisitions/Cataloging unit. Hire, mentor, evaluate, and retain unit staff.
  • Lead collection development and assessment strategies that support the research, teaching, and learning of a diverse faculty, student, and staff community.
  • Lead the acquisition of resources in all formats. Lead acquisitions budget proposal cycles and provide expenditure reports as needed.
  • Work collaboratively to ensure proper care and maintenance of electronic resources throughout the entire life cycle. Serve as primary negotiator of licensed content; maintain relationships with vendors and publishers.
  • Manage cataloging and metadata services to ensure the discoverability of content.
  • 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.
  • Support LNDL consortium partnerships and projects.
  • Promote services and resources and develop relationships with faculty as assigned.
  • Maintain and enhance professional skills through consistent and meaningful professional development activities. Serve on LNDL and other committees as appointed.

Requirements

Required Qualifications:

  • 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;
  • Experience working in a technical services area of an academic library;
  • Demonstrated interest in managing, motivating, and leading library technical services staff;
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Proven ability to analyze and adapt services, spaces, and technologies to foster a diverse, equitable, and inclusive environment that continually enhances the user experience;
  • Proven ability to take initiative, prioritize work to meet deadlines, and work independently and collaboratively;
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Recent experience or knowledge of negotiating content licenses for electronic resources;
  • Working knowledge of integrated library systems and discovery layers;
  • Experience working within a library consortium;
  • Demonstrated ability to learn and use tools such as Microsoft Excel, Tableau, and OpenRefine

Position: Librarian, Adjunct Faculty

Location: Community College of Baltimore County

Full vacancy announcement available on SLA 

Provide reference service to students, faculty, staff, and the community. Provide library instruction to individuals and classes; and participate in collection development and collection maintenance efforts.

Minimum Requirements

M.L.S. or equivalent degree from an accredited ALA institution

Experience locating information using online research databases and other credible information sources.

Class Specific Essential Duties

1. Staff reference desk, including opening, evening and Saturday hours

2. Conduct reference interviews to determine information needs

3. Choose sources appropriate to questions asked, assignment objectives and user’s level of expertise

4. Effectively use and teach a variety of sources including print materials, online catalog, subscription databases, internet and Microsoft Office applications

5. Maintain an open, friendly and professional attitude when handling multiple reference and information requests

6. Collaborate with classroom faculty to plan library instruction sessions

7. Teach principles of information literacy in library instruction sessions

8. Instruct classes in the use of library resources

9. Develop online and print teaching aids and handouts

10. Participate in collection maintenance projects

One Position: Maryland

Position: Librarian
Location: Agricultural Research Service
Salary: $87,198 – $113,362

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is located within Agricultural Research Service, Field Organization, National Agricultural Library (NAL), Information Products Division in Beltsville, MD.

In this position, you will provide customer service to individuals with questions regarding NAL’s physical and digital collections, Web content and online services.

Duties:

  • Delivers client-focused, innovative services that support and are responsive individuals to the information needs of NAL customers.
  • Serves as a recognized authority on the content and configuration of the online collections, bibliographic databases and research tools available through NAL
  • Participates in various USDA, NAL teams and committees.
  • Tracks and monitors incoming questions to ensure timely resolution.
  • Provides advanced levels of support by troubleshooting complex access issues or problems with electronic content delivery.

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Director of Research Services
Location: Miles & Stockbridge PC

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

The Director of Research and Information manages the Research Information Center (RIC) and leads a team of three (3) research and information professionals, promoting an environment of proactivity, collaboration, teamwork, and accountability to serve the needs of the firm. The objective of the team is to deliver information resources innovatively and cost-effectively to members of the firm. Primary duties include but are not limited to the following:

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop short and long term strategic goals and objectives for the department
  • Manage procurement activities, including analyzing usage data, developing KPIs, and negotiating favorable pricing and terms.
  • Create, manage and seek approval for the RIC budget, which includes managing vendors, negotiating contracts, and ensuring terms and service meet the needs of the firm
  • Develop cost reduction strategies and realign tools by eliminating redundancy, maximizing the use of online versions and/or renegotiating vendor agreements
  • Develop practice area specialties, liaise with Marketing and Business Development departments, support firm competitive intelligence research, and maintain proper risk management standards
  • Research and monitor trends in library services and information resources, including new technologies, and look for opportunities to align those tools and services with the firm’s goals and information needs
  • Direct all activities for research and reference collection development and maintenance, including the acquisition of research and reference materials and sources. Reviewing, evaluating, and recommending new research materials/resources for firm utilization, with PGL approval and partnership
  • Ensure departmental awareness and education/training on developments in legal research, technology, information management, and other developments related to law research and reference operations
  • Ensure swift processing of departures and arrivals, with a minimum of disruption.

Requirements

EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE & REQUIREMENTS:

  • Master’s degree in Library & Information Science from an ALA accredited program, preferably with course work in law librarianship or legal bibliography
  • Minimum of three (3) years of experience
  • Law firm experience preferred
  • Previous experience with direct supervision, budgeting, project and organizational planning
  • Must exercise the highest level of confidentiality and integrity
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Detail oriented and highly organized
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Demonstrate critical thinking, problem solving and good judgement
  • Well-developed and professional interpersonal skills to interact effectively with all organizational levels of the Firm.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT:

  • Responsibilities may require an adjusted work schedule, evening and/or weekend hours to meet deadlines
  • Some occasional travel may be required to regional offices
  • This job operates in an office setting and is largely sedentary, requiring the routine use of a computer and other standard office equipment. The ability to open file cabinets, lift files, bend and stand on a stool may also be required.

Position: Library Services Specialist
Location: Towson University
Salary: $40,487

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Towson University (TU) is one of the nation’s top 100 public universities. Located north of Baltimore, TU currently enrolls over 22,000 students and is the second-largest university in the prestigious University System of Maryland. Towson University values diversity and fosters a climate that is grounded in respect and inclusion to cultivate the intellectual and personal growth of the entire university community.

The Albert S. Cook Library at Towson University is seeking a Library Services Specialist to provide services to library users by performing a variety of functions related to the operations and procedures of the Access Services Unit and has primary responsibility for managing the collection as stacks coordinator and evening student employee supervision. Provides high quality customer service, communicates the library’s mission and provides guidance on adherence to library procedures and policies. The regular hours of this position are Tuesday – Saturday 12p.m.-8pm. Our library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse library staff by considering applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. You can read the campus’ commitment to diversity statement here: https://www.towson.edu/about/diversity.html.

Responsibilities and Duties

Serves as stacks coordinator for the department ensuring print materials are shelved correctly, efficiently and in a timely manner; shelves library materials according to the Library of Congress classification system; monitors and maintains the overall condition and appearance of the stacks; provides input when appropriate, regarding retention and maintenance of library materials; contributes to decisions regarding planning for shifting projects; coordinates shelving, shifting, and shelf-reading activities performed by library staff; collaborates with the department’s student supervisor to assign stacks maintenance tasks to all circulation student assistants; maintains a quality control system to monitor the shelving accuracy of student assistants; shelf-reads and monitors the organization of assigned stack area to ensure that materials are in proper order; sorts, retrieves books and other materials from tables and other areas of the library and return them to the sorting area; monitors the in-transit list, search for overdue and missing items; identifies, reports problems, and recommends solutions related to stacks to the Circulation Manager; process library materials to users using an automated circulation system; check in returned library materials; retrieve and re-shelve course reserve materials as they are requested and used by patrons; assist patrons with use of catalog and library website by using online systems and information seeking skills to locate library information resources; and gathers and reports data and may help with the analysis of the data as requested for library reports.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • One year of library experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills.
  • Skill in using Microsoft applications, e-mail, and internet navigation.
  • Ability to learn and effectively use technology required for the work of the position.

Except for qualifications established by law, 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.

Salary and Benefits

$40,487 annually and full University benefits that include annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. Applicants with TU or USM service may receive salary credit. To learn more about our benefits, click here .

If you are motivated, innovative and team-oriented, we would love to hear from you.

For consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume with your online application.

This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days.

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The University System of Maryland (USM) has recently determined that mandating a COVID vaccine for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM is both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety. As a prospective hire at TU, proof of your full COVID19 vaccination must be demonstrated before you begin employment with the University.

Position: Library Services Specialist
Location: Towson University
Salary: $40,487

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Towson University (TU) is one of the nation’s top 100 public universities. Located north of Baltimore, TU currently enrolls over 22,000 students and is the second-largest university in the prestigious University System of Maryland. Towson University values diversity and fosters a climate that is grounded in respect and inclusion to cultivate the intellectual and personal growth of the entire university community.

The Albert S. Cook Library at Towson University is seeking a Library Services Specialist to provide services to library users by performing a variety of functions related to the operations and procedures of the Circulation Department and provides high quality customer service in support of the library’s mission. The regular hours for this position is Tuesday -Friday 8am-4pm and Saturday 12pm-8pm. Our library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse library staff by considering applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. You can read the campus’ commitment to diversity statement here: https://www.towson.edu/about/diversity.html.

Responsibilities and Duties

Leads the creation of training materials, onboarding sessions, and ongoing professional development for library student employees from all library departments; offers student cross-training sessions for Academic Commons partners’ student assistants; with direction from the Student Success Librarian, trains students and others on the voice and shared services of Cook Library’s Academic Commons; manages and troubleshoots bookings for the Academic Commons collaborative booking system; manages calendars and priorities for shared Academic Commons conference rooms and spaces; interviews, hires, and trains Academic Commons student assistants; supervises work of Academic Commons student assistants; sets schedules for Academic Commons student assistants; approves bi-weekly timesheets and evaluates performance of student assistants each semester; keeps abreast of changing best practices for coaching and mentoring student assistants; responds to customer information needs using online systems to locate library information resources; processes library materials for users in a quick, efficient, and courteous manner using an automated circulation system; retrieves and loans course reserve items for users and file returned material; registers patrons for library services when appropriate; assists users with questions concerning circulation policies and patron records; establishes and maintains positive working relationship with co-workers and customers; refers patrons with complex circulation questions or concerns to the Circulation Supervisor; and assists with other circulation duties such as processing faculty reserves, book searching, creating and updating patron records and USMAI transit processing.

Qualifications and Skills

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • One year of library experience.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, and customer service skills.
  • Skill in using Microsoft applications, e-mail, and internet navigation.
  • Ability to learn and effectively use technology required for the work of the position.

Except for qualifications established by law, 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.

Salary and Benefits

$40,487 annually and full University benefits that include annual leave, up to 14 holidays, personal and sick days; excellent health, life, and retirement plans; and tuition remission. Applicants with TU or USM service may receive salary credit. To learn more about our benefits, click here .

If you are motivated, innovative and team-oriented, we would love to hear from you.

For consideration, please submit a cover letter and resume with your online application.

This position will be open for a minimum of 14 days.

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The University System of Maryland (USM) has recently determined that mandating a COVID vaccine for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM is both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety. As a prospective hire at TU, proof of your full COVID19 vaccination must be demonstrated before you begin employment with the University.

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Library Associate – Teen Services
Location: Harford County Public Library

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

The Library Associate performs a variety of reference services within a branch in order to assist customers in using the library and its services to their fullest advantage. Assists customers with locating materials, information, using electronic resources and emerging technologies. Plans and provides library programming. Meets minimum public service hours as defined by Library Administration.

Requirements:

  • Bachelors degree;
  • Ability to attend Library Associate Training Program and to complete the program within 2 years after starting the program for Library Associate I;
  • One or more years of related experience; Computer experience including internet, use of computer databases and downloading digital materials to a personal device;
  • Ability to work day, evening, and weekends hours

Application Process: Applications for this position are completed and accepted via online submission only. Please visit us at Harford County Public Library https://www.hcplonline.org/ and click on Library Jobs tab for vacancy announcement details and application instructions.

Position: Assistant Director of the Network of the National Library of Medicine Web Services Office
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Salary: $80,000

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Under a five-year cooperative agreement (2021 – 2026) with the National Library of Medicine, the HSHSL serves as the headquarters for the NNLM Web Services Office (NWSO). NWSO is responsible for developing and maintaining reliable Web services for NNLM in compliance with the US Department of Health & Human Services information policies. The Assistant Director of NWSO is responsible for leadership and development of NNLM web projects and the infrastructure that supports them.

The NNLM consists of seven Health Sciences Libraries functioning as Regional Medical Libraries covering the United States as well as three national offices and three national centers. For more information about the structure and purpose of the NNLM, please visit https://nnlm.gov/about/about-nnlm

Reporting to the Executive Director of NWSO, the Assistant Director of NWSO provides oversite and leadership of the NWSO staff, including a web developer and a systems administrator. In collaboration with staff and the Executive Director, the Assistant Director of NWSO will support Drupal and WordPress websites, a Moodle Learning Management System, and several additional related systems. Previous management experience is desirable but not necessary.

This is a grant-funded, non-permanent status faculty appointment renewable on an annual basis. This position will be at the rank of Librarian II or III. The incumbent will be eligible for promotion and is expected to participate fully as a member of the library’s faculty.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee, plan, and develop the knowledge infrastructure, tools, and digital resources supporting NWSO and the NNLM.
  • Provide day-to-day operational support and track progress for NWSO’s ongoing projects.
  • Maintain an open dialog with stakeholders – including NNLM, RMLs, Offices, and Centers – regarding the development of infrastructure and services.
  • Supervise NWSO staff including a Web Developer and a Systems Administrator, setting goals consistent with NNLM and HSHSL goals and initiatives.
  • Conduct periodic training and feedback sessions for stakeholders for NWSO provided resources and tools.
  • Respond to incoming support requests concerning NNLM technologies and troubleshoot issues.
  • Balance technology needs of the NNLM with available budgets.
  • Identify software to be used by RML, Office, and Center staff and assist them with selection and implementation of appropriate emerging technologies.
  • Coordinate archiving of NNLM data and systems architecture.
  • Oversee NNLM Web Advisory Team
  • In collaboration with the NWSO Executive Director, provide strategic direction for NWSO initiatives.

