Employment at the Library


Library Student Assistants

During the Fall and Spring academic semesters, the Library & Gallery employs approximately 100 UMBC students. During the Summer and January sessions, we ordinarily employ about 30 students. Applications for employment are accepted year-round through our online job application form. Please remember to reapply every semester.

Library Student Assistants must be current UMBC undergraduate or graduate students. You do not need to have a Federal Work Study Award or be receiving other financial aid to qualify. (Work Study students: please consult your financial aid counselor about the terms and limits of your aid. There may be a limit on the amount of paid work you can do each semester.)

Pay Rates

Student Assistants are paid minimum wage, a rate of $8.25 per hour. There are some Student Assistant positions for which special technical training or skills are needed. Such work is paid at higher hourly rates depending on the skills required and degree of responsibility.

At the end of each semester, all Student Assistants are considered for further raises of $0.25 per hour on the basis of written evaluations by the supervisor. Such raises are not automatic. Raises reward sustained performance of exceptionally fine work and indicate our expectation that the fine work will continue. Unfortunately, the Library's budgets cannot support merit raises for all assistants.

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Faculty or Professional Opportunities

  • Full Time Job - Catalog Librarian

    Catalog Librarian
    Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery
    University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)


    The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), an Honors University in Baltimore, Maryland, invites applications for a Catalog Librarian.  The successful candidate will be responsible, under the direction of the Head of Technical Services & Library IT Services, for complex copy and original cataloging and metadata provision for library materials including Special Collections materials and serials.

    UMBC serves more than 10,000 undergraduates and 2,000 graduate students.  Located just outside Baltimore and 45 minutes from Washington, DC, the campus is growing rapidly under dynamic leadership. The University’s ongoing commitment to strengthen the Library has led to investment in extensive technological developments and online resources (see www.umbc.edu/library), complementing a superb facility enlarged and renovated in 1995, and holding more than 1 million volumes.  For more information on UMBC see http://www.umbc.edu.

    Responsibilities:  Supports the mission of the department by providing access to materials through the Library’s online catalog by performing complex copy and original cataloging and metadata provision for library materials including Special Collections materials; catalogs serials and is responsible for database maintenance for serials titles in Aleph.  Along with other librarians, serves as a liaison between other departments within the Library and Technical Services.  Along with other librarians in Technical Services provides leadership for coordinating local cataloging practices with consortial and national standards.  As needed, this position collaborates in developing and documenting new procedures and updating existing guidelines and procedures.  This position may supervise and train staff and student assistants and work on special projects.  Reports to the Head of Technical Services & Library IT Services.

    Requirements:  
    Master's degree from an ALA-accredited library school or program.

    Knowledge of RDA, AACR2r, LCSH, LC Classification, MARC21 formats, and Dublin Core; Demonstrated knowledge of cataloging print materials and specifically special collections materials; Knowledge of integrated library systems, preferably ExLibris; Experience with OCLC’S Connexion; Knowledge of ContentDM; Excellent communication and interpersonal relations skills and demonstrated ability to work independently and in a collaborative environment; Demonstrated ability to develop and document procedures.

    Salary and Benefits:  Position is a full-time 12-month library faculty appointment at anticipated rank of Librarian I. Rank and salary will be commensurate with qualifications. Minimum salary: $46,000, comprehensive benefits.  The successful candidate will be expected to meet library and university requirements for reappointment, promotion, and permanent status.

    Applications:  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  For best consideration, please respond by April 15, 2016. Send letter of application addressing position requirements, résumé, and the names and contact information of three references to:  Patrick Dawson, Director, Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery, Library 353, UMBC, 1000 Hilltop Circle, Baltimore, Maryland, 21250 or aok@umbc.edu.

    UMBC IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Technical or Support Staff Opportunities

  • Full Time Job - Library Services Technician

    POSITION TITLE: Library Services Technician (Job # 024)

    PERSONNEL STATUS: Nonexempt, Full-time, Regular
                                
    DEPARTMENT: Library
                
    RESPONSIBILITIES: The incumbent will perform basic database maintenance for library collections in several databases for a variety of materials.  Specific duties include: performing basic serials copy cataloging; copying catalog, UMBC theses and dissertations in several databases such as Aleph, ContentDM, and OCLC; assisting with routine processes such as weeding and transferring materials; patron purge clean up; assisting with projects such as metadata creation for digitized collections; making decisions based on established procedures to resolve cataloging and database maintenance related problems; and performing other duties as assigned.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
    Education Experience: Requires a High School Diploma or GED and at least one year of library or related clerical or public service experience. Must be detail oriented and able to follow established procedures.  Knowledge of Aleph, ContentDM, and OCLC a plus.

    SALARY: Pay Range 7 (starting at $30,177) based on the University System of Maryland Pay Program

    APPLICATION: Applications are available for download on our website at: http://www.umbc.edu/hr/employment or by calling 410-455-2337 for an application (a cover letter and resume may be submitted in addition to the application). Interested and qualified candidates must submit a UMBC application (indicate position title and Job #024 on the application) no later than June 3, 2016 to:
    UMBC Department of Human Resources
    532 Administration Building
    1000 Hilltop Circle
    Baltimore, Maryland 21250

    As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.

    UMBC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

    Please visit our website at http://hr.umbc.edu/employment/job-opportunities/ for additional employment opportunities

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  • Full Time Job - Library Services Specialist

    POSITION TITLE: Library Services Specialist (Job # 022)

    PERSONNEL STATUS: Nonexempt, Full-time, Regular
    DEPARTMENT:Library

    RESPONSIBILITIES: Under the direction of the Circulation Manager, the incumbent will coordinate the work of student assistants and provide excellent customer service at the Circulation, Reserves and Security desks. Specific duties include: hiring, training, supervising, scheduling and evaluating student employees; completing timesheets; providing standardized LIMS and LC training; submitting reports and statistics on student employees’ assignments and salary; assisting with other circulation duties including stacks maintenance and clerical work; and performing other duties as assigned.  

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: 
    Education Experience: Requires a Bachelor's degree and one year of experience directly related to the primary duties of the position.  Experience leading or supervision in customer service environment and/or experience in a library or academic setting preferred.  Must be able to work independently and as part of a team, and able to exercise initiative in applying rules, procedures and instructions.  Proficiency in using library technology, software and databases strongly desired.

    SALARY: Pay Range 10 (starting at $36,178) based on the University System of Maryland Pay Program

    APPLICATION: Applications are available for download on our website at: www.umbc.edu/hr/employment or by calling 410-455-2337 for an application (a cover letter and resume may be submitted in addition to the application). Interested and qualified candidates must submit a UMBC application (indicate position title and Job #022 on the application) no later than May 27, 2016 to:

    UMBC Department of Human Resources
    532 Administration Building 
    1000 Hilltop Circle
    Baltimore, Maryland 21250

    As required by the 1986 Immigration Act, be prepared to present acceptable documentation upon hire showing your identity and that you are a U.S. citizen or an alien who is authorized to work.

    UMBC IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

    For additional employment opportunities visit our web page at http://www.umbc.edu/hr

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