Title: Education and Information Studies Librarian
Category: Librarian (Open Rank)
Department: HSSL Research Services, Public Services Division
Benefits: 22 Days Annual Leave, 15 Days of Sick Leave, 3 Days Personal Leave, 15 Paid Holidays, Tuition Remission, Health, Dental, Vision, and Prescription
The University of Maryland Libraries seek an innovative, collaborative, technologically-adept, and service-oriented Education and Information Studies Librarian to join the Humanities and Social Sciences Librarians (HSSL), based in McKeldin Library, the main university library. The Librarian will serve as the liaison to the College of Education and the College of Information Studies and will support their educational and research activities as well as those of the broader academic community.
The Education and Information Studies Librarian builds strong relationships with faculty and other campus professionals and establishes collaborative partnerships within, across, and outside of the University. The Librarian designs, implements, and maintains tools and services that support the strategic educational and research goals of the University; develops and manages print and electronic collections in the assigned disciplines; works collaboratively with other librarians on collection issues; establishes strong collaborations with teaching and research faculty in adopting current and emerging digital technologies for learning and research; develops innovative approaches in providing general and subject-specific instruction in the use of library resources; supports information literacy efforts; designs and implements student-centered services to support graduate and undergraduate learning and research; provides general and subject-specific information and research service in person, by phone, through CHAT, IM, and email; and develops an understanding of the culture of research and trends in publishing and scholarly communication. The Librarian participates in departmental and library activities and serves on library- and campus-wide committees, working groups and teams; engages in scholarly and professional activities; and contributes to the fields of education and information studies. The Librarian reports to the Head of HSSL.
•ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library or Information Science
•Master’s degree in Education or demonstrated equivalent background in a subject area of Education
Experience with or aptitude for working effectively and creatively with faculty and students
Experience with or aptitude for collection development and management
Experience with or aptitude for research/information and instructional services
Understanding of current and emerging trends in the assigned disciplines
Knowledge of electronic resources and information technologies in the fields of Education and Information Science
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to function independently and in groups, build and maintain relationships with partners and library staff
Ability to provide exceptional service to a diverse clientele
One year of library or related professional experience
Experience with web technologies, repository systems, or database structure, description and development
Familiarity with Semantic Web technologies
Familiarity with collections in social sciences (e.g. scholarly journals, databases, digital libraries and other formats)
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. For additional information, consult the following website: http://www.president.umd.edu/policies/ii-100B.html.
For the complete position description, please go to http://www.lib.umd.edu/hr/employment-opportunities/staff-faculty-positions.
Electronic applications required. Please apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu. 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 resume, and names/e-mail addresses of three references.
Applications will be accepted until November 25, 2013.
The University of Maryland, College Park, actively subscribes to a policy of equal employment opportunity, and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant because of race, age, sex, color, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, religion, ancestry or national origin, marital status, genetic information, political affiliation, or gender identity and expression. Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.
The University of Maryland Libraries
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. 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. The Libraries 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. With the University of Maryland’s new membership in the Big Ten and the Committee on Institutional Cooperation, the Libraries and their patrons will be able to draw upon the resources of many major U.S. academic libraries.
The University of Maryland
Founded in 1856, the University of Maryland is the flagship institution of the University System of Maryland. 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, offering 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. 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 to enhance teaching, scholarship, and full engagement in our community, the state of Maryland, and in the world.