Professional participation through presentations or publications regarding innovative library applications for practice or programs in health sciences libraries.

Position Requirements:

  • Master of Library Science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent advanced degree
  • Minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible library experience.
  • Strong service orientation and ability to work effectively with colleagues, health professionals, and consumers in a diverse, multi-cultural community
  • Experience working in technology support and/or development
  • Good communication (public speaking and writing) and interpersonal skills.
  • Familiarity and experience working with Content Management Systems such as Drupal
  • Familiarity with Learning Management Systems such as Moodle

Preferred:

  • Ability to develop, articulate, and advocate a vision for applications and knowledge-based systems and the resources needed to support them in a team setting.
  • Demonstrated project management experience.
  • Experience developing and supporting database driven applications
  • Experience managing and developing staff.
  • Demonstrated teaching and training experience.
  • Knowledge of technology applications and trends in health sciences libraries.
  • Comfort with change and experience in change management.

APPLICATIONS:

Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; 3 references including names, titles, relationship to applicant, phone numbers, email addresses; 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 November 15th, 2021.

BENEFITS: 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. 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.

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 the Staffing department at 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: Collection Development Strategies Librarian (Open Rank)
Location: University of Maryland Libraries
Salary: $52,000 – $75,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

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

Nature of Work:

The Collection Development Strategies Librarian will work in a highly collaborative organization to create and implement innovative approaches to providing effective stewardship of print and electronic collections. The main work will focus on gathering and managing data supporting collection development and collection assessment and making decisions about the collections based on that data. The Collection Development Strategies Librarian will have a leadership role in planning and executing deselection and transfer projects for print collections and identifying alternate formats as appropriate, as well as the rightsizing of on-campus collections in McKeldin Library, campus branch libraries and collections housed off-site. The Librarian will assist in gathering, managing, manipulating, and reporting data drawn from in-house systems such as ALEPH and from a wide range of vendor supplied data and data available from external organizations. The Librarian will also serve as liaison to regional and national collections initiatives, shared print, and specialized data repositories.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Collection management (95%)

  • In collaboration with the Director of Collection Development Strategies and the Deselection and Transfer Steering Committee (DTSC), develops and manages project-oriented activities, including making decisions regarding the disposition and location of library materials (e.g. Hornbake storage organization, microfilm de-duplication, shifting of collections within McKeldin Library, collaboration with Severn Library, etc.).
  • Plans and makes decisions associated with the effective maintenance of existing collections and related deselection/retention, preservation, and storage issues, including Severn Library.
  • Develops a program of data analysis to inform collections strategy and applies data to collections decisions.
  • Manages Library resource desiderata processes.
  • Serves as a liaison with colleagues in Cataloging and Metadata Services, Acquisitions, Continuing Resources and Data Services, and Preservation.
  • Serves as a liaison for the Development Office and Gifts-in-Kind program.
  • Serves as liaison between the University of Maryland Libraries and regional and national collections initiatives (Big Ten Academic Alliance, University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions, HathiTrust, etc.), shared print, and specialized data repositories into the Library’s collections framework.
  • Works with the Collection Development Strategies Graduate Assistant to monitor and update collections-related intranet (LIBI) and public web pages.
  • Serves as a standing member of the Collection Development Committee (CDC) and chairs Deselection and Transfer Steering Committee (DTSC).
  • Assists with the formulation and review of Library collection development policies and related workflows.
  • Assists in monitoring and responding to mediated requests received through the demand driven acquisitions (DDA) program, and monitors and addresses requests for materials generated by the Library’s suggestion services (“Suggest a Book”, etc.).
  • Monitors local, system-wide, and vendor provided reports to identify collection related trends and patterns.

Other Duties and Responsibilities (5%)

  • Participates in university and/or library activities and training related to promoting diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.
  • Contributes to achieving the University’s and/or the Libraries’ diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility goals.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

For the full position description and faculty requirements, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.

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: http://www.president.umd.edu/policies/2014-ii-100b.html .

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/90988. 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, a curriculum vitae, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until January 30, 2022.

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

Requirements

  • 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.
  • Minimum three years of increasingly responsible professional library experience in an academic or research library, or equivalent, including collection management or technical services.
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with faculty, staff, and students in a multicultural and diverse environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Strong analytical skills and experience gathering, assessing, interpreting, and presenting quantitative and qualitative data for varied audiences.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, coordinate, and implement effective projects

Preferred:

  • Experience with creating collection development and management policies and strategies.
  • Experience with tools used for data manipulation, analysis, and visualization (e.g. Excel, Access, Python, OpenRefine, Tableau, Jupyter Notebooks).
  • Aptitude for learning and adapting emerging technologies.
  • Familiarity with licensing practices for electronic resources.
  • Strong record of professional engagement.

Faculty Requirement: 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: https://www.president.umd.edu/policies/2014-ii-100b.html.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Data Services Librarian
Location: Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Description

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL) at University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) seeks an innovative, forward-thinking Data Services Librarian to provide robust research data-related services for UMB faculty, staff, and students. This dynamic librarian advances the Library’s efforts in data sharing and in research data management, discovery, and access.

The Data Services Librarian is a member of the Data and Bioinformation Services Department. They will join a data services librarian and bioinformationist to become a core member of the Library’s Center for Data and Bioinformation Services (CDABS) . The librarian also collaborates with faculty and staff within the HSHSL and with partners throughout the University. This is a permanent status-eligible full-time, non-tenure track faculty position reporting to the Associate Director for Research and Information Services. For more information about the HSHSL, visit http://hshsl.umaryland.edu/ .

The HSHSL is actively committed to diversity within its community and welcomes applications from people with underrepresented backgrounds and identities. The HSHSL seeks professionals who are invested in creating an inclusive environment by embracing empathy, respect, and self-reflection, and who strive to incorporate those values in their work and interactions.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Consult with faculty, students, and staff about data aspects of research projects.
Develop and lead instructional programming on data-related topics and tools.
Assist researchers in locating and accessing open and secondary datasets for use in research.
Assist researchers with writing data management plans.
Identify software and tools and develop services supporting the discovery and management of research data.
Provide support for CDABS data visualization service.
Engage with University partners integrating research data services into academic programs and administrative units within UMB schools (dentistry, graduate school, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, social work).
Develop marketing strategies and initiatives, and conduct outreach activities promoting research collaboration and data sharing programs of the HSHSL.
Participate in the growth of the UMB Data Catalog by creating dataset records associated with UMB-related scholarly publications and engaging in outreach activities to UMB scholars.
Engage actively in committees within the HSHSL, the University, and professional organizations.
Engage in professional development, service, and publication/presentation opportunities.

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program.
Background or experience indicating an ability to become proficient with quantitative or qualitative research tools such as R, Python, SAS, SPSS or STATA.
Knowledge of the research data lifecycle and data management and sharing best practices.
Familiarity with appropriate data repositories and public data sets.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Demonstrated strong service orientation and skills.
Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team environment.

PREFERRED:
Experience with using a variety of data analysis, visualization, and mapping tools.
Experience with conducting quantitative or qualitative research and data analysis.
Experience in an academic, research, or health sciences library.
Familiarity with data curation and preservation practices
Experience providing instruction to a range of audiences, including faculty and students.

Application Process:

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Best consideration will be given to completed applications received by Friday, January 7, 2022.

Include the following documents as part of the application package: 1) a resume or curriculum vitae;

2) a cover letter that describes applicant’s interest in the position. The cover letter should also include a statement describing the applicant’s experience in supporting diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts in their work; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further UMB’s commitment to diversity. 3) On a separate page, a signed/dated affidavit stating, “I verify that my CV is current and accurate” – does not need to be notarized.

COVID-19 Protocols :

All University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) on-campus employees are expected to be “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19. Employees will be considered “fully vaccinated” two weeks after receiving the second dose of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks after receiving a one-dose vaccine.

SALARY: $55,000., minimum – commensurate with experience.

BENEFITS: 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. 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.

ENVIRONMENT: The University of Maryland, Baltimore campus is located in downtown Baltimore, blocks from Orioles Park at Camden Yards, Raven’s Stadium, and the Inner Harbor, a recreational waterfront destination. Baltimore City and the surrounding metropolitan area are noted for high quality-of-life indicators offering historic parks, great neighborhoods, and world-famous art collections, museums, theaters, and symphony orchestras.

The HSHSL is one of the largest health sciences libraries in the United States with a track-record of user-centered innovative services and programs. Fifty-six FTE employees including 25 faculty librarians staff the library. Our attractive and vibrant facility, which opened in 1998, serves as a hub for collaboration and learning with resources, programs, and tools that promote discovery, creativity, and innovation. The HSHSL also serves as the headquarters for the Network of the National Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), Region 1 and the NNLM Web Services Office.

The HSHSL serves the schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Social Work, and the Graduate School. It supports 6300 students and over 7200 faculty and staff members. UMB is a 71-acre research and technology complex consisting of 67 buildings including the University of Maryland BioPark, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and the VA Hospital. More details about UMB can be found at http://www.umaryland.edu/ .

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 the Staffing department at HRjobs@umaryland.edu .

If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for 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.

Position: Library Services Assistant
Location: Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Purpose of Position

The HSHSL’s Information Services Division is seeking a part-time, contractual library assistant to staff the information services desk during the evening hours, Monday – Thursday.

In the evening, the HSHSL is used primarily as a student study hall. However, it is important to have a staff member at the Information Services Desk to answer directional questions, circulate a book, assist with a printing question, or report a building issue.

This is a contractual position that will service for no more than four months, during the academic school year. The hours will be Monday – Thursday from 7:00pm – 11:00pm (16 hours).

Position Responsibilities:

Staffs the HSHSL’s Information Services Desk:
Interacts with library users by answering directional questions and providing referrals.
Performs circulation functions such as checking books in and out.
Assists library users with printer/scanner/photocopier questions.
Implements library policies and procedures

Uses the HSHSL’s staff HELP system to report building issues and library submission form to report unusual library incidents.

Performs Information Services Desk closing routine.

Performs other related duties as assigned.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Communications Specialist
Location: Prince George’s County Memorial Library System

Originally posted on MLA JobLine

Responsibilities: The Communications Specialist is responsible for all English and Spanish, internal and external library communications at the direction of the COO for Communication and Outreach and Director of Dynamic Content and Engagement. Communications duties include media relations, communications writing, social media, government relations, public information officer duties, and contributing to major campaigns. Some essential functions include: Serve as the Library’s primary media relations contact for pitching stories, responding to interview requests, publishing media releases, and issuing emergency operations notices (internally and externally).Coordinate the Library’s media relations
strategy with all appropriate stakeholders. Serve as the Library’s primary English and Spanish communications writer and copy editor for all media releases, scripts, formal remarks/talking points for stakeholders, reports, public email communications, grant reports, advocacy/government relations, employee announcements via the staff intranet, and the Library’s website. Contribute to the Library’s social media by acting as a content lead or co-lead for one or more platforms, and reply to any customer inquiries received via social media. Coordinate and/or support major communications campaigns in conjunction with other Communication and Outreach colleagues and departments. Staff media or Library principals at select Library or community events during the business day and/or after hours as needed. Develop scripts, produce, and maintain the Library’s phone recordings in collaboration with the Library’s IT Department and Public Services Division. Manage the Library’s access to communications platforms. Visit us online at PGMLS.info to view the full job listing.

Requirements: Bachelor’s Degree in Communications, Marketing, English, Creative Writing, or a related field required. Master’s degree or commensurate experience in a related field preferred. Bilingual in English and Spanish required, with strong written and verbal professional communication skills. Flexible professional writing style (in English and Spanish) that supports a range of different deliverables, including media releases, website copy, social media, email communications, scripts, reports, and remarks/talking points. Three or more years of experience coordinating media relations for an institution or business. Strong public speaking skills. Valid driver’s license for use of Library vehicles.
Salary Range: PGCMLS offers competitive compensation based on prior experience, education, and position requirements. Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, paid time off (holidays, vacation, sick and personal) and retirement benefits are offered.
Application Process: Interested candidates should apply online, upload a current resume and letter of interest, and complete the required skills assessment test. Visit us online at pgcmls.info/employment.
Special Requests:
Closing Date: This is an open until filled recruitment and may close at any time without prior notice.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Monographs Cataloger
Location: University of Maryland Libraries
Salary: $60,000 – $75,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Founded in 1856, University of Maryland, College Park is the state’s flagship institution. Our 1,250-acre College Park campus is just minutes away from Washington, D.C., and the nexus of the nation’s legislative, executive, and judicial centers of power. This unique proximity to business and technology leaders, federal departments and agencies, and a myriad of research entities, embassies, think tanks, cultural centers, and non-profit organizations is simply unparalleled. Synergistic opportunities for our faculty and students abound and are virtually limitless in the nation’s capital and surrounding areas. The University is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding and diverse faculty and staff that will enhance our stature of preeminence in our three missions of teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.

With collections including 4 million volumes and more than 40,000 serials subscriptions, the University of Maryland Libraries allocate 75 percent of its materials budget to electronic resources. Maryland ranks 39th among the 115 member libraries of the Association of Research Libraries and has an operating budget of $23.7 million. The University of Maryland Libraries benefit from being situated geographically within minutes of the nation’s capital and its departments, agencies, and research centers.

