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.)

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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 # 040)

    PERSONNEL STATUS: Nonexempt, Full-time, Regular                
    DEPARTMENT: Library
                
    RESPONSIBILITIES: The incumbent will support the mission of the Circulation Department by staffing the department during the evening hours and coordinating activities related to maintaining the stacks collection.  Specific duties include: use an automated system to process library materials for users in a quick, efficient, and courteous manner; perform stacks maintenance like shelve, shift, search and shelf read the collection; provide support to library patrons needing assistance with technology/printing; apply prescribed measures to prevent theft of library materials; provide excellent customer service at the Circulation and Security desks; and perform other duties as assigned.  This position requires working Sunday to Thursday evenings including opening and closing the building on Sundays.

    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 have experience in customer service environment serving a diverse population, with preference given to experience in a library’s circulation or stacks department.  The successful candidate must: have highly effective communication and interpersonal skills; be able to provide guidance and instructions to student assistants and to organize work to meet conflicting demands while maintaining careful attention to detail; have demonstrated ability to work independently; be able to work cooperatively on a team, and to exercise initiative in applying rules, procedures and instructions.  Note: This position may require a background check.

    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:   or by calling 410-4552337 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 #040 on the application) no later than September 23, 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 # 035)
    CLOSING DATE: 2016-08-31

    CATEGORY: Clerical/Administrative/Office
    PERSONNEL STATUS: Nonexempt, Full-time, Regular
    DEPARTMENT: Library

    RESPONSIBILITIES: Reporting to the Acquisitions Coordinator, the incumbent will join the Technical Services Department of the Library and will be responsible for receiving and processing materials that are shelf-ready. Specific duties include: performing basic database maintenance for library collections in several databases for a variety of materials including weeding and transferring library collections materials; copying cataloging gift materials and materials for the Resource Center for Language and Culture; assisting with other projects such as metadata creation for digitized collections; following detailed established procedures for receiving and cataloging materials; making decisions based on established procedures to determine the appropriate course of action to take; and performing other duties as assigned.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
    Requires a Bachelor's degree and one year of experience directly related to the primary duties of the position. 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. Note: Additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required 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: 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 #035 on the application) no later than August 31, 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

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