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Outreach and Engagement Librarian in Special Collections, Librarian (Open Rank)
The Outreach and Engagement Librarian in Special Collections is responsible for unlocking the richness of these collections by leading SCUA in programs that promote scholarship, support teaching and learning activities, and attract new audiences to the value of special collections. SCUA has a long and successful history of gallery exhibitions and online exhibits that support engagement in the collections. The person in this position works collaboratively with SCUA’s collection curators and others both in and outside the UMD Libraries in overseeing the full scope of exhibition planning and delivery. In addition, this position leads SCUA’s public programming activities, which includes public events, conferences and symposia, tours, instructional programs, and online outreach via social media. In collaboration with the UMD Libraries Division of Digital Services and Technologies (DST), this position oversees SCUA’s web presence to facilitate the delivery of online information tailored to SCUA’s unique needs.

The Outreach and Engagement Librarian in Special Collections has the critical responsibility of coordinating and collaborating across various units both within SCUA and across the Libraries. This position also serves as SCUA’s principal point of contact with potential stakeholders in the University and beyond. Lead SCUA in articulating a vision and identifying strategic priorities for outreach and engagement in close consultation with the Director and collection curators.
Position: Outreach and Engagement Librarian in Special Collections, Librarian (Open Rank)
Organization: University of Maryland Libraries
Location: College Park,  MD 
United States
Salary: The salary range is $54,000-$80,000, commensurate with the rank on appointment and experience
Posting Start Date: 6/19/2024
Date Posted: 6/19/2024
Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution or a non-USA equivalent; or a graduate degree in museum studies, history, American Studies, or other relevant discipline, with experience in archives, archival course work, or an archival certificate.
At least two years of professional experience in an archival setting or in a cultural heritage institution. Early career professionals are encouraged to apply.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  • Thorough knowledge of professional museum standards and practices and relevant web applications as they apply to archival theory and practice.
  • Able to work effectively with others in a team setting.
  • Demonstrated excellence in oral and written communication skills and in assisting researchers in a special collections setting.
  • Able to manage a broad variety of tasks in response to varying time pressures with shifting priorities and changing constraints.
  • Possess a strong service orientation and the potential for professional contributions.
For the full position description and faculty requirements, please go to https://www.lib.umd.edu/about/careers.

APPLICATIONS: Electronic applications required. Please apply online at https://ejobs.umd.edu/postings/120114.  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.
Open until filled with best date of consideration July 31, 2024.
Status: This listing expires on: 8/18/2024
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University of Maryland Libraries
7649 Library Lane
Libraries Human Resources
College Park,  MD 20742
United States
(301) 314-0211
Dun-Yee Wong