The Monographs Cataloger is responsible for: (1) Performing original and complex copy cataloging of monographs held by the University of Maryland Libraries, in all subjects and in various languages; (2) Creating and updating records following the standards of the Program for Cooperative Cataloging, producing BIBCO and NACO records as appropriate; (3) Applying relevant national, University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI), and local policies; (4) Performing complex problem solving related to bibliographic database corrections; (5) Providing support for library employees for resolution of problems with bibliographic, holdings, and item records.

Reporting to the Director of Cataloging and Metadata Services, the Monographs Cataloger participates in planning and implementation of policies, workflows, and special projects to achieve departmental goals and objectives. This position assists in the planning and management of assigned projects; on occasion may take a leadership role on a project and is expected to participate in committees and group activities in the department, division, and University Libraries.

Librarians hold faculty status and contribute to the teaching, service and research mission of the University. As a member of the Library faculty, the Monographs Cataloger has an obligation to remain professionally informed, to pursue the discovery of new knowledge related to the field of expertise, to disseminate the results of scholarly work, and to seek opportunities for professional service at the Libraries, campus, state, or national level.

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:

http://www.president.umd.edu/policies/2014-ii-100b.html.

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.

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.

Requirements

Education:

Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution or non-US equivalent, or a graduate degree in a subject area relevant to the position’s duties.

Experience:

  • Minimum of three years of professional experience performing original and complex copy cataloging of monographs in an academic, research, or special library.
  • Knowledge of and proficiency with automated library systems, RDA and related policy statements, LC classification, LCSH and related thesauri, MARC 21 formats, and OCLC Connexion.
  • Understanding of technical services operations, Library of Congress cataloging practices and procedures, emerging cataloging issues and trends.
  • Ability to catalog European language materials.
  • Ability to manage a broad variety of tasks in response to varying time pressures with shifting priorities and changing constraints.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively in a congenial team environment and to interact effectively with a broad variety of personnel within and outside of the department.
  • Ability to communicate clearly, knowledgably and personably, orally and in writing, with all persons potentially affected by the scope of the work.
  • Evidence of strong customer service orientation.
  • Ability to meet standards for achieving permanent status.

PREFERRED:

Experience:

  • Participation in PCC programs, especially NACO and BIBCO.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Familiarity with linked data models such as BIBFRAME;
  • familiarity with common metadata standards.
  • Experience in creating metadata for digital projects.

Position: Technical Information Specialist
Location: National Institutes of Health
Salary: $72,750 – $134,798

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

This is to fill Technical Information Specialist positions within the NIH Library. If you have experience providing information and data services in a biomedical library setting and want to play a significant role in a dynamic organization, then consider joining the NIH Library team. For more information, visit https://www.nihlibrary.nih.gov

Duties

  • Responsible for application administration and configuration of the library’s digital library applications to include the library catalog, link resolver, proxy server, document delivery ticketing, and support ticketing.
  • Tests and evaluates new or updated databases, software, modifications, or other changes to automated library systems.
  • Provides technical support for various functions including manual and automated metadata creation and management, and cross-walking metadata between standard formats.
  • Assists in designing and writing training plans, class manuals, web-based training modules, and publicity for the instruction program.
  • Participates in digital library development, automation, and maintenance projects, collaborating with stakeholders to determine project goals, optimal design strategy, and information architecture.
  • Participates in administering the technology infrastructure contracts, including the integrated library catalog; annual maintenance contracts for library-held hardware and software, and web development contracts.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Web Services Librarian
Location: University of Maryland Libraries
Salary: $65,000 – $75,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist

Description
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.

Requirements
Minimum Qualifications:

Education:

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.
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
For the full position description and faculty requirements, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.

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: http://www.president.umd.edu/policies/2014-ii-100b.html .

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/89320. 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, a
curriculum vitae, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

Position: Outreach and Partnership Specialist
Location: Prince George’s County Library System
Salary: $53,946.18

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association

Responsibilities: You are invited to serve the residents of Prince George’s County by connecting them
with library programs and services through partnerships and outreach activities. You are passionate
about public service, making meaningful connections, and realizing social impact through grassroots and
institutional collaborations and initiatives. You are adept at assessing customer and community needs,
and have the ability to engage with a range of population groups, including K-12 students, immigrants,
and returning residents.
You will: Develop, implements and assess the Library’s outreach and collaboration strategy in
consultation with Program Services Dept, branch staff, and appropriate colleagues. Develop
relationships with schools, community agencies, organizations and institutions with aligned missions to
create mutually beneficial involvement both within and outside of the branches. Work with
Communication and Outreach Division colleagues to develop marketing and communications materials
for special initiatives and outreach activities. Identify outreach opportunities and develop programs,
demonstrations, information sharing, tabling, etc. to engage current and potential library customers.
Coordinate system wide off-site outreach activities for all library customer groups, including non-English
speakers, immigrants, and refugees. Provide professional development to branch staff on the provision
of outreach and community support.
Requirements: Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university and three years of experience
in a library, education, or non-profit setting; – or –
Master’s degree in information science, non-profit/arts administration or related field and one to three
years of experience preferred.
Bilingual in English and a second language preferred. Hold a valid driver’s license. Considerable
knowledge of principles of youth development, reading skills acquisition, childhood learning theories
and philosophies and educational techniques required.
Salary Range: $53,946.18 Salary/year.
Application Process: Interested candidates should apply online at Outreach and Partnership Specialist,
upload a current resume and letter of interest, and complete the required skills assessment.
Special Requests:
Closing Date: This is an open until filled recruitment and may close at any time without prior notice.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Materials Assistant Director
Location: Harford County Public Library

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Materials Assistant Director assists in overseeing the Materials Management and Technical Services Departments operations, activities, staff, and workflow. Takes part in developing, planning, and executing library and department objectives, supporting the selection, purchasing, cataloging, and processing of physical and digital materials the library provides to the citizens of Harford County.

Essential Duties

  1. The Materials Assistant Director assists in the management of activities, operations, and workflow of the Materials Management and Technical Services Department.
  2. Assists in the selection of library materials, both digital and physical, serving as a staff resource on intellectual freedom.
  3. Manages aspects of the departmental budget
  4. Establishes priorities and action plans with Director and develops workflow patterns and staff work plans.
  5. Resolves problems related to materials processing, ordering, converting, delivery, and cataloging.
  6. Ensures all materials are readily accessible to the public and maintains current knowledge of public service issues.
  7. Negotiates contracts with vendors, including utilizing databases for magazine subscriptions, standing order titles, and special collections maintenance.
  8. Executes library objectives by translating materials initiatives and activities that support public service goals.
  9. Performs long range planning and priority goal setting for the library collections in the system.
  10. Promotes and facilitates teamwork between the divisions and other library staff.
  11. Oversees the processing, ordering and maintaining special collections to include designing packaging, ordering replacement items and repairs.
  12. Evaluates statistics and determines actions based on results; recommends and implements changes to procedures and departmental policies.
  13. Takes a leadership role in implementing changes and in fulfilling the goals and objectives of the library.

Supervision Functions

  1. Supervises assigned staff, as well as assigned volunteers and participates in the hiring process;
  2. Oversees the onboarding and training of staff and volunteers of direct reports and as assigned;
  3. Administers the Performance Recognition System (PRS), the librarys performance evaluation system, in accordance with published guidelines;
  4. Approves the annual leave and checks and tabulates timesheets for direct reports and assigned staff;
  5. Prepares monthly reports, meeting agendas, and schedules;
  6. Interprets and implements system-wide policies and procedures;
  7. Ensures staff receive and understand the system and department communications via written or electronic format or in-person meetings;
  8. Assists in the scheduling and facilitation of department/team meetings

Standard Functions

  1. Serves on committees and participates in workshops, seminars, and training as requested;
  2. Represents Library at various outreach activities, as needed;
  3. Notifies supervisor with suggested ways to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of personnel and procedures and system-wide goals and objectives;
  4. Learns new skills and technologies to retain proficiency in areas of expertise;
  5. Is dependable and punctual;
  6. Maintains a positive, friendly, and cooperative attitude and provides consistent customer service;
  7. Upholds all library policies and procedures as defined in Harford County Public Librarys Policies and Procedures Manual;
  8. Performs other duties as assigned.

Reporting Relationship
This position reports to Materials Management & Technical Services Director. Does supervise staff. May supervise volunteers.

Work Week
Primary work schedule consists of weekday shifts, but may occasionally require evening and weekend hours.

In addition to the specific duties and responsibilities of this job, it is the responsibility of every employee to comply with the Harford County Public Librarys Values statement, customer service guidelines, and all other policies detailed in the Policies and Procedures Manual.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. The library administration reserves the right to change, modify, delete, and supplement job duties based on the organizations needs.

This and all library positions are eligible for system-wide transfer.

Harford County Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply:

Applications for this position are completed and accepted via online submission only at www.HCPLonline.org . Review vacancy announcement and requirements, under Library Jobs tab. A resume is required for this position; however, a resume will not be accepted in lieu of the online employment application. Please do not state “refer to resume” on the application. HCPL is committed to diversity in the workplace and is an EOE.

Minimum Requirements

  1. Masters Degree in Library Science or related field in an approved library related curriculum from ALA-accredited institution;
  2. Three or more years of related professional experience or equivalent combination of technical training, education, and/or experience;
  3. Two or more years of supervisory experience;

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Knowledge of the principles, practices, and procedures of administrative management associated with ordering, receiving, processing, cataloging; and moving inventory; and the ability to interpret them to the staff and the public;
  2. Broad knowledge of library materials, publishing, readers advisory, and public library/reference work;
  3. Knowledge and understanding of ILS (Integrated Library System) software with strong problem-solving skills;
  4. Ability to assess community needs and develop, plan, implement, and execute library materials processing initiatives to meet those needs.
  5. Knowledge of relevant electronic resources and databases, and of modern research and investigative techniques and procedures;
  6. Knowledge of customer service principles and practices;
  7. Ability to supervise and mentor both clerical and professional staff while working in a team environment;
  8. Ability to act as a representative of Harford County Public Library to the public;
  9. Ability to effectively coordinate, supervise, train, and communicate with other staff members;
  10. Ability to maintain effective working relationships with other professionals;
  11. Ability to prepare and maintain accurate records;
  12. Ability to operate relevant computer systems and software programs, and office machines;
  13. Ability to prioritize, multitask and plan appropriately to ensure timelines and deadlines are met;
  14. Ability to be adaptable, flexible, and patient with customers and staff;
  15. Strong communication skills, both verbal and written.

Position: Development Manager
Location: Prince George’s County Memorial Library System

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: The Development Manager is a member of the Leadership Team and reports to the Library’s Chief Operating Officer for Communication and Outreach. The Development Manager is responsible for managing–at the direction of the CEO and COO for Communication and Outreach–all aspects of fundraising to support the development and enhancement of Library services that meet the needs and interests of Prince George’s County residents. The Development Manager is also the primary liaison between the library staff and the PGCMLS Foundation Board and the Library’s friends groups. The Development Manager is responsible for cultivating innovative financial resources to support new/expanding Library services and executing fundraising strategies and initiatives that may include annual fund drives, planned giving, major gifts, endowment planning, grant solicitation/reporting, and assisting with Library advocacy efforts.

The Development Manager has promotion potential to a director-level position. Requirements: Bachelor’s degree in business management, public administrations, marketing, communications, or related field required. 7+ years fundraising and development experience. Experience developing funding proposals and securing gifts and grants in excess of $100,000. Certified Fundraising Executive credential strongly preferred. Membership in fundraising professional associations preferred. Bilingual in English and a second language preferred. Knowledge of board governance and skill in cultivating board engagement. Excellent presentation skills. Strong organizational and networking skills. Experience growing and managing a comprehensive fundraising department that includes outreach to government officials, individual major gifts, foundation grants and/or special events. Demonstrated ability to manage grant writing and write successful grants and funding proposals. Knowledge of public relations and marketing.

Salary Range: PGCMLS offers competitive compensation based on prior experience, education, and position requirements. Medical, dental, vision, life insurance, paid time off (holidays, vacation, sick and personal) and retirement benefits are offered.

Application Process: Interested candidates should apply online, upload a current resume and letter of interest, and complete required skills assessment tests.

View the full job announcement at: PGCMLS

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Director, State Law Library
Location: Maryland State Law Library
Salary: $121,878 (Note: A salary offer for a current state Judiciary employee will be determined using the “Salary Practices for State Judiciary Employees”)

The job shall be performed at the location directed by the employer. The assigned work location for this position is Maryland State Law Library, 361 Rowe Boulevard, Annapolis, MD 21401. The incumbent is required to report to work at that location pursuant to their work schedule unless allowed or directed to work at a different location for job-related reasons, at the sole discretion and authority of the Judiciary. Such alternate locations may include, but not be limited to: any court location or Judiciary facility within the state; any non-Judiciary facility, either within or outside the state, at which the incumbent is required to attend a conference, meeting, proceeding, training, or for other reasons; or, if allowed to telework by the Judiciary, an approved remote telework site.

As part of the Maryland State Law Library, you will be joining a progressive team of library professionals who are extremely excited about the future innovations of the State Law Library. Planning is underway for a new Courts of Appeal building, which will include a new home for the State Law Library. The selected candidate will play an integral role in the organization of the new library.

Purpose of Role: This position serves as executive administrator for all aspects of the Library’s operations. The individual in this position develops and implements plans and procedures that further the Library’s mission to serve “the needs of Maryland’s government and citizens by: building and preserving collections of legal information resources, promoting access to these collections, and creating educational opportunities that enhance the understanding of legal information.” In order to further the Library’s mission, the Director manages 16 professional and clerical staff members, providing direct supervision for five employees, and ensures the provision of effective and high-quality training and professional development opportunities for staff.

The Director is responsible for the long-range planning and the day-to-day management of the Library’s physical collections, including acquisitions, book stack maintenance and preservation processes. The Director serves as steward of the Library’s rare materials, including the John J. Audubon “Birds of America” prints and fragile documents and books. Additionally, the individual in this position provides both strategic direction and daily guidance for the acquisition and management of digital collections, such as library databases, digital preservation systems, online catalogs and the Judiciary-wide legal research database subscription.

The Director develops and implements the Library’s public services, ranging from chat reference referrals and document delivery to interlibrary lending and provision of content for the Library’s websites. The Library’s reference staff handles a large volume of reference interactions – for example, in the past year, the reference staff handled more than 13,000 such interactions. The Director also is responsible for creating and sustaining various educational initiatives, such as the People’s Law Library website, outreach services to public librarians, and legal research training programs. The Director identifies and maintains networking opportunities with other librarians and legal community stakeholders, as part of the Library’s outreach activities.

The Director evaluates and initiates improvements to the Library’s services, procedures, collections and equipment by soliciting guidance from the statutory State Law Library Committee and other Judiciary leaders. The Director prepares the Library’s annual budget and designs processes and procedures for streamlining library operations. The Director fosters professional contacts with others in the library and legal fields, follows professional and technological trends, and engages in strategic planning to implement Library initiatives.

Essential Functions:

Management Activities

Serve as the executive administrator for all aspects of the Library’s operations; represent the Library at professional events and functions; apply developments and trends in the law, librarianship and technology to the design and implementation of library services; create processes and procedures for streamlining library operations; prepare the Library’s annual budget; solicit guidance from the statutory State Law Library Committee and other Judiciary leaders; foster professional contacts with others in the library and legal fields; engage in strategic planning to implement Library initiatives.

Supervisory Duties

Directly supervise five full-time, professional staff members, who in turn supervise an additional 11 staff members; identify and implement effective and high-quality training and professional development opportunities for staff.

Collection Development Responsibilities

Provide long-range planning and day-to-day management of the Library’s physical collections, including acquisitions, book stack maintenance and preservation processes; serve as steward of the Library’s rare materials, including the John J. Audubon “Birds of America” prints and fragile documents and books; plan for the preservation and conservation of library materials, especially those housed in the Library’s Special Collections Room; create collection policies and workflow processes that enhance Library customers’ efficient access to information; provide both strategic direction and daily guidance for the acquisition and management of the Library’s online databases and other digital tools and assets, including the catalog, digital preservation systems and the Judiciary-wide legal research database subscription; develop standards and policies for the acquisition, management and retention of electronic resources.

Access Services Responsibilities

Follow professional trends in librarianship and create and implement new services for Library customers; provide overall direction and management for all aspects of the Library’s public services, including reference work, interlibrary lending, document delivery, online catalog organization, promotional activities and development of the Library’s websites.

Educational Tasks and Outreach Duties

Address Library customers’ information needs by designing and implementing research training programs, including in-person classes and web-based courses; overseeing the development and management of the People’s Law Library website; possessing responsibility for maintaining ongoing training for public librarians on legal reference; sustaining contacts and networking opportunities with librarians and legal community stakeholders.

Education: Master’s degree in library or information science from a graduate program accredited by the American Library Association.

Experience: Eight (8) years of progressively responsible professional law library experience, which must include four (4) years of experience managing staff.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Knowledge of law library administration standards and practices.
Knowledge of legal information sources, including both print and digital materials.
Knowledge of best practices in legal reference services and an understanding of the legal information needs and interests of the general public, the legal community and the Judiciary.
Knowledge of the structure, scope and implications of digital information resources and architecture.
Knowledge of law library collection development principles.
Knowledge of budgeting processes and applicable rules and requirements related to purchasing and other fiscal transactions.
Knowledge of supervisory duties and human resources management.
Knowledge of legal information needs and interests of the general public, the legal community, and the Judiciary.
Ability to exercise sound judgment, discretion, and creativity in all management settings.
Ability to provide current information to Library staff and Judiciary leadership about developments and trends in the law and librarianship.
Ability to follow applicable requirements and procedures mandated by statute or regulation, the Maryland State Law Library Committee, and other Judiciary departments or entities.
Ability to communicate effectively, through speaking and writing, and foster cooperative and respectful working relationships with Library staff, Judiciary staff, and State government managers and colleagues, Library patrons from all walks of life, and library and legal community stakeholders.
Ability to understand the role that libraries serve in maintaining society’s legal and cultural memory.

Position: Library Collections Manager
Location: Frederick County Public Library
Salary: $72,397 – $86,876

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description
Join the vibrant, community-minded team at Frederick County Public Libraries! We are seeking a creative, energetic, and visionary leader for our Library Collections Department. 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 managerial and supervisory position is responsible for the general operation and management of the FCPL’s system-wide collection development, including the selection and acquisition of physical and digital library materials. Direct supervision is given to Materials Management and Technical Services staff. Supervision is received from the Associate Director for Support Services.

Requirements
Master of Library Science degree from an American Library Association accredited program
Minimum 5 years of professional library work experience in a public setting, including at least 2 years (within last 5 years) collection development and/or materials management experience and/or technical services management experience.
Minimum 2 years work supervisory work experience
Possession of a valid automobile operator’s license
*Note: 2 additional years of professional work experience may reduce the education requirement to a Bachelor’s degree.

Deadline to apply: 4:00 pm November 22, 2021. For complete job description and to apply go to http://www.frederickcountymd.gov

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Manager of Digital Solutions
Location: Venable LLP

Full vacancy announcement available on AALL Career Center.

Venable LLP is seeking a Manager of Digital Solutions to join our team. The ideal candidate with assist the Director of Research and Libraries in the planning, implementation, maintenance, discoverability and adoption of commercial and internal library and knowledge resources.

We welcome applicants in the New York, NY, Baltimore, MD and Washington, DC markets.

The ideal candidate will be responsible for…

  • Coordinating with other library staff and practice managers in assessing the introduction and maintenance of electronic resources and making recommendations to the Director.
  • Overseeing the maintenance and integrity of ILS.
  • Managing the firm’s electronic information subscriptions, ensuring appropriate access and publication for attorneys and staff. Ensures that appropriate authentication is enabled, including the use of IP and password authentication as well as SAML and API technology in compliance with associated licensing agreements.
  • Assisting the Director in planning the departmental and practice level resource budget allocations
  • Establishing ROI processes linking utilization data with subscription costs. Assisting the Director in making budget, acquisitions and resource cancellation plans based on use or the availability of electronic alternatives.
  • Monitoring developments in legal technology and electronic research, KM and workflow products which may offer appropriate substitutes for, or adjuncts to, print resources or existing processes.
  • Advising the Director in all aspects of digital solutions and electronic resources.
  • Working with technical services staff, continually assesses processes to streamline tasks, reduce redundancies and provide optimal customer service.
  • Building or collaborating with IT, Vendors and consultants in building custom resources for end users and internal administrative functions.
  • Managing the print and digital solutions team

The successful candidate will demonstrate…

  • MLS or equivalent degree and/or 5 years of experience in a similar role.
  • Experience working with several of the following: SharePoint, Python, Java and API’s, SAML or equivalents for system integration.
  • Expert knowledge of print legal and business research resources.
  • Experience with cataloging and taxonomy management issues.
  • Expert knowledge of electronic resources prevalent in law firm libraries.
  • Experience working with digital monitoring products such as Onelog or Research Monitor.
  • Experience developing and managing digital resource discovery portals.
  • Familiarity with integrated library systems and comfortable with using technology to enhance personal and organizational efficiencies.
  • Ability to create scenario planning, working the budgets, utilization data, and conducting ROI analysis.
  • We are seeking candidates interested in working as part of the firm’s management team, focusing on client service, continuous learning, innovation, and building human capital. We would love to hear from you.

Apply today!

Position: Metadata Librarian
Location: Health Sciences and Human Services Library, University of Maryland, Baltimore

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) seeks a dynamic and collaborative Metadata Librarian to join the HSHSL team.

This library faculty position focuses on metadata development and management to maximize discovery of content, particularly that produced by UMB faculty, staff and students. The position will support the HSHSL’s adherence to best practices in metadata methods, ensuring the interoperability and sustainability of metadata in bibliographic systems within the library, specifically metadata contributed to the UMB Data Catalog, UMB Digital Archive, the Library Catalog and other resources. This position works closely with faculty librarians from other departments. The incumbent participates in planning, establishing and achieving the goals of the Metadata Management Department and the Resource Development and Access Division.

This is a permanent status-eligible, full-time, non-tenure track library faculty position. The position reports to the Metadata Management Librarian.

Responsibilities:

  • Create original metadata rich records, mostly in science related topics, for the UMB Data Catalog, a database of records describing datasets generated by UMB researchers
  • Curate content for the UMB Digital Archive, a repository of academic works and history of the University of Maryland, Baltimore
  • Catalog and manage the library’s e-journal collection, legacy print journals, and digital backfiles within the Library Catalog.
  • Document the assigning of metadata, using metadata maps, local authority records, etc.
  • Implement and sustain metadata strategies associated with resource description and digital initiatives and projects, including but not limited to quality control, preservation and access to digitized and born-digital content from the Library’s collections and other University sources.
  • Serve as a liaison with internal and external partners on collaborative metadata projects
  • Perform original cataloging and enhancement of serial catalog records using MARC, RDA and AACR2, LCSH and MeSH
  • Keep current with emerging standards, tools, and developments such as BIBFRAME and Linked Open Data (Semantic Web) to apply to current and future library projects.
  • Lead projects and serve as a member of project teams within and outside of the library
  • Participate in the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) library consortium
  • Participate actively as a member of national and local professional associations and engage in scholarly and service activities

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program
  • Experience with metadata development and management in an academic, research, or special collections library
  • Demonstrated knowledge of MARC and non-MARC metadata formats, standards and schemas such as Dublin Core
  • Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging utilities such as OCLC Connexion and integrated library systems
  • Experience with authority control
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written
  • Ability to handle, manage and initiate a variety of projects
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Ability to interact effectively with a diverse group of colleagues within the Library and the University and to translate concepts effectively to a variety of user communities including researchers

Preferred Qualifications:

A degree in a science related field
Experience in e-journal cataloging and management
Experience working with metadata in a health sciences library

Applications: Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter including the source of advertisement; 3 references including names, titles, relationship to applicant, phone numbers, email addresses; 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 Friday, December 3, 2021.

Please note – A full criminal background check will be required of the selected candidate as part of the hiring process and prior to beginning employment with UMB.

COVID-19 Protocols: All University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) on-campus employees [1] are expected to be “fully vaccinated” against COVID-19. Employees will be considered “fully vaccinated” two weeks after receiving the second dose of a two-dose vaccine or two weeks after receiving a one-dose vaccine.

Five Positions: Maryland

Position: Public Services Librarian
Location: Queen Anne’s County Library
Salary: $49,202

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description

  • Under the general direction of the Branch Manager assists customers proactively with their diverse library needs and serves as a specialist for adult services. Demonstrates strong leadership qualities and good judgment.
  • Plans, presents, and promotes library-related programs for adults and tracks related expenditures
  • Designs, implements, and evaluates specific programs and activities (both in the library and in the community) for young adults, based on their needs and interests.
  • Guides customers in selecting appropriate materials for reading/viewing/listening, and maintains familiarity with the adult, juvenile and young adult collections
  • Implements an annual summer reading program for adult readers
  • Uses technology to serve customers and to streamline workflow, and provides technology-related instruction to staff and customers
  • Plans, presents, and promotes library-related programs for all ages utilizing all aspects of the Maker Space
  • Creates an environment that attracts and invites customers to use the library’s collection and spaces
  • Assists customers at their point of need to find answers to a broad range of questions by using appropriate resources
  • In conjunction with the Assistant Branch Manager, selects adult materials for purchase in the assigned formats. For the assigned formats, tracks collection development budget, communicates with cataloger and processes materials as needed, maintains and weeds collection, and reads current professional review sources
  • Performs all circulation related functions
  • Merchandises and promotes the library’s collection
  • Follows library procedures to open and close the building
  • Occasionally prepare the cash drawer and make bank deposits.
  • Understands and implements departmental, branch, and system policies and procedures
  • May serve as the librarian in charge and, in consultation with a circulation staff member, handle customer issues and respond to building problems with follow-up provided to branch manager
  • Must be able to meet scheduling requirements by arriving to work on time and staying until the end of one’s shift with ability to plan, prioritize, and accomplish tasks
  • Actively supports and adheres to the Staff Handbook for Queen Anne’s County Library
  • Ability to follow instructions and work effectively under minimal supervision
  • Must possess the knowledge and ability to effectively work in an environment that serves people of diverse ages, cultures, abilities, and skill levels
  • Must possess computer skills and be able to use different technologies to perform work duties and serve customers
  • Actively supports the library’s mission, vision, and strategic direction
  • Demonstrates initiative by being a self-starter and effectively solving problems, embracing change, and taking measured risks
  • Participates in or presents training and development opportunities, joins professional associations, and shares knowledge in the workplace, and completes job related continuing education requirements in a timely manner
  • Other duties as assigned.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to admin@qaclibrary.org by November 24, 2021. Position open until filled.

For more information, please see the job description found on our website at https://www.qaclibrary.org/careers

Requirements

Master’s degree in Library Science and 2+ years’ relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

Ability to obtain Professional Librarian certification within 6 months of hire.
Must be able to work 35 hours per week, 5 days per week including one evening per week and one Saturday per month and other hours as needed

Position: Open Scholarship Librarian
Location: Towson University

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Position

Towson University’s Albert S. Cook Library seeks a dynamic and innovative individual to serve as the Open Scholarship Librarian. Our library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse library staff by considering applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. You can read the campus’ commitment to diversity statement here: https://www.towson.edu/about/diversity.html. Candidates will be expected to explain how they have been and could be involved in advancing this campus goal. The Open Scholarship Librarian will provide expert guidance in contemporary scholarly communication issues including authors’ rights, open access, research & publication lifecycles, and new modes of publishing for TU faculty, staff, and students. They will devise and maintain a strategy for increasing the pipeline of scholarly content for deposit in TU’s library-managed institutional repository ScholarWorks@Towson with the goal of increasing usage of the repository. This position is a 12-month faculty status position available immediately.

Responsibilities

The Open Scholarship Librarian will provide guidance in contemporary scholarly communications issues including authors’ rights, open access, and new modes of publishing for TU faculty, staff, and students. Serves as an advocate for open access publishing within the library and across the broader campus community. Develops, implements, markets, and promotes established and new open scholarship and scholarly communication programs. Develops and implements a training program for liaison librarians on issues of scholarly communication and open scholarship. Advises faculty, students, and staff on issues regarding open and equitable scholarly communication. Builds a network of campus and system-wide partners for supporting the research lifecycle. Investigates the possibility of improved publishing support systems. Plans and teaches information literacy in liaison area and other disciplines. Evaluates and selects resources for the assigned collection and related areas. This position is a 12-month faculty status position. Librarians are expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track and participate fully as members of the library faculty.

Albert S. Cook Library:

Albert S. Cook Library is the campus library for Towson University, the largest university in the Baltimore area and the second largest in the University System of Maryland. Cook Library also serves the Towson University Northeastern Maryland (TUNE) campus. With 23 faculty librarians and 25 staff, Cook Library provides superior support to Towson University.

Application Process
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Click here to apply. Please note that the search number for which you are applying is LIB-3536.

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The University System of Maryland (USM) has recently determined that mandating a COVID-19 vaccine for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM is both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety. As a prospective hire at TU, proof of your full COVID-19 vaccination must be demonstrated before you begin employment with the university.

Applicant Data Form

Please be sure to visit the Applicant Data Form to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, as detailed in A More Inclusive TU: Advancing Equity and Diversity (2020 – 25). TU is a national leader in inclusive excellence, the only institution in Maryland with zero achievement gap, and 68% growth in minority enrollment over the past 5 years. We encourage application from a variety of (dis)abilities, cultural, ethnic, race, sex, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, veteran status, color, religious, socio-economic, sexual orientation and belief backgrounds.

Position: Serials E-Resources Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, Eastern Shore

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore invites applicants to apply for a full-time, twelve-month, tenured track faculty position. Librarian Rank will be assigned at the initial appointment to the position.

Responsibilities

  • Focus on establishing & maintaining online access to electronic resources licensed by UMES & open access resources.
  • Manage the library’s electronic products & EZ Proxy configuration flies.
  • Work with vendors.
  • Resolve problem reports & ensure patron access to electronic resources without interruptions.
  • Generate reports & conduct analyses of electronic resources.
  • Responsible for updates to the library Open URL link resolver & updates to local listings.
  • Maintains the library webpage.
  • Collaborate with library staff to ensure smooth development & implementation of electronic resources workflows.
  • Serve on committees related to E-resources access, discovery & delivery.
  • Manage serials & electronic resources in collaboration with faculty & librarians.
  • Supervision of staff (1) and student assistants.
  • Provide reference services as needed.
  • Serve as a faculty liaison for collection development & library instruction.
  • Rotating Saturday duties are required.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore has mandated that all candidates accepting an offer of employment are required to be vaccinated. The university will consider exemptions from the requirement for medical or religious-based reasons. Individuals seeking an exemption from this requirement for medical or religious reasons must complete an exemption form before their start date and return the form to the human resources department.

Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and three current, professional references to include e-mail address and telephone number. All applicants must apply using the new online application system. Please visit http://umes.peopleadmin.com to apply. The successful candidate must be able to accept employment in the United States without Employer Immigration sponsorship.

UMES is an EEO/AA employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate must be able to show acceptable documentation establishing the right to accept employment in the United States of America without employer sponsorship.

Requirements

  • Graduate degree in library science or related degree from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Minimum of 3 years of working with electronic resources.

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Experience with integrated library systems.
  • Familiar with e-resources & print vendors.
  • Experience with electronic resource management systems.
  • Ability to work as a team and/or work independently.
  • Ability to problem solve.
  • Ability to communicate effectively.

Position: Cataloging/Metadata Librarian
Location: University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore invites applicants to apply for a full-time, twelve-month, tenured track faculty position. Librarian Rank will be assigned at the initial appointment to the position.

Responsibilities

  • Performs original & copy cataloging records for print, non-print & digital items
  • Maintains knowledge of professional cataloging standards (MARC, AACR2, OCLC)
  • Monitors catalog cleanup with changes in catalog standards & system upgrades
  • Assists in the maintenance & operation of the library’s automation system for bibliographic control
  • Information literacy instruction
  • Supervision of Library Services Tech & student assistant;
  • Reference desk assistance
  • Serves as faculty library liaison for assigned areas
  • Serves on library committees
  • Performs other related duties as assigned

Resumes will be accepted until the position is filled.

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and three current, professional references to include e-mail address and telephone number. All applicants must apply using the new online application system. Please visit http://umes.peopleadmin.com to apply. The successful candidate must be able to accept employment in the United States without Employer Immigration sponsorship.

UMES is an EEO/AA employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, religion, national origin, marital status, genetic information, or political affiliation. Minorities, women, veterans, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The successful candidate must be able to show acceptable documentation establishing the right to accept employment in the United States of America without employer sponsorship.

Requirements

  • Graduate degree in library science or related degree from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Three years of recent cataloging experience
  • Must be able to work some Saturdays

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities

  • Familiar with all aspects & guidelines of cataloging tools & principles (Integrated Library Systems, LC Subject Headings & Classification, OCLC bibliographic formats & authority files
  • MARC, AACR2, OCLC experience; experience with integrated library systems & the OCLC system
  • Collection development experience
  • Ability to work as a team and/or work independently
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Ability to communicate effectively

Position: Librarian, Adjunct Faculty
Location: Community College of Baltimore County
Salary: $50,013

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Class Description

Provide reference service to students, faculty, staff, and the community. Provide library instruction to individuals and classes; and participate in collection development and collection maintenance efforts.

Minimum Requirements

M.L.S. or equivalent degree from an accredited ALA institution
Experience locating information using online research databases and other credible information sources.

Class Specific Essential Duties

  1. Staff reference desk, including opening, evening and Saturday hours
  2. Conduct reference interviews to determine information needs
  3. Choose sources appropriate to questions asked, assignment objectives and user’s level of expertise
  4. Effectively use and teach a variety of sources including print materials, online catalog, subscription databases, internet and Microsoft Office applications
  5. Maintain an open, friendly and professional attitude when handling multiple reference and information requests
  6. Collaborate with classroom faculty to plan library instruction sessions
  7. Teach principles of information literacy in library instruction sessions
  8. Instruct classes in the use of library resources
  9. Develop online and print teaching aids and handouts
  10. Participate in collection maintenance projects

Five Positions: Maryland

Position: Librarian I/Library Specialist – Technical Services Coordinator
Location: Frederick County Public Libraries
Salary: : Librarian I salary ($48,242 – $57,890 per year); Library Specialist salary ($45,086 – $54,103 per year)

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: Join the vibrant, community-minded team at Frederick County Public Libraries. We are seeking a creative, energetic professional to join our Library Collections team. 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 is responsible for oversight of technical services processes and workflow, coordinating cross-department functions/projects, liaising with vendors, cataloging library materials, and ensuring the accuracy of FCPL’s public access catalog.

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 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.

Application Process: For complete job description and to apply go to https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/frederickmd?keywords=library%20

Position: Public Services Librarian
Location: Queen Anne’s County Library
Salary: Starting Salary: $49,202

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association listserv.

Responsibilities: The Queen Anne’s County Library is seeking a full-time Public Services Librarian for our Kent Island branch. The ideal candidate will have strong customer service skills with a high level of comfort with and an ability to troubleshoot technology. They will have a demonstrated ability to connect positively with the general public, library staff and community organizations.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Performs a variety of duties under the direction of the Branch Manager;
  • Plans, presents, and promotes library-related programs for adults and teens;
  • Guides customers in selecting appropriate materials for reading/viewing/listening, and maintains familiarity with the adult, juvenile and young adult collections;
  • Implements an annual summer reading program for adult readers;
  • Uses technology to serve customers and to streamline workflow, and provides technology-related instruction to staff and customers;
  • Plans, presents, and promotes library-related programs for all ages utilizing all aspects of the Maker Space;
  • In conjunction with the Assistant Branch Manager, selects adult materials for purchase in the assigned formats. For the assigned formats, tracks collection development budget, communicates with cataloger and processes materials as needed, maintains and weeds collection, and reads current professional review sources.

Requirements: Qualifications: Master’s degree and 2+ years’ relevant experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Ability to obtain Professional Librarian certification within 6 months of hire. Ability to work as part of a customer-focused team.

Application Process: Please submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to admin@qaclibrary.org by November 9, 2021.

Position: Data Science Librarian
Location: Towson University

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Position
Towson University’s Albert S. Cook Library seeks a collaborative and knowledgeable individual to serve as the Data Science Librarian. Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Candidates will be expected to explain how they have been and could be involved in advancing this campus goal. This position is a 12-month faculty status position available immediately and beginning no later than January 2022.

Qualifications
Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent; a background in tools for storing, analyzing, and visualizing data; and a commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion are required. Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment.

Responsibilities
Supports data analysis and data visualization efforts by students and faculty across the university using tools such as SPSS, R, Tableau, Google Data Studio, Microsoft Excel or others; designs and implements data literacy services for students and faculty; works closely with graduate students, assigned departments and programs in a collaborative and team-based environment, the Data Science Librarian will provide individual and small-group consultations, workshops, and instruction in information, resource, and software use; develops and conducts training, group instruction, and workshops, both individually and collaboratively, on data science research methods, tools, platforms, and best practices; supports the work of liaison librarians working with classes that are data-intensive; promotes usage of the Data Studio and computers in the Data Studio by offering training in-person and online; in collaboration with the Office of Sponsored Programs and liaison librarians, provides training for librarians and individual consultations with faculty on authoring data management plans; provides input on data curation and preservation, sharing and reuse, citation, policy and governance as it relates to research projects on campus.

Albert S. Cook Library:

Albert S. Cook Library is the campus library for Towson University, the largest university in the Baltimore area and the second largest in the University System of Maryland. Cook Library also serves the Towson University Northeastern Maryland (TUNE) campus. With 23 faculty librarians and 25 staff, Cook Library provides superior support to Towson University.

Application Process
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Click here to apply. Please note that the search number for which you are applying is LIB-3532.

Applicant should submit a resume or curriculum vitae, cover letter and the names and contact information of three relevant references. Cover letters should detail how the applicant’s teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from underrepresented racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further Towson University’s commitment to diversity. Transcripts will be requested of final candidates.

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The University System of Maryland (USM) has recently determined that mandating a COVID-19 vaccine for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM is both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety. As a prospective hire at TU, proof of your full COVID-19 vaccination must be demonstrated before you begin employment with the university.

Position: Web Services Librarian
Location: University of Maryland Libraries

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

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.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education:

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.

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

For the full position description and faculty requirements, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.

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: http://www.president.umd.edu/policies/2014-ii-100b.html .

Position: Development and Community Engagement Manager
Location: Carroll County Public Library
Salary: $74,158

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

At CCPL, superior customer service is at the core of everything we do. As our Development and Community Engagement Manager, you will ensure that CCPL customers have quality, up to date information on the library and provide them with opportunities to invest in the future of the library. As a member of the Communications team, you will work to frame the library’s donor and advocacy messages to ensure the future success of CCPL. We take customer service seriously and this position is essential to our success.

Under the leadership of the Director of Communications, you will attend Executive Leadership Team as needed, be responsible for fundraising to support the development and growth of library programs, resources, and services, and oversee fundraising strategies and initiatives that may include fund drives, event sponsorships, grant solicitation, and reporting planned giving and major gifts. The Development and Community Engagement Manager is responsible for all aspects of donor development including support and management of the Friends of Carroll County Public Library.

You will work with the Executive Leadership Team and Executive Director to advocate on behalf of the Library throughout the community and serve as a liaison and CCPL representative on local, state, and national committees. This position involves researching, writing, and managing grant applications and reports, including grant management for Maryland State Library (MSL) grants. You will also support CCPL programming, resources, and services by cultivating partnerships and through development work.

To apply or for more information about Carroll County Public Library and the position, please visit our website https://library.carr.org/careers/careers.aspx

Online applications must be received by Sunday, November 14, 2021.

Required Qualifications

  1. Degree in non-profit management, donor development, public administration, or another related field. Post-graduate degree highly desired;
  2. Four years or more related work experience (fundraising, and development);
  3. Experience securing and managing grants in excess of $100,000;
  4. Ability to use donor management software;
  5. Membership in professional fundraising association preferred.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Chief of State Library Resource Center
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $86,518 – $138,364 (yearly salary)

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist

Description
The historic Enoch Pratt Free Library of Baltimore City is seeking applications for the next Chief of State Library Resource Center (SLRC). The Pratt Library is one of the oldest free public library systems in the United States serving the 622,000+ residents of the City of Baltimore through its twenty-one branch locations and also serves the 6,000,000 residents of Maryland as the State Library Resource Center. The renovated Central Library which opened in 1932 as a ground-breaking ‘open to the people’ library whose mission is “to empower, enrich, and enhance the quality of life for all through equitable access to information, services, and opportunity.” Dedicated patrons, volunteers, and donors enthusiastically support the work of the Enoch Pratt Free Library as it upholds library traditions and embraces the challenges of a rapidly changing library world.

Responsibilities: The Chief of SLRC reports to the Deputy Director of Public Services and leads the four members of the SLRC Management Team in providing direction and oversight to the various departments which include: Digital MD, Documents, and Sailor Electronic Resources; internal support departments such as Technical Services, Acquisitions, Bindery and special collections (African American, Maryland and Special Collections Departments). The ideal candidate will have the skills to build and maintain relationships throughout the state and support the development of Maryland library professionals through robust training, accreditation, and resource sharing.

Our Community: Known as a city of neighborhoods, the past and the future intersect in Baltimore. Many historic communities showcase Baltimore’s rich history and wealth of diversity with many significant properties listed on the National Register; Under Armour’s forward-looking Port Covington development is among the largest urban redevelopment projects in the country and the city’s historic Inner Harbor boasts walkable neighborhoods, tourist attractions, and commercial development. An entrepreneurial community has emerged alongside Baltimore’s robust network of colleges and universities, world-class museums, internationally renowned symphony orchestra, trendy music and art venues, beloved professional sports teams, and varied culinary choices. As with many urban cities, Baltimore has distinct challenges as well as powerful assets and many of Baltimore’s citizens suffer a disparity of income, education, and opportunity. The Enoch Pratt Free Library continues to be a vital, important partner in Baltimore’s determination to meet these challenges.

Compensation: The hiring salary range is $86,518 – $138,364 (with placement negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications) and an excellent fringe benefits package.

For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Karen Miller (karenmiller@bradburymiller.com). This position closes on November 28, 2021.

View the announcement in its entirety along with accompanying links and information at https://bradburymiller.com/job/slrc/.

Requirements
Qualifications: A Master’s in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution. Five (5) years of professional experience in an urban library with three (3) years of the required experience in high-level/leadership.

Position: Chief of Neighborhood Library Services Division
Location: Enoch Pratt Free Library
Salary: $86,518 – $138,364 (yearly salary)

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist

Description
The historic Enoch Pratt Free Library of Baltimore City is seeking applications for the next Chief of Neighborhood Library Services Divison (NLSD). The Pratt Library is one of the oldest free public library systems in the United States serving the 622,000+ residents of the City of Baltimore through its twenty-one branch locations and also serves the 6,000,000 residents of Maryland as the State Library Resource Center. The renovated Central Library which opened in 1932 as a ground-breaking ‘open to the people’ library whose mission is “to empower, enrich, and enhance the quality of life for all through equitable access to information, services, and opportunity.” Dedicated patrons, volunteers, and donors enthusiastically support the work of the Enoch Pratt Free Library as it upholds library traditions and embraces the challenges of a rapidly changing library world.

Responsibilities: The Chief of Neighborhood Library Services Division (NLSD) is a member of the Library Leadership Team and, under general direction from the CEO, provides leadership, oversight, and management of the Neighborhood Libraries Services Division. This division is comprised of 21 branch libraries; two Deputy Chiefs; 21 Branch managers, a Programming team, and an executive assistant. The NLSD offices will be located at a former branch location, Hollins St. in downtown Baltimore. The ideal candidate is a big picture thinker with outstanding leadership and management skills who will bring new and fresh ideas to a changing organization. Excellent communication and presentation skills are essential. Experience in developing new and responsive models of service in an urban library setting is required. Preparation and management of the division’s operating budget and standard operating procedures are also required.

Baltimore is a diverse city, made up of distinct neighborhoods with very specific needs. The Enoch Pratt Free Library (EPFL) provides services to all of these communities through a variety of innovative services. The Library values diversity and equity and recognizes the importance of these to Baltimore. In keeping with these values, the NLSD is reflective of these values and responsive to identified community needs. Its Chief must be community-oriented; energized by innovation and calculated risk-taking; responsive to community needs and proactive in making connections with organizations and groups that support and comprise Baltimore’s communities. Additionally, the Chief should be an empowering force for the District and Library Managers, while simultaneously communicating and upholding Leadership decisions.

Our Community: Known as a city of neighborhoods, the past and the future intersect in Baltimore. Many historic communities showcase Baltimore’s rich history and wealth of diversity with many significant properties listed on the National Register; Under Armour’s forward-looking Port Covington development is among the largest urban redevelopment projects in the country and the city’s historic Inner Harbor boasts walkable neighborhoods, tourist attractions, and commercial development. An entrepreneurial community has emerged alongside Baltimore’s robust network of colleges and universities, world-class museums, internationally renowned symphony orchestra, trendy music and art venues, beloved professional sports teams, and varied culinary choices. As with many urban cities, Baltimore has distinct challenges as well as powerful assets and many of Baltimore’s citizens suffer a disparity of income, education, and opportunity. The Enoch Pratt Free Library continues to be a vital, important partner in Baltimore’s determination to meet these challenges.

Compensation: The hiring salary range is $86,518 – $138,364 (with placement negotiable dependent on experience and qualifications) and an excellent fringe benefits package.

For further information, contact Bradbury Miller Associates. Apply via email with a meaningful cover letter and your resume as Word or pdf attachments to Karen Miller (karenmiller@bradburymiller.com). This position closes on November 28, 2021.

View the announcement in its entirety along with accompanying links and information at https://bradburymiller.com/job/nlsd/.

Requirements
Qualifications: A Master’s in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution. Five (5) years of professional experience in an urban library with three (3) years of the required experience in high-level/leadership.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Museum Technician
Location: National Archives and Records Administration

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

This position is part of the National Archives and Records Administration Donald J. Trump Presidential Library. As a MUSEUM TECHNICIAN, you will perform a variety of technical duties in connection with the management of the museum collection, including inventorying, registration, documentation and digitization of museum objects.

Responsibilities

The following are the duties of this position at the GS-07. If you are selected at a lower grade level, you will have the opportunity to learn to perform all these duties, and will receive training to help you grow in this position.

  • Works as an inventory team leader and ensures that inventory information is accurately and correctly recorded in the collections management system.
  • Applies agency-wide and site-specific methods and standards for accessioning and cataloging, including numbering, description, object labeling, and other associated tasks for museum holdings.
  • Completes artifact housing and storage assignments. Reports actual or potential risks to holdings from environmental conditions, pests, leaks, and other threats.

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Competitive Intelligence Manager
Location: Miles & Stockbridge (Baltimore, MD office)

Miles & Stockbridge is seeking a Competitive Intelligence Manager in the Baltimore office. Under the supervision of the Director of Research & Information Services, this role will oversee the competitive intelligence function for the firm which entails collaborating closely with the firm’s business development and client Intake teams to provide insights for strategic decision making across all practice groups. Primary duties will include but are not limited to the following:

• Conducts in-depth research and analysis of potential client companies, competitors or new hires, using resources including, Monitor Suite, Pitchbook, Bloomberg, Juristat, PrivCo, and Capital IQ.
• Manages current awareness scheme of dozens of potential and current clients in several target markets and industries.
• Supervises firm-wide client intake due diligence research using multiple platforms including Intapp and Westlaw Company Investigator.
• Manages Docket tracking (current, ongoing litigation) and New Litigation tracking (target clients, current clients, Nature of Suit, attorneys.

The ideal candidate will have 5+ years of experience working in a law firm or professional services organization. Candidates must possess a Juris Doctorate and/or a Masters of Librarian and Information Sciences degree from an accredited university or college. The candidate should have strong research skills and can demonstrate their attention to details and accuracy. The Competitive Intelligence Manager plays an integral role at the firm and requires an individual that is competent, flexible, and can interact with individuals across all levels of firm management.

If interested, please send cover letter and resume with salary requirements to dswilliams@milesstockbridge.com.

Miles & Stockbridge P.C. is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to cultivating an inclusive environment that embraces and promotes diversity, equity, and inclusion as core values of our firm.

Due to the COVID-19 Pandemic, as a condition of employment, Miles & Stockbridge P.C. requires all employees to be fully vaccinated. An employee is considered fully vaccinated two weeks after receiving their final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. All newly hired employees will be required to provide proof of vaccination.

Position: E-Resources & Discovery Librarian
Location: Towson University, Albert S. Cook Library

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist

Towson University’s Albert S. Cook Library seeks a dynamic and innovative individual to serve as the E-Resources & Discovery Librarian. Our library is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse library staff by considering applicants from a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences. Towson University places a high priority on the importance of diversity, equity, and inclusion. You can read the campus’ commitment to diversity statement here: https://www.towson.edu/about/diversity.html. Candidates will be expected to explain how they have been and could be involved in advancing this campus goal. This position is a 12-month faculty status position available immediately and beginning no later than January 2022.

Responsibilities
This position provides leadership and expertise in integrating, organizing and managing the library’s electronic resources and assists the Assistant University Librarian for Content Management with all aspects of the life cycle of e-resources, including purchasing, licensing, access, and maintenance of all electronic materials. The E-Resources & Discovery Librarian works cooperatively with units across the library to ensure that the library’s subscription databases, e-journals and e-books are discoverable and accessible by patrons. This librarian designs and implements library initiatives to support student success and retention; participates in library assessment initiatives. In addition to librarianship, library faculty are responsible for scholarship and service; expected to progress successfully along the promotion and permanent status track; and participate fully as members of the library faculty.

Albert S. Cook Library:

Albert S. Cook Library is the campus library for Towson University, the largest university in the Baltimore area and the second largest in the University System of Maryland. Cook Library also serves the Towson University Northeastern Maryland (TUNE) campus. With 23 faculty librarians and 25 staff, Cook Library provides superior support to Towson University.

TOWSON UNIVERSITY
About TU
Towson University was founded in 1866, is recognized by U. S. News and World Reports as one of the top public universities in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions, is Baltimore’s largest university, and is the largest public, comprehensive institution in the University of Maryland System. TU enrolls over 19,000 undergraduates and over 3,000 graduate students across six academic colleges (business, education, fine arts, health professions, liberal arts, science & mathematics), has over 865 full-time faculty, and offers more than 65 bachelor’s, 45 master’s, and 5 doctoral programs. Our centrally located campus sits on 330 rolling green acres and is 10 miles north of Baltimore, 45 miles north of Washington D.C., and 95 miles south of Philadelphia.

Application Process
Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

Applicant should submit a resume or curriculum vitae, cover letter and the names and contact information of three relevant references. Cover letters should detail how the applicant’s teaching, service and/or scholarship has supported the success of students from underrepresented racial, ethnic, and gender backgrounds; applicants who have not yet had the opportunity for such experience should note how their work will further Towson University’s commitment to diversity. Transcripts will be requested of final candidates.

Click here to apply. Please note that the search number for which you are applying is LIB-3520

A Criminal Background Investigation is required for the hired candidate and the results may impact employment.

The safety of our students, faculty, staff, and neighbors has been our top priority and the focus of every one of our decisions since the earliest days of the COVID-19 pandemic. The University System of Maryland (USM) has recently determined that mandating a COVID-19 vaccine for all faculty, staff, and students at all schools in the USM is both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting our health and safety. As a prospective hire at TU, proof of your full COVID-19 vaccination must be demonstrated before you begin employment with the university.

Applicant Data Form
Please be sure to visit the Applicant Data Form to complete a voluntary on-line applicant data form. The information you provide will inform the university’s affirmative action plan and is for statistical-related purposes only. The information will not be used for any other purpose.

Towson University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity, as detailed in A More Inclusive TU: Advancing Equity and Diversity (2020 – 25). TU is a national leader in inclusive excellence, the only institution in Maryland with zero achievement gap, and 68% growth in minority enrollment over the past 5 years. We encourage application from a variety of (dis)abilities, cultural, ethnic, race, sex, gender identity/expression, national origin, age, veteran status, color, religious, socio-economic, sexual orientation and belief backgrounds.

Requirements
Qualifications
MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution. Familiarity with library standards pertaining to e-resources, including serials and continuing resources. Strong, positive interpersonal and collaborative skills; ability to work effectively in a team environment. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communication skills. Commitment to issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion. Commitment to continued growth in areas of responsibility. Rank is determined by qualifications at time of appointment.

Position: Library Services Manager
Location: Caroline County (Md.) Public Library
Salary: $50,000-$58,000

Originally posted on the Maryland Library Association Job Line

Responsibilities: The Caroline County Public Library seeks an innovative, experienced, conscientious, and community-oriented Library Services Manager to oversee all aspects of customer facing services at our Central Library. The purpose of this position is to plan, supervise and direct the work of the public service points and related staff at the Central Library while working with administration and other library staff to develop and update library policies and procedures. As a senior management position in a small public library (20 FTE employees), this position requires proficiency in frontline customer service and adult programming along with the ability to manage budgets, apply for and manage grants, contribute to the library’s strategic plan, and supervise staff. Strong project management and interpersonal communication skills are required for success. Given the current conditions of delivering library services during the COVID-19 public health emergency, the successful candidate will demonstrate flexibility, creativity, and confidence in designing and delivering both virtual and in-person programs and services. The Caroline County Public Library is dedicated to ensuring equity of library services to the community; as such, we seek a librarian who views library services through an equity lens and is skilled at partnering with organizations to deliver services to traditionally underserved groups.

Requirements: Minimum- Master’s degree in library science from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program. Three years of progressively responsible post-graduate experience working in a public library. Possess a Maryland Class “C” driver’s license or an equivalent from another state. Excellent written and verbal communication skills High level of computer proficiency, including familiarity with both Mac and Windows operating systems. One-year supervisory experience.

Preferred Qualifications: Collection Development experience. Three years supervisory experience. Adult programming experience. Familiarity with Polaris ILS.

Salary: Range of $50,000 – $58,000, Commensurate with Experience. Benefits include health and dental insurance, and participation in the Maryland State Retirement System. Full time, 37.5 hours per week. Regular schedule includes daytime, evening, and rotating Saturdays.

Application Process: Submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to
employment@carolib.org. This position will be open until filled.
The Caroline County Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to diversity in the workplace. The Library’s policy is to treat all employees and applications equally and without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, marital status, national or ancestral origin, sexual orientation, or disability in accordance with applicable laws. This policy is applicable to all aspects of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training, and promotions. The Caroline County Public Library complies with the ADA. Applicants who require reasonable accommodation in the application and/or interview process should contact the Library Office Manager at 410-479-1343 prior to submitting an application or resume. The Caroline County Public Library is a drug free/smoke free facility.
View complete job description at: http://www.carolib.org

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Collections Librarian
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library, Baltimore

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks an experienced, service-oriented, and collaborative Collections Librarian to lead collection development and assessment strategies that support the academic missions of Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. This position provides leadership of library collections functions including acquisitions; budget, e-resource life cycle, and vendor relationship management; cataloging and metadata control; and collection analysis and reporting. In service of the teaching, research, and learning needs of faculty and students, this position manages the Acquisitions/Cataloging unit within the Collections/Access Services Department. This position will be supported and enhanced by consortial relationships with the University System of Maryland & Affiliated Institutions (USMAI), the Eastern Academic Scholars’ Trust (EAST), and Center for Research Libraries (CRL). The Collections Librarian serves on LNDL’s Operations Group, comprised of librarians from multiple units, to lead and continuously improve day-to-day operations. The position reports to the Assistant Director, Collections/Access Services, supervises full-time staff and student assistants, and administers LNDL’s acquisitions budget.
LNDL affirms and promotes a culture of collaboration, innovation, and engagement. The successful candidate will advocate for and cultivate an environment where diversity of thought and background are valued. The Collections Librarian will possess broad knowledge of collection development and be committed to developing relationships within and outside LNDL to contribute to the assessment, enhancement, and maintenance of the collections. The successful candidate will regularly engage users at all levels to ensure that LNDL’s resources are discoverable, accessible, and enable student and faculty scholarship, creativity, and innovation.

Position Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain collection development and assessment strategies that support the research, teaching, and learning of a diverse faculty, student, and staff community;
  • Manage, coordinate, and assess all activities and operations of the Acquisitions/Cataloging unit. Hire, mentor, evaluate, and retain unit staff.
  • Lead the acquisition of resources in all formats. Lead acquisitions budget proposal cycles and provide expenditure reports as needed.
  • Work collaboratively to ensure proper care and maintenance of electronic resources throughout the entire life cycle. Serve as primary negotiator of licensed content; maintain relationships with vendors and publishers.
  • Manage cataloging and metadata services to ensure the discoverability of content.
  • Compile statistics, analyze data, and prepare reports to inform decision making; support institutional, consortial, state, and national reporting; and enhance opportunities to communicate LNDL’s story to a broad range of audiences.
  • Support LNDL consortium partnerships and projects including USMAI’s selection of the next library management system and maintenance of EAST holdings in OCLC.
  • Enrich the faculty experience by serving as a liaison to designated academic departments.
  • Maintain and enhance professional skills through consistent and meaningful professional development activities. Serve on LNDL and other committees as assigned.
  • Other duties as assigned.

About the Library:
The Loyola Notre Dame Library, located in a residential area of north Baltimore City, is a member of University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) and serves as the library for Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. 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 graduate and undergraduate student population of 5,819 FTE that includes 4,529 FTE at Loyola and 1,290 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. 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 for this position.

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 “Collections Librarian” in the subject line to Briana Marine, Administrative Operations Coordinator: bmarine@loyola.edu. 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 vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and new employee at LNDL, you will be required to comply with the Library’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination 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.

Required Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program;
  • Minimum of 2 years recent supervisory experience managing, motivating, and leading staff;
  • Minimum of 2 years recent experience in negotiating content licenses;
  • Demonstrated experience in at least two functional areas of acquisitions, cataloging/metadata, collection development, or electronic resources management;
  • Familiarity with cataloging and metadata standards and practices;
  • Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
  • Proven ability to take initiative, prioritize work to meet deadlines, collect and analyze data to inform decision-making, facilitate change, and work independently and collaboratively to thrive in a dynamic work environment;
  • Proficiency with standard desktop tools, especially Microsoft Excel, and business applications;
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional development;

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Working knowledge of integrated library systems and discovery layers;
  • Working knowledge of vendor-provided acquisition tools and methods for receiving vendor-provided bibliographic records;
  • Experience using an electronic resource management system (currently ROAM);
  • Experience using tools such as Tableau, OpenRefine, or SQL;
  • Experience working within a library consortium;
  • Basic knowledge of copyright law and “fair use” guidelines;
  • Experience serving as a library liaison.

Position: Outreach and Education Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Salary: $55,000, commensurate with experience

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Would you like to play an important role in fostering access to biomedical and health information benefitting community health? Would you enjoy knowing your outreach efforts ensure the availability of a trained workforce to support that outcome? If so, please consider applying to join our team.

The Network of the National Library of Medicine, Regional Medical Library (NNLM, Region 1), housed within the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL), provides funding and health information outreach and education for the following states in alignment with the National Library of Medicine strategic plan: DC, DE, KY, MD, NC, NJ, PA, VA, and WV.

NNLM Region 1 seeks a creative and collaborative Outreach and Education Librarian to coordinate regional outreach and education programs. The librarian cultivates partnerships and fosters relationships across the region to improve access to biomedical and health information for health professionals, librarians, and the public. A primary role is to act as the Communications specialist for the Region 1 team, responsible for regional engagement via social media, marketing, and promotions. The librarian engages Region 1 members by providing multi-modal instruction for classes, workshops, and symposia; creating resources such as online guides and tutorials; and providing guidance for funded projects. While a successful candidate is not expected to have this expertise at the time of appointment, a willingness and dedication to develop it over time, with our professional support, is necessary.

The librarian will work in a team environment in the HSHSL and with other NNLM Regional Medical Libraries, Offices and Centers (ROCs); serving as the primary Region 1 liaison to relevant national NNLM topics and curricula groups. The responsibilities will evolve along with the NNLM and library environments, requiring a commitment to continuous learning and professional development.

This is a full-time, grant funded faculty position. Fully committed to championing diversity, equity, and active inclusion, we encourage applications from those who identify as members of historically underrepresented populations.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Contributes to regional programs such as biomedical/health information training and education, as well as a coordinated national training and education program
  • Presents information about NLM resources and NNLM programs in training sessions, demonstrations, meetings, exhibits, and other events
  • Stewards the NNLM Region 1 Communications program engaging members via social media (Facebook, Twitter, blog), marketing, messaging, and promotions
  • Serves as Region 1 liaison to relevant national NNLM working groups and committees
  • Provides guidance to recipients of health information outreach grants
  • Supports the overall success of the NNLM Region 1 and network members through outreach and education programs in support of NNLM initiatives
  • Participates in professional service and professional development activities

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

ALA-accredited master’s degree in library and information science or equivalent advanced degree
Willingness to travel; valid driver’s license at the time of employment

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Demonstrated commitment to applying principles of diversity, equity and inclusion in all activities and interactions
  • Experience utilizing social media and marketing methodologies for engagement
  • Established ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Demonstrated willingness to develop expertise in NLM resources with proper training and support
  • Evidence of a strong service orientation, ability to represent the RML accordingly
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and respectfully with colleagues, health professionals, information professionals, and the public in a diverse, multi-cultural community
  • Demonstrated desire to teach, and willingness to build knowledge of best practices in instruction
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Applicants without these qualifications who possess a commitment to learn and gain expertise in these areas are encouraged to apply.
  • Project management, strategic planning, and team leadership skills
  • Experience developing and conducting workshops and training, interacting confidently with audiences
  • Familiarity with current marketing, branding, and engagement methodologies
  • Knowledge of NLM and NNLM programs, resources, and services
  • Evidence of professional and scholarly activities
  • Adaptability in the face of techno-glitches, program alterations, and task modifications
  • E xperience with Moodle LMS, video conferencing, webinar, communication, and social media technologies

APPLICATIONS:
Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; 3 references including names, titles, relationship to applicant, phone numbers, email addresses; 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 September 3, 2021.

BENEFITS: 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. 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.

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 the Staffing department at 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: Data Management Librarian
Location: University of Maryland, Baltimore
Salary: $55,000, commensurate with experience

Originally posted on the SLA Career Center.

Would you like to play an important role in fostering open science, data management, and responsible data stewardship while ensuring the availability of a trained workforce to support them? If so, please consider applying to join our team.

The Network of the National Library of Medicine, Regional Medical Library (NNLM, Region 1), housed within the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HSHSL), provides funding and health information outreach and education for the following states in alignment with the National Library of Medicine strategic plan: DC, DE, KY, MD, NC, NJ, PA, VA, and WV.

NNLM Region 1 seeks a creative and collaborative Data Management Librarian to cultivate partnerships and foster relationships across the region to improve information access and data management practices. The librarian engages Region 1 members by providing multi-modal instruction for classes, workshops, and symposia; creating resources such as online guides and tutorials; providing guidance for funded projects related to data management; and acting as the evaluation specialist for the Region 1 team. While a successful candidate is not expected to have this expertise at the time of appointment, a willingness and dedication to develop it over time, with our professional support, is necessary.

The librarian works in a team environment in the HSHSL and with other NNLM Regional Medical Libraries, Offices and Centers (ROCs) and will serve as the primary Region 1 liaison to the NNLM Evaluation Center (NEC) and the NNLM Data Science and Services Center (DSSC), participating in relevant NNLM curriculum groups. The responsibilities will evolve along with the NNLM and library environments, requiring a commitment to continuous learning and professional development.

This is a full-time, grant funded faculty position. Fully committed to championing diversity, equity, and active inclusion, we encourage applications from those who identify as members of historically underrepresented populations.

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Contributes to regional programs such as data management, literacy, and evaluation as well as a coordinated national training and education program
  • Presents information about NLM and NNLM programs in training sessions, demonstrations, meetings, exhibits, and other events
  • Serves as Region 1 liaison to relevant national NNLM working groups and committees
  • Provides guidance to recipients of data management and technology grants
  • Acts as the Region 1 expert on evaluation, supporting RML and network member success through data collection, program assessment, and outreach
  • Collaborates with NNLM Regional Medical Libraries, Offices, and Centers (ROCs) to support national programs and initiatives
  • Participates in professional service and professional development activities

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in library and information science or equivalent advanced degree
  • Willingness to travel; valid driver’s license at the time of employment

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Demonstrated commitment to applying principles of diversity, equity and inclusion in all activities and interactions
  • Established ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Evidence of a strong service orientation, ability to represent the NNLM accordingly
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively and respectfully with colleagues, health professionals, information professionals, and the public in a diverse, multi-cultural community
  • Expressed commitment to developing expertise in data management with proper training and support
  • Demonstrated desire to teach
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ATTRIBUTES

  • Applicants without these qualifications who possess a commitment to learn and gain expertise in these areas are encouraged to apply.
  • Project management, strategic planning, and team leadership skills
  • Experience developing and conducting workshops and training, interacting confidently with audiences
  • Familiarity with r esearch data management and data science concepts
  • Knowledge of NLM and NNLM programs, resources, and services
  • Evidence of professional and scholarly activities
  • Adaptability in the face of techno-glitches, program alterations and task modifications
  • E xperience with Moodle LMS, video conferencing, webinar, and social media technologies

APPLICATIONS:

Application materials must include a CV/resume; cover letter which includes the source of advertisement; 3 references including names, titles, relationship to applicant, phone numbers, email addresses; 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 September 3, 2021.

BENEFITS: 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. 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.

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 the Staffing department at 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.

Three Positions: Maryland

Position: Part-time Library Services Specialist for Circulation
Location: University of Baltimore Law Library

The primary purpose of this position is to provide efficient service to UB Law Library students, faculty, staff and other patrons using library resources and ensure the highest quality public service at the circulation desk during evening and weekend hours. The Specialist is responsible for overseeing the Law Library’s circulation desk, including the issuing, return and record keeping procedures of the library, assigns, schedules and trains student library assistants in computerized circulation functions.
This position provides for a staff presence on evenings and weekends when no full-time staff are present. Responsible for supervision of circulation and library functions during those hours and providing basic legal and non-legal reference assistance. Specialist works under the general supervision of the Circulation/Reference Librarian, and the Deputy Director within general procedural and policy guidelines.

Key Responsibilities:

• Oversees function of the information desk on evenings and weekends; handles policy issues if the only library staff member on duty.
• Supervises student assistants, including training, scheduling, and assigning tasks.
• Stacks maintenance, including updating materials, shelf reading, and shifting materials as needed.
• Assists patrons in locating materials and in using the library’s catalog, databases, and finding aids.
• Processes faculty’s course reserve requests.
• Special projects and other duties as assigned (users guides, processing donations, etc.).
• Pursue professional development opportunities in order to keep current with best practices and emerging library issues.

Required Qualifications: 

Education:  Bachelor’s degree.  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.
Experience:  At least one year of experience directly related to primary duties listed.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities 

Specialist must possess excellent judgment, flexibility, and interpersonal skills to successfully interact with patrons.
Specialist must have thorough knowledge of circulation operations, including policies, procedures, and software.
Specialist must have good supervisory skills in order to optimize student assistant performance.
Specialist must possess excellent attention to detail when scheduling student assistants and updating materials.
Specialist must be knowledgeable about catalog, databases, and other finding aids.
Specialist must be familiar with Microsoft Word and other MS Office applications.

Please send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references to David Matchen, Circulation/Reference Librarian (dmatchen@ubalt.edu, 410-837-4674).

Position: Research Services Librarian
Location: Loyola Notre Dame Library

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist

Description
The Loyola Notre Dame Library (LNDL) seeks an innovative, learner-centered, and tech-savvy Research Services Librarian to collaboratively lead library research services designed to prepare students to find, evaluate, and create knowledge ethically; support faculty research and teaching excellence; and enable the academic missions of Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. This position manages LNDL’s instruction and consultation programs focusing on information, digital, copyright, and data fluency; coordinates Library-wide outreach and engagement initiatives; and supervises reference services. This position leads the Research and Instruction unit within the Research and Technology Services department. The Research Services Librarian serves on LNDL’s Operations Group, comprised of librarians from multiple units, to lead and continuously improve day-to-day operations. The position reports to the Assistant Director, Research and Technology Services, manages full-time and part-time librarians, and administers LNDL’s marketing budget.
LNDL affirms and promotes a culture of collaboration, innovation, and engagement. The successful candidate will advocate for and cultivate an environment where diversity of thought and background are valued. The Research Services Librarian will possess broad knowledge of instruction program management and demonstrate creativity when infusing pedagogy with technology. The successful candidate will be passionate about collaborating with faculty and students to continuously improve and innovate user experiences. The Research Services Librarian will find ways to creatively integrate Library initiatives into the priorities of the two campuses, develop and maintain key partnerships, and enable student and faculty collaboration, scholarship, creativity, and innovation.
Position Responsibilities:
• Lead programs and services that support the research, teaching, and learning of a diverse faculty, students, and staff community.
• Manage, coordinate, and assess all activities and operations of the Research and Instruction unit. Hire, mentor, evaluate, and retain full-time and part-time librarians.
• Cultivate and promote new models of user engagement.
• Work collaboratively to integrate and lead a library instruction program that promotes information, digital, copyright, and data fluency. Develop partnerships with faculty that lead to strategic curriculum enhancements such as online learning and/or digital literacy initiatives.
• Lead and oversee research consultation and reference services including subject specific requests for data management support.
• Compile statistics, analyze data, and prepare reports to inform decision making; support institutional, consortial, state, and national reporting; and enhance opportunities to communicate LNDL’s story to a broad range of audiences.
• Enrich the faculty experience by serving as a liaison to designated academic departments.
• Maintain and enhance professional skills through consistent and meaningful professional development activities. Serve on LNDL and other committees as assigned.
• Other duties as assigned.

About the Library:
The Loyola Notre Dame Library, located in a residential area of north Baltimore City, is a member of the University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions (USMAI) and serves as the library for Loyola University Maryland and Notre Dame of Maryland University. 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 graduate and undergraduate student population of 5,819 FTE that includes 4,529 FTE at Loyola and 1,290 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. 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 for this position.

Application Procedures: Review of internal 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 “Research Services Librarian” in the subject line to Briana Marine, Administrative Operations Coordinator: bmarine@loyola.edu. 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 vaccinated against COVID. As a prospective and new employee at LNDL, you will be required to comply with the Library’s vaccination protocol. Proof of full vaccination 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.

Requirements
Required Qualifications:
• Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program;
• Minimum of 3 years recent, significant library instruction experience in an academic library;
• Minimum of 2 years recent supervisory experience managing, motivating, and leading librarians;
• Ability to teach in a variety of settings and formats with a broad knowledge and understanding of instruction, pedagogy, and principles related to information and digital literacies development;
• Demonstrated understanding of changes in academic library research trends and the ability to thoughtfully analyze and adapt services, spaces, and technologies to improve the user experience;
• Commitment and demonstrated experience fostering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive educational environment with the ability to provide high-quality customer service to connect, support, and engage a diverse student, faculty, and staff population in a busy public service setting;
• Familiarity with current and emerging technologies; demonstrated experience developing learning objects;
• Experience leading in-person or digital reference and research services in an academic library;
• Demonstrated effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills;
• Proven ability to take initiative, prioritize work to meet deadlines, collect and analyze data to inform decision-making, facilitate change, and work independently and collaboratively to thrive in a dynamic work environment;
• Ability to work evenings and weekends as necessary;
• Proficiency with standard desktop tools and business applications;
• Demonstrated commitment to professional development.
Preferred Qualifications:
• Advanced degree or academic coursework related to user experience, instructional design, instructional assessment, digital pedagogy, educational technologies, or active learning spaces;
• Knowledge of tools and standards for creating accessible learning objects;
• Familiarity with trends in data management and other emerging areas of research expertise in an academic library;
• Basic knowledge of copyright law and “fair use” guidelines;
• Working knowledge of LibGuides, chat services, scholarly communications, discovery services, knowledge databases, and integrated library systems including Aleph;
• Experience serving as a library liaison.

Position: Data Services Librarian (Open Rank)
Location: University of Maryland Libraries
Salary: $56,000-$62,000

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist

Category: Librarian (Open Rank)

Department: Digital Programs and Initiatives

Salary Range: Position is budgeted for a salary range of $56k-$62K and 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, and Prescription

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

The primary responsibility of the Data Services Librarian is to serve as the program lead to identify, implement, and promote novel, sustainable data services throughout all stages of the research data lifecycle. The incumbent in this position will be the Libraries’ primary expert for the technologies, standards, and best practices required to support comprehensive data services initiatives, including repositories and hosting requirements. They serve as the expert on technology and tools to support University of Maryland researchers and partners as they manage, analyze, share, communicate, and preserve their research data. The Data Services Librarian must collaborate closely with UMD Libraries’ staff to ensure Research Data Services are aligned with the diverse needs of a broad variety of researchers, and they take the initiative to identify and support the technical needs of researchers as well as suggest improvements and new services or workflows. The Data Services Librarian actively participates in programs and projects in Digital Programs and Initiatives, including but not limited to the institutional repository (DRUM), digital publishing, and digital collections.

Reporting to the Manager, Digital Programs and Initiatives, the Data Services Librarian supports the collection, description, storage, and assessment of data acquired or generated by researchers. They engage in technical consultations with researchers to identify needs, partner with subject specialists on tools for data collection, description, analysis, and exploration, and coordinate closely with both technical and non-technical staff throughout UMD Libraries to deploy solutions for data management. They help cultivate partnerships and strengthen collaborations between researchers, curators, technologists, and administrators.

For the full position description and faculty requirements, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.

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: http://www.president.umd.edu/policies/2014-ii-100b.html .

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/88227. 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, a curriculum vitae, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.

Applications will be reviewed as they are received and accepted until November 7, 2021.
Requirements
Minimum Qualifications:

Education:

Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited or a non-US equivalent institution of higher education by the start of employment, or a graduate degree in a subject area relevant to the position’s duties with two years relevant experience.
Experience:

One year of prior work experience related to the duties of the job.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Proficiency with at least one programming or scripting language, such as R, Python, JavaScript, or Ruby.
Ability to use scripts or tools to extract and manipulate data from a variety of sources, including web services and APIs.
Knowledge of issues and technical challenges related to use and archiving of digital data.
Familiarity with institutional or subject repository systems such as Fedora, DSpace, Dataverse, or comparable products.
Familiarity with academic, research, or special libraries.
For the full position description and faculty requirements, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.

Two Positions: Maryland

Position: Librarian, Adjunct Faculty (Part Time)
Location: Community College of Baltimore County

Full vacancy announcement available on SLA Joblist.

Provide reference service to students, faculty, staff, and the community. Provide library instruction to individuals and classes; and participate in collection development and collection maintenance efforts.

Minimum Requirements

M.L.S. or equivalent degree from an accredited ALA institution
Experience locating information using online research databases and other credible information sources.

Class Specific Essential Duties

  1. Staff reference desk, including opening, evening and Saturday hours
  2. Conduct reference interviews to determine information needs
  3. Choose sources appropriate to questions asked, assignment objectives and user’s level of expertise
  4. Effectively use and teach a variety of sources including print materials, online catalog, subscription databases, internet and Microsoft Office applications
  5. Maintain an open, friendly and professional attitude when handling multiple reference and information requests
  6. Collaborate with classroom faculty to plan library instruction sessions
  7. Teach principles of information literacy in library instruction sessions
  8. Instruct classes in the use of library resources
  9. Develop online and print teaching aids and handouts
  10. Participate in collection maintenance projects

Position: Library Technician
Location: Nimitz Library of Naval Academy
Salary: $49,157 – $70,775

Full vacancy announcement available on USAJOBS.

Responsibilities

  • You will perform cataloging/metadata primarily using the Library’s enterprise information system and a cloud-based metadata collaborative (OCLC).
  • You will manipulate records for a wide variety of library materials in various formats, including but not limited to, streaming media, digitized primary sources, born electronic material, and a variety of periodicals/serials continuously used.
  • You will approve invoices within the Library’s enterprise information system and coordinate payment with Nimitz, Academic Cost Center, and Comptroller financial personnel.
  • You will utilize interlibrary borrowing/loaning information system to obtain research materials and/or lend material to other researchers upon request.

One Position: Maryland

Position: Executive Director
Location: University System of Maryland and Affiliated Institutions Library Consortium

Full vacancy announcement available on ALA Joblist.

Description:
Job ID 59151090
Purpose of Position

The Executive Director of the USMAI Library Consortium will provide strategic vision and leadership in developing, implementing, and assessing consortial initiatives. They will work closely with the CLD and consortial staff to anticipate emerging trends in library services, library systems and technologies, scholarly communication, and collection development. The Executive Director will represent the USMAI Library Consortium at the System, state, and national levels and will be the consortial contact on collaborative projects with other libraries and consortia. The Executive Director will have a leading role in key initiatives including selection of a next generation library system for the consortium, full implementation of discovery tools, review, and negotiation of consortial purchasing arrangements, exploration of new models for collection development, and other initiatives in keeping with USMAI’s Statement of Purpose, Guiding Principles, and Strategic Priorities.

Responsibilities

Leadership and Management

In consultation with CLD, develop a shared vision for forward-looking consortial library programs, services, and systems.
Advocate for innovative and relevant consortium-wide contracts, including evaluation of vendors’ products, negotiation of contracts, and implementation and assessment of selected solutions.
Provide strategic leadership for the operations of the consortium, including focusing, empowering, and holding membership teams accountable for achieving their goals.
In coordination with the Vice Chancellor for Academic and Student Affairs of USM and the leaders of member libraries, maintain robust periodic reporting and communications to other groups such as the Provosts, CIOs, and other key administrative officers of all member institutions.
Align the USMAI budget with strategic priorities and develop a consortial budget plan.
Build a culture of participation amongst USMAI libraries.
Regularly assess member needs for new or changed programs and services, including professional development opportunities.
Provide guidance and mentoring for staff and librarians employed by the consortium.
Contribute to achieving the consortium’s diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility goals.
Responsibilities Specific to the Council of Library Directors

Serve as an ex officio member of the CLD and the CLD Executive Council to provide advice and to collaborate on policy development and strategic directions for the consortium.
Propose new initiatives to the CLD for consideration.
Manage the consortium’s finances, which includes oversight of USMAI funds and the presentation of regular financial reports and an annual audit to the CLD.
Perform other duties as assigned by the CLD and/or the CLD Executive Council.
Innovation

Provide vision and strategic leadership for the organization.
Investigate, analyze, implement, and assess collaborative initiatives such as new models for collection development, supply purchasing, and courier services.
Provide leadership in the research, review, and selection of technological solutions that will enhance consortial operations, including for example, the review and selection of the next-generation library management system, and the implementation and assessment of a new discovery platform.
Explore different organizational structures for USMAI that would lead to greater consortial effectiveness.
Identify and apply for grants to support initiatives of the consortium.
External Relations

Represent USMAI at the System, state, and national levels.
Collaborate effectively with other national and international consortia and related organizations, such as ICOLC, to support the mission and goals of USMAI.
Communicate with external audiences about USMAI activities (marketing the consortium within the member campuses, the state of Maryland, regionally, and nationally).
Serve as the consortial contact for USMAI and campus grants.
Lead strategic planning and implementation for innovative cooperative services.
Requirements
Minimum Qualifications

Education: Master’s degree in a relevant discipline.

Experience: Five years of progressively responsible experience in positions in academic libraries, associations or related non-profit organizations, or similar organizations. Evidence of professional experience as a transformative and collaborative leader.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

Knowledge of trends in higher education and how libraries fit in those trends.
Excellent communication skills and the ability to manage relationships with staff at all levels in multiple institutions and organizations.
Track record of innovation.
Demonstrated commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
Ability to balance competing demands and priorities in a challenging and complex organizational environment.
Strategic and analytical thinking skills with an ability to solve problems and make decisions.
Leadership, coaching, and teambuilding skills to strengthen and cultivate relationships.
Ability to lead, motivate and work effectively in a team environment and independently, and to work collaboratively with faculty and staff of the USMAI libraries.
Flexibility in a changing technological environment.
Initiative, energy, enthusiasm, and commitment to supporting the mission of the USMAI Library Consortium.

Preferred Qualifications

Education: Master’s degree in Library or Information Sciences from a program accredited by the American Library Association or equivalent training and experience.

Experience: Fundraising and grant writing experience. Project management experience.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: N/A